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The Courage to Innovate Without Permission - Noobs, this is what is Bitcoin, not TAs, lambos and shitload of worthless fiat money

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The Courage to Innovate Without Permission - Noobs, this is what is Bitcoin, not TAs, lambos and shitload of worthless fiat money

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The Courage to Innovate Without Permission - Noobs, this is what is Bitcoin, not TAs, lambos and shitload of worthless fiat money

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"Dude, I'm gonna buy a shitload of Ripple." Me:"Sure, if you want lose a lot of money..." /r/Bitcoin

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[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] "Dude, I'm gonna buy a shitload of Ripple." Me:"Sure, if you want lose a lot of money..."

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Posted on both subs, hopefully it helps clear some mis-conceptions around the so-called "Bitcoin Index Dominance".
 
As I'm making myself a cup of coffee, a friend of mine sees me and
"Dude, I'm gonna buy a shitload of Ripple."
I don't flinch, put my cup down and head to the toilet.
"Sure, if you want to lose a lot of money..."
 
1min later, he gets to the stall next to me:
"Come on, all the financial institutions are gonna use it"
"Maybe, except they are not gonna use the coin."
"Except BofA, Wells Far"
"They are gonna use the protocol, not the coin."
"What do you mean?"
"See? You're investing and don't even know what you're investing in. Are you really that keen on holding a bag? Give me the money and I'll give you an empty bag to hold."
"Ha ha ha ha" as he walks away.
 
Over the past 3 weeks, 3 buddies asked me about Ripple. One bought a small amount. He's still holding, hoping it goes back up enough to sell. Another kept saying he knew it was gonna go up, he should have bought, because it's not trying to change the world so it will survive the regulators and governments clamp downs around the world. And this last one. None of them has any idea whatsoever about what Ripple is, what it's for let alone being able to assess if it's a meaningful investment.
Back in summer, two more friends decided they were gonna take the plunge. Both bought ETH. One explicitly said
"I can't afford a whole Bitcoin."
"But you can buy fractions..."
"Oh, really? Well, I still like to have a round number of coins."
 
What's this got to do with Bitcoin? A lot. In particular, this has got a lot to do with Bitcoin's dominance index, and why it's been sliding recently. No, it's not because of the "high fees", even though this is a tempting and convincing story. Truth is, all this new money that is pumping altcoins/shitcoins is trying to get rich quick. They see a coin that looks cheap, and they buy it. Add some buzz from an "expert friend"
"It's the next Bitcoin!!! Much better technology!!!"
and you've got a very powerful machine in action that pumps all the altcoins/shitcoins. There's 1000+ to choose from!
 
Put aside the philosophical differences (big blocks vs small blocks) for a minute. If you cannot see that this is by far and large the main driver of Bitcoin's sliding dominance, you are blinding yourself. Sure, some BTC fans did go over to BCH because of the different view point, but that's a small minority of the effect. In both subs, there's actually only a handful of people that can articulate sensibly the "big blocks" vs "small blocks" debate, never mind the new money coming into the system. These people could not express a view at gun point, let alone making a choice on txs fees for daily spending.
If you spend 2mins to think about it, and even better if you've had people around you getting into crypto recently, you'll realise txs fees don't have very much to do with Bitcoin's dominance. (I know you'll still downvote me, depending on where you read this. Just hope to give you a different perspective to think about.)
 
TL;DR Get-rich-quick money is pumping shitcoins, and that's the main reason for Bitcoin's sliding dominance. For now.
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Douche canoe supreme, Tai Lopez has another ad, Bitcoin this time. He's talking with "experts" so you can make a shitload of money lol

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01-18 19:03 - '"Dude, I'm gonna buy a shitload of Ripple." Me:"Sure, if you want lose a lot of money..."' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/DesignerAccount removed from /r/Bitcoin within 12-22min

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Posted on both subs, hopefully it helps clear some mis-conceptions around the so-called "Bitcoin Index Dominance".
 
As I'm making myself a cup of coffee, a friend of mine sees me and
"Dude, I'm gonna buy a shitload of Ripple."
I don't flinch, put my cup down and head to the toilet.
"Sure, if you want to lose a lot of money..."
 
1min later, he gets to the stall next to me:
"Come on, all the financial institutions are gonna use it"
"Maybe, except they are not gonna use the coin."
"Except BofA, Wells Far"
"They are gonna use the protocol, not the coin."
"What do you mean?"
"See? You're investing and don't even know what you're investing in. Are you really that keen on holding a bag? Give me the money and I'll give you an empty bag to hold."
"Ha ha ha ha" as he walks away.
 
Over the past 3 weeks, 3 buddies asked me about Ripple. One bought a small amount. He's still holding, hoping it goes back up enough to sell. Another kept saying he knew it was gonna go up, he should have bought, because it's not trying to change the world so it will survive the regulators and governments clamp downs around the world. And this last one. None of them has any idea whatsoever about what Ripple is, what it's for let alone being able to assess if it's a meaningful investment.
Back in summer, two more friends decided they were gonna take the plunge. Both bought ETH. One explicitly said
"I can't afford a whole Bitcoin."
"But you can buy fractions..."
"Oh, really? Well, I still like to have a round number of coins."
 
What's this got to do with Bitcoin? A lot. In particular, this has got a lot to do with Bitcoin's dominance index, and why it's been sliding recently. No, it's not because of the "high fees", even though this is a tempting and convincing story. Truth is, all this new money that is pumping altcoins/shitcoins is trying to get rich quick. They see a coin that looks cheap, and they buy it. Add some buzz from an "expert friend"
"It's the next Bitcoin!!! Much better technology!!!"
and you've got a very powerful machine in action that pumps all the altcoins/shitcoins. There's 1000+ to choose from!
 
Put aside the philosophical differences (big blocks vs small blocks) for a minute. If you cannot see that this is by far and large the main driver of Bitcoin's sliding dominance, you are blinding yourself. Sure, some BTC fans did go over to BCH because of the different view point, but that's a small minority of the effect. In both subs, there's actually only a handful of people that can articulate sensibly the "big blocks" vs "small blocks" debate, never mind the new money coming into the system. These people could not express a view at gun point, let alone making a choice on txs fees for daily spending.
If you spend 2mins to think about it, and even better if you've had people around you getting into crypto recently, you'll realise txs fees don't have very much to do with Bitcoin's dominance. (I know you'll still downvote me, depending on where you read this. Just hope to give you a different perspective to think about.)
 
TL;DR Get-rich-quick money is pumping shitcoins, and that's the main reason for Bitcoin's sliding dominance. For now.
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"Dude, I'm gonna buy a shitload of Ripple." Me:"Sure, if you want lose a lot of money..."
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01-05 00:12 - 'Douche canoe supreme, Tai Lopez has another ad, Bitcoin this time. He's talking with "experts" so you can make a shitload of money lol' (imgur.com) by /u/dpistachio removed from /r/Bitcoin within 81-91min

Douche canoe supreme, Tai Lopez has another ad, Bitcoin this time. He's talking with "experts" so you can make a shitload of money lol
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Warning: I've been wasting a shitload of money on international transaction fees when putting money into the exchange I use (cex.io). I didn't realize this because it shows up as a service fee in my banking statement at the very bottom. $1k spent on them so far this year... -_- /r/Bitcoin

Warning: I've been wasting a shitload of money on international transaction fees when putting money into the exchange I use (cex.io). I didn't realize this because it shows up as a service fee in my banking statement at the very bottom. $1k spent on them so far this year... -_- /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

i got a shitload of money, and nothing to buy.. thanks Bitcoin /r/Bitcoin

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Bitcoin 2008 White Paper-2009-2010 Price Inception

No doubt that these years were the years of Glory! Most important Years of the Technological Evolution, Revolutionizing the Payment System by eliminating third parties and banks' control upon one's capital of money. Everyone who read the White Paper when published in 2008, and afterwards researched it and understood what Bitcoin was while creating a capital waiting to be invested heavily in Bitcoin in long term means when it would be launched in 2009 on first price of 0.008, today are filthy rich in terms of US Dollars since Bitcoin is an Anti-Fiat asset class. However, not everyone might have understood Bitcoin and seen it just as another market to be traded and make money, especially seeing that Bitcoin's ROI which rose up 900% in price just 5 days after it's price lunch on various markets of exchanges. Just imagine back in the day, when with 1$ you could've literally purchased a shitload bag with Bitcoins, approx 1.200BTC's or even more.Or imagine when Bitcoin was gifted or given away on reddit and other platforms.. And look where we are now, when with 1$ U barely buy some satoshis, let alone a whole fraction or a whole Bitcoin. Look where we are now, when Bitcoin has become more of a greed game than being generous. To me, it is mindblowing what opportunities were presented for everyone who stumbled across Bitcoin back then. A time that WILL NEVER come back again, EVER. I can not comprehend the pain and regrets one might have today who knew about this at the time and did not took action. Or, the one's who just traded it due to Bitcoin's ROI in such a short term and nowadays have not what they had when first bought. Arghhh, Destiny ... I wish I were not a 7 years old kiddo when Bitcoin launched, and especially coming from a third world country when finding internet access was a luxury and impossible for poor-middle classes. Let alone mentioning the educational systems that never did any subject upon PC's education. I've been having restless and sleepless nights since I stumbled upon Bitcoin early 2020 after Covid plunged the markets, and I found Bitcoin at it's first price at around 6-7k or something. Finding me with not more than 1k in lifesaving to invest, when nearly 20% of my capital went just to get a cold storage wallet. Today, I find my self just looking on the web-world Bitcoin topics, documentaries behind it's technology, it's revolution etc etc. I feel unlucky and cursed stumbling upon Bitcoin 'so late' in terms of price and accumulation. I can never see my self owning a whole Bitcoin before 2025-2026 if what I have will be traded succesfully on the next peak to buy in lower after the next ATH deep's correction and bear market which is yet to come. And thanks to the Covid sh*t which left me unemployed from having a 250$ salary off taxes to have an income that I can invest monthly, that dream becomes even more far-fetched. I failed pursuing college to get a PHD/Diploma, or better said, I couldn't due to not having money to begin with. Now I'm stuck! I see my future being so gloomy, filled with hardships and thorns not having means of income to go on in life, creating a family or whatever. But hey, to whom am I talking to.. most of Bitcoin investors see Bitcoin to buy them a lambo, or lavish life access, while I'm standing and seeing Bitcoin as an asset that can free me from selling my time for worthless paychecks.. while I'm seeing Bitcoin as an asset which can be passed on to upcoming generations. I wonder why God didn't will for me to know about Bitcoin back than, and have an unimaginable portfolio today, when 100Bitcoin's at current price is equal to 1Million U$Dollars. An amount which could've settled all my blood relatives from the struggles of fiat money working as slaves, buying some real estate to create passive income and all this with only 50 Bitcoins, and the other 50 to be held for long term and be traded twice a year to accumulate more. I wish I was a person when with 1$ could've purchased around 1.000 Bitcoins, I have no doubt in my mind that I would've created an webpage for new Bitcoin incomers and share with them from my abundance. If anyone who read this till the end and it's an early investor up to 10$ per Bitcoin, consider sharing your wealth with your loved ones, friends who understand and want to HODL Bitcoin and to strangers the likes of me who didn't had the opportunity to do so. Afterall, when we die, we won't get any of wealth possession we might have. Cheer up for whatever U have. I have realized life's a b!tch and destiny it's a maze we will never understand from the logical point of view human beings have the ability to think of. I wish you all the best! And do not forget.. NOT YOUR KEYS, NOT YOUR COINS.
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Current state of Bitcoin

Hi guys. I’m pretty concerned on what topic this subreddit is more and more evolving into. Most of the people on this subreddit are only seeing Bitcoin as a way to get more of their fiat currency and investing into that Bitcoins to get more money seems to be the only goal. That’s not what cryptocurrencies are made for. They are made for exchanging goods. To pay your daily coffee and things like that. It’s basically a nerdy currency with some advantages. Because of speculation into the currency and not using it as a -currency- it is made very unstable. Also while glorifying Bitcoin all day, most of the people here forget that it can only be a currency for a small group of people because of the low transaction capacity. They also seem to forget that in order to support this speculation madness every day a shitload of energy is wasted to calculate nonsense proof. It is not thought for that. And for everyone who says that it’s needed to keep the currency stable: you’re not only a clown, you’re the entire circus. In order to keep the blockchain up you don’t need to waste so much energy. It’s just the greed of the miners who makes it eat up so much energy. It just makes me sad how the potential of such a concept is wasted because of that greedy scums who the most of the users are. In addition. For everyone who thinks Bitcoin is superior in all matters, I recommend to really read something about how it works and what it’s limitations are and you will soon know better.
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Made over $100k using stolen creditcards to buy bitcoin.

Using mcdonalds free wifi right now. I made over $100k in a week using stolen creditcards to buy bitcoins on binance. Found out that swiss creditcards are accepted on binance without further verification. Bought them for basically no money and made a little over $100k. Got so paranoid i stashed all the bitcoins on a ledger and hid it somewhere.
Feeling very guilty and scared. It began when a friend showed be this website and i got interested. Told myself i'd try it once for "fun and curiosity". Instead I got addicted real quick and bought a shitload of bitcoins. I wish i didnt do it because i feel like shit.
TLDR: Just get a job like normal people.
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Did over 7M revenue last year. Here is my P&L.

I see a lot of beginners posting on here looking to get into FBA. I wanted to share some details from a big seller. I figured this may help motivate you - maybe even demotivate you, IDK. The P&L below is from 2018 (my 7th year of this biz). If you work 70 hour weeks for years and bust ass you too can net 45,000 on more than 7M in revenue. 45,000 is almost 5,000,000 pennies - imagine what you could do with all those pennies. Convert that shit to RMB and tell all your friends you made over 300,000 net (leave the RMB part out). Wanna impress your nerdy friends? Tell them you made 13 fucking bitcoins last year.
Album
  1. The first SS is a summary view.
  2. The other screenshots are expanded views.
  3. I need to recategorize some charges but you get the idea.
Some questions you may have
Q:What is up with the backup account? A:I used to sell name brand US products and I wanted a hidden FBA account. Amazon "blessed" this account but I didn't want vendors knowing about it. I didn't use it last year but plan to launch a new brand on it this year.
Q:What is up with all the professional fees? A:Get sued, get audited, get shit seized at port, Prop 65 stuff, accountant, etc. Don't plan on getting sued, audited or products seized at port this year so this number should drop.
Q:Looks like your biggest expense is Payroll. How many people do you have? A:10-12 people most of last year. 6 warehouse people making 25K-35K a year. CS making 35K a year. Buyer making 45K a year. Lister making 45K a year. Manager making 80K a year and I am included in this myself. I take out about 50K for anyone wondering. I do NOT save money. I live off 50K - Avg house, Honda Accord, Girlfriend that does not make enough money, Vet bills out the ass for the world's most unlucky dog - you get the idea.
Q:Why are your refunds so high? A:A large portion of these are pulled from Amazon and some shipping credits are included in here which makes the total refund amount incorrect (I need to fix).
Q:Why the fuck are you doing all this work for 45K net? A:Last year was not a good year. Professional fees sucked. I also discontinued a lot of items and sold near break even to open up cash flow in the future. We spent a lot of time on organization. I bought more inventory than ever last year and overspent on PPC and held pricing low from Aug-October. I had many out of stock issues the year before and I wanted to bring in a shitload of inventory and hold my prices low for a long time. I succeeded in this.
Q:How is shit going now? A:Pretty good. My seized items at port are all being released because CBP in Savannah, GA are some good ole boys that overstep their bounds instead of following the law. Amazon sales for Jan are over 600K with gross profit around 100K. Should net 25-30K in the first month. Most of what drove this is we raised our prices starting in mid December and increased our PPC from 1K a day to about 3K a day over the last 6 weeks. We have also had zero out of stocks across our 50+ main ASINs.
This post is just to show a lot of big sellers paint a pretty picture when shit could really be burning to the ground. I have friends working 10 hours a week doing 1M in sales with 250K net and that shit seems a hell of a lot better than what I am doing BUT I believe I have resources in place to scale (people, warehouse, contacts). Last year was hot garbage but finally after 7 fucking years, I feel like I have my biz set up to scale. I lost money every single fucking month last year and made it all back in November and December. I couldn't fucking sleep last year, hated everyone and was on edge 24/7. I had a plan but I wasn't sure if it was going to work. Still have a long way to go but thought some others may be interested in numbers and details.
EDIT: Thanks for the gold, much appreciated. Will add this gold to my P&L for 2019. I'll try to reply to every single comment on here. I feel like I will post my P&L at the end of this year also. Maybe at the end of Q1 also, not sure. If anyone else wants to follow suit and post you P&L I would be happy to see how much better you are doing than me. I am sure others are going to have completely different looking P&Ls which is interesting to me.
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Got this in my inbox a couple of minutes back

A new user sent me this to my inbox, its a description of the events after the fork, with a signed message at the bottom. I've gone through it once but its very late here in my timezone, have to go through it again tomorrow. I'm sure I'm not the the only receipient, but just in case pinging some people here.
https://honest.cash/kiarahpromise/sigop-counting-4528

*** EDIT 2 ***
Before you continue. From the Bitcoin whitepaper:
" The system is secure as long as honest nodes collectively control more CPU power than any cooperating group of attacker nodes."

*** EDIT ***
Ok, I have slept over this.
How big is the chance that these two events, the sigop tx spamming of the network and the intended theft of funds stuck in segwit by an unknown miner, were coordinated and not coincidential? I slept over this message and am wondering if that was one two-phased plan and even this message was planned (probably a bit different but it was adapted afterwards to the new situation, that's why the first half of it is such a mess to read) to spread fear after the two plans got foiled.

The plan consisted of various Acts
Act 1) Distract and spam the network with sigop transactions that exploit a bug to cause distraction and halt all BCH transaction volume. The mempool would become filled with unconfirmed transactions
Act 2) When a patch is deployed, start your mining pool and mine the hell out of it to quickly create a legitimate block. They prepared the theft transactions and would hide them in the (predicted) massive mempool of unconfirmed transactions that would have been accumulated. They would mine a big block, everyone would be so happy that BCH works again, and devs would be busy looking for sigop transactions.
Act 3) Hope that the chain gets locked in via checkpoint so the theft cannot be reverted
Act 4) Leak to the media that plenty of BCH were stolen after the fork and the ABC client is so faulty it caused a halt of the network after the upgrade
Act 5) Make a shitload of money by shorting BCH (there was news about a appearance of a big short position right after the fork)

But the people who planned this attack have underestimated the awareness and speed of the BCH dev team. They were probably sure that Act 1 would take hours or even days so the mempool would be extremely bloated (maybe they speculated that everyone paniced and wanted to get out of BCH) and Act 2 would consequently be successful because no one would spot their theft transactions quick enough.

But they didn't calculate that someone is working together with various BCH pools in precaution to prevent exactly this scenario (segwit theft) and even prepared transactions to move all locked coins back to their owners.

Prohashings orphaned block was likely unpredicted collateral damage as Jonathan suggests below, because they were not involved in the plan of the two pools who prepared to return the segwit coins. I'm guessing that the pools did not expect a miner with an attacking theft block that early and had to decide quickly what to do when they spotted it.

So now that both plans have been foiled, Plan B) is coming into place again. Guerrilla style fear mongering about how BCH is not decentralized. Spread this info secretly in the community with the proof in form of a signed message connected to the transactions. Of course, the attacker worked actually alone, attacked us for our own good, and will do so again, because the evil dictatorship devs have to be eradicated....

As an unwanted side effect of these events the BTC.top and BTC.com "partnership" has been exposed. So what do we do with this new revelation is a question that we probably have to discuss.

They worked together with someone who wanted to return the segwit coins and avoided a theft. They used their combined hashing dominance to avoid a theft. I applaud them for that. From a moral perspective this is defendable and my suspicion that we have more backing for BCH than you can see with your eye by following hash rate charts is now being revealed as true again.

But the dilemma BCH has is revealed again as well. we need more of the SHA-256 hash rate cake because we actually do not want that any entity in this space has more than 50% hash power.

*** EDIT 2 ***
Added Satoshi's quote from the whitepaper.
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Trading cryptocurrencies, taxes?

I've been wondering this for a long time. I like many put in some money during the big hype period of cryptocurrency at the end of 2017 and 2018. Most was in alt coins, so naturally, like an idiot, I loss quite a bit (90%) but that's beside the point. I reported nothing because well, I never really realized any gains or losses. The funds are still sitting in my wallet in Bitcoin. If and when I manage to recoup my losses in USD value, let's say break even and sell, do I have to report anything? Do I have to report every single trade during this period? It's a shitload, across multiple exchanges. Thanks
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I (25f) found my boyfriends (27m) conspiracy lair..

I’m a full time nurse, and have been with my boyfriend Karl for 4 years. We get along very well, and our honeymoon dating period seems to never end. We seldom fight. I would have, before last night, assumed I knew quite a bit about my boyfriends passions and ideals...
I hope to be engaged to Karl someday soon. I love him to bits, he is the most hilarious and unique guy I’ve ever been with. This is not a post I’m writing in order to seek validation for aggressive action but how to navigate something quite bizarre.
A bit of background: Karl has lots of money he made through selling all his bitcoins back in Decembejan 17/18. He made the bitcoin through runescape when he was younger, which is so fucking hilarious and I love that he’s a made man through runescape.
The problem is since selling his coins in late 2017, he has quit his job in content creation and now part time assists on his aunties vineyard (where we live, in a small house onsite). It doesn’t require anything close to full time hours and he spends most of his time on his computer or with his friends thinking up business ideas.. this doesn’t particularly bother me as he’s just trying to figure out what he’s passionate about doing. .. it’s just lately I’ve noticed he has an increasing amount of spare time on his hands.
The vineyard has a lot of different garages, for tractors and things like that. There’s a garage just for irrigation controls, which I hadn’t been into for over a year. Karl was out and I decided to try turn on the irrigation manually so the vines could get a little extra water. We’re in Australia and it’s been hot - usually this runs on a timer, but you can do it manual if you want.
I also haven’t been inside this particular garage in a year because it’s almost always padlocked, what with water being a critical function of the vineyard and all.. I get to the door and the padlock is there but not locked in so I just walk inside.
And fucking hell... It’s like a scene from true detective. Karl has printed out several A0 maps, made from A4 paper. There are countless pins and blue and red string connecting global locations and faces, some of which are easily recognisable. Its fucking unreal and looks like a war room in a film or something. All of the strings have different conspiracy theories like UFO’, 911, false flags, ancient aliens stuff. Beyond the maps and string there are shitloads of folders and stuff. It’s all ordered meticulously too, like real work has even been put into the design and layout of the room.... needless to stay I’m fucking flabbergasted.
This is the work of somebody who has been collecting this kind of stuff for YEARS. There was 1000s of pages on people.. all of it was about child pedophile rings and satanic ritual abuse. It has a list of names, a lot I recognised, a lot I didn’t. Lots of stuff speculating around a “Pedo Island” for celebrities and that pizza gate crap that came out a couple year ago.
How the hell do I approach my boyfriend about this? He has NEVER mentioned any of this stuff to me. He’s historically been a pretty normal guy without any crazy beliefs (I thought).. I also don’t know much about the content in question
I’m hurt that he’s been hiding a considerable side of himself from me... it’s not even the fact it’s so bizarre, it’s the fact he’s hiding anything. Is he hiding other things from me maybe? That’s what it makes me ask myself.
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UPDATE.
firstly thanks to those who offered any suggestion on how to approach him about it. I watched a short break down clip on pizzagate with the volume up while we were both sitting in the lounge.. one thing led to another.
Basically.. Yeah it’s his stuff, and it’s what him, his mates and the vineyard manager have been doing while I’m at work occasionally. He went into a pretty big defence of it and it’s pretty obvious he is actually really into it. He made me read stuff on Mark Dutroux (?) some creep in Belgium linked to politicians, among other stuff... I’m not going to lie, some of that trafficking/ ritual abuse stuff is insanely evil, runs deep and seems pretty conclusive. Some of the other stuff he said was just there by proxy (ancient aliens) and he didn’t take as seriously.
I told him I don’t want to frequently talk about any of this because it’s really affecting stuff and unashamedly I’d rather bury my head in the sand than further convince myself this stuff could be real.. because some of it clearly is.
He understood and apologised for hiding this from me, and said he didn’t think a nurse would want their energies sucked away from them anymore than could be helped. I was both annoyed and charmed by this sentiment.
I showed him this reddit post, which he was reasonably cagey about. He says he absolutely won’t allow me to take a photo for you. Fair enough. Other than than he was okay about it.. except a couple of people who said he doesn’t have money/couldn’t make it on a game. He got pretty defensive about that and is actually over my shoulder dictating to me right now what to say: He played pretty much full time from 2009-2012 and sold in game money, items, bots and helping people with their accounts using bitcoins after the developers banned sales using real money on EBay. He says the coins were worth not much when he made them, and that he made a lot of them and hung on to them.
I know this is true because I’ve literally been with him through the transition of him going from poor to rich overnight. I’ve seen the money.
Thanks again to everyone. So yeah, turns out it’s a joint operation with his buddies. Also turns out some of its more viable than I want to believe. I’ll be putting my head back in the sand. We bonded over it though, and yeah maybe I will marry him. He quite liked those comments.
Eloise
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*Must read for newcomers* My friend worked in the Bitcoin industry (broker) for a couple of years and has been involved in the crypto world since 2014. This is what he had to say about the recent politics of btc when someone asked him on our crypto trading channel

(He first sent this article https://medium.com/@StopAndDecrypt/thats-not-bitcoin-this-is-bitcoin-95f05a6fd6c2, then followed up with this reply when someone told him he had no idea what he just read)
"There was a big scaling debate and in the end there were two sides. Those that wanted to scale using bigger blocksize (short term solution that doesn't work long term and also causes more centralization) vs those who wanted to scale using changes in the code to make the network more efficient aka SEGWIT+second layer scaling solutions (bitcoin becomes massive settlement layer, and second layer solutions can take care of verifying your $3.25 coffee payment).
On the big block side you had (most) miners because they were only able to see the short term benefits of increased blocksize and they do not care about network centralization. Also, a chinese miner controlling a sizeable chunk of the network's hashrate had access to (and was in the process of patenting) this technology called ASICBOOST which is an exploit in bitcoin code that allows you to "cheat" and get extra hashing power out of your miners. Essentially they had an unfair advantage and the KEY is that the segwit upgrade fixes this exploit. Alongside these miners you had a couple of misguided (but incredibly wealthy because of early adoption) individuals who either have a reason to see bitcoin fail (like they are heavily invested in altcoins now) or they are too pigheaded to back down when wrong (or some of them I'm sure are not actually intelligent enough to understand they are wrong).
On the Segwit side you had all the core developers (the guys who worked side by side with satoshi to build all this and have been contributing to the code for years every day), the majority of the userbase, AND the vast majority of bitcoin companies. The two sides were basically arguing over who had control over bitcoin - was it the miners, or was it the users? Was it those who chose which software to run (users) or was it those who verified transactions for that software (miners)? (The answer as you will see shortly is Users). So basically these miners were stalling the upgrade because it would mean the end of their unfair (AND patented) advantage. This massive stalemate in the debate caused a community led uprising known as the User Activated Soft Fork movement (UASF). These guys basically said "We're switching our nodes to Segwit software starting Aug 1 and we will be rejecting all mined blocks that do not comply with the new code". This forced the miners' hand as they realized they would either be forked off the network or have to go along with the new upgrade to make sure everything continued to go smoothly (including their profits).
The movement gained enough support to freak out some big money bitcoin CEOs who got together in a room with the miners and made a deal behind closed doors known as the New York Agreement (NYA). This is where Segwit2x was born. The key to note here is that not a single core dev was invited to this meeting (in fact, not a single competent dev in general was invited). The terms of the deal were: You guys agree to implement Segwit now, and then we'll agree to an increase in block size later (November). Deal was made and obviously the majority of the user community was in an uproar because bitcoiners hate closed door deals (and they should for good reason).
That being said, it got Segwit activated because it gave miners an easy way to safe face and go with segwit and the community instead of seeing their profits get wrecked by a messy chainsplit. However, do you remember that sneaky miner who had patented the ASICBOOST technology? Well he was part of the NYA and he decided to fork off anyway and create Bitcoin Cash. So stop right here and realize that the only reason we have bitcoin cash is so that some miner with a ton of hashing power could keep his unfair advantage over the network (he stills mainly mines bitcoin by the way because he would go out of business if he switched entirely to bitcoin cash). Also at this point, technically the NYA was broken because the whole point of it was to avoid a chainsplit and go with segwit followed by a block size increase whereas bitcoin cash was a clear chainsplit.
So for a few months everything was ok because we had Segwit, core devs were still with us, and (supposedly) anyone who wanted bigger blocks had forked off to bitcoin cash right? Wrong. See it turns out that those guys who made that backroom deal with the miners also had their own interests which involve removing the current core developers from their (imagined) seat of power. It is classic old school business politics - they don't care that core the devs are based around principles of meritocracy and peer review. They just want to have more of a say in the direction bitcoin takes. At this point, you might be thinking, "Ok but its fair for companies who use a product to have a say in its development, right?" NO. Not when the "product" at stake is meant to be an incredibly secure, incorruptible ledger that can hold trillions of dollars in wealth and still be hosted online accross the world.
The fact is that no one understands the code better than the core developers and no one has more of an interest in seeing bitcoin stay decentralized and secure than these guys do. These guys literally cum buckets everyday to how much they love coding bitcoin. If Satoshi is Cypher Jesus then these guys are his Apostles. And on the other hand you have some severely misguided corporate buffoons who think they have the knowledge to negotiate a compromise with a group who has nothing but short term profit in their sights. And when the core developers are like "wtf dude?" and the community stands behind them, then these guys resort to essentially trying to kick core out of bitcoin by starting a new chain. A new chain which was based on a compromise that no one wants or needs anymore. And the excuse these CEO's are hiding behind is "We don't want to go back on our word." Classic business mindset vs coding mindset.
ur word." Classic business mindset vs coding mindset.
Now we come to the current situation where there are basically 4 sides
  1. Core developers, and those supporting them
  2. The (remaining) signers of the NYA and those supporting Segwit2x
  3. Malicious third parties who just want to see bitcoin fail (invested in altcoins/bitcoin cash or they are the Joker and just want to see shit burn)
  4. Innocent bystanders
The core developers are continuing to code and improve bitcoin and they are working on second layer solutions. They haven't stopped development and have actually made a TON of beneficial changes to the code since the Segwit upgrade allowed them to. Being non-political or atleast being shit politicians, these guys do not know how to handle themselves with other people and either don't speak much or come off as pretentious d*bags (trust me I used to hate them before I smartened up).
The remaining NYA signers. I say remaining because alot of companies left when they saw the massive backlash from the community. The only signers left are miners and then a group of around 30 companies which all have ties to Barry Silbert's holding company Digital Currency Group and suprise surprise who do you think got that NYA meeting together in the first place? Silly Silbert indeed. He's basically trying to do a sort of corporate take over of bitcoin where he decides who is writing the code and how they write it. Oh also I should note here that these guys have 1 developer working on the Segwit2x code. Yes 1, Jeff Garzik. Coding ability? Mediocre at best. All he did was copy and paste the entire bitcoin core code (because its open source) and changed the one little value that dictates block size. He changed a 1 to a 2 haha! And when he tried to make other changes he made critical mistakes that had to be fixed by CORE DEVELOPERS hahahaha! So how the f* does that even compare to an army of geeks who have been coding bitcoin for years and coding in general for decades who are all constantly trying to find mistakes in each others' work. SO people supporting Segwit2x are either severely misguided, hate core devs, or don't have all the information to make an informed decision.
Now the malicious actors. These are people who have a vested interest in seeing bitcoin crumble. I'm talking about big altcoin investors and bitcoin cash supporters (yes the guys who have ASICBOOST and want are the reason for this whole mess in the first place). And Segwit2x has presented them with a beautiful vector of attack. Divide and conquer. Right? And whereas with bitcoin cash there was replay protection (meaning the split was pretty clean and bitcoin was largely unaffected) this time they haven't got any planned - so should things go through as planned, things could get messy.
Then you have all those innocent bystanders who don't really know what to think anymore. Things have gotten so convoluted and complicated that it is hard to follow who wants what anymore. These are the people who will get the most fucked by something like Segwit2x because they won't understand the risks as it is happening and they won't have the knowledge to know which wallets to support. Imagine Segwit2x happens and one wallet sticks with the core version of bitcoin and the other wallet supports the segwit2x version but they both just say "Bitcoin".
That is why people are soooooooooooooo strongly opposed to Segwit2x more than anything. It is nothing more and nothing less than a hostile takeover attempt. And at this point that should be more than clear because why else would you still support the compromise made with miners who broke the compromise by creating bitcoin cash? No one wanted Segwit2x in the first place. People wanted bigger blocks, or segwit, not both. Segwit2x was never a faction in the debate. It was a faction that was spawned by those who created the NYA because they saw an opportunity take control of the software development from a group of developers who have been working on it for years and who strongly oppose corporate interests getting involved in bitcoin development."
(I will name and shame the main malicious\misguided actors and add details based on personal discussion with him and add articles for further reading)
Barry Silbert
Erik Vorhees
Jeff Garzik
Roger Ver
Jihan Wu (the miner mentioned) - only wants more money and power
https://medium.com/@WhalePanda/asicboost-the-reason-why-bitmain-blocked-segwit-901fd346ee9f
there you guys have it, a comprehensive rundown of bitcoin politics from the point of view of someone who supports the original vision of Satoshi Nakamoto to the core. I hope it informs those of you who got confused by the FUD.
Bitcoin belongs to the community, always and forever
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Women have it way easier in life than men do

I'm sorry, but it's the truth. In this time period, women have an easier time surviving and thriving than men, and most of this bullshit about gender equality needs to stop. I'm currently a 19yr old skinny guy, in community college and my life has been hell. I am not the most academically gifted person, and I'm extremely scared of my future. Now imagine a 19yr old girl in the same situation as me, she can literally post naked pictures online and get money and do it for a living, or at least a way to earn money. Men do not have this option, because society favors women over men. I blame social media and famous women for this situation. All the famous actresses are at the top, in a way they represent the general population of women, similar to how a politician would represent his state. All the famous women, influencers, all dress and act like a slut, and then they blame men when they get treated as an object. Sure, not all women are like that, but it's about the people at the top representing and generalizing those underneath them.

Think about sex work for example. Women is always favored over men. In the porn industry, there's an extremely high demand for women actresses over men actors. Go on Pornhub, nearly all the videos feature women, and most of the pornstars are women. Women have it so easy, struggling in college? Simply go on Reddit and post naked pictures and sell more, and they have their rent money, college tuition, and money for essentials. Whereas men can't do that, I can't post pictures of my dick and receive shitloads of attention and make money. Look at /toastme for example, whenever a girl posts a selfie it receives way more attention than if a man posted a selfie. Or look at Twitch, a few years back, a girl could have her tits half hanging out while playing again, and just sit back and watch the money roll in. Men can't do that, unless we're ripped and 6'4, and even then, women will still get more attention.

Another example of women being favored over men, is think about those stories where a girl needs to get away from home. I see so many stories on the confession subreddits here, and most of the women stay with a boyfriend, and the man takes care of her, and she doesn't have to do anything. I look at myself and other men, what would we do if we got kicked out of our houses, or if we were victims of abuse? We can't simply get a girlfriend and stay with them, have them pay for food and housing until we get back on our feet. A women today can put barely any effort and they can be financially stable. While men are treated like shit and shamed unless we have a decent paying job, a stable life, a home, a car. Think about it, imagine a woman living with a man, and she doesn't work, and has the man pay for everything. No one would even blink an eye. Now imagine a man being unemployed, and his wife or girlfriend takes care of him, works, and pays for everything. Society would see the man as a fat piece of shit who's leeching off his SO. Also recently, a bunch of people reported online sex workers to the IRS. I personally would give them a handshake if I could, because every single on of those online sex workers who do not report their income deserves to be thrown in jail for tax evasion. While men scrape and scrape to make a living by working a shitty retail job, paying taxes, women just post naked pictures online and get lots of money. I've even seen this tweet by a girl "who the fuck reported my Snapchat to the IRS". Most women who receive attention are entitled pieces of shits who can avoid taxes by receiving money online from sex work. Like how is the government going to know they're receiving money in amazon cards, or bitcoins, or whatever? A girl can literally get rich from doing stuff online, and make more money than men.

Gender discrimination does exist, but it's not against women. It's against men. It goes without saying socially, women are also favored over men. It just pisses me off so much when I see myself struggling, and I see women complaining about having issues when they have it so easy.
Edit: I don't know why people are bringing up gay porn or transgender stuff into this discussion. This is about how men and more oppressed than women.
Edit 2: Another thought just came into my head, there was a tweet of a woman saying how she faked a positive for pregnancy test, and then sent a picture of it to everyone she slept with, so they'd send her money for an abortion. That tweet received lots of attention, and people are like "you go girl". If a man manipulated someone like that he'd be called a monster
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A different angle on Scav gameplay

Scav gear is free. Right? Well, it's a source of potentially infinite money. With every run you can make 80-100k. If you need funds for geared runs, you need to do scav runs, and maximize profit. Loot the best weapons, the biggest bags, extract and that's it. This is how you farm money with your scav. In the beginning it's essential if you want to gear up for quest runs.
Is it completely free tho? Well, you pay with your time, and patience. It's like farming bitcoin in your hideout. If you wait the timer to tick down, you get a random set of free gear you can save for a geared run, or sell it to get money.
After a while you don't even need more money, doing scav runs is a casual aspect of playing EFT. When you have millions, but you don't want to diddle around with mods, ammo, meds, you hop in a scav raid. Money is not even important anymore, but having an awesome ambush on a sweaty squad with a random player scav who decided to trust you is priceless. This is when we could talk about scav-on-scav vielonce, but i don't want to go there.
Like i said, you pay for your scav runs with time. How about playing for them with ingame money? It's a 25-50k investment maybe, and you don't need to give a damn about it when you have millions in your stash. It's not free anymore if you pay for it, but your time is not free either. Time and money is a resource. When you low on money, you pay with time, when you have a shitload of money, you pay with money. Why not?
How about donating gear to your scav? Who about dropping in some cheese and some BP ammo for that Vepr you got? How about giving scavs weapons you don't want to use in important raids? How about that goofy mask you like but would never wear with your PMC because it's not tactical enough?
EFT is not that one-dimensional meta game you play. It's a much deeper experience. There are so much potential in scav gameplay! It seems like playing as a scav gives you the best experience. It's a random situation, it's completely unpredictable, and you can play it in a relaxed manner.
Gear fear is not about money. Gear fear is about the effort you put in to gear up your PMC. When you bond with your loadout, it becomes a pain to lose it. It's ALOT of time and effort you need to pay with, and when you get back in your stash you need to work on it again.
There is only one problem with unlimited scav runs... what if you hop in sessions you played before? It's an existing problem with the current system, players coming back for their gear if they are lucky. I propose to restrict sessions, so you cannot join the same game multiple times. This should be a feature already.
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A bit strange....wut do ?

Hi ! Never posted here, just been lurking, but things are getting worse....so a little context....damn long post....
Used to be sad most of my life, for shitty reasons in the past, no girls, fat, not many friends, etc, but went to college, got quite fit, gf, friends, fun, all the good stuff, then college ended....
I finished law school...Eastern European country, fml. After college ended I went to take a Master's degree, so my family won't brag to me while I study to enter a professional but....everything changed, and got bad, really bad, most of the people went back home, some started working, so I lost a big chunk of friends and got really distant on those working, no more going out...no more stupid shit, I have to become and adult !
In the begginign everything was ok....stopped smoking, bulked up, continued to study, and a loving gf...but....but....
A few months ago, I found out the for the proffesion that I want, public notary, the place where you will work will be decided by their council, after 2 fricking years of training, like...you live in a big city...you got admitted...here, go work in the countryside ! Have fun ! 90km from where you live ? Have fun commuting ! Why I wanted that job ? MONEY ! other options are shitty, lawyer ? Well, idk about Suits, but here they don't make that much money. Why money ? Well, I am incredibly egoist, as a sole reason to exist is my own well.beeing, and for that I need money, a shitload and quite fast...then I realised i will most likely never have that money....no matter how hard I work, by working a fair job I will never amass that much money fast enough to enjoy it...so I lost all hope, got fat again, started smoking again and some other drugs....examn is in 2 months and I have 0 will to study or care about it.... Why bother when no matter what you do, you will never have what you want ? In this case, money, if you are not born rich, very talented/smart, lucky or find an incredible space and time...like buying Bitcoin 10 years ago... I don't want a family, or kids, I hate kids and the responsibility and money for them, same as the family.
What is life worth, if for just living it you have to sacrifice 8most of your time living for money just to get by ? I just can't find any fucking reason to keeping going...keep trying so that I can get to 70, retire enjoy what I did for 6 hours a day and die 3 years later....wtf....what is the point ? I see none...
People who tell me to think positively ! Keep trying ! There are more important things...srsly ? Wouldn't you wanna be in Monaco eating shrimp instead of working ? I bet you would....have fun playing bank loans, but be positive ! All of them...lying to themselves to keep going...is this the secret ? Repeat the lie so many times you believe it ? ...such chaos in writing...I am sorry, thank you for reading...
TL;DR: realised I will never have the money I want, after a lot of work, gave up, 0 will to keep going, just letting go past me, no reason to struggle....just wait for it to end
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