closing tag is in template navbar
timefactors watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Page 34 of 34 FirstFirst ... 24323334
Results 1,651 to 1,669 of 1669

Thread: Bitcoin

  1. #1651
    Grand Master Raffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Lëtzebuerg
    Posts
    17,834
    Quote Originally Posted by Jega View Post
    As an absolute novice in such matters i would appreciate any advice regarding the "Libra Method" the face-book backed investment scheme .
    I ask as i am currently being bombarded with offers to register for it and looking at the testimonials it does look very enticing,now i'm not green enough to believe all the hype about profits and returns, but i would appreciate some views from some of the forum members who have experience in these matters .Thanks .
    Anyone offering you a scheme to buy Libra is a fraudster - Libra doesn't exist yet and its launch is not planned before 2020 at the earliest. There is also no way to register for it.

    Just delete the emails and thank me later.
    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser - probably not Socrates

  2. #1652
    Grand Master Raffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Lëtzebuerg
    Posts
    17,834
    Quote Originally Posted by studly View Post
    The Baby Boomers itt... lol


    Hilarious, total market cap of 3M USD and average daily volume of $195k.

    Did you load up at the top? Crashed by 30% since you posted this three business days ago.


    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser - probably not Socrates

  3. #1653
    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Anyone offering you a scheme to buy Libra is a fraudster - Libra doesn't exist yet and its launch is not planned before 2020 at the earliest. There is also no way to register for it.

    Just delete the emails and thank me later.
    Much appreciated sir.

  4. #1654
    Master studly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    2,054
    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Hilarious, total market cap of 3M USD and average daily volume of $195k.

    Did you load up at the top? Crashed by 30% since you posted this three business days ago.

    What if I was trying to get you to load up? Even though you wouldn’t even know how to load up.

  5. #1655
    Grand Master Raffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Lëtzebuerg
    Posts
    17,834
    Quote Originally Posted by Jega View Post
    As an absolute novice in such matters i would appreciate any advice regarding the "Libra Method" the face-book backed investment scheme .
    I ask as i am currently being bombarded with offers to register for it and looking at the testimonials it does look very enticing,now i'm not green enough to believe all the hype about profits and returns, but i would appreciate some views from some of the forum members who have experience in these matters .Thanks .

    Looks like the Libra project is on the verge of falling apart. After Paypal announced their exit from the project last week, today's news is that Mastercard, Visa, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago are also jumping ship.

    Five companies, led by Mastercard, Visa and eBay, pulled out of Facebook’s planned digital currency Libra on Friday, following sustained political pressure and just days before the project’s backers are due to meet for their first board meeting. The exit of Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago came as a major blow to Facebook’s ambitions to shake up the global payments market and follows one week after PayPal announced it was also pulling out of the project. The withdrawals follow intense scrutiny from international regulators and politicians, some of which have called for the project to be halted altogether, citing money laundering concerns and worries about wider financial stability.
    FT link
    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser - probably not Socrates

  6. #1656
    Craftsman canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    475
    Just picked up this thread. Any QuadrigaCX investors here? The guy lived about 200 yards from me... I think his widow is still living here. I would have thought there would be a standardized protocol used / required that would allow at least one other person access to accounts instead of just one bloke memorizing a few passwords ....

  7. #1657
    Master petethegeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Posts
    1,790
    Satoshi has made it onto the latest OED new words list. Credibility doesn't come much stronger than that. Buy, buy, buy...

  8. #1658
    Grand Master Raffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Lëtzebuerg
    Posts
    17,834
    Any OneCoin investors here?


    In The Missing Cryptoqueen, Jamie Bartlett investigates the woman behind OneCoin, a scheme which managed to persuade investors around the world to part with as much as £4bn ($4.9bn). They had bought into the compelling vision of a new kind of money sold by Dr Ruja Ignatova, in a series of events in countries around the world. You can catch a flavour of the mixture of hoopla, hucksterism and blockchain balderdash in a video of her appearance at London's Wembley Arena in 2016. Dr Ignatova - or Dr Ruja to her fans - walks on to "This Girl is on Fire", tells an excited crowd that OneCoin is on course to overtake Bitcoin, and derides "all those Mickey Mouse coins that have copied our concept." Plenty of people were convinced, including one of the stars of the podcast, Jen McAdam from Glasgow. She invested €10,000 herself in the Bulgaria-based scheme and persuaded family members to put in €250,000 - that's about £220,000 at current exchange rates.
    But in 2017, Dr Ruja Ignatova disappeared - and she hasn't been seen since. The investigation by the team behind the podcast has uncovered just how successful OneCoin had been in spreading its message around the world. Internal documents reveal that people in 175 countries invested, with much of the money coming in a six-month period in 2016 when Dr Ruja was on a global tour - including that Wembley appearance. In the UK, £26m was invested in that period, and the podcast team reckons that the total coming from British investors may have been as high as £96m.
    BBC
    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser - probably not Socrates

  9. #1659
    Master studly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    2,054

  10. #1660
    Grand Master Raffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Lëtzebuerg
    Posts
    17,834
    Lol, that's fantastic.
    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser - probably not Socrates

  11. #1661
    Grand Master oldoakknives's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Brussel land.
    Posts
    13,422
    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Any OneCoin investors here?


    In The Missing Cryptoqueen, Jamie Bartlett investigates the woman behind OneCoin, a scheme which managed to persuade investors around the world to part with as much as £4bn ($4.9bn). They had bought into the compelling vision of a new kind of money sold by Dr Ruja Ignatova, in a series of events in countries around the world. You can catch a flavour of the mixture of hoopla, hucksterism and blockchain balderdash in a video of her appearance at London's Wembley Arena in 2016. Dr Ignatova - or Dr Ruja to her fans - walks on to "This Girl is on Fire", tells an excited crowd that OneCoin is on course to overtake Bitcoin, and derides "all those Mickey Mouse coins that have copied our concept." Plenty of people were convinced, including one of the stars of the podcast, Jen McAdam from Glasgow. She invested €10,000 herself in the Bulgaria-based scheme and persuaded family members to put in €250,000 - that's about £220,000 at current exchange rates.
    But in 2017, Dr Ruja Ignatova disappeared - and she hasn't been seen since. The investigation by the team behind the podcast has uncovered just how successful OneCoin had been in spreading its message around the world. Internal documents reveal that people in 175 countries invested, with much of the money coming in a six-month period in 2016 when Dr Ruja was on a global tour - including that Wembley appearance. In the UK, £26m was invested in that period, and the podcast team reckons that the total coming from British investors may have been as high as £96m.
    BBC
    Probably living in a huge mansion somewhere warm with a fake identity. Can’t believe people are that gullible with such large amounts of money. All fuelled by greed.
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

  12. #1662
    Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Cartagena, Spain
    Posts
    9,377
    love that song/video.

    Good to hear Libra appears to be coming apart at the seams, the Zuck/Fbook are just not fit and proper entity to be trusted anywhere near 'currency'.

  13. #1663
    Grand Master Raffe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Lëtzebuerg
    Posts
    17,834
    C'mon, you can do it, too:


    How I got sucked into the cryptocurrency craze and walked away with $13 million
    On a gray morning in May 2016, I left my office in downtown San Francisco and walked down Montgomery Street, to Wells Fargo. I swiveled open the two gigantic doors, walked up to the counter, and explained to the teller that I needed to send a money wire to Gemini Trust Company, LLC., a cryptocurrency exchange based in New York City. “Certainly,” she said. “How much will you be sending today, Mr. Conway?” “One hundred thousand dollars.”
    My voice sped up as I said it: $100k. This represented my family’s entire life savings. It was money my wife and I planned to use to pay for our 3 kids’ college tuition, our eventual retirement, and emergency expenses. I was a middle-aged guy with a family who had never been on the cutting edge of anything. But I was about to bet everything I had on an unproven virtual currency called Ethereum. This could only end two ways: I’d lose everything I owned, or make a fortune.
    (...) Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before I experienced the Earth-shaking volatility of the crypto market. In June 2016, a high-visibility project was hacked and Ethereum tanked: By December, our original $100k investment was worth less than $40k. Though I was $60k in the hole, my confidence in Ethereum was stronger than ever… and it was now at a bargain-basement-level price. So, I decided to double down. We didn’t have the cash. The only pool of funds available was the line of credit on our home. Racking up a big debt on our home equity line would very likely set us up for an unhappy ending. But I felt in my bones that this was my shot and I might not get another one.
    In December of 2016, I visited Wells Fargo 3 times, transferring an increasing amount of money from our home equity line to Gemini. After each transfer, I went home and bought ETH slowly so I didn’t cause a run-up. (The order books were thin with limited liquidity in those days; a rush of sales could cause the other traders and their bots to snatch up all the available coins.) That winter, I borrowed $200k on my home and used it to buy more ETH. I now owned 26,750 ETH total, at an average buy-in of $11.21/coin. And I was $300k in the hole.
    (...) I watched the price climb to $915. Then, over the course of two hours, I sold 11k ETH, the majority of my remaining stack, for $10m.
    (...) I banked everything I had on a relatively unproven technology and got out at the right time. For every story like mine, there are hundreds of others about people who lost it all. I know that could’ve easily been me. At the same time, I’m no blackjack player. My investment wasn’t purely a blind gamble that came up aces. I was, and am, a true believer in crypto — and I had the right mix of courageousness and craziness to take a big risk.
    The Hustle


    Well then, now you know. You can thank me later (I'll take a very reasonable 5% of your gains).
    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser - probably not Socrates

  14. #1664
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    N Ireland
    Posts
    29
    I'm afraid I find the below story hard to believe - it reads like something that was made up to convince people to invest in crypto.

  15. #1665
    Master petethegeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Posts
    1,790
    Some find it through religion.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ent...b0eb0ef22b13d8

    "Crypto-traders", Rolex watches, Boris Johnson, a church which holds its services at the The Valley and a pastor called George Jumbo. What else could you possibly ask for? (There's even Louboutin shoes in there too.)

  16. #1666
    Master mr noble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Cambs
    Posts
    2,909
    Agreed. 99% sure that’ll be 99% BS.

    And what an absolute moron, to risk his whole family’s life savings and house (!) on a total gamble. Idiot.

  17. #1667
    Grand Master Neil.C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    SE England
    Posts
    23,917
    Quote Originally Posted by mr noble View Post
    Agreed. 99% sure that’ll be 99% BS.

    And what an absolute moron, to risk his whole family’s life savings and house (!) on a total gamble. Idiot.

    Lucky it wasn't real then.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

    My Speedmaster website:

    http://www.freewebs.com/neil271052

  18. #1668
    Master petethegeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Posts
    1,790
    If you feel that your Rolex watches are a bit financially exposed at the moment, then how about this Franck Muller?

  19. #1669
    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Any OneCoin investors here?


    In The Missing Cryptoqueen, Jamie Bartlett investigates the woman behind OneCoin, a scheme which managed to persuade investors around the world to part with as much as £4bn ($4.9bn). They had bought into the compelling vision of a new kind of money sold by Dr Ruja Ignatova, in a series of events in countries around the world. You can catch a flavour of the mixture of hoopla, hucksterism and blockchain balderdash in a video of her appearance at London's Wembley Arena in 2016. Dr Ignatova - or Dr Ruja to her fans - walks on to "This Girl is on Fire", tells an excited crowd that OneCoin is on course to overtake Bitcoin, and derides "all those Mickey Mouse coins that have copied our concept." Plenty of people were convinced, including one of the stars of the podcast, Jen McAdam from Glasgow. She invested €10,000 herself in the Bulgaria-based scheme and persuaded family members to put in €250,000 - that's about £220,000 at current exchange rates.
    But in 2017, Dr Ruja Ignatova disappeared - and she hasn't been seen since. The investigation by the team behind the podcast has uncovered just how successful OneCoin had been in spreading its message around the world. Internal documents reveal that people in 175 countries invested, with much of the money coming in a six-month period in 2016 when Dr Ruja was on a global tour - including that Wembley appearance. In the UK, £26m was invested in that period, and the podcast team reckons that the total coming from British investors may have been as high as £96m.
    BBC
    I listened to the pod cast at last - quite incredible. It sounds like a small con that grew out of control - 110 bn estimated and possibly still running ! Given the people's lives she has changed I expect she is in hiding for her life not enjoying retirement as planned.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •