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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin
« Last post by Sam on Today at 21:02:08 »
I mostly kick myself because in the new year I said to a close friend I was going to hold what I mined from that point on. I didn't follow through on that. I didn't need to sell what I was mining at that point. I'd mostly paid off the cost of the hardware that I had.

Yes, I made good money from it, but I didn't make £0.5m, or even the realistic £100k I would have made had I actually listened to myself. I already had a house, a good job, no money worries etc.

But money in the bank is money in the bank. Could be $0 tomorrow. Will be at some point. You won't regret all the profit you've made when people who held on to everything made nothing. I don't tend to think about how much I could have made. I had apple at $80 a share in 2009. What's it now, $1200 pre-split price? No one knows what's going to happen and in the same situation you'd do the same thing again - and rightly so, because these kinds of things are one offs.
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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin
« Last post by Sam on Today at 20:58:24 »
I'm not fussed either way on it. I've read a lot of the arguments for and against. It is what it is.

There's not a single good argument I've read in favour (bitcoin). That IOTA looks alright though, I think.
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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin
« Last post by Walrusbonzo on Today at 20:53:06 »
I think this is an argument for them to have nearer 2140  :P

I disagree. Since it's used as an argument why bitcoin is better than alternatives, it's worth pointing it's not a good argument.

I'm not fussed either way on it. I've read a lot of the arguments for and against. It is what it is.
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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin
« Last post by Walrusbonzo on Today at 20:51:55 »
Ethereum has had a big jump!

Sure has, ruing selling the near 1,000 I mined mostly under $20  :'(

Why would you kick yourself. Say you made $15,000 out of it that's fantastic. House deposit. Would you have rather the price collapsed before you sold. FOMO is such a strong emotion. If it's any consolation you've made more out of bitcoin than I ever will as I think it's a total load of bollocks.

I mostly kick myself because in the new year I said to a close friend I was going to hold what I mined from that point on. I didn't follow through on that. I didn't need to sell what I was mining at that point. I'd mostly paid off the cost of the hardware that I had.

Yes, I made good money from it, but I didn't make £0.5m, or even the realistic £100k I would have made had I actually listened to myself. I already had a house, a good job, no money worries etc.
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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin
« Last post by Sam on Today at 20:47:54 »
I think this is an argument for them to have nearer 2140  :P

I disagree. Since it's used as an argument why bitcoin is better than alternatives, it's worth pointing it's not a good argument.
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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin
« Last post by Sam on Today at 20:46:54 »
Ethereum has had a big jump!

Sure has, ruing selling the near 1,000 I mined mostly under $20  :'(

Why would you kick yourself. Say you made $15,000 out of it that's fantastic. House deposit. Would you have rather the price collapsed before you sold. FOMO is such a strong emotion. If it's any consolation you've made more out of bitcoin than I ever will as I think it's a total load of bollocks.
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General Discussion / Re: Contracting - Agencies?
« Last post by Sam on Today at 20:45:05 »
Node, though we are using some APIs pulling big data written in Scala developed over at HQ in London. They are looking for a Head of Dev ;)

When do I start?
Pay me in 1 bitcoin a year.
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General Discussion / Re: Contracting - Agencies?
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on Today at 18:56:08 »
Is it node, scala ?

Node, though we are using some APIs pulling big data written in Scala developed over at HQ in London. They are looking for a Head of Dev ;)

Might use Scala at some point though we have not needed to yet, none of my team are big on Java/Scala so everyone would have some learning curve.

Node's I/O and AWS infrastructure makes scaling a piece of cake.
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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on Today at 18:53:23 »
Back when we were mining I sold my BTC for pittance, that's why I can't be arsed now, not willing to spend the time on it (especially when its a lot wilder now and unprofitable in mining). Getting richer by other means, just not as quick.
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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin
« Last post by matt5cott on Today at 15:51:06 »
Ethereum has had a big jump!

Sure has, ruing selling the near 1,000 I mined mostly under $20  :'(

At least you're not alone, pretty much everyone has a shoulda woulda coulda story like that mate :-[


Ask(s) (Sell)
Order Filled at: Wed 13 Jun 2012 04:14:50 PM GMT
    Amount: 26.62662695 BTC
    Price: @$5.90000
    Total: $157.09710


You were right once and you'll be right again. Well, that's what I tell myself :lol:

That one of your sell orders?

Aye, was pretty much the lot as I was moving house, it was a tough time and I needed money  :-X

There's always another opportunity in this space though, I learned the lesson (never go all out of BTC) and just got back on the horse.

I've read some horrible threads on reddit about people having killed themselves over similar, tbh at times I could see why, but you have to push on.
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