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Banned from /r/Bitcoin for revealing how Bitcoiners can get near-zero interest loans using Ethereum
Title says it. Here is my comment that apparently deserved a ban: "Currently, around $100 million of BTC exists within Ethereum's DeFi. People are using their BTC as collateral to get near-zero interest loans using Ethereum. The productive duo of BTC/ETH."
How I ruined my life with Bitcoin for the 2nd time
I have been meaning to get this out of my chest for a while for years but only today I decided to tell my story for whoever wants to listen. I will not go in much detail but I guess this is a typical gambler story. I'll start by saying that I'm sort of an gambling addict. I started it as soon as I the bank mailed me a credit card when I was a college student. I had a very small idea what credit cards were used for but never in my life it occurred to me to ever use one. But there it was, in the mailbox with some sweet limit for me to spend but I quickly put it in a drawer because I knew it was a bad thing to touch. At the time I had "discovered" a method to make money guaranteed with hedging bets between different sportsbooks. I must say that back in the day you could make a living doing that and in my young adult life that was amazing. It was a very decent extra money for a broke college student, but I quickly run out of sportsbooks to apply the method so I couldn't gain guaranteed money anymore. So I started to gamble with that money I won. Ofc as the usual gambler, I lost it all. That's when it kicked me. I had this credit card in my drawer and one thing led to another bigger things. It took me like 6 years to pay this credit card debt and finally be free and be gambling free also. My life was back to normal after I ruined it for years. I don't know if you can imagine the stress and anxiety this addiction carries. I was working long hours just to pay this debt. Some months I didn't have money to pay utility bills or food. I contemplated suicide for months, until I moved to a little better job and it lifted me up a little bit so I managed to pay all debts. Finally I was **free**. That's when I heard about **bitcoin**. 2016. I started very small, bought a little and sold when high. "Reinvested" years later, got burnt, back to where I started and ofc I had to use the credit card again. At this time the limit was way higher than back when I started to use it and my gambling addiction kicked in again to recover the wins. After the credit card failed, I made loans to pay it off. Used loans to buy more bitcoin, etc etc I invested again heavily and ofc the big crash came in 2017 and I was left with debt and my life ruined forever once more. I ended up with almost 2 bitcoins, but like 3x the debt and I don't think I will ever be able to pay it off. I put a stop to it right after the crash and for all this time I never touched my bitcoin or any gambling site again, but the monthly debt bills keep coming. With my salary I'm able to keep paying the bills but always back to zero after the end of the month. With this pandemic and staying so much time at home it got me thinking why not use the bitcoin and my addiction started kicking again. I tried to stop it but once it got me pumped up there is no going back. I have no other addiction. Just this very expensive life ruining addiction. I started withdrawing some bitcoin to feel the high of winnings and long story short I ended up losing it all. I still have this 1 bitcoin that I don't want to touch. I'm writing this so I convince myself to not touch this last bitcoin. It's my last savior and hope. I feel like if I touch this bitcoin I will fall into the depression that I haven't had in years. I'm already shaking and can't sleep at night for what I've done. Bills keep piling up, girlfriend doesn't suspect a thing and is talking about saving money for a house and having a baby, but how can I? All my income goes to paying the debt I accumulated over the years and I got nothing to show for it. I have no fancy cars, fancy clothes or anything. I hope whoever sent me that credit card back when I was 18 didn't do so. It started a down spiraling down in my life that I don't see an out of it. But that's banks for you. They want to control us from the very beginning of life. I wasn't strong or savvy enough to say no to banks. I hope someday I can give this bitcoin to my child and for whatever its worth at the time I will know that it saved my life in the end.
Bitcoin Core: "There hasn’t been a single real improvement to Bitcoin for over 5 years. Core “developers” are imitating activity to fool the ecosystem into believing they’re doing something important. While in fact, the only thing they’re doing is stopping Bitcoin’s growth and hindering privacy.
Would you be interested in paying bitcoin for an artist to draw for you?
i wanna explore new possibilities on the internet, and i always wanted to reach people that have bitcoins wich i can offer my trade for them i would base my prices on USD, but the payment would be in bitcoin i did not find a place or something that rounds up artists that work with bitcoin when i did the basic search on google but then i thought about the reddit community could help
I'm looking at transactions used in Bitcoin and I struggle to understand why you would use Bitcoin to make small transactions? For instance, let's assume we're buying something worth $500 (0.055 BTC), why would you not just pay in cash as the value of Bitcoin could go up and you would lose out on money in the future? Obviously it could go down too but for the sake of saving less than $500... what's the point?
Banned from r/bitcoin for helping a new user recover their funds
Just posting this out of curiosity, I want to see what spin mods of bitcoin might have for the reason they banned me. Here is the thread where in contrast to others who were telling OP that they were scammed and implying they lost money, I told them that their funds are recoverable, and that they can trade them for BTC once they recover them. Also, mods deleted an answer to my reply, thanking me for being helpful. You have been permanently banned from participating in Bitcoin. You can still view and subscribe to Bitcoin, but you won't be able to post or comment. Note from the moderators:
brigading altcoin scammer
If you have a question regarding your ban, you can contact the moderator team for Bitcoin by replying to this message. Edit: They have deleted the post that presumably got me banned. Here it is. And here is them banning me, reasoning about why they deleted my comment that helped OP and muting me so I cannot complain via PMs to other mods.
So I invested in bitcoin for the first time today...
Took advantage of the market dip today and decided to buy 500Aud worth of Bitcoin. Is there anything else any of the more experienced people on the sub might be able to tell me that could prove useful? I used CoinJar after almost using Coinbase, but decided against it after seeing a lot of bad experiences with that company posted on other subs, and also not being able to sell in Aud. Thanks!
Purchasing bitcoins for a company - am I being scammed?
I applied for several part-time office clerk positions on Indeed.com and was offered a job from an IT company. The job role involved processing wage payments to developers hired by the company across national borders. For the one month probationary period, the company told me that they will e-transfer cash to my account, I will withdraw that cash from the ATM while keeping a % bonus for myself, and purchase bitcoins with that cash from specialized ATM machines. They also offered me a decent hourly salary, payable every 2 weeks. They did not interview me for the position, nor did they ask for my SIN. I just signed an agreement with my contact details. Naturally, this sent alarm bells ringing in my head. I looked up the company's registration in the federal registry and found that they had been registered in a Western province for 9 years. Is this a good enough assurance that I am not being involved in an intricate money laundering scheme? My manager told me I would be tasked with handling a business account upon confirmation of the job, but what's to stop them from screwing me over after a month, leaving me with suspicious bank transactions in my hand! It has been my first day on the job and I have already processed a minor transaction on their behalf, but I'm scared of moving forward with this company. As an international student, I would've got by fine with scrubbing tables at restaurants, but we're in the middle of a pandemic and this job offer was too good to pass over. Regardless, I don't want to jeopardize my future immigration application in Canada. Any advice is highly appreciated! PS: If there's any government agency where I can make an enquiry or file a report, do advise me.
I wish to create a decentralized organization that operates something like this - the organization has a collectively owned repository of currency. Any member can make transactions from this repository given certain criterias are met (e.g. gets the approval of two other members). I'm thinking about bitcoin as a way to make this possible, I wonder if there are technology available to achieve this? Or anyone has an idea on what is required to make this work and the potential and limitations of bitcoin/wallets/blockchain to make it work.
Three days ago, I needed to make a small payment , Start to understand bitcoin I used BRD in iOS and wanted to pay via apple pay, but he doesn’t seem to support American cards AE, Discover and visa..(apple pay about 4.2% fee) Just verified pro.coinbase and coinbase used ACH for the first transaction fee, but this seems to take 7-10 days to wait. Is there a safe or fast way for me to buy and transfer small amounts of bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a digital or virtual currency created in 2009 that uses peer-to-peer technology to facilitate instant payments. It follows the ideas set out in a whitepaper by the mysterious Satoshi Digital money that’s instant, private, and free from bank fees. Download our official wallet app and start using Bitcoin today. Read news, start mining, and buy BTC or BCH. Bitcoin is a purely decentralized digital currency, which makes it unlike any other asset that came before it. Before the digital age, everyone transacted in physical forms of currencies, from livestock and salt, to silver and gold, and finally to banknotes. Only in recent times was money “digitized” — allowing bank accounts to exist Free bitcoin wallets are available for all major operating systems and devices to serve a variety of your needs. For example, you can install an app on your mobile device for everyday use or you can have a wallet only for online payments on your computer. In any case, choosing a wallet is easy and can be done in minutes. Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Transactions are made with no middle men – meaning, no banks!
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