He he yea… meant to say that, so why did the FBI hackers ask for Bitcoin instead of Monero? :whistle:



Part 2



What Is the ‘Freedom Phone’?

Erik Finman, the self-proclaimed “Bitcoin millionaire,” has launched a new smartphone designed to fight back against Big Tech companies by promoting free speech and security.


A honeypot.


Viral video shows Malaysian police destroying 1,069 bitcoin mining rigs with a steamrolle


They could have made a profit on selling all the GPU cards as these are still in high demand by gamers the world over.


The all look like antminer ASIC boxes.

A dedicated hardware developed specifically mining Bitcoin and have no other purpose in life afaik, the things that cause the lighths to flicker.


OK, I thought that they were just small profile pcs with high end graphics cards.
Still,what a waste!


Came across this map Bitcoin Mining Map
Interestingly Ireland suddenly went from negligible mining one year ago to over 2% of global mining for the last 12 months.
If electricity supply reduces and costs rise then I suppose we can expect to see a lot of this hardware being exported in the near future. Probably to somewhere outside Europe (at least until NordStream 2 opens). Not China though


Google tells me that Qatar has electricity priced at 3 cents per killowatt, surprised not to see some of the OPEC states mining more coins


$66k. :icon_beer:


Whatever happened to this dude? I’m eagerly anticipating his long-awaited return to this forum. :thinking:


Bogman knew. :grinning: But I’m sure his comment was in jest.


It’s disappointing a spot ETF wasn’t approved by the SEC. He cited the risk of Tether, but I’m not sure how the ETF providers can mitigate against that.


Dead Cat’s bounce

Over in crypto world things are not going to well.

BTC low today… $28,170.41

Bonus thought, previously stockmarket crashes preceded major Housing market crashes, Ireland, Japan, - however, we didn’t have BTC last time ya know, soooo… :whistle:


Every Crypto Coin a Bank of Madoff?

Or is it Lehman Brothers Ultra… :thinking:

Example of chatter circulating on telegram and gab etc. etc.

05/10/22(Tue)13:39:40 No. 48625257

Blackrock and Citadel borrowed 100K BTC from Gemini (it appears in their loan book). They swapped 25K of that BTC into UST: this was all done quietly in anticipation of the attack.

When the time was right, they called up Do Kwon at Terra Foundation and said they wanted to sell a lot of BTC for UST. As it was a large trade they told him they didn’t want to move the market and asked if he would like to buy their large block of BTC at a discount for UST. Do Kwan took the bait. He gave them a huge chunk of UST, thus lowering the UST liquidity significantly. At that point, Blackrock/Citadel dumped all of the BTC and UST causing massive slippage and triggering a cascade of forced selling in both assets. The real problem was Blackrock/Citadel knew that Anchor, which holds a lot of LUNA, was a Ponzi scheme (they offer 20% staking APY for Christsake) and this crash would trigger more withdrawals than Anchor can repay. These forced withdrawals and selling would trigger a massive selloff in Luna, thus further breaking the $1 peg and wrecking the market further.

Blackrock and Citadel can now buy the BTC back cheaply to repay the loan and pocket the difference. Meanwhile, billions of longs and Bitcoin VaR were wiped out. This was pure market manipulation.

>How did you make out?
>Are you buying this manufactured dip, or are you getting spanked? 86 Replies / 8 Images View Thread


Here we go again,“nobody saw…”

Do Kwon a week or so ago Video:

Gee, I hope that’s not a pre-sale of duper’s delight going on there. :whistle:


Every single coin seems to follow the same pattern of pumps and dumps if you look at .coin marketcap.
But but but they are all special with diffrent usage, are they not? /sarc?
Looks like the WHALES were told to hold the 30k line.

Silver (paper) monkey hammered by nearly 5%. Gold proportionally by nearly 3%, but physical market already disconnected, scrapers are still pricing 18kt at 41 euro.


What about XLM? It’s supposed to be gold-backed or something? Or did telegram lie to me :scream: