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Re: Blockchains and Cryptocurriences
« Reply #270 on: August 15, 2018, 10:04:52 AM »
Since no one is posting about cryptos much this year, I assume they aren't exploding by 5,000% in 2018?

Cryptos in free-fall this week. 

Bitcoin: $6,000
ETH: $250
Litecoin: $50
Ripple: 25 cents


Since their all-time highs:

Ripple: -93%
Litecoin: -85%
Ethereum: -81%
Bitcoin: -68%
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« Reply #271 on: August 15, 2018, 11:48:33 AM »
The thing that really set off my suspicions in 2017 was that they'd all go up or down by roughly the same amount at the same time.  They were supposedly different items but the market didn't differentiate significantly between them. 

What's interesting is how much all of the internet chatter has dried up.  I think a lot of people lost a lot of money and they're just trying to sweep it under the rug and not let people know about it. 

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« Reply #272 on: August 16, 2018, 12:29:02 PM »
Building Blockland: Cleveland first city to partner with Blockchain Research Institute
Updated 9:28 AM; Posted 9:15 AM
By Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com, ebamforth@Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland is the first city where small businesses and nonprofits will have free access to data and research from the Blockchain Research Institute.

The institute, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, announced the partnership with the region at a Greater Cleveland Partnership meeting Thursday morning. The meeting was centered on Cleveland car mogul Bernie Moreno's Blockchain effort, called "Blockland."

Moreno hopes to make Cleveland an epicenter for blockchain, an online ledger system best known for hosting Bitcoin and other online currencies.

https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/08/building_blockland_cleveland_b.html
 

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« Reply #273 on: August 16, 2018, 12:49:42 PM »
Was chatting with some CLE techies about this today and was at first feeling the idea is misguided and have since cooled off a little.  It appears the the three orgs have shared the expense ($50k each) of accessing Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) software.  Jumpstart are acting as "gatekeepers" but appear to be allowing any new or existing business under $1B valuation through simple request form:

https://bri.jumpstartinc.org/

5 business day turn around time.

So appears Jumpstart have positioned themselves well for identifying perspective funding opportunities.  Here's to hoping the org partner well and create an environment to foster some blockchain tech in CLE+.

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« Reply #274 on: August 17, 2018, 12:53:04 AM »
Local millionaires believe so much in their 'Blockland' idea that they put their own money up to host the convention!

Oh, wait, no...they got the county to donate facilities for free.

https://t.co/FXWlN21qs2
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« Reply #275 on: August 17, 2018, 12:26:00 PM »
The beauty of 501c3 orgs

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« Reply #276 on: August 23, 2018, 10:42:26 AM »
What the Hell is Blockchain, Anyway? Notes from #Blockland
Posted By Sam Allard on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 7:34 am


https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/08/23/what-the-hell-is-blockchain-anyway-notes-from-blockland

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« Reply #277 on: September 10, 2018, 04:29:38 PM »
Ethereum drops below $200 for the first time since July of 2017, after a run all the way up to $1,400. 

It'll be interesting to see where we are with these in January 2019, exactly one year after the peaks for all of them. 

As of Sept 10, 2018:

Bitcoin $6,200
Bitcoin Cash $465
Litecoin $53
Ethereum $190
Ripple $0.27

My predictions for Jan 1, 2019:

Bitcoin: $3,000
Bitcoin Cash: $100
Litecoin: $15
Ethereum: $40
Ripple: $.09

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Re: Blockchains and Cryptocurriences
« Reply #278 on: September 10, 2018, 04:36:56 PM »
Ethereum drops below $200 for the first time since July of 2017, after a run all the way up to $1,400. 

It'll be interesting to see where we are with these in January 2019, exactly one year after the peaks for all of them. 

As of Sept 10, 2018:

Bitcoin $6,200
Bitcoin Cash $465
Litecoin $53
Ethereum $190
Ripple $0.27

My predictions for Jan 1, 2019:

Bitcoin: $3,000
Bitcoin Cash: $100
Litecoin: $15
Ethereum: $40
Ripple: $.09


Those seem like decent predictions although my guesses would be they wouldn't fall that far.  However, I'll make no bet as these so-call currencies are driven by pure human emotion which is nearly impossible to predict.
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Re: Blockchains and Cryptocurriences
« Reply #279 on: September 10, 2018, 04:46:37 PM »
BTC becomes unprofitable to mine between 3k and 4k, so hopefully doesn't fall further than that.  Hoping bottom is 5800 personally.

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Re: Blockchains and Cryptocurriences
« Reply #280 on: September 10, 2018, 07:23:31 PM »
Local millionaires believe so much in their 'Blockland' idea that they put their own money up to host the convention!

Oh, wait, no...they got the county to donate facilities for free.

https://t.co/FXWlN21qs2

No different than what many cities/regions do for many industries, to be honest. I'd rather have us give this a try than not.

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Re: Blockchains and Cryptocurriences
« Reply #281 on: September 11, 2018, 09:59:48 AM »
Bernie Moreno Companies Now Accepting Bitcoin

CLEVELAND, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bernie Moreno Companies is embracing the future like no other auto dealership group in the nation, announcing today that it is accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for vehicle purchases and service payments, effective immediately.

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/bernie-moreno-companies-now-accepting-bitcoin-1027519654

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Re: Blockchains and Cryptocurriences
« Reply #282 on: September 11, 2018, 11:25:43 AM »
Moreno's interest in crypto currency makes me take the whole "Blockland" thing that much less seriously.

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« Reply #283 on: September 13, 2018, 12:09:27 AM »

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Re: Blockchains and Cryptocurriences
« Reply #284 on: September 13, 2018, 07:47:54 AM »
"Bitcoin was never that great"

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« Reply #285 on: September 13, 2018, 10:27:43 AM »
All cryptos are on a huge sale...some 90% off from January.  Why not buy in? Lol.
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Re: Blockchains and Cryptocurriences
« Reply #286 on: September 13, 2018, 11:21:56 AM »
They're like the Pogs of financial instruments