[vcf-midatlantic] Very much OT: Bitcoin?

Joseph Oprysko joprysko1 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 15:37:11 EDT 2017


A couple thousand for a poster, eh?  Yeah, since in 2015 the btc was around
$300, and now it's like $4500 for 1 btc.

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 2:53 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> been selling posters with bitcoin for almost 2 years.  offer is probably a
> better way to put it no sales, but they used to feature my poster on
> bitpay.com for a while.  problem is bitcoin has jumped so much, making my
> poster a few thousand dollars.  I never changed the price.  Need to return
> to it.
>
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 2:08 PM, systems_glitch via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
> > Heh, if anyone sends you some, it'll be a *very* small amount --
> currently
> > 1 BTC is about $4500 USD.
> >
> > If you've given any of the faucets your Bitcoin address, and they've sent
> > any amount, then that will show up. It may be that you're using a
> > traditional client that has to download the entire blockchain, which is
> > many gigabytes nowadays. Try something like Electrum.
> >
> > As to "what the big deal is," it's just an online fiat currency that's
> > essentially like cash. It's pretty cheap to move it around (there's a
> > transaction fee, but it's better than PayPal's fees). It can be used in
> an
> > anonymous fashion, but beware that the entire transaction history is
> public
> > knowledge -- like if your (and everyone else's) bank statement was
> > something that was public. So, assuming you use the same Bitcoin address
> to
> > pay for stuff as you've provided here, your transactions could easily be
> > mapped to your ID on this listserv. People seem to miss that aspect and
> > assume that it's 100% anonymous by nature; it's not, it can just be used
> as
> > such, with proper care.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jonathan
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Does anyone have any experience with Bitcoin? I setup a bitcoin wallet,
> > but
> > > I don't have any bitcoin to deposit in it. I've tried using some of
> those
> > > "Satoshi Faucets" but they give SO little, I haven't "earned" enough to
> > > even put a fraction of a bitcoin in my account.
> > >
> > > If someone wouldn't mind sending me a little bit of bitcoin so I can
> see
> > > what the big deal is. My wallet ID is:
> > >
> > > 1NtEGyywbKdYmsb1rAafrUs32nGkCm8vyh
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for anyone who can send me a little bit.
> > >
> > > Joe
> > >
> > > --
> > > Normal Person: Hey, it seems that you know a lot.
> > > Geek: To be honest, it's due to all the surfing I do.
> > > Normal Person: So you go surfing?
> > > Normal Person: But I don't think that has anything to do with knowing a
> > > lot...
> > > Geek: I think that's wrong on a fundamental level.
> > > Normal Person: Huh? Huh? What?
> > >
> >
>



-- 
Normal Person: Hey, it seems that you know a lot.
Geek: To be honest, it's due to all the surfing I do.
Normal Person: So you go surfing?
Normal Person: But I don't think that has anything to do with knowing a
lot...
Geek: I think that's wrong on a fundamental level.
Normal Person: Huh? Huh? What?



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