Tero's Crypto Corner

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by terosis, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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  2. Kanmuk_Sealclubber

    Kanmuk_Sealclubber Yes

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    My biggest worry with crypto was always having the exchange get shut down, losing my passwords, etc. This kind of thing happens at a large enough rate, that you can’t just shrug it off. Binance is probably pretty safe, but even they come with a risk that is impossible to quantify.

    Responsible people are not going to heavily “invest” in something in which they can lose huge amounts of savings because they got drunk one night and misplaced their wallet, or because an exchange decided they didn’t want to pay.

    If crypto is ever going to be a real thing, that sort of risk needs to be dealt with. I only played around with an amount of money that was more or less insignificant to me, because of the risk of just getting FUCKED by tether or an exchange.
     
  3. Velox

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    In mathematical finance there is actually a separate factor for this when evaluating an investment. If I recall correctly, my ex-banker prof called it the "institutional risk" of whatever entity was handling your money. The risk associated with a bank account is entirely the institutional risk of the bank folding, which for small investors is usually mitigated by various national insurance schemes (e.g. the EU guarantees EU bank accounts up to 100k EUR). So the concept isn't new, but I'm not sure if real quants have actually managed to get a good estimate for crypto.

    I guess this applies to managing your own crypto wallet too. Your level of irresponsible drinking is directly correlated with your "institutional risk"
     
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  4. Samassi Abou

    Samassi Abou TZT Abuser

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    Teh future.
     
  5. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    Think of this extended crypto recession as more time to decide what color your Lambo is going to be.
     
  6. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    In seriousness, I do miss the trading aspect of crypto. It was fun and kinda like playing a video game for me.

    I spent Christmas Eve 2017 making BIG CRYPTO GAINS and ignoring my family. It was great.
     
  7. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    yeah that shit was fun times 4 sure
     
  8. Velox

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  9. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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    "Quorum also jettisons the wasteful proof-of-work algorithm that secures the Ethereum network in favor of a simpler scheme that relies on majority voting among network nodes."

    They basically took that from Nano. lol.
     
  10. Samassi Abou

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  11. Lysernix

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    Dark story there. Cryptos stable recently though and at more realistic values. Too many dark stories about cryptos. Still probably solid long term. Anyway, the story and time continuum rolls on. Cryptopia thankfully back online with presumably everything except ether.
     
  12. Samassi Abou

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    Very interesting story where they seemed to have tracked Quadriga's owners back to Ponzi schemes from the early 2000s.

    https://amycastor.com/2019/04/23/ta...-where-quadrigas-patryn-and-cotten-first-met/


    Doesn't this quote sound familiar, considering all the 'hacks' there are of cryptos?

    "When an HYIP [Ponzi] scheme collapses—and they always collapse—the collapse is generally blamed on a hack, a theft or a bad investment—some type of external event that is plausibly at arm’s length from the operator. When that happens, the HYIP operator begins issuing “refunds”—in good faith, of course.

    Some HYIP operators even go through the effort of setting up long-winded spreadsheets, and paying back dribs and drabs over months."