A Forex trader's success is often directly related to the Forex broker he/she chooses to conduct business with. If a trader chooses a broker who is unwise, unethical, and/or a combination of both, the trader could lose a substantial amount of money in the Forex market. It can be very difficult to determine which Forex brokers are reputable until a trader has traded real money with them. However, by this time the trader may have lost the money that he/she has invested. Forex Brokers Reviews Fortunately, there are online sites that provide informative Forex broker reviews to aid you in choosing the right firm for your trading needs. These sites have extensively tested the brokers' Forex platforms and trading conditions using real-money accounts and making real trades. This means that you don't have to invest your own money to determine whether a Forex broker is reputable and effective at handling your trades on the market. Some of the criteria that such sites use in their reviews include the safety of a trader's deposits and the honesty of the broker. The trader can conduct his/her own online research about a specific trader via online forums, ask direct questions to the firm, and seek information from the proper authorities. One of the essential things the trader must learn about the broker is whether the firm is regulated by government authorities. Another is whether the firm uses state-of-the-art measures to ensure that the trader's personal information and account details will remain safe from unauthorized access. Sites that provide Forex broker reviews can quickly give you this vital information. forex broker review A trader should also determine the spreads and commissions that the broker will receive when executing trades on the Forex market. The lower the level of commission the better it is for you. Any commissions over 3-pips in EURUSD trades should necessitate you finding another broker. There are quality firms that only charge 1-pip for EURUSD trades. It's important for you to find out the spreads and commissions that are charged by the brokers before deciding to employ them for your Forex trades. These are usually explained on the firm's website. A trader should look for a broker that only requires a small initial deposit. At the same time, however, the trader should also consider leverage and minimum lot size as well. The trader should also choose a firm that provides many ways to fund his/her deposit, including wire transfers, credit cards, and PayPal transfers. Sites that provide Forex broker reviews will usually list the ways in which you can fund your accounts. Top Rated Forex Brokers The trader should also find the right Forex trading platform to execute his/her trades. The platform should provide a comfortable and familiar interface to the trader and should also provide plenty of customizations options. The best way to find the right platform for you is to take it for a spin via a demo account, which most reputable brokerage firms now offer. Visit Here -Most Trusted forex brokers
does a (european) bank account's beneficiary and beneficiary address mean anything? Does it have to be real? (question + story)
The short: I have a polish IBAN EUR, branch address and swift codes for an account. beneficiary company is obviously completely different to the 'company' I was talking to and the bene. address doesn't match up with the addresses google spews out for the stated company. Does bene. name and address have any significance or is it a diversion? The long (scambait story): After nearly 4 years of getting calls from investment scammers, occasionally wasting time, usually blocking, I hoped I could at least get them to frick off for a bit by hurting their bottom line. Waited for the inevitable call and tried to act enthusiastic about the 1000th call asking me to invest in their forex account. grilled them a little about their lack of FCA regulation, got lies and an innocent, similar sounding company's details in return. I called that company. Had fun making scammers sweat again while scrambling to come up with an excuse for why that company had never even heard of them. Why is your min deposit 100x higher than any other forex broker? Why is your website covered in conflicting information? etc. etc. Now with the oldest bit of manipulation in the world, I release all the pressure and do them a favour. They're desperate enough by now. No more questions, Lets do this, I've even already signed up! Scammers texts are now short and rapid with excitement. "Great! we can do debit, credit, paypal, cashapp, x, y, z". Lovely! but I only do wire transfers, I even saw it on your site. I didn't think you could see someones heart sink over text. Paraphrasing of course. "Sir are you sur-" Yep. "How about th-" Nah, wire's always my go to "But-" Listen, if it's not wire, I think I'll have to reconsider this account. Get back to me if you figure it out. Of course they did. "I talked to my manager. we can offer two options. 1. Prepaid card ((HAH!)) 2. bank details" "...it's a polish bank" (I couldn't believe it! they chose it to make it harder for a brit to verify. If only they knew my oldest friend is polish) I immediately contact the bank and start googling. the beneficiary had a pretty normal name and I found 3 companies, doing different things; Construction, IT, marketing, all small (5 employees max) and nothing to do with forex of course. and none of their addresses matched the beneficiary address. Everything else checked out. After this I simply ghosted them, said I was distracted by dinner, work, and have been enjoying letting their desperate calls ring out. So what do you think? did they pull a company out of thin air. Have they compromised one of these companies accounts? Could it be a fake account to test me or have they been stupid enough to use their OWN company as the beneficiary?
Summary of offers (total £100+) that require no deposit or spend (great for new members!)
I've noticed among the new members joining, people sometimes ask which offers they should do first, or which ones they could do when they don't have the £/€100 it takes to do many of the offers here. So I hope this little summary of no-spend offers will be helpful to you! You can make ~£107 with the offers below without spending anything (up to £216 if you do the extra tasks). Notice I included some cryptocurrency offers - don't be afraid of these; they carry pretty much zero risk as you don't need to deposit anything (=buy crypto) - you only need to convert the cryptocurrency bonus back into £/€. If you need help with this, feel free to message me. I also mention Revolut below, which is a popular online "bank" account. My app is currently not showing any promotions for new users, but perhaps someone else has a referral link for you that will make you some cash! Swissborg:~$65 A Swiss fintech focusing on crypto wealth management. You earn CHSB (their token) by collecting badges for doing simple tasks in the app. You can get 600 CHSB (~$65) without much effort, and if you can invite 20 people, you can get up to 1750 CHSB ($190). Please check the current CHSB exchange rate as the token's value may fluctuate.
Register for an account (use my referral code ETTVC6Q and we both get 3,000 points). Tip: the code will get you started with 3,000 points - make your first forecast with 1,000 points and you'll get your first badge :) [don't use a code for no bonus]
Collect badges and earn!
In order to redeem the prizes, you'll need to download their Wealth app and verify ID. The rewards should be redeemable in Q3 2020, once the competition ends (by September).
Sign up with my link (non-ref-link, no bonus) and verify your identity. (Prepare your passport and a printed proof of address (e.g. bank statement). If no-one picks up for more than a few mins, hang up & try again)
Create a bitcoin wallet in your account.
€15 will be credited to your account within 15 business days. You can withdraw it right after you receive it.
Your bonus will be credited once you reach £10 in confirmed cashback. Again, you could browse the no-spend offers, or buy something from a store where you'd shop anyways!
Curve: £5 A debit card to which you add your existing cards, and then you only have to carry the Curve card and choose which underlying card to pay with in the app.
Download the app using this link (use code D8XMLG5E when signing up. No code, no bonus.)
Order a free card (=Curve Blue).
When it arrives, link a card you already own to your new Curve card.
Make a first transaction with the Curve card (this can either be a regular in-store/online purchase, but people have successfully gotten the bonus just by linking the Curve card to their Paypal account or by connecting it to Google Pay/Apple Pay - so you don't have to spend anything. There's also no minimum spend requirement.) Note: you must make your first transaction within 7 days from signing up!
£5 will be added to your Curve Cash card. You can spend it immediately. You can also send it to your Revolut - set up a payment link in Revolut, and pay it using the Curve card, with Curve Cash set as the underlying card.
Complete the beginner quiz and receive €5 in BEST (the Bitpanda token).
Bonus: you can get an extra €10 if you're willing to deposit €25 and complete your first crypto trade of at least €25. The bonus will be credited instantly. Tip: buy BEST for €25, and then sell all BEST including the €5 bonus.
Note: you can withdraw the bonuses right after you receive them, but the minimum withdrawal and deposit amount is €/£25, so you can either deposit €/£25, get the extra €10, and withdraw everything back, or - if you don't want to deposit anything - you can transfer the BEST bonus to another crypto exchange or wallet. Up to you :) Detailed post about Bitpanda Zelf: €5 An upcoming service where you can do banking in your favorite messenger app (Messenger, Whatsapp, etc).
Im new to reddit and the Forex community here, but I have been reading some of the post and they are truly concerning. I noticed a trend of novice traders who don't even understand how margin works yet have ridiculous dreams of making big money in this business. It will not happen. First of all, STOP falling for IG traders or anyone who claims they went from $100-$50k in a week yet can't show any broker statement (They usually show flashy cars, clothes and sell some kind of service, if that was not enough they are 16-22yo) If you fall for this then you deserve to lose all your money. Actually, DM me so I can give you my Paypal and just transfer it to me. Demo and backtest then go live or if you want to improve faster then deposit $250-500 into a broker and trade 0.01 orders. It will give you some skin in the game and you will most likely end up going full margin on a trade and will blow up your account (This will make you want to put the actual work in and not be a dumbass). Choose your broker WISELY, do NOT go for some bucketshop that offers 1:1000 leverage because you think you will make bank and show social media what a baller you are. If you want to have a realiatic chance of making this your full time job/career then trade smart and by %. Your best bet is to grow an account over a year and if you have good consistent results then you can find investors or make a go at a prop firm. Mind your drawdown, no one wants to invest in someone who can blow up their account in a day. Last but not least, this is a long road full of pain and reward. Take it seriously and accept that you will lose money and simply MOVE ON to the next trade. DO NOT tell people that you trade, you will most likely fail and end up in debt or broke and people love to say "I told you so". I say all of this since I have made every mistake in the game but through pain and perseverance I finally became profitable. FAIL QUICKLY so you can get on the right path sooner. Best of luck to everyone.
So I'm researching about the fees involved in an international deposit through PayPal to my forex broker. The information I found on google has been somewhat contradictory, some say that it would be a maximum $20, but others say that it's more. So far I deposited through international bank transfer and the fees were 39 euros (I'm from Europe) in total for just a 500 euros deposit. It's true that it also included a 10 AUD fee from my broker in Australia. The broker says that there's no fee applied for PayPal deposits, but I am wondering about the transaction fees. I have a Euro currency bank account and I'm intending to transfer the deposit to the broker's Euro account as well, so there should be no conversion fees involved (even though my country's official currency is not the Euro). Do you guys have experience with PayPal deposits, especially international ones? Could you advise on the fees? Much appreciated!
Hello everyone, I am an european 16 year old, so a legal minor. The thing is i make money. By that I mean, a lot, I invest in Forex market and in stocks, I started arround two years ago where I invested 100€ and moved my way up from that. At first I was making close to nothing but I eventually decided to start using leverage, by that point I started making a "small" salary. I was making 50€ a day. And I kept on earning more and more untill I was making ~17 000€ a month. I didn't want to put this on my personnal bank account because I heard that it might cause trouble with taxes and stuff but mainly the maximum I can deposit is 2000€ . so I kept investing and at somepoint i learnt that the pandemic was growing, which means there will be big money to make, so I closed all my trades and Invested all in indexes (not sure of the translation) such as DOWJONES, CAC40, ... I closed all my trades now and I have over half a million dollar sum on locked in my broker's session. And I want to keep some of that money safe somewhere where it could be used it extreme cases or just later in my life. Now I guess you kind of guessed my problem : Where do my place my earning ? At first I wanted to put them in a "SCPI" or a "SCPC" or a "SOFICA" (those are french terms I can not find a translation to, so excuse me.) but since I'm a minor, it's impossible. But if i did it anyway, taxes would be a problem for a minor. That being said, i'll be honest, even if there was no problems due to my age, i don't want to pay taxes, so I thought of making a Dubai bank account but still minor. So I thought of fake papers to open a bank account as an adult with my actual identity as legal heir, i don't know to be honest I only have a bit of banking knowledge, but absolutely no internationnal banking knowledege. First of all, I want to thank you guys for reading that. Second of all, do you guys have any advices for me of what I shoud do. Any opinion is welcome. Additionnal note : I rarely withdrew money. Maximum I ever did was 70€ on my bank account since I know that would cause much reaction from the bank. I withdrew a total of arround 300€ that went into my bitcoin wallet right after and then on paypal. And also, only my best friend knows about that. Not a single member of my family knows.
IG Trading - Get $100 for free. Only got 5 Invites!
Hi guys, I have a limited offer available for IG Trading. This is a brokerage that allows you to buy/sell stocks,commodities, forex etc. They are currently offering new sign up's that use a ref link $100 after they deposit and make at least 5 trades (Must be CFDs). Now this offer is a lot of free money and it does require a deposit of course. The minimum is £250 and I would do that via Paypal if you can as you will then be able to get your money back out same day. IG is a very reliable brokesite and I have personally used them for months now. Please if you are interested comment and I will give you a DM with your link. No time wasters please as my link will just become invalid.
ALERT Cryptocurrency Scammer with fake broker and account management
In recent 2019 until now, there is a Scammer using **FAKE BROKER** names: **DIGITALTRADEFX** “http://www.digitaltradefx.com", “**DIGITALTRADEFIRM** ”http://www.digitaltradefirm.com“, **TRACEOPTIONFX** “http://www.traceoptionfx.com" or “**CRYPTONLINEFXPRO** ”http://www.cryptolinefxpro.com" , he is contacting people directly through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, WhatsApp and using different **FAKE profile** …. claiming himself as an account manager. He is using a different **FAKE phone number**, and many others. Last year he was using <> or <<>> to scam people and then he changes it this year. the website looks familiar with** Pocket option** web (another fraud broker in EU) . He promised a high return on investment weekly, to his victim investors. Once you put your money in his hands, you will never get anything back from him as money. First, let's start with the website. the website phone number belong to two different platforms…be aware of that. the support team contact will never help get your money back….HE IS BEHIND ALL THAT and using a fake certificate. When you try to reach the support team by the web, there is another contacts email appear with another FAKE web he is using. He may allow you to** become affiliate **to him, introduce his platform to others and bring more victim in his game…. **DON’T PUT YOUR FRIENDS HARD EARN MONEY IN HIS HANDS.**. NOW, in the platform itself, there only one way…Deposit your money. All withdraw possibility are FAKE, and it will never work. The platform itself looks like Pocket option platform. On the platform, you make deposit by Bitcoin address he provides you. You money grow week after week. Then the withdraw, this is where the game change. **you can NEVER withdraw** by crypto address, paypal or skrill. He will send you to a **FAKE BANK** he names** ROCUNITY BANK** “http://www.rocunity.com“ which is a **FAKE website** he creates less than a month ago**. the website is empty, you won’t get any information in there. Your money is gone. A website he bought about another bank…. look down of the page. he said the bank was create since 1865 but he just create the website less than a month ago. The grammar on the web page is wrong. he download some images on google containing another language to feed the web. **IF HE CONTACT YOU ABOUT INVESTMENT OR BORROW MONEY WITH HIM, YOU REPORT AND IGNORE IT.** After try many time to get your deposit back, he will ignore you or try to put you in another Scam business. He has many accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp, Telegram …etc. he may work from India or US between those places despite his fake IP address he used. He create many group on telegram for investment in short term, If he get in touch with you…. know you are not in good hands. REMEMBER AND SHARE THE MESSAGE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.. NOW YOU KNOW HOW THE SCAMMER WORK AND IF YOU WANT TO INVEST IN CRYPTO OR FOREX, YOU BETTER FIND A REGULATED BROKER AND WELL KNOWN. see you!
Source of Fund : BSV, BTC + LN, and BCH. Why Only BSV is a valid Bitcoin
Last Friday FATF regulation is about source of fund for cryptohttps://www.coindesk.com/fatf-crypto-travel-rule If you live in Asian countries and you migrate to USA or UK ......, to buy a home you have to verify your source of fund. If you have invested or traded on stock, commodity, forex exchanges. When you make a deposit or withdrawal, these exchanges always verify your source of fund
If you deposit 10K for example, the fund of this this deposit should be valid with your name for example: a bank account with your name as account holder, a PayPal account with your name as account holder.
If you make a withdrawal, the destination account should be your: a bank or PayPal account
Imagine you have bought 50K of Segwit BTC + LN, BCH in 2017-2018. In 2021, this 50K of segwit BTC + LN, and BCH become 200K. However, you will not be able to use this 200K because you cannot prove that you are the owner of it. Case 1: If someone in USA bought this 50K fron Binance in 2017-2018 , and made a withdrawal but Binance sent BTC to this guy's wallet using a criminal BTC. In 2021, this guy use this 200K to buy a house and a bank asks him to verify this source of fund and it is from illegal source, this guy will lose his 200K Case 2: If someone in Singapore bought this 50K a valid exchange in 2019 after Lightnight Network launch and then made an withdrawal. In 2021, this guy use this 200K to buy a house and a bank asks him to verify this source of fund and he will not able to verify it because Segwit LN will send through many middle nodes before reaching this guy's wallet, this guy will lose his 200K too After the last Friday FATF regulations, https://www.coindesk.com/fatf-crypto-travel-rule BSV is beging fixed by BSV Dev team, Nchain, and Dr. Craig to return to its 2008-2009 Bitcoin design to meet this source of fund . This will make BSV is the only Bitcoin which you buy in 2018-2019 and your fund will be valid in 2021 and later. Please check this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTK5UuKCc6o to know that the Bitcoin 2008-2009 design meeting US, UK, EU, Sharia Laws and BSV is the Only real Bitcoin Many scamming crytpo web sites never write about this, I share it here so that BSV supporters and new crypto users can avoid buying into BTC, BCH which are built to hide source of fund I expect many big players will convert from BTC and BCH to BSV in the next couple weeks or months. Segwit BTC and BCH are killing them self for modifying the original Bitcoin design to hide source of fund
Hello everyone. I've decided to jump into trading forex and I'm hoping you awesome people can help me with some questions.
So i did the babypips course. Twice. Read everything twice. Took the tests. The thing is I just am having a really hard time grasping the Dynamics of how everything works. It's making me feel really stupid. I figured after my second time of doing babypips I'd have a good idea of what to do but it's all still so confusing. I opened a demo account and made a ton of random trades and ended up turning the 50K they give you to play with into 200K so I decided to open a real account. I just deposited the rest of my tax refund(1600USD) into my forex account. I'm really nervous though. I had no idea what I was doing on my demo account I just bought low and sold high and I think I just got really lucky. I can't afford to depend on luck with this real money though. What should I do? Take the baby pips course a third time? It took a lot of time to complete the course the first time and the second time I completed it I didn't feel like I learned anything else. Be brutally honest with me here. Am I just stupid? Why don't I understand most of this stuff. I've been researching for weeks and watching YouTube videos and doing everything I can to try to get a grip on things so I know what I'm actually doing but nothing seems to work. Maybe I should just pull the trigger and do the same thing I did on my demo account? Is there a course out there that explains how forex works for 5 year olds lol? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. If someone can actually point me in the right direction and help me out I will pay you some cash via PayPal or venmo. I need help I feel silly. This is the first time in a long time that something has actually caught my interest. I never read and have no hobbies. But there is something about forex that drives me crazy and I have this burning passion to want to master all of this. I've spent so many hours researching and I just want to be good at this. I enjoy that I can make money off of this. But that's not why I'm so passionate about figuring this out. There's something about the trading of currencies that just really grabs me by the balls and makes me feel a certain way nothing else has my entire life. Money is great and all but I want to be the best trader in the world. Not for the money. Just to know I'm good at something. I must sound like a fucking weirdo by now. TLDR - took babypips course it didn't make much sense to me. Opened a demo account and turned the 50K into 200K making random trades based on gut feelings and it gave me a hard on. I just opened a real account and am ready to trade but nervous I'll lose it all and won't get lucky like I did in my demo account. I feel stupid after not knowing the Dynamics after doing so much research but all of this really interests me like nothing else has my entire life.
Why traditional exchanges will not convert to OMG and why it doesn't matter
Something that keeps coming up is the idea that OMG will grab a slice of forex and crypto trading. In this rather excellent post Civilian- suggests that OMG might grab a slice of the daily 3 trillion forex trade and the yearly 10 trillion Crypto Exchange Trade. This type of speculation has been further stoked by the news that MUFG (a partner of Omise) is planning to build an exchange and maybe they will build it on OMG... I’ve promised a few folks here on the omise_go subreddit that I would explain why that is highly unlikely to happen as expected... and also to explain why that does not matter. As you read through this, you may get a little disheartened, but don’t, because I’ve got some great news at the end that makes up for the debbie downer stuff at the start. HFT The first important point to note is that most exchange liquidity is created by high frequency trading HFT. These HFT bots are always running. They make trades every second. With each trade they try to gain just a fraction of a percentage point and as a result they usually make large trades to make money on those very small gains. This means that just about any time a regular day trader wants to make a trade it is instantly snapped up. Which is great for day traders! There are many HFT companies that are market makers and collectively give electronic marketplaces huge amounts of liquidity. The world of HFT is conducted in milliseconds. Trades MUST be able to execute within the shortest time possible (sub 1 second end-to-end). It is, after all, computer against computer. This is why many HFT companies pay huge amounts of money to get the fastest possible connection to an exchange. In many cases they even get an office right next to the exchange and wire a fiber through the wall, directly to the exchange’s network, to try to get a competitive advantage. So, to recap, HFT traders are market makers, they create the liquidity that makes it very convenient for other traders to be on the system. Confirmations For a transaction to complete on a DEX like OMG, it must be confirmed by multiple nodes. Each node will be at a different location in the world. We don’t know how distributed nodes will be geographically, but, presumably there will be enough distance to help add security to the network. Perhaps different cities, different countries, or, at the very least different regions of the same city. You can imagine how a network like that could not work very well for HFT... based on the simple constraint of the speed of light! In the traditional model the HFT firms buy a single direct connection to a centralized exchange with a ping time of 10ms. When they place the trade no confirmations are required. So just one wire and one api endpoint and a few milliseconds. If they try to make that same trade on a DEX the trade would require multiple nodes to be discovered and confirm the transaction with each node incurring it’s own 100ms? 200ms? network latency. It seems almost impossible to imagine a system like that enabling sub second trades end-to-end. Reason #1 So, DEX confimrtatons and network latencey is reason #1 why it is very unlikely any traditional exchange would move to run on the OMG network. After all, they would jeopardize their relationship with HFT traders and the fees they bring. They would also jeopardize the liquidity that their other customers rely on so much. You may say, but wait, the OMG DEX will give them the liquidity they need, but that is a moot point because a) for them it will be unproven and b) they will not want to lose the huge amount of revenue they make from HFT to another exchange that didn’t switch. Keep in mind the bulk of the 3 trillion daily trading is created by these types of exchanges. Exchange Architecture I’m not sure if this is common knowledge, but running an exchange can be disgustingly lucrative. The per trade cost is basically zero. This is due to the core architecture of an exchange. Essentially, when fiat or crypto is deposited into an exchange, it goes into a large global wallet that the exchange owns. Then a number of that same amount is assigned to a customer record. From that point forward all the “trading” is simply swapping numbers in a database. There is no actual money, or value, of any kind swapping hands per trade. The money remains in the large global wallet and is not touched. For example, at its most basic, the database code it takes to make a single trade might look something like this:
UPDATE customers SET USDT = USDT - 25 WHERE customer_id = 1; UPDATE customers SET OMG = OMG + 1 WHERE customer_id = 1;
Those two simple SQL statements tell a database to subtract 25 and add 1 to a customer record. In this case the record says USDT and OMG but don’t let that fool you, it’s not really USDT or OMG it’s just database columns, with convenient names. Additionally, for every trade something like this happens:
UPDATE customers SET USDT = USDT - (25 * 0.0025) WHERE customer_id = 1; UPDATE exchange_profits SET USDT = USDT + (25 * 0.0025);
THAT is the exchange taking a 0.25% fee per trade. For example, yesterday bittrex (the 7th busiest crypto exchange) did a total volume of $1,027,873,751. We can calculate how much they made by doing this:
VOLUME * 1.0025 = TOTAL VOLUME - TOTAL = PROFIT
So, from their 0.25% Bittrex made $2,569,684 yesterday. Ignoring the fact that a DEX is not fast enough for HFT trading, let’s imagine that bittrex did decide to run on the OMG network. In this case Bittrex could use the OMG infrastructure and add a surcharge on top of every trade. Let’s imagine a best case scenario that OMG trades cost 0.1% per trade and that Bittrex could then add 0.15% on top. This means that Bittrex would be losing $1,027,8737 per day vs what they could be making by running their own infrastructure. Reason #2 I hope you can see there is no “infrastructure savings” that OMG could bring that could offset the level of profit exchanges make. With the amount of money that exchanges make they can easily hire developers to fix any scaling issues or other technical problems that they may have. All that is to say, loss of profits is reason #2 why it is very unlikely that any existing exchange would switch to run on the OMG network. This is also why it is highly unlikely a traditional bank like MUFG would build a new exchange on the OMG network. Why would they? When they can literally make billions of dollars of extra profit by running it on their own infrastructure! Disruption Patterns So, right about now, you’re probably feeling depressed because it feels like we just lost trillions and trillions of earning potential from our beloved OMG :( Well, let’s talk about why that doesn’t matter by looking at patterns of disruption... Many people think Uber makes all it’s money by replacing Taxis. Wrong! They made it so easy, cheap and addictive to use on-demand transportat that customers use Uber in ways that they never used Taxis. For example, before Uber came along I personally used Taxis about one time a year but now I use Uber about 4 times a week! Uber created a completely new market. Very few people ever used Taxis 4 times a week but, now, lots of people use Uber 4 times a week. This equates to a staggering amount of new money that has nothing to do with “replacing” Taxis. The same pattern can be seen with Slack. Before Slack came along there were plenty of competitors doing what Slack did. Sure Slack took some of that business away, but the real money they made was by bringing in hundreds of thousands of new companies who had never used a product like that. They just made Slack so easy to get started with and then so easy to continue to use. Even my mum uses slack! The same can be said for Google. Google literally brought a whole new set of people to the internet because it made it easy to find stuff. OMG Disruptions It’s a little bit difficult to see where or how disruption might play out. For example, Microsoft always had the lofty goal of everyone getting a computer. But, it was actually the iPhone that ended up being the reason (and disruption) that caused everyone to get a computer. For this reason it’s hard to predict specifically where OMG might take us and what new markets will come to exist because of it. That said, one thing that a lot of disruptions to have in common is that they make something easier and/or cheaper. So, perhaps if we explore what OMG makes easier and cheaper, we might get some ideas of new markets it could create. Easier for Developers In the same way that etherium makes it easy to create new alt-coins and as a result we have LOTS of alt-coins now. The OMG network and SDK will make it easier to build... exchanges… like Bittrex! Now, don’t get mad at me. I know I just convinced you that exchanges won’t be run on OMG... but I was talking about existing exchanges not new ones created by indie developers. OMG makes it wayyy easier for a solo indie developers to build something like an exchange because all they need to do is build the front end and plug it into OMG. It would not be useful for HFT traders. It would not rake in the kind of profits that Bittrex does. It may even only make $1.99 in the app store. But, that is still worth it to an indie developer! In this way, hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of new exchange style apps will be created that run on the OMG network. There are many reasons that a consumer might use an app like this vs Bittrex. For example, if exchange fees were 0.1%. Or if the app had automation built in. Or perhaps the app had a UI that was much more pleasing to use. In the same way that Uber created a whole new type of transportation customer, these new apps might create a new type of crypto and forex trader. Of course, it will not just be exchange apps that OMG makes easier for developers, but since that is what we are talking about, that is why I mentioned it. Other things that will be easier will be cross border payments, cross cilo payments (paypal -> venmo), cross currency payments, in game payments, etc. Each new type of “easiness” that is passed on to developers will end up spawning a new set of apps and markets. Easier for Consumers The simple fact of being able to easily move money around will create thousands of possibilities. Far to many to mention here. Cheaper for Consumers Nothing is better than cheaper AND easier. With OMG we get a lot of that. Also, too many possibilities to mention here. Perhaps that should be another post... Conclusion HODL
Enjoy =) Larry Page = $41 billion Bill Gates = $86 billion All Cryptocurrency's = $200 billion Amazon = $402 billion Apple = $730 billion USD in circulation = $1,500 billion Gold Market Cap = $8,200 billion Physical Money (notes/coins) = $31,200 billion Stock Markets = $66,800 billion All U.S. Money (bank deposits/loans) = $83,000 billion
This doesn't include ALL future's exchanges (such as CME Group), ALL options exchanges, ALL stock exchanges, ALL forex exchanges.
This doesn't include ALL celebrities, ALL inventors (such as Elon Musk, and so on), ALL corporations/companies.
This doesn't include ALL and each and every single country that ALSO has examples of all of the above.
This doesn't include Visa/Mastercard/Discovery/AmericanExpress transactions.
But why doesn't EVERYBODY just convert ALL of the world's money of the ENTIRE PLANET to paying each other in gold? Gold is a great 'store of value', isn't it? Yes, it sure has value, but because it is inconvenient, hard to transport, slow, not divisible (without a third party), and difficult to keep from being robbed (without a third party), that is why the entire planet does not transact in gold, and hence why Gold's market capitalization is only $8,200 billion.
So, how do we fix this? How can we get more people to transact in gold? How can we convince people to say "Fuck transacting in everything other than gold"?
The only way this is possible, is if gold was more convenient to transact with than everything else, especially VISA. Which is impossible. You can't pay for a $100.37 item on Amazon.com, through the internet, without a third party, in a split second, by using gold.
Then, what SHOULD we use? Well.. VISA can do 80,000 transactions per second peak velocity.
Bitcoin (whitepaper version), can do 1,000,000 transactions per second CHEAPER than VISA. (It can probably do even more in the future), it's also at the same time a tangible currency (that takes trillions of video cards to create one single uncounterfeitable coin) aka "store of value".
And what does 1,000,000 transactions per second mean? It means that ALL of the world (as described above) EASILY has room to enter the system. And not only is it a payment system, it is a currency ("store of value"). You literally HAVE tangible coins. Not merely a payment system like Paypal, or VISA, but a 2-in-1. It is a CURRENCY that is also in itself a PAYMENT SYSTEM that doesn't require a third party.
So, for example's sake, let's add up all of the money (listed above), and "flood" the entire planet into using a currency ("store of value"), that is ALSO a payment system in itself BY DESIGN, able to send money to the other side of the planet, instantly, without needing to use ANY kind of outside third party, because the coin ITSELF is the third party IF it is the Whitepaper Version of Bitcoin. But if the witness data (aka transaction signatures) are segregated from the chain, then the coin (economy itself) is no longer ITS' OWN "third party" anymore, but prone to whoever wants to take advantage of the segregated witness data (whether its blockstream, bitcoin core, AXA, miners, or banks, doesn't matter). Because when the chain of digital signatures is no longer part of the blockchain, the incentive to take advantage of the system and introduce a traditional (bankegovernment) "third party" is now profitable/possible to do so. Whereas, originally, without SegWit, anybody who tried to do this would infinitely lose money in trying to do so---aka mining coins was more profitable than trying to do a 51% attack. Hence, with SegWit, we introduce a loop-hole into Bitcoin, allowing double spending of anyone's transactions, reversing anyone's transactions, halting anyone's transactions, freezing anyone's transactions, charge-backs, etc.
Bitcoin (whitepaper version) = $10.7 Billion current total market capital.
Now introduce $191,659 billion (see above) of the world's money to a ONE WORLD CURRENCY, that DOES NOT REQUIRE A THIRD PARTY.
$191,659 billion / $10.7 billion = 17,912x
17,912 x $650 current value of Bitcoin (whitepaper version) = $11,642,800 , for one coin.
Therefore, no one (on a global scale) will use a currency (aka "store of value") where you have to pay $5-$1000 for each transaction... Walmart does not profit from selling chewing gum for $.99 cents and paying a $5 network fee (at minimum).
90% of people who buy Bitcoin don't even know what is "Segwit" or "Blockstream" or "Satoshi" or "Whitepaper". They think it's the 'norm' that it takes hours upon hours (or even days) to get their Bitcoin. They assume that because it's "hard to get", then that is why it is valuable. Upon all of the other reasons. It's all media. It is exactly what BitConnect is doing. The only reason people are buying it, is because everyone is gambling, but are fully convinced that it is "investing". This is why Bitcoin is not going to lose its' value instantly. Nor is it going to skyrocket to an astronomical value like $100,000 instantly. But it will most definitely NOT be used as replacement currency by Walmart, Amazon, Sams Club, Coca Cola, Target, etc, and so on, it goes on FOREVER. All of these companies use VISA.
And this is why Bitcoin (Whitepaper version) is literally full-stop replacing VISA over the next decade.
But what about other coins that already exist with little to no fees, instant transactions and end up having little to no traction and don't look like anyone cares about them??
There are huge reasons why they have little to no traction and look like no one cares about them.
Ethereum = does not have a fixed supply. It does not matter how fast transactions are if a coin's end-total-supply is inflationary. (Lipstick on a pig).
Ripple = 70% of the supply is held by a third-party. (Banker coin).
Litecoin = has a Script hashing algorithm, instead of SHA-256 hashing algorithm. (Coins have weaker security model--aka potential to be counterfeited several decades from now when we have stronger computers).
Dash = has master node system. The more DASH anyone has, the more master nodes they have. Over 70 percent of coins are located in just 2 percent of wallets, with 20 percent more in 1 percent of wallets. This actually means that just 3 percent of Dash owners control more than 90 percent of coins. This distribution is way to uniform and unnatural, and opens a highway for price manipulations.
NEO, NEM, QTUM, OmiseGo, IOTA = not mined coins. AKA no proof of work. Are ALL coins that were not made with any kind of "proof of work". They are literally made from nothing. (It takes TRILLIONS of video cards to make one single Bitcoin). These coins rely on security systems that do not solve the Byzantine Generals problem. (Aka, the "third party" for these coins is the creators---hence these coins have a flawed security model in who has say in what happens. Whereas, the "third party" for Bitcoin (whitepaper version) is the freemarket (the economy itself), the people who work and/or buy in to the system.). But all of these coins without proof of work rely on a closed-source system to prevent double spends. In other words, they are ALL more or less improved versions of Ripple.
Monero = severe scaling issues, the transactions are far bigger than what Moore's Law can keep up with. (Technology wouldn't be able to catch up with how much bandwidth/storage space is needed to run this network, regardless of how many years into the future we go).
These are the top ones I felt like choosing. I can explain every coin on the list. But the entire point, is that for EVERY one of these coins, Bitcoin Cash does it better. Bitcoin Cash has 0-conf (Bitcoin used to have it until the system could not accept anymore transactions and started backlogging transactions---aka full blocks). Bitcoin Cash has scripting functions (aka smart contracts). Bitcoin used to have it when the transaction fees only cost 1-5 cents per block... But no one wants to use the scripting functions anymore when you have to pay $5-$100 for each block.
Bitcoin (whitepaper version) does much more efficiently what EVERY other coin attempts to do. Whether it's security, transaction capacity, inflation control, storage, or the solving of the byzantine generals problem. Bitcoin (whitepaper version) does it flawlessly. Every other coin has flaws to some degree or another that only succeed in proving that Bitcoin (whitepaper version) is the most secure system possible.
There is a reason why Satoshi did not design Bitcoin (whitepaper version) like any of the other coins. It is because he already thought about those other designs.
I live in SG but can’t find any reliable source to create an forex account. Tried FBS but the deposit/withdrawal are skrill/netteller which I never deposit them before with my bank account as the deposit details are insufficient for me to make a deposit.. Can anyone share which are the reliable source that accept PayPal as deposit and withdrawal?
Since we've all been goxxed now is the time to buy those $50-60 coins floating around and profit from everybody else's misery. Or you could wait for Gox to come back online and crash down the price even further but good luck trying to do any trading there to buy coins, the trading engine is already broken I don't expect the new one to work flawlessly due to epic 3yr history of GOXXING BTC-E.com To pay into this exchange, you need a BTC-E code, PM or Okpay. Take pics of your ID and utility bill and pay the $10 to Okpay for 'quick verification'. You can pay bitcoins directly into your Okpay account for initial funding or wait and see how long it takes for reg verification. Now either wire money, or instant money transfer (MoneyPolo, Contact-sys, Unistream) to fund your account or find an Okpay exchanger somewhere. Or Ukash/CashU. Just because contact-sys is Russian doesn't mean there aren't sending points in every country in the world. BTC-E codes you buy on #bitcoin-otc from verified gpg authenticated traders with good ratings, or on bitcointalk.org forums in the currency exchange forums. Perfect Money is a shady HYIP digital currency run by Russians much like Liberty Reserve. You sign up for free, and load your account with wires (if verified) or you use an exchanger. This is what talkgold.com is for to find legit exchangers. I use wm-center.com to wire WU/Moneygram and get PM. Click on 'Interkassa' payment method in BTC-E and select Perfect Money. Instant load. You can also obviously dump Litecoins you bought on Vircurex to fund the account, or a gagillion PPcoins Bitfloor.com Fastest way to deposit is through CapitalOne P2P or cash deposit https://bitfloor.com/docs/#funding-deposit Be aware Bitfloor is insolvent due to owing 25k bitcoins that were stolen last year but they have a repayment schedule that may or may not bankrupt them. Use at own risk but most ppl trade there everyday with no problems. Bitstamp.net Great exchange in Slovakia? I think. You have to pay with Euro SEPA wire, then for some stupid reason they convert the money to USD. You can pay in here using transferwise.com if you're from UK, or XEtrade and other Forex online money transfer companies. Google 'free money transfer fx' and review your options. Most don't charge you anything if over a certain amount of money. They take your internet billing or other local payment, convert to EUR and send SEPA for you if you request it. If they don't then check with Bitstamp what a SWIFT wire costs (probably nothing, I think they use Latvian banks that charge no receiving fees). If you want a bank account in Latvia then sign up here: http://www.rietumu.com/ if you have a local corporation or business where you live you can, maybe a personal account too. You can always incorporate a dirt cheap Delaware LLC or Oregon LLC from anywhere in the world and use it to open up worldwide bank accounts. Bitcoin-24.com Takes direct wires, all sorts of other methods: https://bitcoin-24.com/fees You can also use Liqpay if you have a USD or EUR card. Sign up to liqpay.com, then they block a small verification amount you have to sign into internet banking (for the card) to check. It's usually $1.something or less. After that you are verified to load $1-100 or so, but I'd just try $50 at first. Any more than that and Liqpay will seize the funds and ask for your bank to authorize a fax they send which no bank will do because of privacy reasons, so pointless to load anymore money. Liqpay may also call you to verify card details this is normal. Liqpay is meant for Russians and CIS countries to use like Ukraine so due to epic fraud of credit cards don't expect to load too much this way unless you find a Liqpay exchanger, but what's the point when you can just wire money to bitcoin-24 anyways. Vircurex.com Good exchange, had some problems due to DDoS but so did all exchanges. They only accept BTC, altcoins and VouchX for payment. You buy Vouchx here: https://www.aurumxchange.com/ or from somebody on Bitcointalk, or IRC (with rep). You can buy a bunch of litecoins anywhere to fund this exchange such as the bitcointalk forums or IRC. Warning: the so-called official twitter account is fake, don't use it. Cavirtex.com Can only fund if in Canada, they accept cash deposit and internet billing. Price has been steady at ~$90 all day though no panic selling. LibertyBit.com https://www.libertybit.com/funding various easy methods, new exchange in Canada that takes intl wires and shockingly Interac deposits (easily frauded). Bitcoin China https://btcchina.com/ fast growing exchange, you pay in with Alipay or Tenpay both Chinese methods that westerners can't use or figure out due to no translation. You can probably use Alipay if you find and exchanger to load it, they do exist. **Edit they now support Liberty Reserve deposit and withdrawal Check english forums to see if anybody exchanging Alipay or taking wires. CampBX.com Accepts money orders, and CapitalOne P2P payments. Also accepts Dwolla but you need to be verified. Bitcoin-central.net Just had a major outage due to instawallet hack, appears to be back online. You get your own quasi-bank account when you verify here much like how ecardone.com (liberty reserve) does banking so can transfer to other users legally with vouchers. You can buy a voucher p2p on Bitcointalk forums or IRC or send a bankwire. VirWoX.com You can pay with Paypal to get Second Life "Linden Dollars" then convert to BTC, or at least you used to be able to. I have no idea if this is still the case I've never used them. Or course there's all the fixed price exchangers https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Trade and https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=53.0 for everything from Moneypak to Skrill. You can also risk buying coins on Silk Road with moneypak ==============R U L E S ================================
Learn to use #bitcoin-otc, you'll thank me later. It has the most buying/sell options. Use localbitcoins.com too if you can to avoid bullshit exchange problems
ALWAYS USE 2-FACTOR ID ON EVERY EXCHANGE
Always use 2-factor ID on the email you used to sign up for the exchange
Don't click any links in BTC-E.com chat trollbox!!!
Don't click any links PM'd to you on BTC-E.com from other users
Enjoy buying all the way down the crash once Gox comes back online and the great sell off begins! Hold them for a year and they'll be worth 10x as much just like the 2011 crash. Bonus points if you speculate on Litecoin, rumor has it Gox will be trading them when they come back online but again, this is MtGox we are talking about so the site could implode on the zerg rush of people trying to get into their accounts or trading engine could sell all your coins for $0.0001 again like they did in 2011. Great successez!
[TASK] Find no deposit forex bonuses that work - $0.50 PP
I'll pay you $0.50 Paypal if you bring me a verified working forex no deposit bonus equal to or over $10. Must be no-deposit. Must be up to date and usable by European costumers. Must be able to check reference. If it fulfils these conditions, I'll pay $0.50 into your Paypal account. If the bonus is less than $10 don't throw it away, I'll still pay $0.25 if it matches all other conditions. Hope to get a lot of them. Edit: Of course, I must not have the bonus yet. XM doesn't count, as I already have that. Edit 2: I'll be paying in batch a few days from now, maybe on mid to end of week.
The 10 most popular ways to send and receive worldwide
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[TASK] Find no deposit forex bonuses that work - $0.50 PP
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I need ~0.5 BTC within the next 6hrs in the UK. I'm tired of waiting for verifications.
Is there any way I can do this without going to meet someone in person? I've applied at 2 places and I'm still waiting for verifications (random debit card deposit and an ID check). I have credit card, debit card, paym, paypal, iTunes, Google Play, etc., There must be some way I can get this small amount of bitcoin without having to jump through hoops... I'm happy to pay forex commission, charges, whatever - speed is the key Update: Thanks bittylicious! They will let you buy ~0.39 BTC via paym as long as you upload proof of ID & address (but they will accept purchase before the check is finalised) :) :)
[TASK] Find no deposit forex bonuses that work - $0.50 PP
I'll pay you $0.50 Paypal if you bring me a verified working forex no deposit bonus equal to or over $10. Must be no-deposit. Must be up to date and usable by European costumers. Must be able to check reference. If it fulfils these conditions, I'll pay $0.50 into your Paypal account. If the bonus is less than $10 don't throw it away, I'll still pay $0.25 if it matches all other conditions. I must not have the bonus yet. I have about 7 now, including XM. Expecting to get several of them.
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