Silver Slams Higher As Bitcoin Hysteria Shifts To Non-Electronic Money

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It would appear that physical assets trump digital assets this morning in Europe as Silver has just spiked over 1% (and Gold back over $1615) as Bitcoins plunge on heavy volume... Did the Europeans run out of Bitcoins? Given the lack of movement in 'traditional' currency markets, one has to wonder just how much faith has been lost in the folding fiat fiasco.




Gold is also starting to jump now...


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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 08:50 | 3356384 Stackers
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See if silver can keep from getting slammed back under $29 now. The cartel has been ruthless holding $29 lately

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 08:54 | 3356414 Lost Wages
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If gold can get over $1620 maybe the short covering magnet can pull everything up with it.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:17 | 3356546 Caracalla
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I'm giving up and selling my silver on this mornings bounce.  Ben B. has made it clear: if you buy Nexflix, Groupon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, etc. you make money...anything else, the Fed will crush you.  I finally got the message!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:19 | 3356560 SMG
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You would reget that decision in a few years.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:24 | 3356585 john39
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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:32 | 3356618 cifo
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Who controls bitcoin?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:38 | 3356635 otto skorzeny
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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:57 | 3356718 labestiol
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Indeed metals performed better than bitcoin on this 2 hours timescale. Nice troll Tyler !

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:59 | 3356750 Caracalla
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Just kidding!  Wouldn't dream of selling my silver.  But I did switch from SLV to USLV yesterday.  That's how confident I am in a big move soon

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:01 | 3356765 FEDbuster
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If you don't hold it in your hands, you don't own it.  You only have a paper claim on a paper asset.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:10 | 3356815 labestiol
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It's not a claim, it's not even paper...

Still, it's something nobody can create outside of the very transparent and predefined issuance program.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:20 | 3356861 Texas Ginslinger
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What is backing up the value of bitcoin..??

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:22 | 3356872 taniquetil
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Faith. A whole lot of faith.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:27 | 3356903 cifo
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Credo, credere, in Latin. Belief in English.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:38 | 3356954 labestiol
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Do you think storing value in a limited, impossible to counterfeit currency is valueless ?

Do you think storing money on a usb stick or even the cloud, and transfering it anywhere in seconds for next to nothing is valueless ?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:51 | 3357011 Badabing
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Ha Ha LOL the Fucking bankers didn’t see this one coming!

The Euro PIIGS are using Bitcoin to move their savings out of the Euro zone ergo creating a demand for the electronic currency. This is just what Bitcoin needed to become legit, and out side of their squids reach.    

Io non mangio con Roth Hyman.

Frank Pentangeli  Godfather II

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:11 | 3357152 francis_sawyer
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 "What is backing up the value of bitcoin..??"


See ~ What you get is a virtual shotgun, which, according to a holographic Joe Biden, you virtually fire into the air, TWICE, to scare off any potential perps...

It's THAT easy & convenient...

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 13:41 | 3357533 Half_A_Billion_...
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1. wake up to find this

2. check btc price

3. all-time high @ $73


PS. Eventhough I'm a huge proponent, I think this is a bubble.  I'm back to the silver stack here.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 14:08 | 3358227 silverserfer
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yeah, WTF kind of currency goes up and down in price like Bitcoin? Sure I can see 1-.5% move like a normal currency.This is a  total fucking FED CIA jizz bubble ready to expolde in their face...

We are watching the panic heard of sheep funneling into the slaughter house in real time 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 14:21 | 3358299 cifo
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So what can you buy with bitcoins?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 15:25 | 3358741 Half_A_Billion_...
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You can buy a lot of stuff, including PMs.  /r/bitcoin is the place to go.  


This bubble gotta pop, it's totally parabolic.  I'm not selling btc, I'm taking the hit, and I'm back to PMs, which are really fucking cheap.   When you need 22 bitcoins to get an ounce of gold, and this happened in the space of 4 months, it's time to take a breath. 


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 14:34 | 3358348 auric1234
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Such high volatility is probably normal in a currency that begins its levitation. An event we haven't ever seen before.


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:54 | 3357083 Thisson
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Yes, it's worthless.  #1: Who wants a currency where every single transaction can be traced?  #2: Who wants a currency that is worthless in a power outage?  #3: Who wants to store value in an open source currency with no barriers to entry?  If bitcoin really catches on any other well-heeled entity large enough to run an affinity program can create a competing version, which would result in a huge decrease in purchasing power for holders of the original bitcoin branded currency.  #4: There are serious problems with the way that bitcoins interface with bank accounts, because transactions in one are reversible and in the other they are not.  Thus the potential for getting scammed is high.  As is the potential for having your storage location robbed, or your storage media corrupted resulting in a loss.  In short, bitcoins suck and are nearly worthless.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:06 | 3357138 fiftybagger
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And according to the market, your opinion is worthless.

The Bitcoin Channel

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:16 | 3357175 francis_sawyer
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Oh great! An easy & informative WEBSITE... Just in time for granny to get interested [& for about 10,000 'fake' GET YOUR BITCOINS HERE websites to start popping up, so granny can cash in her tea set, set up a PAY PAL account, & wire the funds to UPPER VOLTA]...


That ought to instill confidence going forward... [now that the 'Nigerian Prince' scam has worn out its welcome]...

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 13:43 | 3358067 Half_A_Billion_...
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you forgot to blame the jews this time

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:16 | 3357179 Karlus
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#5 Regulatory risk (see InTrade) If bitCoin ever becomes big enough to be of a real irritant (i.e. being in the news too much) then it will get punked by some govt entity in the name of public good

#6 Hacking - These fools get hacked with some regularity and it seems to shave quite a bit of value off every time there is a "forked-branch" or "fucked-branch" not sure which


If you are investing in bitCoin you kinda deserve what is coming to you

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:22 | 3357206 labestiol
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If you are investing in bitCoin you kinda deserve what is coming to you

You're talking about the profits, right ?


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:19 | 3357191 Swarmee
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I am so sick of hearing this argument that bitcoin is "limited". Listen, it's a cryptographic pair system essentially, right? I other words its a finite set of numbers culled from the infinite set of all numbers. Well, guess what, there is an infinite number of such sets. Simply change the algorithm or the seeds and presto! You have just created BitCoin2! It is a new, limited, set of keys. So what do all the BTC-heads think is going to happen if BTC exchange rate just goes parabolic like they all hope? Does anyone really think that another competing BTC set won't be created by people unwilling to pay $25k per BTC? Now you have another competing currency with ALL THE SAME PROPERTIES AS BTC! Get it? Now it's just an adoption race. BTC will have first-mover advantage but absolutely nothing stops others from choosing to transact in BTC2 or BTC3.

You really think if this sort of digital currency paradigm starts threatening the petro-dollar or the yuan, or any other currency back by the full faith and credit of an army that government players will not get involved somehow? Either by soaking up and manipulating BTC like any other currency, or by creating competing BTCs tied to violence and oil.

I am open to rebuttals but thus far I have not seen a single argument that explains how BTC-next is not a threat to BTC-original. Only the set is limited, the set of sets is infinite.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 12:16 | 3357547 davidgdg
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 "BTC will have first-mover advantage"

Which is pretty much all that is needed. See eg Windows

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 12:16 | 3357551 davidgdg
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 "BTC will have first-mover advantage"

Which is pretty much all that is needed. See eg Windows

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 13:48 | 3358104 Crime of the Century
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See eg Windows

ROFL, see eg MSFT @ ~$28


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 13:16 | 3357874 enloe creek
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I'll wait til uncle warren announces investing in bitcoin

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:33 | 3356924 labestiol
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If it's faith that a superior system will make the present one obsolete, then yes

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:42 | 3357018 laomei
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The ability to buy drugs online pretty much.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:43 | 3357343 outamyeffinway
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Scarcity, contrasted with infinite fiat.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:04 | 3356784 Charles Nelson ...
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uhhh, physical, physical, physical, physical... and then more physical.  

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:04 | 3356789 SilverDOG
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That is only paper; not silver.


Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:21 | 3356867 Croesus
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Don't be a silvertease......I was going to send you my email address, got pretty pieces of paper issued by the Fed for trade.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:24 | 3357217 Panafrican Funk...
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"Wouldn't dream of selling my silver.  But I did switch from SLV to USLV yesterday."

Jesus fucking christ.  

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 13:36 | 3358018 thisandthat
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I'm moving to silver paint cans - best of both worlds: physical and can be put on paper, too - you just couldn't ask for better!

Then, I'm moving into the gold paint market: I'm gonna print me some nice bitcoins, paint them gold, and sell them on ebay, right next to the chinese gold coins.

I'm super totally confident about this new approach of mine, after all, you have to embrace this new age of e-conomy! YAY!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:56 | 3359233 terryfuckwit
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Because we love ya....

The article below more than covers all the anti bit coin rhetoric the blog can muster.....

Long long ago I told you this when btc was 10£ I am telling you again now many of you will wait till 1000£ .....
But never say we did not try to educate you....and yes I am much more into pm ....I like btc for the same reason I like take aways that cook the food in front of you.....nothing hidden...

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:20 | 3356856 chdwlch1
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I always thought this was how TPTB were going to make the shift to a completely electronic currency. Make the people think it's their choice.  The longer BTC survives, the more I believe in my thesis...if BTC were a true competitor, they'd have been crushed by now!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:08 | 3357142 fiftybagger
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Your thesis is circular.  Maybe TPTB don't have as much power as you think they do?

The Bitcoin Channel

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:14 | 3357165 chdwlch1
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Not only is my thesis circular, but so is my investment choice (gold bullion). And if TPTB have half of the power and influence I think they have, we're still in trouble....

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:27 | 3356907 Long_Xau
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He said "controls" not "trolls".

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:43 | 3356664 Stuck on Zero
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Descartes, Maxwell, Gauss, Ramanujan, Euler, Riemann, Euclid, Hilbert, Leibniz, et al.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 12:45 | 3357720 Urban Roman
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Oh noes, a conspiracy of boring dead guys! 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:04 | 3357129 fiftybagger
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"Who controls bitcoin?"

Clearly not you

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 13:13 | 3357849 enloe creek
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edith bunker

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