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    Anyone Watching Bitcoin last 24 hours?

    Per zerohedge,

    Bitcoin update:

    $0000 - $1000: 1789 days
    ***
    $6000- $7000: 13 days
    $7000- $8000: 14 days
    $8000- $9000: 9 days
    $9000-$10000: 2 days
    $10000-$11000: 1 day
    $11000-$12000: 6 days
    $12,000-$13,000: 17 hours
    $13,000-$14,000: 4 hours
    $14,000-$15,000: 10 hours
    $15,000-$16,000: 5 hours

    And then,

    Bitcoin:

    $19,500 - $15,500: 30 minutes
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    Yup.
    Ride the wave.

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    What goes up ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    What goes up ...
    Agree. Buy low, sell high.

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    Yeeehhhaaa!

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    Going to 20 K by xmas

  7. Quote Originally Posted by OZARK View Post
    Going to 20 K by xmas
    It'll probably hit $20K by the end of the weekend...

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    It's nuts. What is the inherent value of a piece of binary code? 20K? Greed has taken over and the end result will be a handful in the casino getting filthy rich and tears for the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hfcomms View Post
    It's nuts. What is the inherent value of a piece of binary code? 20K? Greed has taken over and the end result will be a handful in the casino getting filthy rich and tears for the rest.
    Exactly...........where their is speculation there is manipulation and insight of that who will profit in the end while the masses get slaughter......especially those who leverage/margin for such speculations. .....

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    looks like bitcoin tulips to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knighttemplar View Post
    looks like bitcoin tulips to me.
    It looks just like a commodity during a bull run. Remember the same from early silver days when the newly-opened market took some years to find a price and settle down.

    Most people under 40 have never seen a market that isn't orchestrated by the big banks' computers. They closed the floor of the NYSE several years ago. It's just computers now, and the only "floor" is a TV studio in NY. The real " trades " are calculated in New Jersey somewhere in a black box. The illusion is strong with this one.

    Bitcoin is moving like a real emerging market. Fun to watch the people oogle this like it's something that just landed from Mars. Penny stocks, mining stocks, and commodities all had huge runs far beyond what bitcoin has demonstrated.

    IMO, it hasn't found it's price relative to other products/currencies yet, so looks like it's skyrocketing. It will, as it is a limited product. Eventually, only satochis will be traded. That's a hundred millionth of a bitcoin. It may become the common unit of currency. Bitcoins themselves will be used as tons of gold in the country's vault are today.

    If you introduced a new vegetable like a potato, at a thousandth of a penny per ton, you'd think it was a crazy market as it found it's rightful price, which might be 2,000 dollars per ton. Those who bought in early would think themselves geniuses. What isn't clear is whether bitcoin will actually take its place as a reserve currency. There are strong signs that it will, like acceptance by a big bank in South Korea now, and by Fidelity, the guys who do money market and other accounts here in the USA. Yes, I can pay my power bill or phone bill with Bitcoin, but Gresham's law applies.

    Or it could go belly-up and be over at any time from various reasons. If so, it is likely to be followed by a new attempt that solves the problems that destroy it, whatever they may be.

    We don't use our old Amiga computers today, for many reasons. One is that the capability of the machine wasn't matched by its storage capacity. Without hard disks and lots of memory, the terrific graphics were more a hope and promise than a reality for the hopeful programmers and artists. Still, the lack was filled, memory came down in price, and up in quantity available. And here we are.

    Bitcoin is somewhere along that trajectory, IMO.

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    Its a ponzi scheme right now.

    When the day comes where its easily exchangeable for goods and services, then it could qualify as as a currency. Right now, it's all ponzi.

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    Time to buy one or part of a Tulip Bulb.... Why miss out on the ride just to satisfy your pride?? Learn the basics at lots of places including reddit/ bitcoin.

    YMMV,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    What goes up ...
    Yup, but what goes up, will correct. That is life. Work the trend, invest 1 or 2 % of your savings....
    What have you got to lose?
    Yall know to have beans and bullets and bibles 1st, right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hfcomms View Post
    It's nuts. What is the inherent value of a piece of binary code? 20K? Greed has taken over and the end result will be a handful in the casino getting filthy rich and tears for the rest.
    Another thought, folks.

    Could some of Bitcoin's recent admittedly crazy meteoric rise be attributed to liquid wealthy individuals and/or organizations/ops, seeking to move some of their liquid assets to a less legally reachable safety zone of sorts, which is completely disengaged from any sovereign-controlled/directed government lock-down processes - to a "parking spot," in order to prevent liquid asset freezing/seizure by the central banking system/international legal system?

    This has been noted in past moments of Bitcoin value ascendancy - heavy Bitcoin and other crypto activity from South Korea and Japan, for instance, within the last year.

    If possibly true, what Bitcoin's rise may indicate is that the ongoing international deep state war has taken a very serious turn in the last couple of weeks or so, particularly for certain targeted players seeking to protect liquid wealth.

    YMMV.


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    6 Japanese and Korean Markets Going Nuts for Bitcoin

    Per hxxtps://cryptowatch.ch on Thursday Dec 7, 1941 er 2017

    3pm EST Bithumb Korean Exchange BTC up 24.2%
    Quoine Japan Exchange BTC up 26%

    and still climbing.

    Yeah I need some Thorazine IV right now.....heh

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    How does one buy bitcoin?

    I’m guessing this is people buying bitcoin for Christmas presents.

    I know someone said it should be a paper wallet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by intothatgoodnight View Post
    Another thought, folks.

    Could some of Bitcoin's recent admittedly crazy meteoric rise be attributed to liquid wealthy individuals and/or organizations/ops, seeking to move some of their liquid assets to a less legally reachable safety zone of sorts, which is completely disengaged from any sovereign-controlled/directed government lock-down process - to a "parking spot," in order to prevent liquid asset freezing/seizure by the central banking system/international legal system?

    This has been noted in past moments of Bitcoin value ascendancy - heavy Bitcoin and other crypto activity from South Korea and Japan, for instance, within the last year.

    If possibly true, what Bitcoin's rise may indicate is that the ongoing international deep state war has taken a very serious turn in the last couple of weeks or so, particularly for certain targeted players seeking to protect liquid wealth.

    YMMV.


    intothegoodnight
    Yes..............
    Looks like money from all different asset classes moving in Bitcoin.
    Even folks who trade in the smaller, less popular cryptocoins are selling their "alt coins" and buying BTC...

    Most of the trades for BTCshowing on the Poloniex exchange ( poloniex.com) are small, like $100 to 500. Not many whales, big bucks, are diving in yet.

    Their are only about 17,000,000 million bitcoins left in existance or still to be mined. So there are not enough bitcoin for all the Millionaires in the world to own just ONE.

    Ahhhhh,,, Nurse Ratchit has just arrived with my meds. I will just lay back and drool at my computer screen now. Thanks for your time.
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    How do you ever BUY bitcoin?

    It's not publicly traded, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warm Wisconsin View Post
    How does one buy bitcoin?

    I’m guessing this is people buying bitcoin for Christmas presents.

    I know someone said it should be a paper wallet?
    Thank you for asking...here you go:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzRVMRLwCpo

    Very short explanation by the pundit, Lionel.

    or search around.... www.reddit.com/r/bitcoin

    Crypto currencies are amazing and they are complicated. Plan on spending a few days becoming acquainted. It has taken me months/ years to feel comfortable...but I iz just a poor lumber jack... Computer savy folks and cryptographers will have no problems.

    Or, message me for more specific help if you like.

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    Granted that it is going to be very difficult to find, is it still possible to mine bitcoin using a pc, or does one pretty much have to have a dedicated ASIC board now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Rose View Post
    How do you ever BUY bitcoin?

    It's not publicly traded, right?
    Lots of ways to buy Bitcoin.
    Easiest way is to go to a cryptocoin Exchange, (I use "Coinbase.com" ) and sign up for an account.
    Other exchanges are GDAX, Bitfinex, Bitstamp, Kracken ( run by aqueous monsters, heh)

    You will need to prove who you are ( IRS rules ) and it does take time, like days and now maybe weeks.

    Or you can get your computer hacker nephew to buy you a fraction of a bitcoin using his own personal account, and then they can easily transfer it to your bitcoin wallet and you give them the cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mountain View Post
    Granted that it is going to be very difficult to find, is it still possible to mine bitcoin using a pc, or does one pretty much have to have a dedicated ASIC board now?
    Hi Mountain,
    You can still mine bitcoin and other altcoins.
    You need deep pockets and it is just easier to buy and hold ( become a "HODL" er , ie hold on for dear life)
    BTC is only mined with "ASICS" computer chip based machines, now running in the Terahash (hashing is computing the blockchain) rate range. One maching will cost you around $3000.00 to get started and they are noisy and hot!!!!
    Other alternative coins can still be mined with a computer with 1 or more high speed GPU's (graphic processor units).

    I can take months or years to recoup your investment in mining gear but many are doing it successfully.

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    Poloniex exhange 4:20pm 12 7 2017 BTC nearing $16,000 OMGosh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knighttemplar View Post
    looks like bitcoin tulips to me.
    Except you actually GOT tulip bulbs that you could grow and get some enjoyment for your $$$$$!

    Summerthyme

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    Has anybody said, "you can't eat bitcoin" yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerthyme View Post
    Except you actually GOT tulip bulbs that you could grow and get some enjoyment for your $$$$$!

    Summerthyme
    Hi Summer,
    I understand your concern about this being a ponzi or some such.

    I, and a few others here on the interwebs, have been studing cryptocoins and mining off and on for over 2 years.
    I have purchased lots of things with cryptocoins including, exotic home made vanilla extract, magazines, and large quantity of computer equipment.
    I have not been supporting the dark web and I have not purchased any illegal drugs or paid to have someone killed...heh.

    Cryptocurrency is a whole new breed of methods for sharing your hard earned money, products and ideas across all borders at very low cost and relative privacy.
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    Where is Bitcoin heading right now?



    Most likely up. A lot higher. On its way to eclipsing JPMorgan's and other banks market capitilizations. Why? Because Bitcoin is an "extinction event" for Wall Street banks and fiat currency.

    At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trying to regain $14,000, though by the time we press publish it may have scored another touchdown and be pushing $21K.

    Lame as JPMorgan's #JamiesGeniusDaughtersDad fraudulently calling Bitcoin a fraud... though the TD Bank quip above may not be a joke, we can't even begin to guess where long-term upside targets may lie, nor can or should any market technician pretend to. What we can forecast based upon technical analysis is that if Bitcoin ever turns down and cools off, it will likely find support at $12,840, with extremely strong support at $11,750-12,000 and $11,000.

    Bitcoin, Blockchain, or if you're a Wall Street bankstah "the Bitchain", is an extinction event for modern finance, 20th century banking, and fiat currency.

    While we and every single person alive will have a lot of opinion about it today, tomorrow, and throughout the 21st century – for now, it is naptime
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    Work the trend, invest 1 or 2 % of your savings....

    Ahh, but WHICH trend? Last week it was marijuana stocks, this week it's cryptos, Next week it will be ... what?

    Invest 1 or 2% of your savings? This is not investing, it is SPECULATING, and there is a whole different set of rules for speculation than there is for investing. Anyone who doesn't know the difference or doesn't care about the difference is pretty likely to get hammered. Go to Vegas instead, at least they comp you drinks while you gamble

    Today I did my tax loss selling so I don't have as much profit to have to report for this year. But I expect to make more money on the company where I parked the $$$ from the positions I closed out. We will see. The good thing about having a diverse enough portfolio, even a speculative portfolio (and mine definitely is) is having room to move around in it as circumstances dictate. And the rules I try to go by (from Doug Casey) suggest 10% as a baseline, not 1 or 2% - YMMV of course.
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by summerthyme View Post
    Except you actually GOT tulip bulbs that you could grow and get some enjoyment for your $$$$$!

    Summerthyme
    Paul Bunyan is right. Lots of places are starting to take Bitcoin as payment. I heard a rumor that most online Kratom distributors will be accepting only Bitcoin, if that’s of any interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    Work the trend, invest 1 or 2 % of your savings....

    Ahh, but WHICH trend? Last week it was marijuana stocks, this week it's cryptos, Next week it will be ... what?

    Invest 1 or 2% of your savings? This is not investing, it is SPECULATING, and there is a whole different set of rules for speculation than there is for investing. Anyone who doesn't know the difference or doesn't care about the difference is pretty likely to get hammered. Go to Vegas instead, at least they comp you drinks while you gamble

    Today I did my tax loss selling so I don't have as much profit to have to report for this year. But I expect to make more money on the company where I parked the $$$ from the positions I closed out. We will see. The good thing about having a diverse enough portfolio, even a speculative portfolio (and mine definitely is) is having room to move around in it as circumstances dictate.
    Great news Sir,
    Glad you have lots of choices and they are paying off.

    Now if you want to get involved in a Speculative PANPALOOOZA may I suggest you go to :

    www.cryptokitties.com

    Lots of cash flying back and forth for... DIGITAL KITTIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Woooooot,

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    Now if you want to get involved in a Speculative PANPALOOOZA may I suggest you go to :

    www.cryptokitties.com


    Why, thank you!

    But I believe I will stick to my moose pasture. IT is SO rewarding to help support happily grazing moose families.



    Even if they do have to occasionally make room for a gold mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    [I]

    Invest 1 or 2% of your savings? This is not investing, it is SPECULATING, and there is a whole different set of rules for speculation than there is for investing. Anyone who doesn't know the difference or doesn't care about the difference is pretty likely to get hammered. Go to Vegas instead, at least they comp you drinks while you gamble

    Bingo!! And I have no problem with that. Why not take advantage of the current system? I have a few mining stocks that I've speculated on that IF or When real value returns to the market if those miners survive they might pay off but then again I might lose what I've speculated with. And I"m o.k. with that. The problem is those who are getting greedy and have cashed out their 401-K's or have taken on the bitcoin version of margin debt and are basically borrowing money to play the crypto gamble hoping to get rich quick. Bitcon [spelling intentional] might indeed make a number of people rich and others who speculate and are willing and able to lose their bets might do very well in the short term. It's just nobody knows when the trap door under your feet it going to let loose. The very essence of a bubble is throwing caution to the wind and trying to get in and basically throwing caution to the wind. I wish them well. Speculate if you will but don't be deceived that you could also take a bath so be willing to lose your booty in the process. As the saying goes Caveat Emptor....let the buyer beware. Those that are assuaged by greed are going to be taken to the cleaners as they always have before.
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    I have several questions - and reservations - about Bitcoin. As I understand it, there is nothing proprietary about Bitcoin other than its name. IOW most of the other crypto currencies use the same blockchain technology, which is neither patentable or exclusive. Bitcoin claims that only 20 million coins will ever be produced, which, while it does indicate a limited supply, does not prevent any other crypto from limiting its supply also. Who's to say what the right number is? Should it be 20 million, 5 million or several trillion? If, as seems to be the case, Bitcoin has no exclusive properties other than its name and market penetration, what makes it valuable other than its popularity? I don't discount the value of popularity; fortunes have been made through popularity. The problem - as I see it - is that popularity is very ephemeral and never lasts.

    We've all seen lots of fads come and go in recent years and decades. Beanie Babies, Cabbage Patch dolls, sports cards and Pokomon cards, etc. All of these things are mere shadows of their former selves. This is true in music, as well. Huge former talents ranging from Frank Sinatra to the Beatles to Led Zeppelin to Michael Jackson still have some value in their catalogues, but they too are shadows of their former popularity and worth.

    What exactly is it about Bitcoin that will ensure its future popularity and value? Why shouldn't we see a different crypto currency - or even a completely different instrument of value - supersede Bitcoin in one year, five years or a decade? Can any of you clue me in? I honestly don't get it. I'm doubtless a Neanderthal, but I see long-term value in things I'm familiar with and that have a solid track record, like a collectible M98 Mauser or a Krugerrand.

    Thanks in advance.

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    You can purchase most anything with cryptocurrencies ~ even cookies! LOL ~ I accept Bitcoin and Litecoin (probably much cheaper movement fees to use for small purchases) in my little Etsy shop! Just wish someone would take me up on it!

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    My bitcoin is now at $17000. I was trying to hold off selling until the first of the year. How does capital gains work? If I've held for a year now, is it 15% (for my tax bracket)? I can just about cash out now and pay off my house, or hold it to see how high goes at the first of the year. Not sure which way to go.

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    That's the way I understand the capital gains ~ 28% if sold within a year for fiat, and 15% if sold after a year (long term capital gains).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc1 View Post
    I have several questions - and reservations - about Bitcoin. As I understand it, there is nothing proprietary about Bitcoin other than its name. IOW most of the other crypto currencies use the same blockchain technology, which is neither patentable or exclusive. Bitcoin claims that only 20 million coins will ever be produced, which, while it does indicate a limited supply, does not prevent any other crypto from limiting its supply also. Who's to say what the right number is? Should it be 20 million, 5 million or several trillion? If, as seems to be the case, Bitcoin has no exclusive properties other than its name and market penetration, what makes it valuable other than its popularity? I don't discount the value of popularity; fortunes have been made through popularity. The problem - as I see it - is that popularity is very ephemeral and never lasts.

    We've all seen lots of fads come and go in recent years and decades. Beanie Babies, Cabbage Patch dolls, sports cards and Pokomon cards, etc. All of these things are mere shadows of their former selves. This is true in music, as well. Huge former talents ranging from Frank Sinatra to the Beatles to Led Zeppelin to Michael Jackson still have some value in their catalogues, but they too are shadows of their former popularity and worth.

    What exactly is it about Bitcoin that will ensure its future popularity and value? Why shouldn't we see a different crypto currency - or even a completely different instrument of value - supersede Bitcoin in one year, five years or a decade? Can any of you clue me in? I honestly don't get it. I'm doubtless a Neanderthal, but I see long-term value in things I'm familiar with and that have a solid track record, like a collectible M98 Mauser or a Krugerrand.

    Thanks in advance.

    Best regards
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    Hey Doc, Glad you are still here. Miss you over at Cory's club.
    Anyhow, I would bet that if Brutus was here he could set you straight....sarc... I miss your verbal sparing...sigh

    There are hundreds of Youtubes as well as articles and books that discuss the who what when where and why of the blockchain and cryptocurencies. A very professional TED presentation would be a good place to start for anyone here:

    How the blockchain will radically transform the economy | Bettina Warburg,

    https://youtu.be/RplnSVTzvnU



    which is about 15 minute presentation to a TED group by a 1st rate, articulate, organized and even attractive blockchain company CEO, who isn't even a nerd. She just escaped from the business investment world.

    The blockchain will survive. Bitcoin was the just the first cryptocurrency and many coins are built on its skeleton with multiple changes. Changes include size of blocks, speed of block formation, rewards for mining (calculating) the blocks. LTC (litecoin), which I like, is a faster version of bitcoin and was designed to be the Silver to Bitcoins Gold.

    Blockchains are not fads any more than Fortran or Cobol were fads. These very complex cryptographic calculations which make up the blockchain(s) and they will endure.

    I just love this quote from my previous post:


    Bitcoin is an "extinction event" for Wall Street banks and fiat currency.



    Many competing blockchains are being started or forked off of bitcoin.

    New blockchains or modifications/ refinements of the bitcoin protocol and being worked on right now. Some are promising more privacy, some are more egalitarian, some are just fun coins like Dogecoin, and many are working on speedy interchangablility between coins (lightning network), and how to overlay the blockchain with smart contracts (Ethereum protocols or Digital apps) that are discussed in the above video.

    Doc I know you are a very busy man but very curious too. Please find the time to watch or listen to some of these videos. You won't be disappointed.

    But, YMMV
    Paul
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    For people who like dates rather than the OP's time intervals, here's a list from my notes:

    2017/12/07/Thu - Bitstamp exchange topped $15,000 AND $16,000 for the first time
    2017/12/06/Wed - Bitstamp exchange topped $13,000 AND $14,000 for the first time
    2017/12/05/Tue - Bitstamp exchange topped $12,000 for the first time
    2017/11/29/Wed - Bitstamp exchange topped $11,000 for the first time
    2017/11/28/Tue - Bitstamp exchange topped $10,000 for the first time
    2017/11/26/Sun - Bitstamp exchange topped $9,000 for the first time
    2017/11/19/Sun - Bitstamp exchange topped $8,000 for the first time
    2017/11/02/Thu - Bitstamp exchange topped $7,000 for the first time
    2017/10/20/Fri - Bitstamp exchange topped $6,000 for the first time
    2017/10/12/Thu - Bitstamp exchange topped $5,000 for the first time
    2017/08/17/Thu - Bitstamp exchange topped $4,000 for the first time
    2017/08/06/Sun - Bitstamp exchange topped $3,000 for the first time
    2017/05/21/Sun - Bitstamp exchange topped $2,000 for the first time (I quit bothering to note less-than-thousand levels)
    2015/02/04/Wed - Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht was convicted on all seven federal charges and faced life in prison, on 05/29/Fri he was in fact sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole
    2014/02/25/Tue - Mt. Gox exchange went toes up and vanished from the Internet (filed for bankruptcy on 02/28/Fri), so I switched to the Bitstamp exchange for tracking purposes
    2013/11/28/Thu - Mt. Gox exchange topped $1,200 for the first time
    2013/11/28/Thu - Mt. Gox exchange topped $1,100 for the first time
    2013/11/27/Wed - Mt. Gox exchange topped $1,000 for the first time
    2013/11/18/Mon - Mt. Gox exchange topped $900 for the first time
    2013/11/18/Mon - Mt. Gox exchange topped $800 for the first time
    2013/11/18/Mon - Mt. Gox exchange topped $700 for the first time
    2013/11/17/Sun - Mt. Gox exchange topped $600 for the first time
    2013/11/17/Sun - Mt. Gox exchange topped $500 for the first time
    2013/11/13/Wed - Mt. Gox exchange topped $400 for the first time
    2013/11/07/Thu - Mt. Gox exchange topped $300 for the first time
    2013/04/09/Tue - Mt. Gox exchange topped $200 for the first time
    2013/04/01/Mon - Mt. Gox exchange topped $100 for the first time

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