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I don't necessarily agree that gold is basically useless because it has uses, especially, in electronics. It may become more and more useless as material science advances and it is replaced with other exotic substances.
But that is besides the point.
I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around BitCoins. My interest is from a FX trade perspective.
I know from watching the charts that it is a volatile currency, with the potential to win or lose big by trading it. I just don't have a good idea about what makes it move in either direction and there isn't enough historical data to try to make sense of trends yet.
Thanks for the information.
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I know for sure I forgot to take my anti-barf pill...
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I assume these thoughts are a consequence of a surge of endorphins in your mind during the first sweet month of marriage; you may need this as an antidote ... when you're ready:
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Hah, remember that Niccolò Machiavelli was fired from his position, wrote a book called the Prince on how to govern, but didnt work in politics again. Also funny that he was best know for works that is forgotten today...
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