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  1. This is an excellent read and I'm surprised there have not been more comments about it. Good find @Plikk, thank you!
  2. Chookstar

    Imagining a Better World

    @Hodor I sincerely hope you realize just how much you do for our community. Every blog so well researched, so well put together, so well written. You really do make it so much easier for us to understand this space and have faith in our investment. Thank you as always.
  3. With regards to Bill Clinton speaking at Swell, my perspective is that he is a very well known and well connected individual. While his personal past is tainted, I hardly know anyone whose isn't. I also think that people should be allowed to grow and evolve as human beings and we need to try not judge them. @RegalChicken, some of your suggestions as to who may have been a better speaker to have on board may be really good ones, but I have no idea who they are. I'm in Australia, and not very politically minded but I do at least know who Bill Clinton is and I'm sure he is not all bad. People all over the world know him, he was the president of the USA! That is incredible. I think what I am trying to say is don't throw the baby out with the bath water. I think it would be crazy for any of us to think that the journey for Ripple and XRP will always be of the highest kind. They will undoubtedly slip up along the way but as long as they are generally headed in the right direction then that is enough for me. Surely Ripple have some of the best marketing savvy people working for them. I'm sure they know what they are doing. I really hope Regal Chicken that you will see it in a different light. You have been wonderfully positive overall and such an asset to this chat site.
  4. Hi @ripplewaytogo! Ive been quiet about my gender because I found it interesting that I was often interpreted as being a male (at least I think it was like that)! But actually I’m female. I am the big picture financial person in my marriage, while my husband is the more risk adverse. I am the investor while he provides the weekly cash flow. Never judge a book by its cover! ?
  5. Thanks @Spekul8 for the time you have put into this for helping us all. I am always playing around with a solid exit strategy. I have not yet settled on my best approach. I really understand that greed could get in the way of making smart decisions. For me I need to keep coming back to the financial goals I am trying to obtain to get to my next level. I think if I try and move beyond those too quickly, then that is where I will come unstuck. Thanks again for your help.
  6. Hello hello! I was wondering where everyone had disappeared to! Can I get an invite please? Thanks, Chookstar.
  7. It would be interesting to find out what hurdles Amazon, Apple, Google etc had to jump before their prices really accelerated. What held them back initially? Did they have SEC problems or other issues. Were people saying they could never get to 'x' price? There seems to be a common theme with disruptive technology - a long base before higher in space (that's been said somewhere before on this chat site).
  8. Chookstar

    Your favorite XRP/Ripple YouTubers

    I regularly listen to Susie, DM Logic and The Digital Asset Investor. I also like Alex Cobb and lately I've tuned in to Kung Fu Nerd and Jungle Inc. I think they all offer something positive and their own unique input into this crypto, specifically XRP space. Each and everyone of them has lifted my spirits at one time or another. I am grateful to the research they do that makes my job as investor and hodler of XRP easier. I feel so lucky to be part of this whole community. I truly hope that dreams are realized for all of us, and if not, at least we don't go down alone!
  9. They are most certainly able to trade. I know of two who actively do so, one of them being my dad. 70 is the new 50.
  10. Chookstar

    Are members here still buying ?

    Thank you @Prometheus_Rising I think you have hit the nail on the head with assessing what one’s primary then secondary financial goals are. It reminds me to not get greedy by trying to jump too far ahead financially too quickly. I really like your strategy, I’ll give it some serious thought.
  11. Chookstar

    Are members here still buying ?

    This is me too. I am still buying when a pay check comes in. I have a bigger stash than I ever anticipated, but I am questioning how high the price can really go. Naturally if it only goes to $10 the more you have the better you do, which is a good reason to keep buying. However the amount of fiat I’m spending is starting to feel more substantial than before. I hope I am not so far down the rabbit hole that I can’t see things from a broader perspective. One question that arises for me is that say the price got to $100 and people started selling, according to wallet statistics there would be many many people sitting on $100 million plus. Is that really possible? Can that really happen, for so many people to suddenly have so much wealth? If anyone can shed some light on this element I’d really appreciate it.
  12. Chookstar

    Bearableguy123 Thread

    That’s so crazy. I’m so naive, I thought your name was infering ‘Barry McHocke knew’! As in you knew XRP would moon. Or at least leave the stratosphere. ?