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  1. I'm fine with things for now. I'm in it for the long haul. XRP is the only digital currency (that I know of at this time) that makes sense from both a business and government perspective. Transactions are going to need to be on some kind of ledger for digital currency to be of any use in direct and indirect taxation. So when i was looking for a coin for speculation, the criticism of "banker's coin" actually drew me to XRP. I'll give it years if that's what it takes, unless some other similar-functioning coin comes along.
  2. To be honest, I didn't even realize CB was adding xrp. After over a year of "not gonna happen", i tuned CB out completely. I also haven't been adding to my stack so i wouldn't have had a reason to pay attention. *reaches for wallet to buy more xrps*
  3. Please....please....don't turn this political. I'm practically begging.
  4. Exactly. At one point or another, people scoffed at almost every technological advancement that has come along. From the light bulb to the newest gadget, disruptive technology is usually met with a lot of resistance and misunderstanding by those who don't see the change coming. Digital currency will be a "thing". Eventually. I'm not saying it will happen in 2019. But it is going to come. Efficiency, security, frugality, and convenience will demand it. XRP might not end up winning the day, but the technology itself will happen.
  5. Very true. At one point, he tried to "cash in" on the typecasting in his stand-up comedy career. Do a search for "tom wilson the question song". Its hilarious.
  6. Your avatar...Biff's sister sang at my wedding. She and my wife and I had a bunch of mutual friends. I never met Tom though. But that whole family is outrageously funny. Good people.
  7. I'll PM you with the details. I'm not looking to start a war here. I usually do capitalize Jesus' name too. Was just in a hurry/too early in the morning. No offense intended. ?
  8. There's no way i could have explained my rationale any better than you did. Thank you!
  9. Some of you won't want to hear this part, so feel free to skip this paragraph. I have known that digital currency was coming since i became born again thru jesus back in 1983. The concept is in the bible, one of the hallmarks of the last days. I'm not saying we're there yet, but like every other major shift in the world, it has to start somewhere and eventually becomes commonplace. I've been watching for this for a long time. I had heard about the bitcoin for pizza story, which was the first time i had a specific technology to match with the concept of digital currency. But the idea
  10. ...just when i *finally* kicked the habit!! Welcome back, sweet addiction!
  11. Yup...I'm still all in. I did hit the "all I could afford to lose" wall some time ago. I'm hodling, with the help of the US tax code that taxes the stuffing out of short term capital gains.
  12. I have a big suspicion of financial educators. I know that they're not all nefarious individuals, but my first reaction to that article is that he wanted some extra cash so he infused his world with a fresh round of fud to motivate his followers to buy more books and take more courses. He could be the most upstanding guy ever, but I tend to be very suspicious of people who claim to know the future. Just my 2 zerps. If he's right, I'll be first in line to admit it. I'm sure gold will do well if he's right. As for xrp, and crypto in general, I think an economic downturn would put the
  13. Couldn't agree more. We typically have stuff in the development pipeline for a year, and we get one or two partners as early adopters to help us shake down the bugs. That process could take another year or two before we're ready for wide release, and then another year or two for market traction to build. But once we've done our homework and the legwork, the results are outstanding. There is definitely pressure to shorten the development cycle, but our customers are all Fortune 500 companies that you've heard of...the biggest of the big. They don't change quickly. They are subject to a
  14. I work in a tech industry that runs adjacent to the financial industry, with some overlap. The company I work for is extremely successful, widely used, has a sterling reputation, and has been in business for several decades. Even with all this going for us, our new offerings take a VERY long time to see wide adoption (our customers are other companies). Our customers need to follow regulations and are subject to scrutiny. I don't blame them one bit for taking time to change. I've come to expect it at my job. Doesn't mean that the new tech is bad. Companies need to protect their customer
  15. I just wanted to bring some additional perspective to Dubai's all-in commitment to progress. Last year, i attended an international users conference for the leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Dubai was featured as a groundbreaking pioneer in their application of GIS software to build an intelligently designed future for their country. I won't belabor you all with the details, but these folks mean business on all fronts. As they concluded their presentation, there were some snickers in the crowd at their stated goal of colonizing mars in the not-so-distant future.
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