9 Exchanges to Buy Bitcoin & Crypto in Singapore (2020)

My boyfriend's underage brother runs shady business. Advice needed!

My boyfriend's little brother is 15 and his mom recently discovered he has been making a large (~50k) amount of money through various means. Aside from running a private server on some game and bitcoin trading, the main source of this income is apparently a webshop selling clothes.
Although he eventually, after a lot of prodding, confided in his mom about this webshop, he was adamant she was not allowed to actually see the site itself. He claims he has been sought out by Chinese investors and has 20 full-grown adults working for him. When his mom asked for proof, she was shown a Paypal account on which lo-and-behold actually 50k is stored on!
When further asked about the subject, he quickly got aggressive and even threatened his mom. This is also what prompted me to post this on an alt account, even though he does not know we know about this. He has not been an easy child so far, getting into a fair bit of trouble experimenting with alcohol, sigarettes and drugs but this is unprecedented. His mom has sought us out to help her as this is beyond her capabilities to handle, but I am afraid it is beyond our own as well.
We fear he is being used for money laundering as the law in our country (The Netherlands) is relatively soft for minors. It likely is fake brand clothing that is being sold in this webshop although we have no proof of anything except his own words. How can we best handle this and make sure he does not get further into legal trouble, aside from the tax evasion?
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The Count of My Monero...

The log fire crackled pleasantly within the confines of the impressively large stone fireplace, casting flickering shadows over the sumptuous interior of the library. A pleasant warmth pervaded the room; a sensation only heightened by the falling snow glimpsed through the heavy, mullioned windows flanked by deep red, velvet curtains.
Count Monero raised the decanter and poured a whisky into the heavy cut glass. It had become a habit of his, this early evening drink.
It helped. Helped him to bear the load. The weight. The responsibility.
Lowering the decanter to the bar, the Count walked toward the fireplace and stood in front of the ornate mirror that hung above it. He smiled as he raised his glass in mock salute at his reflection. “Your good health, my dear fellow,” he muttered, taking a sip of the single malt. Distilled from a small batch on the western side of the Isle of Islay, the whisky was one of only five bottles ever produced by the short-lived Kilchomore distillery before it burned down in 1931. One hundred years later, the whereabouts of the five bottles still remained a mystery to whisky connoisseurs the world over. Legend had it they burned in the fire.
The Count knew better.
The grandfather clock chimed the quarter hour, and, as was his custom, he settled into his favourite armchair, placed his glass upon the side table, and unfolded the Daily Crypto. The news was, as usual, of little note. A couple of paragraphs on that perennial young upstart, ZCash. Too bloody slow. Too bloody shady, he thought. A sidebar on ‘How to Preserve Anonymity on the Blockchain’. Been there, done that. An opinion piece entitled ‘Dogecoin: Ready yet for the Big Time?’ Nope.
One piece did catch his attention, though. It was on the fourth page, bottom left corner, tucked below that day’s earnings reports. A short piece, not much more than a footnote really, but the Count read it with some interest.
‘The Fall of the House of Bitcoin’. He shook his head slowly, smiling as he read the all-too-familiar story. Poor old Lord Bitcoin, he thought. Not a bad chap, when all was said and done. Count Monero was of the opinion, as were most in his circle, that if it wasn’t for his two bastard sons, Classic and Core, the empire would not have been rent asunder and Lord Bitcoin wouldn’t be in the position he found himself. It was a damn shame and no mistake.
Count Monero yawned and let the paper drop to the floor. His eyelids closed and his head sank slowly back to rest against the cushioned wing of the chair. The warmth of the fire and the bite of the alcohol combined to ease him into a soft, welcome sleep.
The soft knock on the door woke the Count from his dreams. He sat up and slowly rubbed his eyes drawing his fingers slowly down his cheeks until they met at his chin. A fine, chiseled chin, even if he said so himself. “Come in.”
The door opened and a tall, thin man in dark livery entered. His clothes were starched and creased and his shoes shone with a gleam that betrayed the obsessive nature of the wearer. His hair was divided perfectly down the center of his head, both sides oiled to an exactitude that bordered on frightening.
“My lord?” he said in a short, clipped voice.
The Count sighed and reached for his glass of whisky.
“What do you want, Ripple?”
“My lord,” Ripple repeated, “Dinner will be served shortly in the dining room.”
The Count squinted a little.
“In the dining room, you say?”
“Yes, my lord.”
“Not in the cellar, then?”
“No, my lord.”
“Or in the gardens?”
“No, my lord,” said Ripple beginning to look a little agitated.
“You weren’t thinking of serving it in one of the bathrooms, I take it?”
Ripple shuddered. “Heaven forfend, my lord.”
“Indeed, Ripple, wouldn’t it be true to say that dinner is served nowhere else but the dining room?”
“It would indeed, my lord.”
The Count sighed. “Then for God’s sake, Ripple, just tell me when. Not where.”
Ripple straightened his already impossibly-straight back and nodded.
“As you wish, my lord.”
Count Monero took a sip of whisky and laid the glass back down.
“Any calls for me while I was out?”
“No calls, my lord, but you did have some visitors,” replied Ripple.
“Oh?” said the Count.
“Yes, my lord. A gentleman by the name of Mr. Fluffy Pony paid his respects.”
“Fluffy what?” said the Count, his brow wrinkling.
“A Fluffy Pony, my lord.”
“Damn stupid name.”
“Quite, my lord.”
“Well what did this Pony fellow want?”
“Something about a GUI, my lord.”
“A what?” said the Count, his brow now leaving behind all vestiges of a wrinkle and bordering most definitely on a frown.
“A GUI, my lord. I am led to understand it’s an acronym for Graphical User Interface.”
Count Monero just about managed to control his short splurt of laughter, though a few drops of the precious whisky did manage to leak down his chin.
“A Graphical User what?!” he chuckled. “Well now I’ve just about heard everything!”
Ripple said nothing.
Count Monero brushed the few drops of whisky from his smoking jacket as he continued to smile.
He sighed. “Well, tell me Ripple, what did Mr.—?”
“Fluffy Pony, my lord.”
“Yes, that’s it. Fluffy Pony. Extraordinary name. What did this Fluffy Pony chap have to say about his…what was it called?”
“GUI, my lord.”
“Yes, this GUI of his?”
“He said it’s still in development, my lord.”
The Count scratched his head. “That’s it?”
“Yes, my lord.”
“How very strange.”
The Count took another sip of whisky, the traces of a bemused smile still on his lips.
“Anyone else, Ripple?”
“The Earl of Ethereum’s valet called, my lord. You’ve been invited to dinner next Saturday.”
“Really?” said the Count. He didn’t often see Ethereum these days. The poor chap was always up to his eyeballs in paperwork.
“One bloody contract after another,” he had told Monero the last time they met at the Alt Club. “Not like you, you old bugger! With you it’s so bloody easy. It’s just money with you. With me it’s all so…well…difficult…”
Monero murmured in sympathy.
"I mean, I get home at night," Ethereum continued, "and it's about as much as I can do to fix myself a drink, kiss the kids goodnight, and fall into bed. That's no life, is it?"
Monero had felt sorry for him. Ethereum was a nice fellow, no doubt about it, but he was in the wrong line of work. Wrong line, entirely. Money was where it was at. Store of value. That sort of thing.
“Saturday you say?”
“Yes, my lord.”
“Anything else on my diary that day?”
“Nothing, my lord.”
The Count pondered. He knew he should go out more. Meet more people. But dinners like these could be hell. Sheer, bloody hell—
A thought occurred to him. “Will the Lady MaidSafe be there?” The Count’s eyes twinkled. He’d always had a thing for Lady MaidSafe. There was something about her nodes that a full-blooded man like himself found hard to resist.
“I couldn’t really say, my lord,” replied Ripple, “though it’s likely given her…“.
Ripple paused.
The Count looked up at him.
“Given her what?” he asked.
“Well, my lord, her…er…reputation, as it were.”
“Reputation? What reputation?” demanded the Count.
Ripple looked decidedly uncomfortable.
“It was rumored, my lord, that…er…she—“
“Go on, spit it out, man” insisted the Count.
Ripple swallowed hard, his adam’s apple dancing up and down his long, thin neck.
“That she’s been er…premined, my lord.”
The Count slammed his glass down on the table.
Premined!” he gasped.
“On more than one occasion, my lord.”
“Dear God, man. You can’t be serious!”
“I’m afraid so, my lord. It is well known in the village.”
“By whom? Who was the damn fellow that took advantage of her?”
Ripple swallowed again.
“It would seem there was more than one, my lord,” he managed to squeak.
The Count’s face paled and he drained the last of his whisky. He took a deep breath and handed the glass to Ripple.
“Another, Ripple. Make it a large one.”
“Very good, my lord,” said Ripple, taking the glass and making his way to the bar.
The library was silent. Nothing more was said until Ripple had returned with the whisky and the Count had taken a long swallow of the amber liquid.
The Count sighed. “When will people learn eh, Ripple? Reputation counts for everything. A premine! What was she thinking?”
Ripple looked down at the ground and then back up at the Count.
“Impossible to say, my lord. It's tragic.”
“Quite so, quite so,” replied the Count. “Still, we must carry on despite the circumstances. Accept the invitation, Ripple. But make it clear to Ethereum that under no circumstances should I be seated next to Lady Maidsafe.”
“Very good, sir.”
The Count took another long sip. He seemed to need it more than ever tonight.
“Right. Well that’s dealt with. Anyone else visit?”
Ripple sighed.
Count Monero looked up at his valet. “What is it now?”
Ripple sighed again, flattened his mouth and raised his eyebrows.
“I’m afraid, my lord that—“
“Oh no,” the Count interjected, seeing in Ripple’s face the tell-tale signs. “Not again.”
“I’m afraid so, my lord.”
“But again?”
“It’s the third time this week, my lord.”
“Won’t he take ‘no’ for an answer?”
“I’ve tried everything, my lord. But he keeps coming back. He says—“
“Oh, I know what he says all right,” interrupted the Count. “I’ve heard him enough times. He mimicked a voice, both groveling and unctuous. ’Eternally grateful’. ‘I’ve loved you since the beginning.’ ‘You mean everything to me’. The man’s a bloody embarrassment, Ripple”
“Quite so, my lord.”
“A lunatic.”
“Couldn’t agree more, my lord.”
The Count sighed. “Is he gone?”
“Yes, my lord. I managed to get rid of him.”
“Good job, Ripple, good job. He’s not easy to dissuade. How’d you manage it?”
“Well, my lord,” said Ripple, a slight smile appearing on his face, “I told him you were visiting your cousin, the Viscount Aeon.”
“Did you, by jove!” chuckled the Count, “He must have loved that!”
“Oh he did, my lord, he did,” agreed Ripple. “The look on Mr. Pegasus’s face when he realized he had the opportunity to see the both of you together! It was a real treat, if I may say so.”
“You may indeed Ripple, you may indeed,” chortled Count Monero. “And he left?”
“Oh he didn’t just leave, my lord. He ran. You never saw a man run as fast as he did down the driveway.”
The Count let out another roar of laughter and then took another sip of the malt.
“You know, Ripple, one doesn’t get to the position I occupy in society without meeting one’s fair share of rum fellows. But I can tell you this. That Mr. Pegasus is about the rummest I’ve ever met.”
Ripple said nothing but merely nodded in agreement.
After a few moments, the Count looked up at him.
“Is that it, then?”
“Just one other visitor, sir,”
“Oh, yes,” said the Count. The whisky had more than begun its seductive work and a pleasant calmness had spread throughout his body. He was feeling relaxed, genial and rather looking forward to a good dinner.
“Yes, my lord. A man by the name of Brown.”
“Brown? Brown? Doesn’t ring any bells. What did he want?”
Ripple paused and looked up into the ceiling as if trying to remember the exact words.
“Something to do with taxes, my lord.”
The glass shattered on the floor, the treasured whisky splattering against the stone tiles and oozing into the crevices between. Count Monero’s face paled and the woozy relaxation he had experienced just moments before vanished in the twinkling of an eye.
“With…with…tax…” he whispered, barely able to bring himself to say the word.
“What…what…about them?” he managed to stutter after a few more moments.
“I believe,” said Ripple, rather warming to the effect this was having on his master, “that he wants them.”
The Count gasped. “Wants them?”
“Yes my lord.”
“Taxes?”
“Yes, my lord.”
"From me?"
"Quite so, my lord."
The Count ran the fingers of one hand through his hair, the other tapping a stern beat on the side table. He looked up at Ripple.
“What did you tell him?”
Ripple cleared his throat. “I told him, my lord, that you conduct your business through an anonymous blockchain and I wished him the best of luck in finding anything.”
Count Monero’s eyes widened.
“You did? You told him that?”
“Yes, my lord.”
“Hah!” said the Count, a smile appearing on his face, “And what did he have to say to that?”
“Nothing he could say, my lord. He said he’d be back, but I doubt it.”
“Hah! Good job, Ripple. Dashed good job!”
“Thank you, my lord.”
The smile on the Count’s face promoted itself to a grin.
“You know, Ripple, I think I’ll have one more small one before dinner.”
“Very good, my lord,” said Ripple making his way once again to the bar.
“And while you’re there,” said the Count in a moment of generosity, “Pour yourself one as well.”
Ripple looked up at the Count, unsure he had heard him correctly.
“Well, that’s very kind of you, my lord. Very kind indeed. I don’t mind if I do.”
In a few moments, Ripple had returned with two glasses and handed one to the Count. They stayed there for a couple of minutes, the Count seated in his chair, Ripple standing beside him, both men sipping their whisky in a somewhat uncomfortable silence.
It was Ripple who broke the stillness first, the whisky having gone straight to his head, by uttering a small giggle. The Count looked up at him.
“Something on your mind?” he said.
“I was just thinking, my lord”
“Thinking about what? Out with it Ripple. No-one likes a tease.”
“I was just thinking, my lord, that tax man had come to count The Count.”
Count Monero’s brow furrowed for the second time that evening.
“Count the what?” he said.
“You know, my lord. Count, as in count something. The Count, as in you.”
Count Monero placed his glass down carefully on the side table. He slowly brushed an imaginary speck of dust from his impeccably laundered trousers. His left eye twitched. Then his right.
“Am I to take it, Ripple,” he said, in a slow, measured voice, “that you are making a joke?”
Ripple gulped, his sobriety returning with startling suddenness.
“Yes, my lord,” he muttered.
The Count’s face looked solemn and he turned toward the fire, unwilling to look at Ripple.
“I think, Ripple,” he said, “you had better go and prepare dinner.”
Ripple straightened his back and gave a short, sharp nod of his head.
“Very good, my lord,” he said before heading for the bar. He placed his glass on the counter and opened the library door.
“And Ripple,” said the Count.
Ripple turned back toward the man seated in front of the fire.
“If I’d wanted a comedian for a manservant, I would have hired Dash.”
“Quite so, my lord” said Ripple and closed the door softly behind him.
Count Monero took one last sip of the Islay whisky and allowed himself a smile. Life isn’t easy when you’re the world’s foremost currency.
But it wasn’t all bad either.
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Merry Christmas and to all a good night!

So because I have nothing better to do than troll the forums, reddit, and so on (I have such an exciting life dont I!), I would like to post my thoughts on 2014.
It's been quite an exciting year for Litecoin, both ups and downs. From Litecoin's price going far below what was expected to wider adoption with merchants. Businesses have sprang up everywhere Litecoin and crypto related, some succeeded, some failed, and others marked off as scams.
As I post this, it marks a year and two weeks since I have been involved with Litecoin and cryptos. I've seen a titans fall (empty Gox, Moolah and Mintpal), Davids turn into Goliath's (GAW, GoCoin, Zues), and the determined entrepreneurship of eager fellow crypto fans come out with new products, services, and ideas everyday.
This world that we are all in, seemingly at times isolated from the rest of the world, has grown and spread like wildfire. If there was truly a year for Cryptos up to this point, 2014 would be that year. The merchant adoption has exploded with acceptance, with giants like Overstock.com and Microsoft now taking Bitcoin (and hopefully Litecoin in the future as well ;) ). In addition, I can still go and buy honey, video games, gift cards, clothes, precious metals, and even a Tesla with Litecoin. I would consider that a monumental accomplishment for Litecoin, Bitcoin, and crypto's as a whole in 2014.
I've witnessed the evolution in scrypt, from small time hobby GPU mining to industrial asic companies. The hash rate exploded from miniscule amounts into a behemoth, multiplied over 60 times since the beginning of this year. Litecoin dominated the scrypt scene, overpowering every other scrypt coin out there to include the much loved very wow Dogecoin. Which in turn was (to me) a blessing in disguise, causing Dogecoin to implement AUXPoW, and giving everyone a larger opportunity to understand the cultures of the different communities between Litecoin and Dogecoin.
The threat of a possible 51% attack presented itself earlier on this year, and the insurmountable backlash of the community. The passion, the fire, the eyes of those who would not idly stand by as their network, the network of the community, could fall victim to such an attack. Impending doom was avoided, and it gave me hope and joy to know that the community was so passionate.
I've been both a bystander and an active participant in multiple charities, and I am proud and humbled to bear witness to this community opening their pockets to the poor and needy, raising over $20,000 this year to those that are less fortunate than us. We need to remember that in the spirit of crypto's, its not the worth of the coins themselves but more of a promise that Litecoin and others can help those less fortunate . The under banked, remittances, the fee's that are forced upon us by credit card companies which increases the prices of products. These are the reasons I do what I do, and I would hope even the most seasoned trader can appreciate the uses well beyond the hint of riches and personal wealth.
The observation of the eyes of the world on us, banks, lawyers, judges, congressmen and congresswomen and even whole countries. The SEC issuing lawsuits and Fincen working with companies to help comply with anti money laundering laws. People that have been sentenced to jail, right or wrong (sometimes its in the eye of the beholder). Regulations, laws, and bitlicense, the very essence of cryptos seemingly being stripped away. Some consider it a sign of times to come for larger adoption, others believe its an overreaching central authority bearing down on a decentralized entity. My opinions aside, the sheer thought of such a young technology being watched and judged by those in power is significant. Being noticed by these authorities is a door into what is to come for 2015.
So what is to come for 2015? For Litecoin we can look forward to more merchant and user adoption. The halving will be coming in Oct 2015, which is going to be an exciting time. Everyone can speculate on the price, but when it comes down to it no one really knows what will happen. The only thing I do know for sure is this. I will be here to help the new person by explaining the blockchain, helping a business as best I can get off their feet, helping the communities at large beyond Litecoin with their issues, and helping Litecoin continue to be one of the best crypto's out there. Charlie Shreem said to the judge in his case before sentencing "Bitcoin is my baby, it’s my whole world and my whole life, it’s what I was put on this earth to do. I need to be out there". His circumstance aside, as I read this quote from him, I can't help but to feel, from the bottom of my heart, the same way about Litecoin.
Merry Christmas all and lets make 2015 the best we can for Litecoin and crypto's!
Andrew Vegetabile / TheMage
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Fine, I've got some free time. Color me up!

1) You are offered a wallet which can generate any amount of money you wish, as long as each time you use it you ask for a sum which is at least 50$ more than the amount of money it gave you last. You must use it at least once a day, and you must spend the money within the day, or you die. Considering how introducing large amounts of new money into the system could (and eventually would) impact the economy, do you accept the wallet? If you do, how do you plan on using it?
Let's see... a quick search reveals that the amount of money in the world is $65 trillion, and while I couldn't find a figure for global expenditure per year, it's certainly more than the gross world product, which is about $100 trillion. Now, if the magic wallet is legitimately creating value - somehow pulling pure value out of thin air, rather than just bills - then the answer is clearly yes! I don't have to worry about inflation, for instance. On the other hand, if all it does is make bills, then I still think I take it up: if we assume that I take the minimal amount of additional money each down, consider that it would take a little over 4,000 years for me to have pulled out as much money as exists in the world today, by which point I imagine that the economy will have expanded. My only major worry is how to pass it off on taxes, but I imagine one can launder money for the right price.
As for what I'd spend it on, I'd make sure that my needs and reasonable wants - and those of my relatively close friends and family - are permanently met. If I'm allowed to invest, I'd probably wind up heavily investing in speculative eco-friendly technologies: thorium reactors, advanced batteries for solar and wind, carbon sequestration. Things like improvements in medicine and political influence, too - I intend to live long enough to have the wonderful problem of figuring out how to spend this money and living in a world where I can meaningfully spend it. Finally, any leftovers would go to efficient charities until they stop being efficient - combating malaria and schistosomiasis and ensuring access to clean water come to mind.
2) You are given the possibility of having any one person in the world die, and no one would ever suspect your involvement. Do you take this chance and, if so, who do you kill and why?
Oh my goodness, yes! The only question would be in figuring out precisely which person's death would bring the most good to the world - gotta worry about entrenchment of institutions and power vacuums, after all.
3) Do you believe in some sort of higher power? What do you think awaits us after death?
No. All I have ever seen suggests that there's nothing but nature and her products, and it seems wildly incorrect to posit the existence of any actual, non-metaphorical higher power based on blind guesses. Nothing awaits us but oblivion, or possibly a Tiplerian rescuse resurrection - that is, every possible mind being simulated at the end of the universe through purely technological means.
4) One night, you have a lucid dream where you’re in an empty space, holding a mysterious object: a light-weight cube slightly bigger than your fist. It constantly shifts color and, as you turn it over in your hands, you notice it has four dials (each one on a different side), a display, a button which reads “SELECT” and an inscription: Choose one. No two dials have the exact same symbols on them (some are different, some are shared, some dials have more symbols than others), but they are all new to you. The moment you touch a dial, the display lights up: Substance Mimicry. After rotating one of the dials, you realize that each combination of symbols equals a different (and, as far as you can tell, distinct) superpower. What do you do?
Oh, that's easy! Assuming that whatever I pick comes back out with me, I'd pick the ability to grant arbitrary superpowers. If not, I probably just play around a bunch, exploring through it - it's a dream and doesn't mean much.
5) What do you think of ‘white lies’? How about lying in general?
They're a mistake. We have a duty to each other to improve those around us to the best of our (and their!) abilities, and lying, even "white" lies, impede that, though social graces do call, sometimes, for lies of omission. Lying in general, while sometimes fun, is inherently antithetical to a broader duty to improve humanity as a whole, and thus should be avoided in any serious context towards anyone you wouldn't willingly lobotomize.
6) Personality-wise, what would you say your greatest strength is? How about your biggest weakness?
I'd say my biggest strength is my curiosity - my desire to know and explore for their own sake. My biggest weakness is my sometime incapacity to get anything meaningful done - mental health issues are a curse. That, or my occasional viciousness towards people or entities I perceive to be acting in bad faith or to my excessive detriment.
7) You accidentally find out that one of your best friends, who’s in a relationship, has recently cheated on their partner, whom you’ve met a few times (and found them to be quite friendly and light-hearted). Your friend swears that it was just a one-time occurrence and it won’t happen again. What do you do?
Just to start on, I'd make painfully clear to them the extent to which I disapprove. Knowing that past behavior is still a strong predictor of future behavior, regardless of what my friend claims, I'd expect them to cheat again; thus, I'd make the following deal to them: they write up a full, complete, and unambiguously personally identifying confession of what they did and post it to pastebin (or some other anonymous site). If they cheat again, I send it to their partner, no take-backs, no apologies. If they refuse the deal, I tell their partner anyway and wash my hands of it.
8) You receive the power of being capable of transforming back and forth between yourself and an animal of your choice at will (as long as it’s a vertebrate–aka fish, amphibian, reptile, mammal, or bird). What animal do you choose and why? (note: when you morph back to human you’ll still be wearing your clothes)
I think I'd like to be a fox - they're cute but fierce, generally adaptable, fairly quick and clever, and I feel a strong connection to them.
9) What are the three adjectives that describe personality you hope no one will ever associate to you?
Cruel/uncaring, rash, over-rigid. They'd simply be wrong, of course, which is their own business.
10) The world influences us from the very beginning of our life with a relationship of cause and effect. In fact, our existence is technically influenced even by (some) things that happened millions of years ago: everything that has ever happened has lead up to this moment. Do you think that a hypothetical being with a perfect understanding of the past and the present would be able to ‘predict’ the future?
No. Quantum indeterminacy exists, and even past that, chaos theory makes prediction infeasible.
11) Name one thing you really like and one that you really dislike that didn’t exist ten years ago.
I really like modern smartphones - they let me keep up with news, keep in touch with family and friends, take pictures and video, and inform myself on whatever I want to look up on the fly. Plus, they make it very easy to seek help in emergencies. I really dislike combat drones: they disintermediate people and countries from the consequences of their violence, and make civilian casualties all the more likely.
12) You’re given the option of turning time back to when you were a baby, but maintaining all the knowledge you currently have. Do you take it?
Absolutely! Just for starters, I'd live a couple of decades longer in relative comfort, which is nice, and I'd be an incredible prodigy, with enough time to become a star researcher even when young. I'd be able to invest what little I had in the dotcom bubble and get out while the getting's good, park a few valuable domain names, and hit up bitcoin, assuming my actions haven't changed anything of significance. By accurately predicting geopolitical and economic events, I might be able to gain cachet fast enough to prevent the ongoing disaster in the middle east, or the 2007 recession.
13) You decide to go on a fun trip with a group of friends: you buy the tickets, get a hotel, and you have a rough idea of what you’d like to go see. A few days before departure, you get a message from one of your friends, the one who had the idea for the trip and is the ‘more or less official’ organizer, asking you to help them plan out the details of what the group is going to do each day, and the relative schedule. What do you do?
I don't think I'd want to exercise too much control over the schedule, but I'd pass a lot of recommendations about good things to see or do in the area along, as well as let them know about the things I wanted to go see. If they needed logistical help, I'd be happy to help out, but I'm horribly disorganized.
14) Pick up to two of the first thirteen points where you enjoyed the question and felt convinced about your answer.
Questions 1 and 6.
15) Pick up to two of the first thirteen points where the premise of the question didn’t really appeal to you or felt off and you answered mostly for the sake of completion.
Questions 8 and 10.
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Dear Mr. President

Dear President Obama,
I am writing you because I am deeply concerned that Bitcoin and alt-currencies are a threat to our national security, and I am providing the agencies with a potential solution in case outlawing anonymous crypto-currency transactions or attempting to regulate the internet do not work.
First, allow me to express why I do not believe Bitcoin is in a destined-to-pop bubble. The tulip, baseball card, and beanie baby-like bubbles collapsed when the buyers realized that the suppliers had begun flooding the market and could continue to do so without limit. It became pointless to collect those things. That won't happen with Bitcoin unless you intervene. How are people going to make the oversupply connection with Bitcoin when we cannot point to any suppliers beyond an algorithm?
Meanwhile, the backers will echo the message that the rate of supply and maximum number of units are fixed.. only adding an extra layer of smokescreen to the layman's confusion. And, why would the rate of demand fall anytime soon if "investment" in bitcoins leads to year-over-year gains of 1000% or more? Exactly who benefits if Bitcoin values decrease? Miners? No. Investors? No. Sellers? No. Merchants? No. The US Government and the US Dollar? Yes. And let's say that diminishing returns set in for investors. If by that time people around the globe have become convinced by emerging merchant services, like SnapCard, that Bitcoin is a store of value.. then IT IS a store of value and there is no longer a speculative bubble to be burst.
The case for Bitcoin's valuation will only grow as Silicon Valley, India, and Russia build value-adding applications atop the open-source platform.. Do you really think that national banks can compete with that pace of innovation?
As a consumer and investor, I see Bitcoin as an opportunity to pay off my school debt, car debt, credit card debt, and all the debt I am strapped with because I followed the way of our society (which sadly, your laws and regulations exacerbate). When it works for me, I'm going to post it to Reddit and tell my friends to do the same. As a good friend, I would advise them to dollar-cost-average and diversify into other promising crypto-currencies.
Therein lies the most concerning security threat.. We aren't going to know who has created new crypto-currencies and mined the first 20+% of them.. Was it Russia, Kim Jong-Un, or terrorists? All they have to do is pump crypto-returns into news stories like the Bitcoin early-adopters have.
Undoubtedly, the NSA and Homeland security can use forensic accounting to figure out who owns the current stashes of Bitcoins (I hope they already have).. but can they continue to keep track of digital currency owners as these currencies divide down into lower decimal places, new owners come on board, and alt-currencies begin to flourish? What if the cute and fun "Dogecoin" is a Russian Trojan horse?
I don't know, and I don't want to find out.
Solution: I propose that the US joins the crypto-currency competition by creating US government crypto. Certainly the number of pro-government citizens in the US outweighs the number of anti-government types that participate in Bitcoin, so we (the US) would have a much faster adoption rate if the US can launch its crypto-currency ASAP. The US government could promise stronger encryption, safer accounts, more consumer protections and support, less money laundering risk, and traceable transactions. The IRS might even be able to devise and implement an automatic tax calculator for tracking sales and income taxes. The best part is that you can pledge the first 10 million units (of however many units you decide to create) to the US debt, thereby convincing the citizens that our use of the US digital currency will benefit them more than any shady, potentially terrorist-created, crypto-currency out there. Consider me the first in line to buy your digital currency (The Federal "Stars").
You could also consider giving Stars to each citizen and allow them to be released for approved expenditures (education, down payment on house, etc.).
It may seem as though I am suggesting uncontrollable deflation and some (minimal) redistribution of wealth.. and maybe I am. Maybe I'm starting to think that crypto-currencies are our way out of debt-inducing materialism, and into the augmented reality (AR) promised land.
Please bear with me as I explain this:
For example, I believe I could comfortably survive if I just had an earth-suit for shelter (climate controlled, weather protected, long-term battery power, etc.), an augmented reality helmet for work and entertainment (Google glass encased in a custom fit, 3d-printed, sound-proofed helmet.. w/ interchangeable parts to swap in and out of different hardware), a refillable supply of great tasting and nutritious cereal, and a camel-back for water.
As augmented reality ramps up in the next 15-25 years, I expect to also be able to wear gloves that limit my full arm mobility to recognize AR objects. For instance, if I go to pick up a box, the arm-wear should restrict where I can place my hands (not beyond the box's surface), and the armor should add resistance to my movement when I go to pick up that box (imitating weight). I should essentially look like a mime as I explore the world that designers and developers have created for me (by cashing in their deflationary currency to invest in projects), and requiring less and less resources (beyond time) to do their jobs.
I might look silly to non-adapters, but they would look silly to me: putting on makeup, dressing up in random flimsy clothing, mowing lawns to pretend they still own farms, and doing all that other non-sensical stuff of yester-year.
The difference is that I would be anonymous to them, whereas I would see their face.. and be able to know too much about them for them to not adapt (because of facial recognition).
To make the conversion to this AR realm, we need a digital currency. We don't need to convert from fiat into crypto overnight, but we just cannot let some anti-government criminals beat the United States to the punch.
Some people who are spreading the word about Bitcoin are saying that it's for freedom from the government. These people take everything that you do for us for granted and seem to think we should be living in a country of gangs and anonymous crime. Perhaps we can have a national awareness month for what it's like to live in a warring African tribe or living among real thugs.
Don't be fooled Mr. President. Act now and act fast.
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Dear Mr President

Dear President Obama,
I am writing you because I am deeply concerned that Bitcoin and alt-currencies are a threat to our national security, and I am providing the agencies with a potential solution in case outlawing anonymous crypto-currency transactions or attempting to regulate the internet do not work.
First, allow me to express why I do not believe Bitcoin is in a destined-to-pop bubble. The tulip, baseball card, and beanie baby-like bubbles collapsed when the buyers realized that the suppliers had begun flooding the market and could continue to do so without limit. It became pointless to collect those things. That won't happen with Bitcoin unless you intervene. How are people going to make the oversupply connection with Bitcoin when we cannot point to any suppliers beyond an algorithm?
Meanwhile, the backers will echo the message that the rate of supply and maximum number of units are fixed.. only adding an extra layer of smokescreen to the layman's confusion. And, why would the rate of demand fall anytime soon if "investment" in bitcoins leads to year-over-year gains of 1000% or more? Exactly who benefits if Bitcoin values decrease? Miners? No. Investors? No. Sellers? No. Merchants? No. The US Government and the US Dollar? Yes. And let's say that diminishing returns set in for investors. If by that time people around the globe have become convinced by emerging merchant services, like SnapCard, that Bitcoin is a store of value.. then IT IS a store of value and there is no longer a speculative bubble to be burst.
The case for Bitcoin's valuation will only grow as Silicon Valley, India, and Russia build value-adding applications atop the open-source platform.. Do you really think that national banks can compete with that pace of innovation?
As a consumer and investor, I see Bitcoin as an opportunity to pay off my school debt, car debt, credit card debt, and all the debt I am strapped with because I followed the way of our society (which sadly, your laws and regulations exacerbate). When it works for me, I'm going to post it to Reddit and tell my friends to do the same. As a good friend, I would advise them to dollar-cost-average and diversify into other promising crypto-currencies.
Therein lies the most concerning security threat.. We aren't going to know who has created new crypto-currencies and mined the first 20+% of them.. Was it Russia, Kim Jong-Un, or terrorists? All they have to do is pump crypto-returns into news stories like the Bitcoin early-adopters have.
Undoubtedly, the NSA and Homeland security can use forensic accounting to figure out who owns the current stashes of Bitcoins (I hope they already have).. but can they continue to keep track of digital currency owners as these currencies divide down into lower decimal places, new owners come on board, and alt-currencies begin to flourish? What if the cute and fun "Dogecoin" is a Russian Trojan horse?
I don't know, and I don't want to find out.
Solution: I propose that the US joins the crypto-currency competition by creating US government crypto. Certainly the number of pro-government citizens in the US outweighs the number of anti-government types that participate in Bitcoin, so we (the US) would have a much faster adoption rate if the US can launch its crypto-currency ASAP. The US government could promise stronger encryption, safer accounts, more consumer protections and support, less money laundering risk, and traceable transactions. The IRS might even be able to devise and implement an automatic tax calculator for tracking sales and income taxes. The best part is that you can pledge the first 10 million units (of however many units you decide to create) to the US debt, thereby convincing the citizens that our use of the US digital currency will benefit them more than any shady, potentially terrorist-created, crypto-currency out there. Consider me the first in line to buy your digital currency (The Federal "Stars").
You could also consider giving Stars to each citizen and allow them to be released for approved expenditures (education, down payment on house, etc.).
It may seem as though I am suggesting uncontrollable deflation and some (minimal) redistribution of wealth.. and maybe I am. Maybe I'm starting to think that crypto-currencies are our way out of debt-inducing materialism, and into the augmented reality (AR) promised land.
Please bear with me as I explain this:
For example, I believe I could comfortably survive if I just had an earth-suit for shelter (climate controlled, weather protected, long-term battery power, etc.), an augmented reality helmet for work and entertainment (Google glass encased in a custom fit, 3d-printed, sound-proofed helmet.. w/ interchangeable parts to swap in and out of different hardware), a refillable supply of great tasting and nutritious cereal, and a camel-back for water.
As augmented reality ramps up in the next 15-25 years, I expect to also be able to wear gloves that limit my full arm mobility to recognize AR objects. For instance, if I go to pick up a box, the arm-wear should restrict where I can place my hands (not beyond the box's surface), and the armor should add resistance to my movement when I go to pick up that box (imitating weight). I should essentially look like a mime as I explore the world that designers and developers have created for me (by cashing in their deflationary currency to invest in projects), and requiring less and less resources (beyond time) to do their jobs.
I might look silly to non-adapters, but they would look silly to me: putting on makeup, dressing up in random flimsy clothing, mowing lawns to pretend they still own farms, and doing all that other non-sensical stuff of yester-year.
The difference is that I would be anonymous to them, whereas I would see their face.. and be able to know too much about them for them to not adapt (because of facial recognition).
To make the conversion to this AR realm, we need a digital currency. We don't need to convert from fiat into crypto overnight, but we just cannot let some anti-government criminals beat the United States to the punch.
Some people who are spreading the word about Bitcoin are saying that it's for freedom from the government. These people take everything that you do for us for granted and seem to think we should be living in a country of gangs and anonymous crime. Perhaps we can have a national awareness month for what it's like to live in a warring African tribe or living among real thugs.
Don't be fooled Mr. President. Act now and act fast.
sauce
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