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Rumors that Amazon was looking into offering a live TV package as well, have now been confirmed.

Amazon creating live TV package - Business Insider
The rumor

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201975120

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/2017/05/23/amazon-prime-now-let-you-watch-tv-live/102046756/

confirmed.

No details on the pricing or offereings yet.

With Amazon getting into this arena, pushing the boundaries on retail, cloud services, etc. I really do wonder how large they can grow. As long as they keep their laser focus on customer service, speed and cost, I think they can do a lot.

I'm very glad I was able to buy a few shares a while back while it was trading in the $700's... or course, I wish I did this a year or two before when they were in the $400-500 range. Wow.

Today they hit $998/share ad are now hovering around $996.
 

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I thought it was a recommendation on here, but I searched it and don't see it. I bought 1 share of INMB in Feb/March last year at $5.50, it's done fairly well and sitting at $19.39 right now. I was just messing around at the time, but I should've bought more.
Similar experience, I happen to be googling currencies ran across a news story about 4 currency payment systems to buy now. I said what the hell and bought 2 of the affordable ones. RIOT and MARA both at around $22 a piece, RIOT skyrocketed to $78 but dumbarse me happen to read an post on reddit that said dump RIOT quick its going to dive again, I dumped at $63, its now dancing above $70 again. MARA is at $44 and I only bought one a piece, just to play, kicking myself right now.
 

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So Bitcoin has surpassed over $50k for the first time ever.. thinking about getting in on it.. it occured to me that, since so many companies are now starting to accept crypto/Bitcoin for payment, it’s kinda like if you could go back in time to the start of civilization and invest in “money”, wouldnt you? Like you could buy shares in currency, in the US dollar- you almost HAVE to.. that may be what we’re seeing here.




Bitcoin has officially hit ONE TRILLION DOLLARS in value.. glad i finally bought some earlier this week, but wish i woulda done it years ago.
 

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Bitcoin has officially hit ONE TRILLION DOLLARS in value.. glad i finally bought some earlier this week, but wish i woulda done it years ago.
I was giving my co-worker a hard time yesterday. I guess at one point he had 3 Bitcoins, but he was saying that he had actually had more since he used to use them for online sports betting and if you bet in Bitcoin you won Bitcoin. Either way, he doesn't have it now.

Yeah, I wish I hadn't been so skeptical of it years ago when I had friends discussing it.
 

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Bitcoin has officially hit ONE TRILLION DOLLARS in value.. glad i finally bought some earlier this week, but wish i woulda done it years ago.
So did I. Actually did both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash by mistake. The increase in value won't allow me to complain though.
 

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Speaking of crypto payment options, there is a company called Initiative Q who is giving our their "coins" for free by referrals. I won't put my referral link here, but I'll be glad to PM it on request.

Here's some info. www.initiativeQ.com

About Initiative Q
Initiative Q is the brainchild of Saar Wilf, a serial entrepreneur who started his first payments start-up in 1997, and later founded Fraud Sciences, which redefined the payment security space and was acquired by PayPal in 2008.

Wilf has compiled a team of experts from a variety of disciplines, including mathematics, economics, and other social sciences. The economic and monetary models were developed with Economist Lawrence White, a professor of monetary theory and policy at George Mason University, and reviewed by our advisory board members listed below.
The idea behind Initiative Q is to first create a critical mass of users, which can then be harnessed to create the world’s best payment network. Therefore, our primary focus is to get millions of Q members registered, after which we will continue recruiting the world’s top professionals in payment systems, macroeconomics, and Internet technologies.
 
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MSRT made a 23% gain today. I bought in in 2016 and it's cratered since then so way behind, but finally turned a profit this quarter. Tempted to throw more at it now since it's so cheap and maybe come out ahead overall.

 

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Do any of you think a cheaper crypto has potential?


There are definitely lots of cheaper crypto that have a great chance of blowing up.. the problem is it’s like Vegas, no one knows which ones will pay off... That’s why i tried to open a Binance account, so i could throw some money at a few different ones, just relatively small amounts each, on the chance that one of them grows exponentially .. but their verification process is so cumbersome, I haven’t been approved to buy crypto and i stopped trying.. just document After document, then there would be a glitch, and the customer service is useless.. i have A Coinbase account, but I’m not sure if they have any of the cheaper crypto, I haven’t checked- feel free to let me know if any of yall are familiar with any that are traded by Coinbase.
 

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There are definitely lots of cheaper crypto that have a great chance of blowing up.. the problem is it’s like Vegas, no one knows which ones will pay off... That’s why i tried to open a Binance account, so i could throw some money at a few different ones, just relatively small amounts each, on the chance that one of them grows exponentially .. but their verification process is so cumbersome, I haven’t been approved to buy crypto and i stopped trying.. just document After document, then there would be a glitch, and the customer service is useless.. i have A Coinbase account, but I’m not sure if they have any of the cheaper crypto, I haven’t checked- feel free to let me know if any of yall are familiar with any that are traded by Coinbase.
I have a Coinbase account. It's only a few weeks old, but it seems pretty cool. There are quite a few different coins on there and they have options where you can take a few courses and earn coins, usually the cheaper ones, but it totals about $30+ dollars. There are some that are paying rewards, with three of them in the 4-6% range. So far I have only put about $60-70 of my own money in there and earned another ~$30. I also bought $10 of Bitcoin when I first opened the account so that's up a few dollars. My thought process is I'll just buy up some of the cheap ones and try to buy some of the more popular ones when I can. If I get lucky a couple might take off. Coinbase also has if you refer someone you get $10 in Bitcoin.
 

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I agree that the Binance verification process is very painful, but I wonder if the other sites will need to up their verification wall with the US government looking to regulate crypto backwards 100 years.

I've only used Binance so far, but it's pretty slick.

If you're looking at smaller coins, they are mostly lottery tickets but I'd try one of the ones that has a larger market cap (since it in my mind the # of cryptos that will achieve general public usage is probably going to be counted on 1 hand). ADA is the one I went with, got in at 0.64 a couple weeks back and it is up to 1.05 now. I'd probably avoid DOGE.
 
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There are definitely lots of cheaper crypto that have a great chance of blowing up.. the problem is it’s like Vegas, no one knows which ones will pay off... That’s why i tried to open a Binance account, so i could throw some money at a few different ones, just relatively small amounts each, on the chance that one of them grows exponentially .. but their verification process is so cumbersome, I haven’t been approved to buy crypto and i stopped trying.. just document After document, then there would be a glitch, and the customer service is useless.. i have A Coinbase account, but I’m not sure if they have any of the cheaper crypto, I haven’t checked- feel free to let me know if any of yall are familiar with any that are traded by Coinbase.
XLM and Tezos come to mind as lower priced. They aren't in the range of say a dogecoin pre-blow up though. XLM is around .50$ and Tezo's @5$. Tezos (XTC) is paying out 4.63% atm. Algorand is another cheaper one and paying out 6%. Then you have the graph, REN, Orchid, and quite a few more. Coinbase has pledged to add them as they find ones which meet their standards what ever that is. Also, you can do the training and they'll give you 6-10$ on some which if you get in early can be pretty nice for watching some 2 min videos.

I got in a habit of just buying 50$-100$ on them as they get listed on Coinbase. So far I'm not down on any and a few are up 10x atm. Totally missed on a few that I should have bought and didn't tho. Tezos and Link are doing well for me. I'd love XTC XLM and DNT to get picked up by the 'Vegas' effect.
 
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