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by BitcoinX at Today, 12:11 AM
Development Team Announces New Bitcoin Fork - BITCOIN X

After hard work and careful research on the Bitcoin progress, the development team is launching a new project - BITCOIN X.

According to the developers, BITCOIN X is the result of long-term research and best practices, which will ensure absolute decentralization and freedom - something that was an urgent need for users of the classic Bitcoin. That's why in the [Suspicious link removed]munity, BITCOIN X is already called "perfect" - a lot of parties are counting on this project. And all of them ask themselves, what to expect after the release of the fork.
Very often Bitcoin is compared to gold. And if there was a difference between them, getting Bitcoin was easier, unlike gold, which requires a lot of time and effort, yet now everything has completely changed. The complexity of Bitcoin mining has grown many times, and this process seems almost impossible for ordinary users. What do we expect from BITCOIN X? New decentralized cryptocurrency implies mining on another algorithm - due to the power of the computer processor (CPU) and does not require the purchase of expensive equipment - ASICs, with which only professional miners can earn on the classic Bitcoin. Thus, with BITCOIN X, each computer owner (that is, in fact, every other person - according to statistics, more than half of the world's population has a computer) will be able to get as much cryptocurrency as he wants, without the use of specialized equipment and the influence of miners. So the cryptocurrency genius and the Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, mainly thought- Bitcoin should be available to everyone. The creators of BITCOIN X also reported that the miners of the newest cryptocurrency will get a reward for the block generation - from 100 to 10 coins.

Another issue that stood in the forefront of the cryptocurrency environment was the decentralized system. Given the state's open interest in the cryptocurrency, as well as attacks by hackers, users are wondering to which extent Bitcoin is decentralized and safe. But here BITCOIN X can please the user. Its system uses a special CryptoNote algorithm (technology Monero), which provides complete anonymity in the network. Also, the system will support the Lightning Network technology, which allows you to perform a huge number of transactions outside the block at the minimum commission and at a high speed, without sacrificing security at the same time. 

by kasparie at 12-11-2017, 11:46 AM
Hey, everyone.

Who would be interested in joining a South African mining pool for Aeon or Monero?

If you have spare cycles available please consider Aeon as you can CPU mine. At the time of this post, it's trading at $3.46.

Here are some stats from my mining operations for Aeon

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Unfortunately, I don't have any Monero stats.
by Spreadsheet Ranger at 12-10-2017, 11:55 PM
Much debate surrounds the topic of whether or not a holiday home is a viable investment, especially when you consider the costs involved in maintaining and managing a second property. With any property purchase, the potential for a successful return on investment is largely attributed to the research done beforehand and how the investment is viewed by the buyer.

Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, says a holiday home purchase can be one of the best investments that a buyer can make, provided they have a long-term view on the purchase of such property.

“If the correct decisions are made from the onset, and the necessary property investment principles are adhered to, buying a second property can be a platform on which to build wealth. The investor should see the property as a vehicle to put money aside for their retirement, rather than leaving that money in a bank account,” says Goslett.

“A large number of investors want to purchase homes situated in coastal areas with the view that they will retire there in their golden years. If the investors purchase the property early enough, by the time they reach retirement age, they will have a fully paid-off home to which they can retire.”

An added advantage is that before they retire the owner of the property will have full use of the home and a place to take their family to over holiday periods.

“People who live inland often retire to the coast away from their family and support network. Owning a coastal property that they frequent often affords the investor the opportunity to establish friendships and build a network in the area in which they decide to retire. This makes the process of retiring and moving to a new home far less stressful,” says Goslett.

He notes that over the years the property will appreciate in value and the investor will be able to sell their primary residence to get the cash flow that they will require to sustain themselves.

While there are several benefits to owning a coastal home, it is not without its challenges, such as the fact that coastal properties generally require more maintenance than inland homes.

“Coastal properties are exposed to harsher weather conditions due to the climate in coastal regions and the home’s proximity to the sea. The result is that coastal properties often require more frequent upkeep than inland homes. Investors considering freehold property should opt for modern, recently-built homes to reduce the maintenance costs from the onset,” advises Goslett.

“Sectional title units require less maintenance on the investor’s part because the body corporate will be responsible for maintaining the building’s exterior and all the common areas within the complex.”

Distance can also be a challenge for most investors who live far away from their coastal property. It is sometimes difficult to gauge the market and how the area is developing, as well as dealing with any possible maintenance issues that could arise.

“A property management agent will be able to take care of the management of the property, offer advice on the investment and keep the investor informed of any trends that might be occurring in the area. Working with a real estate professional will keep the investor focused on the facts and not be driven to make any investment decision based on emotions,” says Goslett.

Here are a few factors that investors should pay attention to as they can influence demand and potential appreciation in value over time:

• For the most part, properties with ocean views are highly sought after and hold their value.

• Homes that are within proximity to the beach generally regarded as a sound investment.

• There is a quicker turnaround time on coastal properties that are close to amenities such as schools, medical facilities, and shopping centers.

• Security is a driving force behind property buying decisions, so opt for an area with an active Policing Forum.

• Consider whether the property will be popular among holidaymakers so that it can be let out should the need arise.

• Low-maintenance properties are sought after among holiday-home investors.

“Buying a coastal property can be a viable investment option, provided the decision is given the due diligence it deserves. Getting as much information as possible from reliable resources will help the investor to make an informed and profitable decision,” says Goslett.
by SaurusDNA at 12-10-2017, 07:35 PM
Hi. I haven't properly introduced myself so I thought I'd say Hi.

I live in Pretoria and work as a chemistry researcher and lecturer in Johannesburg, with particular emphasis on the pharmaceuticals sector and drug development (now) and industrial chemical research (previously). I'm 46 years old.

I've been investing in the JSE (stocks) for several years and have fair experience in that regard.

On the other hand, I'm completely new to ETFs and would like to learn more about these from this forum.

I also play around with cryptocurrencies an bit, but I'm cautious in this regard, and draw profits from these regularly to invest in the JSE instead.

Looking forward to being an active participant on this forum.   :-)
by Bandit at 12-09-2017, 08:00 AM
So I'm looking to build a share portfolio (dividend or capital growth focussed...or both). I've got my ETFs, Unit Trusts, emergency funds etc. all sorted out and play with cryptos on the side.

What I do not have is ownership of a single share to my name. So my new project is to set one up and split a monthly fee evenly between them as a start.

My shortlist so far includes:


I'm looking for a couple more so any thoughts or reasoning behind some of those you hold will be appreciated Smile

PS: Shoprite and Redefine maybe?
by kjseq at 12-07-2017, 08:44 PM
Hey guys, Looking to implement a Warehouse Management System in a small warehouse with about 500 SKU`s. I need to keep track of stock and what is getting dispatched on a daily basis. 

I need something that is not costly and be easy to use. 

We have 2 small warehouses a retail space and office which ideally need to be linked.

Any recommendations.

by Cicero at 12-07-2017, 12:52 PM
Anyone know anything about Digibyte?

by Bandit at 12-06-2017, 07:12 PM
Quote:IOTA: Don’t be an idiot and use an online seed-generator for your local wallet!

With IOTA becoming popular, people want to store their coins in a local wallet. Since IOTA requires a seed, people just randomly click on any web-site link to create a seed.

More here:

Basically, if you use a site to generate the seed is dangerous because they can keep it stored on their side. There are commands in the link to generate the seed on your Mac or Linux machine.
by PDSNET at 12-06-2017, 01:33 PM
Good day fellow investors!

We are hosting our monthly webinar this evening - The Confidential Report - at 18:30.

The Confidential Report includes a single comprehensive report covering the month and provides an overview of factors impacting the JSE including political developments, international markets, the local economy, commodities, currencies, individual JSE-listed stocks, and much more.

To participate, please click on the link below to be redirected to our stream in YouTube:


Comment on this thread if you have any questions.


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