• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

805 Awesome

About Acton

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location Pankow, Berlin
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Berlin
  • Gender Male

Recent Profile Visitors

12,593 profile views
  1. Bitcoin - a decentralised digital currency

    I wonder if all this philosophising and moralising is really relevant. Investors are honestly interested in only one thing. The ROI. This is what investment advisors are paid for: (Much too much in my opinion as they make too many mistakes). When something like Bitcoin comes along, they have no idea what to do as it flaunts all the parameters they hold dear. No asset value, no track record, nothing at all to recommend it. The fact that it's increasing in value in leaps and bounds is something they would prefer to ignore. I had a dabble in it a couple of years ago and made a few hundred Euros. I then came out because of the reasons above. Recently, it has started to rocket upwards and I decided to invest again, Since then, I've made double my money (which is REALLY nice in this period of 0 interest rates) and feel that I'm letting myself and my family down by not jumping onto this bandwagen,   I'm also quite aware that what goes up, must come down, and watch the rates closely every day.
  2. What made you laugh today?

    That can't be Boris, surely. Can it?
  3. Calling police after leaving car accident scene

    I can't understand why these little bumps and scratches to cars are so important. They're only lumps of metal. Don't the police have anything better to do than run around to these trivial incidents?
  4. Normal people with a voice would tell the cashier.
  5. Bicycle and car accident

    Seems to me that cyclists in this country can do anything they like and they are never to blame for the consequences.
  6. Hospital Malpractice Next Steps

    I'm curious, as I'm sure others are, about what kind of operation this was.
  7. Teaching spouse English

    This stuff is blocked here in Germany.
  8. What made you laugh today?

    Possibly the same as left over wine. This is a fantasy concept where I come from.
  9. Jokes

    I'd prefer a sweater.
  10. Animals in roof/ceiling

    I hope it's 'muddy'.
  11. Paragon Finance

    I recently clicked on an article on the internet which I now realize was an ad and not a news report. It talked about a new cryptocurrency being launched in China. My curiosity led me to a web site owned by the above. Since then, I have been bombarded with phone calls from various people at the firm soliciting an investment, minimum 250€.   Several comentators on the finanacial market have warned against this firm. So beware!    
  12. Bitcoin - a decentralised digital currency

    That would be just as dangerous Mike!
  13. Bitcoin - a decentralised digital currency

    Too late now! Looks like the bottom has just dropped out of the crypto market.
  14. Scottish seafood exports 'face being sent to landfill' over Brexit delays This really makes me angry. The fishing industry reportedly exports 70% of its catch to the continent, France, Germany etc. These people are now complaining that they are losing money because of the extra paperwork and beaurocracy, owing to BREXIT, has made this business economically unviable. I say "HOORAY". It's clear that this industry has grown much too big and should now be drastically scaled down. This would also give our beds of shellfish time to recover from this overfishing which has being going on for decades. A separate question: How much fish does the UK import? Most of this could be offset against exports.
  15. Bitcoin - a decentralised digital currency

    That applies to any kind of financial market.