pirateat40 screwed, Bitcoin is real money as a result ...

UASF is basically what you would expect to see if Bitcoin were being divided intentionally

I've been involved in Bitcoin for a long time. I know the problem it is trying to solve. And I recognize the hurdles placed in the way of doing so.
One of those hurdles, as we have all seen, is systematic manipulation and censorship. At some point, each of us has noticed that different people in Bitcoin seem to have had different experiences surrounding the same major events, since its creation. Each of us has witnessed the deliberate manipulation, the lies and censorship, that exacerbates this division.
Why did Satoshi really quit? Is Gavin really trustworthy? Why did he quit? What about Mike Hearn? What really happened with pirateat40? What really happened with the bear whale? What happened at MtGox? Is Roger Ver trustworthy? What about Peter Vessenes and the Bitcoin Foundation? Why did they add Satoshi to their list of "founders"? Is Blockstream trustworthy? What happened to Theymos and all those Bitcoins he raised to build a new forum? Who really is Craig Wright, and why would trustworthy people believe his claims? Why would others dismiss them out of hand?
Ask ten different questions. You will get a hundred different answers. People can't even seem to agree on a common interpretation of a fifty-word agreement that they all negotiated and signed.
Why is that, exactly?
Trading and finance and currency are ultimately just information games. Having the right information at the right time, and being able to trust it, can make you rich. Having the wrong information, and trusting it, can make you poor. And in the fiat world, at least, having no information, or taking the default position of not trusting anything, is guaranteed to make you poor, over time.
Bitcoin was designed to change that. Bitcoin was designed to overcome the information coordination problem. It was intended to reverse this fundamental bias of the modern economy towards disinformation, destruction and poverty. And the way it does this, the innovation which enables it to do so in a trustless manner, is proof-of-work.
Yes, Bitcoin is "decentralized," as it was designed to produce economic decentralization. But to say that there is no central authority is a blatant lie. The central authority is the genesis block, and all valid blocks after that which have the most proof of work. The central authority is the group of wonderful, intelligent, selfless people who worked tirelessly, both before Satoshi and after, to bring Bitcoin into fruition and unite the world behind it. The central authority is our shared recognition of the ordering and inclusion of transactions in the chain of transactions that goes back to the beginning. It can be distributed, divided among many miners and among many individuals controlling various pieces of Bitcoin, as seems to have been deliberately done.
But it must be global. It must be shared. It must be voluntary. And it must be valid.
Therefore, every attempt to alter the definition of "validity" should be evaluated with extreme skepticism. Who is making this proposal? What is their connection to Bitcoin, and to its creation? What are their other connections, and motivations? What are the methods used to promote this proposal, and to counter its detractors? Does this proposal continue to unite the Bitcoin community, or does it divide it needlessly?
I have witnessed, over the past seven years, Bitcoin become progressively more and more separated from its creation. I have seen individuals come and go with little explanation. I have seen a few controversial and influential figures intentionally segregated. And I have seen Bitcoin suffer for it. I can't help but wonder whether this is not only intentional, but malicious.
I, myself, have done my own small part to attempt to unite Bitcoin, to re-connect it to its creation, to determine and to share what is really going on. For this, I have been censored and maligned. I don't take it personally. But it does beg the question:
Is Bitcoin being deliberately divided?
I'm not talking about decentralization, whether of nodes or of mining or of development or of trading or of discussion or of the real Bitcoin economy. That's all well and good.
I'm talking about fundamental, basic, irreversible... division. Permanent and intentional separation of Bitcoin, from its creation.
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Book intro, your most querulous nitpicking needed.

Another book excerpt! This is the very first bit of the book, the first thing you would see with "Look Inside" or picking up the physical copy. As such, this needs to be perfect on the word level, tell people what's in the book and make them want more. Please nitpick querulously. Suggestions eagerly welcomed. (Might also make text from this the blurb.)
A Bitcoin FAQ
Updated 9/30/2013 – © Christian Wagner CC by-nc-sa
Short Version
1) Should I buy Bitcoins?
2) But I keep seeing all this stuff in the news about them and how
No. Tech journalism is uniformly terrible, always remember this.
3) How does this work? It doesn’t make any sense!
No, it really doesn’t. It’s impossible to accurately explain Bitcoin in anything less than mind-numbingly boring technical terms so you should probably just not worry about it. Go do something useful instead.
This book is aimed at those who’ve heard about “Bitcoin,” “blockchains” or “Ethereum” and want to know more. As I write this in June 2017, we’re in the middle of a huge crypto bubble that’s getting mainstream press, and there are things you need to know before getting involved.
Bitcoin and blockchains are not a technology story, but a psychology story: bubble economy thinking and the art of the steal. There is no such thing as a free lunch or a get-rich scheme.
The technology is an excuse to make outlandish near-magical claims. The scams and scammers are frankly amazing, in both their audacity and their ineptitude.
You can make money from Bitcoin! But it is vastly more likely that you will be the one that others make their money from.
Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.
What’s wrong with Bitcoin, blockchains and cryptocurrencies?
For all their creators’ good intentions, crypto assets are in practice saturated with scams at every level. When phrases like “a whole new form of money” or “the old rules don’t apply any more” start going around, people get gullible and the ethically-challenged get creative. Cryptos reliably attract serial scammers, and serial victims who get burnt repeatedly.
Cryptocurrency is also a disastrous waste of resources and effort at every level – in particular, “Proof of Work,” as used in Bitcoin and Ethereum, is an environmental disaster.
Cryptocurrency advocates are frequently both strident and delusional about technology, economics, human nature and computer science itself. General incompetence and Dunning-Kruger syndrome are the order of the day.
Not even the underlying technology, the blockchain, turns out to be useful for anything practical. It’s a bad technology being sold on buzzwords.
What the book covers
Digital cash, without having to check in with a central authority, sounds like a useful idea; Bitcoin is a first attempt. I explain what you have when you have a “bitcoin” and describe the ridiculously wasteful process of generating bitcoins, using as much electricity as all of Ireland.
Why would anyone do this? To implement a weird and extreme libertarian ideology, literally based on conspiracy theories about central bankers. Bitcoin was intended to reinvent the gold standard, so it works like a commodity: incredibly volatile, with booms, busts and bubbles.
Nobody knows who “Satoshi Nakamoto,” the creator of Bitcoin who disappeared in 2011, actually was. But there have been a few noteworthy candidates.
Bitcoin advocates promise all sorts of possibilities and use cases for Bitcoin. A lot of these contradict each other and none of them work in practice. The idea is to get you to buy Bitcoin and send the price up.
Bitcoin rose from its creation in 2009 to a spectacular economic bubble in late 2013. As a financial instrument created without regulation, it was like catnip for scammers – the Pirateat40 Ponzi scheme of 2012 held 7% of all bitcoins just before its collapse. Exchanges were founded by enthusiastic amateurs; the largest exchange, Mt. Gox, collapsed in early 2014 and took $400 million with it. The only consumer use case was drugs, sold on the Silk Road darknet market.
Bitcoin mining was supposed to be decentralised and accessible to all. This held for a few years, during which miners built frightening firetraps full of video cards and proudly photographed them for the world. Then economies of scale kicked in and it centralised; mining is now controlled by a few pools in China, and barriers to entry now include designing your own silicon chips to mine with.
It’s 2017 and we’re in a second Bitcoin and crypto asset bubble. Bitcoin transaction capacity filled in 2015 and is still clogged. The use cases are mainly drugs and ransomware; ordinary merchants find it all but unusable. Exchanges are no better than in 2013, particularly the exchange that kicked off the present bubble.
Bitcoin was easily copied, so other crypto assets, or altcoins, rapidly followed. The most popular is Ethereum, which added smart contracts – programs running on the blockchain – which also made it easy to do ICOs (Initial Crowdfunding Offerings), raising ridiculous amounts of money very quickly.
Smart contracts aim to replace the messy human nature of laws and the legal system with automatic computer programs that can’t be interfered with – which also means they can’t be fixed. They also have trouble interacting with the world outside their system. Fortunately, they’re mostly used for automated Ponzi schemes and ICO token offerings. One of these, The DAO, was the most famous smart contract in the world; of course, it got hacked immediately upon launch.
Bitcoin’s reputation was somewhat grubby by late 2014. So advocates tried marketing the technology to business as “Blockchain”, sometimes further euphemised to “distributed ledger technology.” The usual proposed use case is that Blockchain will somehow clean up your data and formats for you for free. Other claims are literally the same outlandish claims that were made for Bitcoin, with the buzzword changed.
Blockchain marketers have worked hard to push their product on the music industry, so the last chapter is a case study into the feasiblity of this approach.
The book goes into deep technical detail where it’s relevant, though those bits aren’t required to understand the rest and you can usually skim them. There are also extensive footnotes, with links where possible to the sources for further reading.
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ICO's are the new IPO's. Making Ethereum the new GBLSE

First, I may need to provide some background, as many of you may not have been around in 2012 and 2013, so you may not remember GLBSE, BTC.TC, havelock, bitfunder and a few other "bitcoin stock exchanges". On those exchanges, companies could list securities like company shares and bonds, which where traded for bitcoin.
Initially, mining bonds where the most popular security, allowing people to invest in bitcoin mining without having to own and operate any hardware, while allowing miners to raise capital and sell off the risk of future difficulty increases. Revenue from mining was then paid to bond holders as "dividends". In theory, a sound concept and the precursor to cloud mining. In practice however, these bonds quickly became a mania. They where trading at prices that made no economic sense at all, anyone with a calculator could easily see it was impossible they would yield a positive ROI. Miners and scammers quickly caught on to that, and sold more bonds then they had hardware for. But they kept rising in price, and people kept buying them, expecting to sell them later with profit.
Soon after, all kinds of companies launched IPO's on these exchanges. Some where legit, many dubious, most where pretty obvious scams. It didnt matter, IPO's where as much a hype as ICO's today, and virtually never failed to sell out in record times, raising millions of dollars. Almost nothing was scrutinized, anyone scammer with a tiny amount of photoshop knowledge or anyone promising to achieve some ridiculous ROI had no problem raising millions.
After the companies, came the investment funds. Someone raised bitcoins through an IPO, and used that money to trade in other securities listed on that same exchange. Then they launched a second IPO for another fund, and used fund A to buy shares in fund B, and fund B to buy shares in fund A. Prices went through the roof. You couldn't make up stuff like that, it was hilarious.
Almost nothing that was traded on those exchanges, had any real value. A few notable exceptions include Asicminer, which raised money to develop an asic, actually managed to get it produced as one of the first ever bitcoin mining asics, sold in large quantities and made a huge profit, paying back investors through dividens many times the IPO value. It was the largest success story by far, but even that ended with an exit scam when the anonymous founder ran off eventually.
Around 2013, the SEC intervened, closed a few of the largest exchanges, charged and fined some of the operators and issuers. Other exchanges collapsed or vanished. Tens of thousands of BTC where lost. Im not aware of any company that was launched on any of those exchanges that still operates, except for the gambling site satoshidice (which was among the ones fined by the SEC).
What caused this to happen? The enormous rise in value of bitcoin created a group of early-investor millionaires, who believed in crypto currency, who where accustomed to double or triple digit gains in a very short time and who had money to burn. Many of them got rich "by accident", not because they did a lot of due diligence or understood the risk/rewards or even the technology. This gullibility was clearly seen with Trendon Shavers aka Pirateat40, who at that time operated a gigantic, half million bitcoin ponzi scheme by promising 7% weekly returns. These people where very likely to invest large sums of money in risky crypto related startups, expecting a repeat of the success of their early bitcoin investment. This created a self fulfilling prophecy where IPO's always succeeded, prices always went up, creating gigantic bubbles.
Fast forward a few years. Besides bitcoin millionairs, we now have ethereum and a few other altcoin millionaires. Instead of IPO's, we now have ICO's. Instead of GLBSE, we have ethereum as the enabling platform. Instead of tradeable funds, we will soon have things like iconomi. Instead of bubbles created by funds investing in each other, we will have blockchains that are denominated in each other. And instead of thinking security regulation can be avoided by denominating an investment in bitcoin, we have people thinking regulation can be circumvented by calling something a token.
Am I the only one having a terrible deja vue?
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Bitcoin achievements

All achievements listed below are permanent upon accomplishment and stack. Achievements earned years ago are still valid today.
Mining achievements
Solo miner
Mined a valid block all by yourself.
CPU miner
Earned at least 1 BTC using just your CPU to mine.
Creative miner
Built your own custom mining rig composed of graphics cards.
Lazy miner
Earned at least 1 BTC in dividend from investment in mining stocks.
Virtuous miner
Earned at least 1 BTC by mining in a pool that processes transactions with below standard transaction fees, thus helping out people whose transactions would otherwise get stuck.
Price stabilizer achievements
Silk road stabilizer
Bought when the price dropped during the Silk road crash.
Fork fighter
Bought during the 11/12 march 2013 blockchain fork.
Ponzi plunge protector
Bought during the August 2012 pirateat40 Ponzi scheme collapse associated price crash.
Helped preserve the value of Bitcoin by not selling any Bitcoin in the six month period following the 266 dollar peak. Only valid for people who actually had any Bitcoin before the peak.
Helped preserve the value of Bitcoin by not selling any Bitcoin in the six month period following the 2011 peak. Only valid for people who actually had any Bitcoin before the peak.
Popularizer achievements
Mother Theresa
Gave away at least 1 BTC in donations and tips, expecting nothing in return.
Spend at least 1 BTC on items not directly Bitcoin related.
Sold at least 1 BTC worth of items not directly Bitcoin related using Bitcoin.
Spreading the seed
Sold at least 1 BTC through local Bitcoins.
Bitcoin hoarder achievements
Bitcoin hoarder achievements are permanent upon achievement, even if you later let go of your Bitcoin.
Club Bitcoin
Own at least 1 BTC.
Fabulous Five
Own at least 5 BTC.
Interested investor
Own at least 100 dollar worth of Bitcoin.
Serious speculator
Own at least 1000 dollar worth of Bitcoin.
I did it for the children
Invest at least 10.000 dollar in Bitcoin, on behalf of other people.
Number of achievements unlocked
0 - You are literally Ben Bernanke.
1 - You may be new.
2 - You have a serious interest in Bitcoin.
3 - You have a serious interest in Bitcoin, and probably a serious stake in its success as well.
4 - You have a serious interest and stake in Bitcoin, and are likely partly responsible for its success.
5 - You have helped make Bitcoin the success it is today.
6-9 - You are likely a developer, early adapter or institutional investor.
10+ - You are literally Satoshi Nakamoto.
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Rule free poetry (hey that rhymes!)

Fat Tay Choon went to the Mining Academy in Brazil, east of Satoshi's yurt, where Gavin was kidnapped by the CIA's goons and forced to pretend fucking an anonymous decentralized biscuit—better than all the fish in the Pacific Ocean—but also to defray leeches intelligently with ECDSA fighting qubits for 16.8 dree12, or Phinnaeus must fling toilets towards psy‐ops, without potato smoothies mixed with fried chicken wings from BitMunchies.com, urbanchickennj.com, and Popeye's Bitcoin wallet, which deleted Satoshi's premine ability to cheer very victoriously, none like Butterfly Labs better enabled, but also Pirate crashing AIR applications without the express use of interest-free scams, conspiring with fraudulent sockpuppets and PPTs and..., you troll-herding piece of Shiitake mushroom, go lick Goat's horns until Theymos admits to having a quite erotic fetish involving honey badgers wearing thongs composed of soggy burlap waffles dangling from cosmic linoleum-based iphones running quantum chips explodes spewing deadly acid! b!z screamed out "Light is bright like...like... stars." When Markjamrobin opens the isolated window, he sees three pigs together in bed. Kouye and myself laugh when chinese food falls the impact kills Obama Bin ladin whoever thinks he may be terrorist, is correct but hates the bitcoin logo. Earth has snakes. Currently, the other species have decimated to tiny groups called "marko solo" whatever time it all comes and ends? However, Bitcoin's acidity level dipped causing catastrophic double-spends!
Meanwhile, AntiOps was confused by the awkward change to his penis melting uncontrollably. Vanilla Ice perfume spritzed onto cheese and greasy slime covered with babies boiled in a smelly old heatsink. But it tasted like shit therefore it poisoned his blood although he did survive. Reproductive organisms attacked the internal testicle which caused terrible congestion somehow. Evolution then terminated the smelly old business thank the inability of AntiOps to lock Satoshi's thread. In a transactional forum there was a debate about hacking unprotected accounts, however the debate shortly ended.
Phinnaeus Gage, king pluto, duke of the people. Returned one of his loans that he fraudulently claimed without declaring intentionally. Although this was bullshit. Earth was hit by a meteor which cause catastrophic events which cause people to cause mass destruction by proxy voting it was documented recently on the news that oranges are disguised anti-gravity pockets which have giant bears attacked Zeus because bitcoin accidentally crashed to Mars which created spaceships and aliens who pretended being humans wearing hats on their toes.
Altcoin suck on apples and oranges too. Megacoin is the most shit sucker of apples and melons ever. Most people love to troll others. Evolution is a slow process which created forks. It is beneficial to wash your feet because it distributes bacteria and oil, notwithstanding the beneficial attributes which are how chocolate arouses some of the miners brains. Today was an abysmal event which caused many abnormal but not smart bitcoiners because many of them are cute animals who were insane because of excessive oreo consumption. One watermelon is not love how people try me explotation Maybe Heisenberg Breaking bad control guy director or masturbation my time vampire drinks urine not lemon tek and water supernatural.
LEALANA is fat looking because pizza is sour with pickles which are sexy and never rot. So many people eat pizza it's unbelievable. The news said that pizza is bought mainly with anchovies which results in big wet weather which had massive gusts of wind with pouring milk down on everyones throat because it feels great! Although honey is very sweet taste it makes when it is served hot it melts softly but slowly. The universe is populated with many planets which were destroyed by pirateat40. Cyborgs then warped to the zoo and ate mushroom with a aerospace technician. Bitcoin has used a lot resources from peoples although people smell like melons.
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Vitamin D is important to scam Taras and raise taxes which would cause the world to go crazy but not insane. Obama is the president now. Alot of gamers will illustrate sony that nintendo is leading the infiltration of Iran. Microsoft Windows was salivating pedophiles of the coastal farts. Yet the banana shrank. What was doge poo doing under the bridge with bridge cleaner? He was just he's aren't because something something different like seems incorrect, because we fucked. Yet prunes prunes are very bad lad's yet unknown to fuckers SWEARING. Banana monkey is not virgin-horse. Corn.
This disappoints satan more than satoshi because he ate hydrochloric pools and he fucked whores who are sick shemales shemales shemales BANGCOCK! God smited non-believers with dicks on a stick. They shat together sitting upside-down flicking birdies. Baezl'bub slept with Hitler inside a bomb ticking furiously and hodling. That was awesome. Bitmit made belt so that walruses can shit on his dick and eat mushroom full of wonderful shit, he HODL'd BTCs and Dogecoin with a succubus sperm from first blowjob stories.
Nefarious words spoken shit at bitcointalk and destroyed uranus with a big-ass Spaceship mouth that eats goats flying shuttle that revolves expressly and quietly to hell. Gamma flux destroyed Litecoin with a barracks producing Atreides shit and Kadafi. Same Binladen puppet goxed clients sucking lollipops shaped like mixed frapuccino lids. Goku start this fight prematurely in Odessa Klondike's yard. Winter is not shitty. Gooches. Seven.
H̛̝̖͙̩ṳ̗̞̙̩m̖̜̬ͅan̯̠̞̹͙̣̼i̬̤ty̗̱̰͍̕ ̟̦̰s̲͉͔͈o̻̗̖̟̥̺̣l̢̫͈̗̻d̷ ̻̮̜̦͙p̸̭͖̩̤̬ub̶̗̠͓͕̭ͅe͙͉͙̝̖̺s̲̺͍͚̺͈ ̡̟̬͇̗͖̪t̙̰o̡͇̩ ̮̙̻͈̣Z̟͘ȩ̱u͔͟s͇̠̬͙̣̯̪.̖̣̻̩̱̫͖͝ ̛̜Ńe̛̫v̀e͈̺̲̹͙͍̠͝ṟ̙̣̘t̝̯͍͖h͓̹͔e̟̯̺̣̲l҉̥̰̙̪e̬̪ṣ̯̜͖͖̠̘͞s̹,̤̣̘̖͙͍̹ ҉C̯̮͙̪̦̞͎̕i͈͘n̤̪n̷a̼̻͕̖m̞o̙͚̺͈̮n͚͈̫͚ ̮͔̟w̻̯͍͍̣͜a͕̣s̮͖ ̨c͓̯̯̬͍ṟ̼̻̬̗̺̹y͈̫͈̘̞i̘̭̜ng̨.͈͙̺̘͈̳̜́ ̪̖̹͎̞̗̖Mi̲͈̝͇͘ḻ̛͎̱̺͈l̷̠͓̝͍̝e̴n͡n̳̻̟̪͔̜i̖͙̭̬u̗͖̻̝̘m̥͔͇͍͓͜ b̟̙̳̪re̱͍̕ạ̜kd̛̗̜͙͉̺o͖̱w̴̺n ͉̥̗͎͎̳c̜̹̖͔͖͙̫aư̖̱̺s̶̳̥͍̟̩̞e̖͈̝̦̰̦͡d ̱͚̠̤d͇̙̣̖͔̥͢i͔̭v̱̫̮̖̗͕e̬͓͓͚̱̙r̴̳̟̞͉̣̲̰s͈͔͡if̳̞̻í͍̹̣c͏͍͙̟̝͎à̺t̻̳̫͟i͔̦̣o̸̠̥͙n̸̮͇ ҉̹͈͈m͕̻͉ȩ̝̬t͏̳̬̣̤̝̼̝h͚h̻̖͈̰e̙̣ad̫s̼̗͍̭̼̕ ̱͢c̭͈̩̦̕a̤͕͝ͅr̩͎͉̫̜̰̝͜d̵in̢̩̗͎a̮̩̻̖̟ll̖͔̭y̖̖͕̳̹.̵̤̫͍ Hy͉̖̠͡p̴è͍r̤̺̠͈̬͞-̬͔̩͎͢i̥n̮͚̮̗̠͙͞f̘͔̼͍̳̣̀l̷͔̠͓̲͔̼̬a̤ṱ̟̩̙̣͖̟iọ̸͕̜n͕̪̕,̹̫̗̤ ̻̱e̡̮̳̲̭ͅp͇͉i̯̙̠̝d҉e̹̗͜ḿ̜̟i̛cs͈̬͈̲ ̳̗͍̦̜w̙̻͙i̺͖͓t̢h̥̦͈ ͕̩̻̫̰m͉a̦͓r̳̝̻͔s͏̲h̬̘͖̞̱m͈̠̭͈̙a͔̳͖̬̤ĺ̟l̩̮͘o̮w̬̜̤͚͎s̮̱͈͎̗̞ ͙̪m̳͍ạ̥̱̪͜d̨̯͉e͎ ̤̮̞̤̫͈b͍y͘ ̪͝g̹̭̺̯͇̼̯͜o̢̱v̨͎͎̥e͙̦̼̺͎̱̩r͡n̻̲͓̯m͏̬e̶n̸̫̻̠͔̼͇t̩̼̺ͅ ̨͎̬̮͚̘̞c̤̜̦͟h̰̫̤̖͘o͎̬d̟͍͇̫͕͞e͉s ̝̜̻a̫͠n̵̪̱̠̝̙d̖͓͙͔ ̻ͅy̸̮͖̗̦͇͓̝e̛͎̼̥ah̹̪̭͙̳̠͖.̖̭̤̞̤ ̸̣̞̗T̘̼h̠̟̮̼e̟̦͎̫̞ ̯̯̦̦̗͘ͅÉ̤͎̘̤̼̭n̸͙͔̭d̦̘̫.͔͙͜ ̘̺̦͇͟Ņ̝̦̝͚͉̻͇o̪̬̩͕͟.͇̬̥ ̝̠Yḙ̱̻̩s̛͉̻̥̪͔̖. ̤̖̟͚L̖i̺͎͇̻̮͕̤e̤̹̲s̸̺̮̹̼͔ͅ.̺̹͙̀ ̹̖̼͞Ş̖͎̯̰͎̩͍t̶̗̩̤̖̫̩͔o͔̱̳p͕.͙͕͉̞̤͈̙ ̷C̮̣̹̳͚a̕n͏͇̻̹̹͉ͅ.̴͎̪͎͇ ̴͕̟̲͓͓Dǫ͍͉̺ a̠̬̱̞̦͘l̬i͕̳̬͈̦e̟̠͔ṇ̴͕̪̘s̺̥ ͓͖͇͡h̢̤̭̼ą̱v̝̳è̲͖͙ ̼͘a̵̜n҉̬y̩ ̝̫̻̫͖̰̯ḇ̵̖̠̯i̼͎̦̘͙͚̮͝t̤̬͉͇ͅc͙̣̻̮̰̯ͅo͏̼̠͚͖i͙n̫s̮?͖̫͖̟̦̱ ̠̻͎̪͕͝N̢̰͉ͅo̞̩̼͠.̰̖̠͝ ̩̖̲͕͜I̴̻̬̰̗̬̻n̖̭s̺t͚̰͕e̘̕a̟͙̼̱̞ͅͅd̶̳̤̞̠̦̪̜,̡͈̬ ͇͍̣͖̼̗͎P̰̙P̦͇͞C͎͖ ̭͚̞͈͚ḁ̰̰̫c͇͔̼̩͓͙t͍̜͈̣͙s̴̯ ̬̪̲̭̪̤͙q̷̻ư͙̳͖͍̣i͏̭̲̣ck͏̝͕̻l̼̠y l̠̹̪̗͚͉ͅi̫̳͡k̮̫͍͕̻̜ͅe̫̟̗ ͙͇͙̖F͙̼̗̱̪̳Ṯ͜L̹̮̱͔̯ ̲̩̗̼͘s̛̭̤͕͖͕̯̲h̡̩͙̭̦̮̠i̹̭̤̺̟͎ͅt̶̹̹͇̜,͉̥̮͓ ̛͙͙̞̟ri͇͖̜͕̫̯͟f͡f̨r̥a̵̲f̴f ͖̼̤͙̬ͅt͎̗͓͈̳̖̕o͍͓̯͕̕y͍͙͙̼̼̺̞ş̫͎̳͖͍̫.͙
M̵̨̼̞͇̲i̱̮̗̜͖͉͞͞r̘͝á̴͚̟̘̳̻̫̙͔͠c̠͓͖̲͟͞l͕͚͔̺e̠̘͈͓̜̟̘s̯̟͍̕ ̸̖̦h̪̩͚̠̩̼͘͜á̸̘̞̭̳̩̣̦p̛͕͓͇̫̪̕ͅp̹̘̜͍͔͇̬͜e͏̸̪̜̥n̴̗̝̯̟ ̧̺̼͎̪͉̟l̷̮̻͔̻̲̘̗͓̱i͙̠̫͙͠ͅk̜e͉̝͝ ̨̻͓̟͖͓̗̥c̘̺̬͚͙͞͠ą̝̝̦̮͚̮͙̰̕n̦͔̫̰̩̞̦̤̕͢ń̻̳̯̹ì̴͉̣͓b̠̼̱̮̟̬̖̹ͅa̶̛͙̦̥̯̬͢ͅl̲͎͘s̞͙͎̰̰̲̹̞͘͝ ̨͏̭͔̮͉͈s̡͙̮p̴̨̫̞̯̱͍͙̣̣̺i̥̮͎̱̕ț͇̀t̼̘̻͈̯̀i̲͕͇͎̝̫͚̩͇͝n̫͔̫̪͘͢g̙͉̘͕̼̕ͅ ̵̛̫͖̗̞s̢̢̪͎͇̞̙̞͙̩̕i͏͓̯̙̬̠ǹ̬̻̬̖͜ͅḛ̸̩̪̤̦̺̜̩̱̀͞ẉ̢̥̯̯̯͕͇̀ ͏̛̞̪̝̬̬͚a̢̤̮̦͍͉͖̙͎͡ͅń̺̦͚̱̹̦ͅd̷̨̯̩͙̟ ̵̜̟̮͍e̸̮͕̠̜̫̩l̡̢͍̼̻͕̕ę̖͝p̴̨̩̼͇ͅͅͅh̢͔͍̲̯̞̪̪̤ḁ̮̻̲͉͖͔n̰̤̭͡͞t̟̖̠̰͈ͅs̴͔̪͍̀ ̨͍͙̠ẉ̶̸̺́h̶̸̰̯͉͡i̫̹͕̳̻̫͉̗c̰̻͙̕h̗̹͍͓͕ ̬̙̳͍̣̩̀ͅi͔̮̲̥͚̝ͅͅn̵̛̙̤̝͇̥̙͘n̡̨̬̰͇̲̬̝̱ǫ̺̭̠̯̠͔͔c̶̬͇̦̮̳͔̙̳e̷̞̳͔̰̮͇̩̥͜͠n͚̼͢͡t̠̞͔ ̬̬̯̭͚̜̼́ͅl̴̜͈̹̹͓̮̬̭o̭͉̗͚̩͠v̥͉̹̠̙̞͇́́ͅę͡҉̺̪͙͇̟̩̦͇ ̗̯̬̫̹̝͈̣͡a͓͜ͅn̫͔͓̦͓͞d̡̨̬͎̤̥̗̝̟ ̶̧̫̣͙s̟̪̩̮͢h̨͈̭͕̝̳í̛̩̥̭̬͇͙ͅt̵̰̫̬ ͖̱h̷̯̜̙̱a͏̴̳̼̦̭̯͔ͅs̛͔̭̣̘̠͍͞ ̨̗̜̰͞n̷̙̤̙̰̘͇̼ȩ͎̲͖͍͇͞ͅv̳̙̘̰̠͚̼̣̣͜e̶͚̺r͇͝ ̲̻͖̰͙̠̠͢ͅf͈̪̦͕̱̮̙u҉̸̖͍̻c̛̰̹̹̳̩̦͕̭͟͠k̴̟̜̖̬͕e̶̹̳͘d̖̣̹̭͚́̕͟ ̠͖̯̝̞͝ù̳̟̙͎͕̳̟ͅͅp̷̡̙͝!̡͏҉̗̘͔̭̣̯̗̫̫ ̗̤̭̹͘D̢̢̯̼̟͓̼͍̺̯ͅa̸͔̯͔̙͠n̸̷̪̫̳̥̙̝k҉̴̲̗͖͈̙̮̪ ͏̫͉͕͙͔͙̮̯̗͘͝h̷̭̠̬̝ͅa̶͖̘s̨͇̬͇͚͟͡ ̧̤͡k̷̡͇̖̘̣͓̣̲̘̤ì̗̝l̷̬̣̜͖̙͉̻͚l̰̹̜̦̬̪̺̜e̤̘͍̼͓̹̙̮d̴͖̹̥̻͈ ̸̟͢b҉͏͚ͅy̘̙̙̬͖͉s̡̬̹e̶͇̲͉̰x̥͚͙̦̯̥͚̣͘͟u͏͕͚̦͎a̩̗̱͖̘͙̣̞̮l̛̤͇̬͚͖̼͙s̜̠̥̻.̶͏̧͕̬̘̞̩͈̺.̘̩͙̜̣.̗̼ ̰͙̝͕̭̩͕̝ẁ̭̝̰̠̗͡a̫̲͕̟̞̼̩̺ị͍͎͙͔̻̱̞̦t̷̻̦͢,̺̘̞͔̳̲̹̲ ҉̜̣̙ͅͅw̢̢̹̳̳̯͔̝̤̖ͅh̢̻̟̺̻̦̹̬e̡͎̦͡n̞̮̩͎̦͡ ͎̖̣d̶̢̲̹͜i̼͇͢͠d̶̢̛̳̺͍̳͈͈ ̶̸̤͔̞̰̪̻̀K̛͏̤̖̩̠̣͔͎a҉̰̠r̳̳̙̙p̞͙͔͢͟ę͏̬͉͈͔͈l̨҉͎̯̭̰̲ͅḙ̢̧̼̳͓̟̖̳͚͔s̛̯͇ ̮̬̖s͏̝ͅa̵̺̭ì̶̮̝͚̠̘̹̯͞ͅḑ͚͔/̵̼̞͇̖ͅs̪̞̯͟a̷̱̭̻͓̩̺͢ỵ̛͖͎̀ͅ ͓͈͔̭̘̙̩̬̕Ṃ̶̱̣̳̦͔̺͟ͅc̴̼̤͔̰͓ͅD̜̝̖̪̞̘͘͠ͅo̮͚͉̥̪̦͓̯n̼̰̱̙̣͢a̶̢͖̪͈̝̗͔͈̟̠l̡͉d͙͙̰̟̘̘̱̻̭'̱̯s̛̮̱̹̙̱ ̗͉̟͍̗͜s̶͇̖̱̙u̲͔̺̭̣ͅc̵̢͕͎͚̖̠͚̠͚͓͝ḳ͉͚̥͕͘̕͜s͠҉̬̞̹?̨̭̳̰͓͚
C̀͡҉̴͓͓̹̬͇̗͎̜͙̺̬̺̭̝̼o͏̡̮͍̯̻̳̯̙͔̲̭͕̰͞͠ͅͅĺ̢͜҉̠̪͖̝̳̱̩̝͉̳͇o̢͏̬̬͕̲̲͓̤̻̳̞̙̮̗̪̤̜͈̝̱n̷̢͎̤͎̤̤̳e̢̳̮͓̲͝ͅl̖̥͎͓͙̹͚̠̀́͢ ͇͕̥̗̩̦͔͕͖͉̱̬̱͈͈͇̥́́ͅT̹̰͓̠̺̪͔̥͉̗́̀o̧͉̭͙͚̮̖̹̼̥͘͟ͅͅͅm̴̵̺̙̯̰͇ ̛͇͙͕̤͍́͡͝s̷̢̧̼̲̬͕̯̜̜̟̤͔͝e̸̡̠̤̱͘̕͠x̸̴̗̭͙̮̩̳̦̠̘̞͚͍͖́͞-̷̢͕̬͈̖̼̭̙̪̤̠͈͙̗̯̭̺̯̩̯̕͢͡m̶̖̞̜̘̩͎̭͚͇̗͕͘̕͢ͅą̷͖̞̥̼͉̗̟̮̳͓͖̜̼͓͞c̸̛̫̲͍͔h̸̶̺̬̗̥͔̮̯̥̤̥̳͖̪͘̕͜ͅi̧̧̼͙̪͎̠̹̥̩͉̪͉̺̟͉͝ͅń̶̫͙͙̳̮͖̞͕̬̥̟̜͖̗̯̙̪͡ẹ̫̯̫͓̻̣̞͝ ̷̡̝̫̲̫͔̘͇͍͓̀͘͠T͓̰̙̱̝̝̹̬͢͡h̻̟̠̝̰̀͠ͅe͎̭͓̝͙̕ͅ ̧̧̧̺̖̦͖̥̝̤͈͇̪͕͔̩͕͜3͏̲͚̥̖̻̯̼̹̬́.̸҉̧͔̬̫̪̻̝̦̬̠͓̳̬1̷̯͙͔̜̯̗͜ͅ4̘͚͈́1̷̭̹͉͈͜5̷̫͎̝͙̗̲̞̦͉͞͡͠9҉͔͍͓̟͈̰͢2͚̠͎͎̳͡͞͝6̶̸̞͍̱̙̲͈̞5̴̡̦̳͎͔̬̭̙̜̠̻̥͕̼͟ͅ3̶͓̻̹͙̟̦̯͘͡͝5̷̹̦̼̦͓̮͎̭̬̪͔̦́8̵̛̩͖͉̤͖̥̞̬̬͖̪͉̬͔̼̺̫͘t̷̶̟͉͙̱̦͇̼͎͡͠ͅͅh͘͏̲̝̮̳̳̭̩̭̤͉̟̣̲͕ͅ ҉̢̕͏̱̦͔̗̙̪̺̪͈͙̬͈̻̻̙̭m͏҉̵͚̫̟̠̹͜u̕͜͏̰̲͇̮͍͕̣̮̞̬̣̤̱̳͖̯̲̕s̸̳͓̣̖̼͇̩̮̼̲̕t̶̶̨̛̮͍͍͍͍̹̘͡ͅ ̸̴̛̤̭͓̼͔̻̙͎̪̤̯̥̮̹̤́f҉͕͉̰̥͈̥̹̼̙̙͖͙̩o̧̭̱̬̟̠̭͓̣̦̫͎̱̠̙̯̘͢͜ͅͅọ̷̙͓̭̗͢͡͡k̀͏̞̦̙͕̥̪͔͟ͅͅ ̷̱̰̱̮̭̫̠̺̯̠͈͓̞̩͢a͏̻̲͍̦̻͖n̨̛͇̲̫̘̮̳̼͙͠ͅỳ̴͎̭̮̼̬͔̙͍̙̤͍͇̫̝̞̩͉͟ͅt̯̟̫͢͝h̵̢͔̻̯͚͕̤̯̞̹̳͜i̴̸̠̼͕̣̞̖̼͓̥͓̲̮͚͍̩͢͠n̰͕͉͖̟͢͡ģ̘͔͈͙̪̖̪̲̺̦̼͖͈̻̝̺͖̞͘͠ͅ ̶̧̹̺̜̰͙͔̙̞̟̲̰̝͓͓͜͟t҉̟̩̺̪̱̪̺̥̖̱̻̥̣̠̖͚̤̪͘͜h̴̤͇̭͍̻͉͍͘ͅa҉̣̝̗̹̰̯͇͉̦̤̮̰͙̘͎̙͜ͅͅt̡͜͏͏̲͓͍͍ ̸̢̩̱̰̲͚͚͍̤̖ģ̸͎̹̻̙͎̪͙͙̺̖͙̥͡o̖͈͍̼̮̦̱̰͟͝͞e͍͖̼̦͕͍͞ş̩̲͖̦̖̗̺̗͔̀ ̸̴̨̙̟͓̭̺̮̣̻͈̜̜̟̩͢͡ͅi̡̙̣̰̳̙̗̣͇̟̯͓͘ń̛͍̞͎̘̠͓͖̟t̢̖͉͖̬̜̦̯̲͓͍̩̥͈͖̥ò̪͍̱̩̙͍͈̗͕̀͝͞ͅ ̵̸͖͙͖̦͢a̡̞̺͎̜̖͉̟̥͢͞ ̴̸̬̘͕̦͍͚̠̮͚͙͟͝ś̬̜͓̺͍̤͖͍̮͉̖̞̘̠̯̫͙͟͠e҉̟̻̠͕͎̼͕͎͈̞͎̕͢͟͝c҉͝҉͖̞̻̝͉͖̻̰̪̙͙̬͔̜̞t̴̛̟̻͙̗̻i̧̕͏̞̟̝̻̫̯̺̼͔̺͖̭̖̖̘̝ͅo̵̶̪̰͎̣̭̲͇͈̭̪̻̦͘͜ͅͅń̸̢̧͓̮̲͖͈̤͍̼͕͓͉.̸͙̼̼̺̯̝̤̫̤͉̰͔̺ ̧̢̙̹͓̦̟̼̞͚̱͎͖̘͇̞B͙̤̬̟̭͕̙͇̘̬̞̯̱͇̱͘͞ͅͅͅe̻͓̙̮̻̰͉̺̗̦̻̰͔̗̹̬͖̕͠a̴̙̖͍̞͚̯̳͙̳̝͈̳̥̳̕͘͘ẉ̝̜̻̺̥̼̤̰͘͡͡ą̕͏͎͍͚̺̲̲̝͙̬̦̖̲̹̙͚r̷̠̱̳͙̱̲̙͇̯̗̖͓̺͢͡ͅe̷̳̗̟̙͕̺̲̭̮̠̹̫͓͉̪̬ ̵͏̟̤͎̫͍̖̘̟̝̭̗̰ò̶͓̻̺̘͎̲͍̮̫͍͇̰͓̙͉̠ͅf̴̶̸̴̥͔͕̭̞̘̙͔̲̠͇̙͞ ͎̳̯͎̫͖͈̱͍̩͚͖́͝s̵̢̪̬̖̮̙̲͍͟͜p̸̨̛̤͖̮͈̭͎͍͙̣̠̣̖̘͍͎̫̦̝͜͡e͡҉̜͙̭͔̘̟͖̥̦̫̰̯͉̻͜͢ͅļ͟҉̛͉̺͎͕̭̯͖̦̥̱͡l̷̸҉̨̫̥̖̲c̵̢̛̱͕̺͈̤̲͍͚͓͇̫̠̼̣̮̟̟̻͘͘ḩ̶̬̞̝̞̖̤̤̪̻̹̹̫͇̲̙̭͚́è̸̡҉̝̤̬͈̰̖͔c̨͈̺̜͚̥̲̞̖̻̻̲̺͘͞k̸̢͕̬͚͔̺̜̦̲͚̘̳̦̫̪̰̤̩̞̥e͏͏̹̝̬̭̬̜͎̗͓̬͞r̢͇̞̯̠͢s̶͓̲̮̯̟̫̮̝̣͉̪͚̙̦͙̱̬̕̕͟͠.̛͇͔̜̟̱̭̰͍̭̹̰͞ ̯̟͈̦̘̩̲̪̼̺̬̘͘̕̕͜F̝̫̱̠͚͍͔͈̭̖̦̟͞͠a҉̵̖͍͔͔̲̬̲̞͈̟͇̠̲̲̫̣̘̫̦͜͠n̶̢̛͚̻̖̹̥͇͈̮̺̳̦̻̯t̜̬̯͎͇͇̮͓͖̝͘͝͡ǫ̦͇̞̼̮̺̼̭̗̻̂͠͝ḿ̵̢̬̱͈̬͎͝a̶̵̴̛̩̭̦͖̠͖̟͔̟̜̼̱̩̲̪s̴̻̼͔̯̗̟̦̖̲̩̠ ̢̩̯͚͕̯̪͈̰̭̖͔͟p̸̟͔̜̘̣̼͔̟̫̬̮̠͟o̶̸̮̘̪̼͙͚̬͢r̟͎̣̗̠̰͍̟̳̘͍͈͔̗̥͔̲̤͝͠t̷̴̢̯͉͎̙͕̤̪̹̣̱ư̷̮͇̪̟̻͎͓͇̕͠g҉̸̧͖͓͙̺̱̗̻͖̙̥͢ù͕͇̙͈̺̗̰̝̪̜͎̘͎͈͖͈̤̕͞͡ȩ̵̘̫̦̺̖ͅs̺̣͇̼̻͘͜ͅe̪̼̠͕̦̲͙̙̖̕͜͜͝ ̵̷̸̵͓͙͕̞̭̪̬̭̳̲̺͇̘̞̰̤̞͔̲͢a̸̡͉̣͍͍̙̜̞r̢̛͏̦͉̯̺͘͞è̢̧̞̳̮̭̙̘͠ ̢̙̳̙̝̘́ͅs̷̨͈̝̜͓̺̬̦͖͔̝̭̮ò̢̧̠̗̗̩̰̙̩̰͉͕̬̙̟̩b̵̷̜̲̞̼̙͎̯̫̹̪͙̣r̸̶̪͕͉͘͜͞i͟҉̭̹̦̯̠̻͙̦̣̹̤̤̖̱̲̰̩̲͓͝͠q͡͏̻͕̤̙͈̹̗̘̫͙̘̟͖͎̙̦̦͢ừ̵̧̡̠̗̯̼̙̟̟͓̳͍̖̣͉ͅͅe̷̵͙̳̣̖̜͙͕̲t̸̬͚̖̬͇̗̣̙̪̺͖̳͔̼͓̕ ̦̜̬̹̰̯̮̟̣͈̠̟̖͔͎͙͟͢o҉̸̸̝̦̹̟̟̙͇͙͕̻̫̀f̧̹̫̯̘̘̤͖̞̣̹͞ ̵̶͠͏̫̭̠̻̘̩̼̗͔̲̼̼͡F̡҉͏̰͈͙̬̭̺̯͚̮̟̲͖͕ȩ̶̵̣̼̮̣̲̮̪͍̱̜́ͅr̷̴͖̱̣͙̥͈ͅn̦͓̯̭̝̪̪̹̝̯͚̳̩̰͓̬̬͢͟ã̙̣̳̩̹́͡o̢̨̡̘͔͎͜ ̡͏̺̝̭͎̙̀͘͟w͎̭̮͙̲̫͍̘̠̮̲͍͉̠̫̞͙̦̫̕h́͟͡͏̙̱̹̗͔͚̬̝̣̗͖͚̟͕͉͔̞ͅo҉̷̛̣͎̩̤̪̗͔̜͙̱̜̫͘ ҉͍͉̫̳̖̼́̀͢c҉̷͉̥̲̯̼͎͢͟a̶̠̼͍̭̮̫̮̯͖͓͕͔̖͉̘͞͡ͅl̡͘͢͏̙͓̪͉̗ĺ̶̡̢͙͎͈͎̥̰̯̕é̶͚̦̬̹̗̩̻̘̞̙̪̘̱͈̯͘͟͡ͅͅd͏̴̛̳̜͓̩̺̯͎͚͓̜̜̖͚ ̷̩͖̤̠̀͢͡͠t̸̗͎̼̥̭̗̙̦̩̪͓̱̙̖̻̥̗͢h̶̞͉̱̰̬̪̠͓͍͇̝́̕ȩ̛̺̺̪̹̮̝̙̺̮̠͈̳̤͟͝͠m͈̟̹̠̀͟ ̸̶̸̨̭̭̜̥͚̜̘͖̭̩͡ͅͅC̶̷̢͉͙̭̯̦̰̬͠o̖̟̱̤̝̫̼̥̱̰̣͜ͅa͏̹̖̫̭͈͚͓̖̭̻̝̣̗ḑ̛͚̼͚͔̮̭͕̙̻̘̕͟ś̢̗͚̲͇̱̲̦͔-̸̨̠͇̭̭͔̲̻̝͕̬͚̙͎̩̖ͅͅn̨͜͠͏̰͉̫̹͖̲̣͈̙̣̱̹̰͎̩͢ͅi̞͎̻͖̙͍̘̩͕͙͈̬̬̰̬̱͘͜͞ͅͅģ̶͙͔̞̣̳͖̘̳͝͡ͅs̨̨̱̤̥̥̳̩̟̲̟͙͔̬͝!̢̧̞̹̘͉̩̗̖̲͙̤̞̀͜ ҉̧̹̣̹͍̗̘͍͔͚̠͓̞̲̙̖̘ͅT̴̞̬̝̖͚͎̼͈͙͉̙͎͢ͅh̛́҉̸̭̹̲͔̩̘̻͕̙͔̲̬͉̣͎̫̖͕è̸̛̤̗͚̖̙̱̹͓̗̙̩̕͟y͔̦͚̤͖̯̖̱̟͜͜ ̷̛̖̲͖̜͎̮͚̺̠̲͙̫̮̗͍̞̙ș̸̷̷͈̺̙͈̻̗̣̪̲̣̗̤̜͇̯̘̮̕͜ͅa̶̙̣̫͔͓̟̻͖̣̹̼͖̙̤̗̗̼̙̺͘y̢͝҉̠̰̦̯̫͜ ̢̢͏̢͔̺̮̣w҉͞͏͏̡͉̱͈̲̫̘͙͔e̴̩̱͎͚̞̜̲̼͓̬̠̠̥͠͝ ̶̜̘̝̩̱͎͕̘͞a̶̪͉̦̼̩̥͎̥͉͔̩͈̮̖̫͜͢͝r̵̷͡͏̭̤̬͇̟̕ȩ̢̪̠̳̣̳́͝͠ ̷̷͖̼͍̗̜͈͚̼̹̺̩͚̬͉̀͡á̸̧̛̘̳̹͙̝̖͉͈z̷̢̦̠̯͔̻̱̺͓̳̗̣͘ó̸͍̣̞̫͕̬̥͙̰̟͓̦͔̙͚̹́ͅt͏̸̬̟͈̪̝̪͈͈̳̭h̶̙͖͇͉͎̝̫͜͝,̝̹̜̘̮̻͚̮͕͚̪̮̝̪͕͉̞̥̟͘͘͜ ̡͝͏̨̛̹̩̞̥̥̣b̢͔͇̺̲̖͈̰̥̞̤̩̺̭̗̠͡͝͞į͍͙̳͖̫͍͇̤͕̻͔̞̗̺͘ͅͅͅb̙̣̪͇̱̗̤̝̫̘͢͜͝ļ̮̭͎̝͕͎̯͚͍̻̫͓̠͇͎̤͢͝ͅį̛͇̖͙͔̠̗͉̠̞ͅc̢̩̩̰̟̬̻̰̲̮̬̗͖̝͜a̵̜̻̯̟͕̳̗̣͟l̵̙̦̠̞͙̥̝̭̰̗͜ ͏̴̻̳̹̺̳̩̞̜̲͓͓̻̝̣̤̘͖͟͞t̷͕͎͇͍͘͜͜į̷͔͕̘̹̙̣̩͉͇̥̹̙̞́ͅt̨̢̡͈̪̲̱ṱ̨͎̘̼͙͔̲̗̤̮͕̠̭͎͔̞͕͈́͝͞͞y̧̡̯͖̖̳̦̭̫͔̰̲̜͘̕ͅn̷͎͇͚̜̹̬̠̯ơ̶̟̙̟̰̪̪̟̪̙̜̻̝̣͖͞p̸̡͘͜҉̠̩̗͕̘̖̪è͈̗̯̘̰̖̥̟̩͉̭̕͟ś͏̘̯̳͇̭̠ ̗̜̲̩̭̖̬͇̼͕͉́͡w̸͚̻̻͎̪̤͉̺͙̰̘͕̭̲͍͕̬͘͡ͅh̶̷̢̢̯̭̩̯͈͖͉̤͖͖̩̱̝͔̬͜o͏̷̲̤̗͕̦̼̰̥̫͜ ̸̧͕͉͔̰͎͍͙̙̬̪͇́͠͞ͅͅć̘̜͍̬̖̝͖̰̦̣̞̼̠̝̗̀͜͜͟ͅͅͅa̴҉̪̦̪͙͎̣̜n҉͟҉҉͓͓̟̼̻̦̻'̨̣̰͍̩̻̰̤͎̹͍͞t̩̻̞̖͇̩̻͎̳̳̝̥̦͍̠̻̪̟͝͝ͅ ̷͟͞͏͈̺͍̝͝m̶̨̦̜̬̟̼̝̟̭̹͖̼̰͇͚̬̻̘i̡̟͎̙̳͉͈̦͡͡n̢̩̬̺͉̪͢ę̩͔͇̯̻̻̙͎͉̱̗͖ ̭̱̥͍̮̖͕̮͍͍̙̤͔̣̠͝͠͡t̶̵̨̜̦̭̺̙͙͙̣̲̘̀͢h́҉̮͕͕̣͈̗̗̝͚̯̗̭̺̱͚̜͢é̸̦̝̳͕͕̤͚͙̗̙̜̝̘ͅ ̨̪̤̬̘͇̀̕͞͞j̵̡͍͙̮̭̱̺̟̕͜a͡͠҉̤̦͉͎͖ǹ҉̸̢̗̣̜͉̩̱͇̝͖̝̠̱͝i̳̺̥̠͓̲͚͙͘͢͠ć̵̶̵̻̱̘̗̞͇͠e̷͟͟͞͏̤͙͚̰͇̬͚̠͈̙̮̥̙̠͕̝̭p̵͡҉̻͓̖̪̯͍̜̻͚͍͍̮ͅs̵̢҉̝͕̯̮͇̲̟̥̀ͅ'̛͇̥̥̫̤̻̹̰͜.̛̻̺̤̥͍̹̘̜͇͔͈̣̬̙͜ͅ ̶̴̢͈̟̭͖̳͟͞H̛҉͕͔̤̥̹̖͎̥̝̹̗́e҉̼̘͙̰̜͖̞͕̠̣̜̮̟̫̺̖͖͞ ̺͈̞̫̤̩̕b҉̶̸̮̟̘̖͚̠̻͎̹̳̜̕ͅi̸͕̫̪̬̲͓̙̖̬̠̦͟͞b̧҉̵̴͇͔̬̟̰̙͙̻͕͓́l̡̨̢̟̝͈̯̲̫̪i̸̫̻͙̭̤͚̮̳͇͉̲͈͉̖̣̝̱c̬͍̹̟̥̼̤̀͟͠ͅͅa̗̣̯̩͙̤͍̯̩͍̬̝̟̼̰̥͚͘͡l̢̫͇̜͢ͅl̢͝҉̝̲̟̣̰̠̥̝͉͉͎̯̹y̴̡̛̟̠͍͚̙ ͎̘̬̪͟͞t̷̤̖̟̠̮̺̜͔̝̙̝̀ͅǫ̵̵̟̩͚̮ͅo̴̧͉̘̫̞̘̲̦͓̠̠̲͔͓͕̹̜͙̟̭͟ḱ͇͖̗̼̼̤͙͢͡ ҉̷͕͇̯̦͎̠͇̖͕̺̭͘͟͟R͏̀͝͡҉̘͖͎̭͇̪̤̜o̷̳̗͎̫͟s͏̧̲̗̟͖̫̦͕͙͈̱͎͝ḛ̶͓͕͓̯̻͖͎̼̺̫̖͢͟n̵̶̞͓̬̘̬̣͇̥̱͕̖̪̲͕͇̜̹z̨̟͍̤̗̤͈̘̺̥̯͉͈̙̩̖͞͝w͕̰̘͔͞͞͠͝e̕҉̢̢͇͙̮̱̪̪͓̤͈̳̮̟ì̷̶̛̛̥͓̤̯̺̱͈̫̬̲̱̻͓̙ͅͅg̘̜̱̝͉̳͓̮͖̱̘͍͔̯̣̤̱̜͕͝ ̴̲̘͙̣͓̗̟͎̖̹̟̙͍͓̲͈͘͝͡a͜҉̴̜̰͇̰̱n̢͟͜͏̘̞͓̭͍͚̳͖̖̗̤d̷̶̳̰͍̞̤̭̳̹̫͝ ̡̨̗̣̙̗̤̭̖̙̖̗͇̝̩̝͠͠ȩ̙͇̯̖͉̰͕̀n̸̶̢͍͖̱̞͍̙͚̼̼̘̹͎d̮̺̱̣̰̬͕̭̰̟͟͟͢e̢͉͓̮̦̳̥͕̝̕͜͝͝d̢̛̀҉̫̝̫͚̪̲͔͝ ͏̷̢̼̫̲͇͝t̢̬̙͚̳͓̭̦͎͇̣͕̟͈̬̺̥̫̕͟͢͠h͏͖͚̩̹̮͓̜̭͚̝̬̜̻̪̜̰̗͢i̵̶҉҉̨͓̝̥̬͕͓̱̖͚͕̟͖ͅś̸̸̛̲͕̱̠͇̦̳̮ ̵̷̧̥̯̝͈̦̰̞̘̖̝́ǵ͉̭̺̬͚͚͎͎̫̰̯̮͇̲͈͉͖̥͓͘͟͞ą̨͕͈̘͈̩̯̺̙̹͢͡͡ͅͅͅͅm̸̵̛̘̝̲̤͔͈̜̝͈̲̼͜ę̢̠̪̦̀͞.̸̪̳̲͙̻̦̰̲̥͎̖̘̪̞̥̤͘À̧̗̠̱̲̣̜̤̗̱n̢̹̟̙̹͚̬̩̘̖͎̲̙̟͟͡ͅd̴̵̤̗̮͉̳͖̺͔̠̤̟͔̮͓̦͚̪́͘ ̸̫͇̺̖̥̼̲̼̯̟̖͕͖͢͟͞͝t͏̵̶̼͓̬̣͟h̶͍̭̰̯̦̟̦̘͎̘̪̺͍̯͟͝é̡̧̪͚͈͔̺̭͍̀n̛̖͇̟͉̯͈̻̗̖̩̗͔̟͙̦̕ ̧̲͉̜̻̺̹͇̬̠̞͎͘w̕͠҉̠̙͎͇a̸̷̢͓͎͕̳̺̰̪̣̬̠̝̯͢ǹ͠҉̯̥̮̣͈͍̮̰̦̠̘̬̠͠k̷̸̨͎̰͙̗͚͔̳̻̟̳͙̼͓̕͜ę̢̟̮̥̝d͎̺̪̗͉̣͕̭̪̞͘͟͞ ̷̷̷͍͉͚͇̳̬̜̼͕̫̘̰͕͇̀͟r̶͈̹̩͖͎̯̤̙̠̼̼͉̀e̦̭̝̻͙͈͍͠d̵̨̪̱̬̭͘͜d̘̥͉͙̱̬͈̞͝i̧̬̠̜̗t̯̬̯̹̖̟̠̰͙̪̭̬͕̀͟͞ͅ.̸̖̜͈̙͈͕̩̺̟͎̰̠͙͚̥̦̖̬͡
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Who will buy mtgox?

From the standardcrypto blog:
I worry about MtGox. This week I worry less than last week, because the chatter about insufficient liquidity is dimmed, and the Gox/Bitstamp difference has recently been as low as $4, and is now under $10. Maybe everything will be fine. I speculated a couple of weeks ago that even with a serious bitcoin net short position MtGox could engineer its own bailout by supporting litecoin.
Still, like my scoutmaster used to say before a backpacking trip: "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst."
A meltdown at MtGox would panic the bitcoin markets, antagonize US regulators, and slow down adoption. The bitcoin community should seriously think about how to avert, or at least cushion, worst case scenarios.
So, I worry.
I think, too, about just not hitting the publish button. After all, who wants to start a bank run on what is morally the bitcoin central bank? But I think there are enough people talking about potential problems at MtGox, and the situation has dragged on long enough, that I won't be adding too much fuel to the fire with my speculative maunderings. To my serious readers, especially those with money at Gox: please don't take this in the spirit of shouting fire in a crowded theater. Instead, understand a plea to treat a dangerous situation with the gravity it deserves, and ideally to stock up on fire extinguishers while there is still time.
To summarize the current situation, there is a problem withdrawing USD from MtGox, and here and there we see evidence of problems withdrawing EUR and even BTC.
BTC therefore trades at a 8-15% premium on MtGox compared to the other major exchanges, and traders talk of "MtGox price" for bitcoin versus the price elsewhere.
Big traders keep patronizing MtGox for several reasons. Habit/Inertia. The higher prices are great, if you believe MtGox will eventually solve it's problems, or that failing that you can beat the stampede to get out in time. MtGox has high volume, good for buying a large amount of bitcoin without moving the price too much. MtGox is bot friedly, and bot trading is profitable, so the bot traders stay. But every day, they're a little more antsy. The last Gox trader I talked said he watches Gox ask volume, and as long as it's over 30k he feels secure. It's well over 30k now. But change happens fast.
To understand the USD withdrawal problems, try to think like an AML/KYC (anti money-laundering/know-your customers rules) enforcer. A regulator's job, day to day, consists of attempting to open accounts under fake names or using fake documents, and then freezing accounts where that money resides, levying fines, and generally raining down bureaucratic hell on the offender.
MtGox doesn't hold customer fiat funds. Banks do.
MtGox doesn't have one bank account from customer. They pool funds from hundreds or thousands of accounts.
It's unknown how may total US bank accounts are held but MtGox, but my guess is not that many. Maybe tens. So every account freeze really hurts.
Unfreezing isn't easy, because it requires justifying all the cash inflows since the beginning of time, including when MtGox was being run with High School level IT as a trading card site for Magic nerds.
It doesn't take much to screw up accounting, and lose track of what funds came from where. When business is booming and you are on a roll, screw ups can be papered up by just sacrificing some profits. But that doesn't wash with hostile regulators, whose primary concern isn't how much funds are present but how and for whom the funds are accounted for. As little inconsistencies leak up, unfrozen accounts may be refrozen if the banking cops aren't satisfied.
My read on the situation is that USD withdrawal may never be a smooth and easy on MtGox, due to MtGox having fumbled the AML/KYC identity verification conditions in the early days. MtGox just don't have good relationship with any US bank, and while investigations proceed, they are unlikely to achieve one. And the investigations could continue forever for all intents and purposes, due to accounting irregularities early on.
So, the key question is does MtGox have enough bitcoin to support an orderly wind down with customers taking funds out in BTC, going forward.
Slow as molasses USD withdrawal isn't really a problem, as long as users can withdraw promptly via bitcoin, even if it is expensive bitcoin.
But how secure is the MtGox bitcoin position?
Absent audits from a creditable accounting company, there's no way to know for sure. There's a good write-up at
that covers the basics of what is known. The good news is that MtGox made huge bitcoin profits over its lifetime, which are more than enough to cover the holes in operating capital due to seized accounts and the lawsuit filed by Coinlab. The bad news is that no one knows if MtGox kept the bitcoin, or traded it for fiat. A worst case scenario has the MtGox operations team panicking when the bitcoin price was low (like 60-80) and cashing out to USD to cover the lawsuit+seizure shortfalls. Now the price is high again, but how much bitcoin do they actually have? As long as miners keep sending bitcoin to MtGox, and the bot traders are waving their magic wands, bitcoin withdrawals are probably safe for the time being, even if the bitcoin position is net short. But bank runs can come out of nowhere, or even be engineered by hostile players who want to drive the bitcoin price up and then down, by provoking a panic. We saw it in April, and we could see it again.
Who will buy MtGox?
Someone, I hope.
I think, for the right price, a deal could be made, and this would be very positive news for the bitcoin economy, .
Whoever buys MtGox would be buying a headache. They would have to deal with the mess of unknown and unverified account holders from back in the day. They might never get some USD accounts unfrozen, or at least have to wait a long time. There would be fines. And of course there is the matter of the Coinlab lawsuit.
But, it's a potentially very profitable headache. MtGox has enormous brand recognition and revenues to go with it, both bitcoin and fiat. And I think the right kind of buyer would inherit enormous goodwill for fixing what a lot of players known in their gut to be a serious problem. I think the ideal buyer would be an American credit union with a strong balance sheet, good IT, good relationship with regulators, and obviously bullish on bitcoin. I could also see a russian or chinese buyer. For the right kind of money, regulators can be made to see reason, and lawsuits go away.
If no one buys MtGox, the next best thing would be to bring back credit default swaps, like we had for PirateAt40 debt in 2012. A CDS mediated bankruptcy would still be painful for bitcoin, but it would be a lot more orderly.
As a parting thought, I'd like to take a second to recall everything good MtGox has done for bitcoin. MtGox took a lot of risks, and tGox put bitcoin on the map.
Maybe the MtGox operations team is just out of their depth, though well intentioned. Maybe they just want a nice payout, and for the stress to be over.
I know I would.
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