Lol your office chatter is nothing compared to the thousands of people who are going to lose real money in the BitConnect ponzi that just fell apart.
Not a bitcoin investor, but have a background in economics / finance. Just before Christmas at a local high end bar there was a group of 55-65 year old women drinking wine and talking to anyone who would listen about Bitcoin. And trying to sign people up to invest $50k+ with them. They had no clue what they were selling except 'you can't lose'.
how do all your office mates know that you own crypto?
>Edit/disclaimer: i'm not crying about the price, i haven't lost money yet and my initial investment, while quite large, is money i don't care about. it was either buy bitcoin or a BMW, which is %100 more likely to depreciate in value.
Ok, as one of the shit-eating office I-told-ya-so'ers I feel like its worth sharing an alternative perspective. I have no stake in Bitcoin, and don't feel strongly about it one way or another. Frankly, I don't know jack shit about the technology, and don't pretend to. What I DO have an opinion about are all the buyers who are equally clueless and took a position in Bitcoin acting like they were the next goddamn Warren Buffet. People who have ZERO understanding of the technology or how valuation works and for weeks were gloating about their so-called returns. I think the sense of schadenfreude you are witnessing is largely a reaction to those types of individuals. They are basically just as clueless as your Becky, but pretended to be know-it-alls when things were moving in the opposite direction.
I'm going to guess you were being a cocky prick one month ago and John and Becky were pretty sick of your shit.
That right there is the bitcoin. Now let's talk about the bitcoin. Can we talk about the bitcoin, please, Mac? I've been dying to talk about the bitcoin with you all day, OK? "Satoshi Nakamoto" this name keeps coming up over and over again. Every day bitcoin is getting sent back to me from Satoshi.
So I say to myself, "I gotta find this guy!" What do I find out?! There is no Satoshi Nakamoto. The man does not exist, okay? So I decide, "Oh shit, buddy, I gotta dig a little deeper." There's no Satoshi Nakamoto?
You gotta be kidding me! I got hard drives full of bitcoin! All right. So I start marchin' my way down to Mark Karpelèsl at Mt Gox and I knock on his door and I say, "Markl! Markl! I gotta talk to you about Satoshi Nakamoto." And when I open the door what do I find? There's not a single goddamn desk in that office! There...is...no..Mt Gox . Mac, half the bitcon users have been made up. This currency is a goddamn ghost town.