German court rules negative interest rates on fiat retirement plans legal

A retirement savings plan by a German bank promised positive returns, but allows them to add negative interest rates, which eats up the return. A court ruled that to be completely legal. News article in German:

Fiat is a rat race you can never win. The only winners are the ones who control the fiat system.

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After 3 months of negative press, has anyone else noticed a sentiment shift back to positive lately? (

I am constantly looking for Bitcoin/cryptocurrency articles in NYT, WSJ, Marketwatch, Twitter, Reddit, etc. etc….The last 3 months have been fairly negative for press coverage. However, the last 48 hours have shown increasing positive news coverage. In my opinion, we may be starting to see a sentiment reversal as March comes to a close. It is too early to say. However, it is also worth noting that this very subreddit has become much better lately, whereas in weeks/months prior we saw a lot…


I’m in negative, but I still spent money to set up my first raspberry pi full node

My first raspberry pi 3 BTC full node:

I'm not computer savvy, so this took a while for me to set up. I followed this guide:

Instructions are pretty straight forward but some of the command lines didn't really work for me so I had to research quite a bit to get it working.

I haven't made any profit from btc investment yet, and I know a lot of people are in negative, especially if you got in last December. However, I really believe in this technology and I just wanted to be a part of this grand experiment.

Total cost for setting up a full node was about $ 70 USD, so it isn't too much. I have a pretty decent internet connection, and after 7 hours, I have downloaded about 30gb worth of blocks.

It was pretty fun setting this up, and I encourage everyone to participate! I hope I am contributing to keeping Bitcoin decentralised.

Any questions, don't hesitate to reply. Happy to provide any help.

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