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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The Bitcoin Gold Project Responds to Negative Criticism (

Just recently reported on the alleged hard fork project, Bitcoin Gold, that’s supposedly scheduled to take place on October 25. We also we investigated the project further, while asking the lead developer some questions concerning this proposed fork. Now with only fifteen days left until the team tries to fork the bitcoin…