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Bitcoin's fundamentals haven't changed since the price fell

Bitcoin's fundamentals haven't changed since the price fell
The financial crisis predicted by economists has finally begun. As we have seen, since March 9, 2020, the virus that has spread throughout the world has become a catalyst for a sharp decline in financial markets.
The growing economic crisis has triggered collective panic, and for 99% of people, it is imperative to restore as much liquidity as possible. Logically, we are facing a liquidity crisis that is having a significant impact on the liquidity of all financial markets around the world. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Index has fallen by 20% in the past 5 days. Over the past month, the Dow Jones Index has fallen by about 30%, and the S & P 500 has undergone the same adjustment.

In the rest of the world, the situation is exactly the same. For centuries, gold has been used as a safe-haven asset in times of crisis, but in recent days it has fallen by more than 10%.

When everyone is in panic, there is no safe haven at all. In this case, it is impossible for Bitcoin to not fall. Bitcoin is a highly liquid market, and it can even be said that it is the only truly free market in the world.

Even though Bitcoin has evaporated $ 60 billion in market value in just a few hours, it continues to operate, allowing investors to find equilibrium prices on their own.

Whether an asset has hedging properties requires long-term measurement. Similarly, the correlation between Bitcoin and other assets cannot be concluded in these days. At this point, if we step back, we can see the big picture instead.

Although the price of Bitcoin has changed, has its fundamentals changed? No, the fundamentals of Bitcoin March 18 are the same as those of March 1. Bitcoin still maintains good fundamentals, which gives us reason to be optimistic about the future of Bitcoin.


Bitcoin is as scarce as ever

The price of Bitcoin dropped from $ 9,000 to more than $ 3,000 within a few days. Its price has now stabilized at around $ 5,300. The current global situation is in turmoil, and panic in the market may cause the price of the currency to fall below $ 5,000 again.

However, no matter what the price of Bitcoin is, it remains as scarce as ever.

Bitcoin is still the rarest decentralized invention ever made by human beings, and no matter what happens, the maximum supply of Bitcoin will not change. No leader in this world can change the fact that the total amount of Bitcoin is 21 million.

So after the crisis, gold and bitcoin will eventually resume their roles, and when prices will rise again, those who have seized the opportunity will get huge returns.


Unique monetary policy

Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto in response to the 2008 financial crisis. Realizing that the currency and financial system have reached their limits, Satoshi Nakamoto decided to officially launch the Bitcoin experiment on January 3, 2009, and wrote in the genesis block: The Treasury Secretary is on the brink of saving the bank for the second time. "

Therefore, we can also think that Bitcoin was created for what we will experience in the coming weeks or months. When Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin, he hoped to obtain a scarcity similar to gold, so the longer it took, the more difficult it was to create a new Bitcoin. For every 210,000 additional transaction blocks, the number of newly mined Bitcoins will be halved.

Initially, for every additional transaction block in the Bitcoin blockchain, 50 new bitcoins will be generated, and by May 2020, the bit will be halved for the third time, after which each additional block will only add 6.25 BTC. Therefore, the number of new bitcoins created daily in the future will be reduced from 1800 to 900, which will have a certain impact on the total supply of bitcoin.

This single monetary policy is a huge advantage of Bitcoin over the current monetary and financial system. After the third Bitcoin halving, the annual inflation rate of Bitcoin supply will definitely fall below 2% to 1.8%. In the future, bitcoin's annual supply inflation will tend to zero, and will reach zero in 2140, at which time all bitcoin will be mined.

Bitcoin's monetary policy can protect what you have, and it was still valid when the Fed just decided to inject more than $ 700 billion in US banks. It can be said that from the perspective of how Bitcoin operates, the Fed still has a lot to learn.


Bitcoin network is still decentralized

Anyone can join the Bitcoin blockchain and become a node in the network. In the Bitcoin world, all users are equally important. All this makes Bitcoin able to withstand the obstacles of powerful people in the current system.

No one can stop you from using Bitcoin at will. At any time, if you want, you can sell all your Bitcoins. This is why the price of bitcoin has fallen sharply in the past few days. Bitcoin operates permanently by letting users determine its equilibrium price.

Once the stock price falls too fast, Wall Street will cease to trade. At this point, Bitcoin once again shows its superiority over Wall Street. The basic fact that Bitcoin is the only truly free market in the world has been proven again a few days ago.


Bitcoin remains a secure decentralized network

In its 11 years, the Bitcoin network has never been hacked. Bitcoin's security has never been breached and it's incredible to think about it, because hackers from all over the world have been trying to attack Bitcoin over and over again.

Still, Bitcoin has stood on its feet. The theft in the Bitcoin world exists only at the weakest link: trading platforms and users. Since its birth, Bitcoin has been operating normally 99.98% of the time. There is nothing enviable about the normal operation of Internet giants such as Google, Amazon, or Facebook.

However, Bitcoin's secure operation is based only on the user's computing power. These people are so convinced about the future of Bitcoin that they have been providing more computing power to the network.

At the beginning of 2020, the hashrate of the Bitcoin network reached a peak of 130TH / s. The recent drop in the price of Bitcoin and the accompanying collective panic have led to a decline in computing power, but currently still maintain the level of 100 TH / s.

In this crisis, Bitcoin remains the most secure decentralized network in the world. Secondly, you should notice that the basic situation of Bitcoin has improved a lot since the end of 2017. Due to the sharp increase in transaction volume at the end of 2017, the overall network speed has slowed down, but this time, Bitcoin standing in the storm has been able to absorb an entire transaction volume peak without any stalls.


Bitcoin still belongs to everyone

The high fluctuations in the price of bitcoin in the past week remind us that bitcoin still belongs to everyone and everyone can sell bitcoin freely. When Bitcoin depreciated by 50% within hours, the transaction continued.

At the same time, once the market falls more than 7%, Wall Street will suspend trading for 15 minutes. This fusing mechanism has been applied several times since the liquidity crisis broke out in the market.

Wall Street is not a free market. It belongs to a few powerful people who protect their interests at all costs. Once the market does not turn around and continues to fall, Wall Street will call on the Federal Reserve to maintain the current system.

The Federal Reserve ’s monetary stimulus measures have become less and less effective. It cut interest rates by 100 basis points on March 15, 2020. At the same time, it introduced a quantitative easing plan to reduce the bank deposit reserve ratio to zero. This series of measures was even affected Opposition to Wall Street. Once again, Bitcoin stands out in the current system with its strong fundamentals.
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100 Reasons to Buy Bitcoin

  1. Bitcoin is the most censorship resistant money in the world.
  2. You don't have to buy a “whole” bitcoin so don't freak out if you look at the price. You can buy a piece of one no problem.
  3. The Dallas Mavericks accept Bitcoin on their website. You don't trust Mark Cuban. He's the best shark.
  4. Bitcoin is the best performing asset of the last decade (better than S&P500).
  5. Diversify your current portfolio.
  6. It's not illegal in the USA.
  7. You holding just one satoshi slightly limits the supply and can rise the price for everyone else.
  8. [In late 2019] hash rate is the highest it has ever been
  9. Suicide insurance; if Bitcoin rises in price there is no worse feeling than regret.
  10. Some of the smartest people in computer science and cryptography are working on it. Trust nerds.
  11. Look at the all time historical chart. No technical analysis just tell me what you think when you look at it.
  12. Money is a belief system... and I want to believe.
  13. Transparent ledger, no funny business going on it's easy to audit.
  14. Elon Musk appears to be a fan. How's that for an appeal to authority
  15. There is a fixed limit in the number of bitcoins that will exist. 21 million bitcoin, 7 billion people on earth. Do the math.
  16. There are so many examples of governments inflating their currency to the point where it becomes unusable. Read the wikipedia page for Venezuela or Zimbabwe.
  17. Altcoins make sacrifices in either security or centralization. There are altcoins out there that claim to be innovating but just check the scoreboard nothing has flipped Bitcoin in market value or even gotten close.
  18. With technology developing at a rate faster than law, governments and for-profit businesses have the ability to monitor our purchases, location, our habits, and all of this has happened without consent. People made jokes and conspiracy theory, but sometimes conspiracy is real. Most people are good, but there is absolutely evil out there. There are absolutely evil people in positions of power. There are absolutely evil people that work together in positions of power. Does anyone actually believe that Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide. Go read about Leslie Wexner. Go read the cypherpunk manifesto.
  19. The upcoming halvening in 2020 will reduce the number of Bitcoin created in each block, making them more scarce, and if history repeats more valuable.
  20. Bitcoin has lower fees than traditional banking.
  21. Gold has the advantage of being a physical thing. But unlike gold you know Bitcoin is not forged, or mixed with another metal, and you can easily break it into tiny pieces and send it over the internet to someone.
  22. Bitcoin could spark new interests maybe you start to read more into economics, computer science, or Brock Pierce.
  23. Bitcoin has survived with no leader, marketing team, public relations, or legal team.
  24. Because Wired magazine said Bitcoin was dead at $2, Forbes said it was dead at $15, NY Times at $208, and CNN at $333.
  25. Just do a cost benefit analysis. What happens if Bitcoin fails and it goes to zero vs. what happens if it succeeds, and becomes world money.
  26. Bitcoin encourages long term thinking, planning, saving. Due to inflation we are punished by holding on to cash. Look up the statistics on the average savings account while we are bombarded with consumerist bullshit like Funko pop heads, Loot crate subscription services, and new syrup flavors for coffee. Currently we are encouraged to spend now, seek immediate gratification, and ignore what we are becoming as Amazon picks out our clothes and toothpaste ships it to the house and we sit and watch streaming services where content is pushed to us and I'm supposed to buy that this garbage is actually “trending”. Our lives have become so comfortable that idiots spend $60 to escape a room and have someone take your picture when you get out. What would our ancestors think.
  27. Maybe you're a day trader looking to use a trading bot in an unregulated market.
  28. Bitcoin has 7 letters in it. Lucky number 7.....
  29. Bitcoin promises to bank the unbanked, and provide services to those not otherwise “qualified” to open a bank account.
  30. It's just cool, don't you want to seem smart to all your friends.
  31. The origin story is so nuts there's going to be a movie or several movies about the early days of Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto remains anonymous to this day. Imagine if the inventor of the cell phone was anonymous.
  32. If you have money to burn, don't buy soda, weed, or some girls private snapchat it's a dead end put it towards Bitcoin and give it to your child in the future.
  33. To avoid getting ripped off by foreign exchange fees just because you were born one place and your friends were born in another place.
  34. Can't live off the grid in your log cabin and still use Mastercard. Bitcoin is one piece of opting out.
  35. If one country adopts BTC as the national currency, it doesn't take much thought to realise that others will follow.
  36. Join a welcoming and unique community. Everyone is super nice because they want your money.
  37. You can stick it to the baby boomers.
  38. You can stick it to the vegans.
  39. You can stick it Roger Ver.
  40. Maybe your IQ is 70 and you'll do whatever CNBC Fast Money recommends.
  41. Maybe a hacker infects your computer, records you doing that thing, and threatens to release the tape if you do not pay them 1.5 Bitcoin.
  42. You're a risk taker looking for some risky investment.
  43. Aliens attack like Independence Day, blow up major cities in major countries, your money is still safe with Bitcoin. As long as there is a some guy, some person, living on an island with a copy of the ledger out there on your'e good. We're all good.
  44. Many proposals to scale the number of transactions, may the best plan win.
  45. One day you might have to use BTC to pay taxes, buy food, and charge your Tesla.
  46. You want to support a political group and remain private.
  47. You can trust math more than you can trust people to set an emission rate.
  48. Government don't know how much you have.
  49. The first response to Bitcoin being published by Hal Finney stated that Bitcoin was positioned to reach million dollar valuation. Hal was the first bull and passed away in 2014, missing a lot #doitforHal.
  50. Baddies can't freeze your money if they mad at you.
  51. The Big Bang Theory mentioned it, maybe you want to be like Sheldon the bazinga guy.
  52. Mid-life crisis.
  53. Be contrarian. In a world where everyone zigs it's sometimes good to zag.
  54. Don't have any hobbies, and you just need a reason to get up in the morning.
  55. Enjoy learning? Bitcoin is a topic where there is so much to learn, and so much development, that it really becomes a never ending journey. For someone who likes learning, it's more productive than speedrunning a video game.
  56. Yolo. You only live once. This isn't a dress rehearsal, if there's something your kind of interested in pursue it. That's true for anything not just Bitcoin. But if you're reading this I'm assuming you're interested.
  57. Bitcoin is not a ponzi scheme. The difference is Bitcoin does not need new people buying in to work, blocks being added will continue even if the community stopped growing.
  58. With religion on the decline maybe you want to join a cult. Crypto twitter is a great echo chamber to meet like minded people.
  59. Satoshi Nakamoto found a way to distribute a global currency in a fair way with the ability to adjust the mining difficulty as we go, it's really incredible. You still need computers and electricity to mine new bitcoin today but it's an extremely fair way for people to earn. There was no premine of Bitcoin. Everyone who has Bitcoin either bought it at what the market said, or they earned it.
  60. No CEO in charge of Bitcoin to make bad decisions or a board of directors that can make changes. The users, an ever growing number, are in charge.
  61. Bitcoin has no days off, it has no workers in charge who can get sick or take a holiday.
  62. Bitcoin has survived 10 years (and more). While there will always be dangers, I'd argue that those first few years it was most vulnerable to fail.
  63. Have some trust in the cypherpunks. Anyone who held and didn't sell bitcoin as it went from pennies to five figures is not looking to get rich. They want to change the world.
  64. Potential president Tulsi Gabbard disclosed owning some.
  65. Digital money is the future, anyone who has tried Venmo can see that. Well Bitcoin is a digitally native asset.
  66. Refugees can use Bitcoin to store their wealth as they flee a failing country.
  67. Bitcoin is an open source project. Anthony Pompliano likes to call it a virus but I like how the author of the Bitcoin Standard describes it. Bitcoin is like a song. As long as one person remembers it you can't destroy a song.
  68. Triple entry accounting. When humans first started recording who owes who what we had single-entry accounting. The king's little brother would keep everything written down, but we had to really trust this guy because he could simply erase a line and that money would be gone. When double-entry accounting started to spread 500 years ago it brought with it massive innovation. Businesses could now form relationships across the ocean as they each kept a record. We did not have innovation again until Satoshi's Bitcoin, where blockchain can be used as the neutral third party to keep record. It might not sound important but blockchain allows us to agree upon an objective reality.
  69. Bitcoin is non-political.
  70. Bitcoin is easy to accept. I mean kind of. It's certainly easier than setting up a bank account.
  71. A sandwich used to cost 10 cents in America, I walk into Subway and they don't even have $5 foot longs anymore. Inflation man..
  72. It's a peaceful protest.
  73. Critics say that mining wastes electricity, but if Bitcoin adoption continues the world will actually be incentivized to produce more renewable energy. There are so many waterfalls and sources of energy in the middle of nowhere right now. People might not see a reason to build a power plant over there now, but in the future it can make business sense. Take that waterfall mine bitcoin, and sell them to the people who can't mine. It allows for a business to sell their energy anywhere.
  74. Get into debates around Bitcoin, build those critical thinking skills.
  75. “Predicting rain doesn't count, building arks does”
  76. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.”
  77. "I never considered for one second having anything to do with it. I detested it the moment it was raised. It’s just disgusting. Bitcoin is noxious poison.”
  78. The immaculate conception. No cryptocurrency can have a start the grassroots way Bitcoin did, it's just impossible given how the space has changed.
  79. There are more than 1000x more U.S. dollars today than there were a hundred years ago.
  80. Bitcoin is the largest transfer of wealth this decade from the least curious to the curious.
  81. The concept of the Star Wars Cantina, Galt's Gulch, or young Beat Generation kids sitting in a basement smoking cigarettes and questioning the world can only exist if money remains fungible.
  82. You can send money to your Dad even if he lives in a country run by bad boys.
  83. Memorize your key, and walk around the world carrying your money in your head.
  84. Free speech.
  86. The Federal Reserve is objectively way too powerful.
  87. John Mcafe promised that if bitcoins were not valued at 1 million dollars by the end of 2020 he would eat his own penis on national television. It will be a sad day if we don't hit that 1 million.
  88. The Apple credit card.
  89. If we ever get artificial intelligence it'll be able to interact with Bitcoin.
  90. Katy Perry is aware of crypto so if by some chance you run into her, you get one chance to strike up conversation, so here's your chance to shine. You don't ask for a picture, you don't say she's pretty, or name your favorite song. Take your shot and ask about what type of cold storage she uses for her bitcoin.
  91. Many people are afraid of a world currency because it's associated with a centralized world power taking control. Bitcoin allows for neutral world money.
  92. Stick it to Mark Zuckerberg.
  93. Developers developers developers developers developer developers.
  94. About 85% of the supply has already been mined.
  95. Bitcoin can always improve. As long as the proposal is really good the code can be upgraded, and if the baddies invent ways to hurt the chain we can just fork off it's just code.
  96. Memes
  97. Name recognition and momentum above all other cryptocurrencies.
  98. 3% discount with Bitcoin at Crescent Tide Cremation Services. Nice cant wait to die.
  99. Like having a swiss bank account in your pocket.
  100. Blow up the banks (in minecraft).
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A Warning to the Curious

Hey, Reddit. I don’t know how many people are actually going to read this, considering it’s the only post on this account. I had an account before, but I had to delete all of my social media accounts when this whole shitshow started and everything got hacked. Anyway, if anyone does read it, copy and paste it or something. I don’t know how long it will be before this gets taken down.
I guess I should start from the beginning. I should also mention that all the names excluding my own and the name 'Sara' are being changed. Bit of advice number one on internet safety: don’t put any personal info out there. I’m serious. Not even your name.
Anyway, I'm Ben. I’m a student at a fairly large University. This all began one day in Business 101, this dumb introductory course that all business majors are required to take. I was sitting next to my best friend from high school. We’ll call him Marcus. Marcus is a great guy, and I hate to admit it, but I had always been a little jealous of him. He got a girlfriend first, he got on the sports teams I was cut from, he got into a top fraternity when I didn’t even get a bid anywhere. What’s worse is that my parents were constantly comparing me to him. At least he never let it affect our relationship. Sure, we had drifted apart some in college, but that’s only natural. He had his frat. I had videogame club, I guess. I was glad we at least had this class once a week to catch up though, especially now that I wasn’t tagging along with him to rush parties.
It was about two months ago when he first mentioned it to me. “Hey, Ben.”
I turned to face him. We sat in the back, and it was a large enough class where we could whisper without being too obnoxious.
“You haven’t been getting out much, have you?”
I opened my mouth to protest, but he kept going.
“I mean, you’re not in a house, which makes it hard. And no offense, but without boobs or a frat brother as a bartender, you’re not really gonna fare too well at the bars being 18.”
“You know, I was thinking of rushing again next sem-”
Marcus waved his hand to dismiss me. “Nah, man. I mean, do what you want. But next semester is a long time away. Have you even pulled once since you’ve been here?”
I pulled a face of fake offense. “I told you, I got a handjob.”
“What, from your left hand? Did you do that thing where you sit on your wrist til it falls asleep so it feels like it’s someone else’s hand?”
I snorted. “Ew.”
“Look, here’s what I’m getting to. I don’t wanna see you become some nerd holed up in his dorm. You wanna forget what pussy looks like, Ben? Do you?”
I laughed shaking my head.
“You ever consider getting a fake ID?”
I tilted my head to the side. “Are you joking? I want to be able to get a job one day, I can’t have that shit on my record.”
“Please, Ben. It’s a college campus. The worst thing they do is throw it out and you wasted your money. But that won’t happen. A guy in my house has a good connection. He showed me his; it looks legit. Scans and everything. The more people I get in on it, the cheaper it’ll be. Just think about at least. He isn’t putting an order through til next week.”
The professor finally shushed us, so it wasn’t until a few minutes later that I asked what his connection was.
“Some guy on the deepweb. He’s pretty savvy with technology.” Marcus shrugged. “I can give you his number if you want.”
This, redditors, is where I made my biggest mistake. I couldn’t just accept things like Marcus. I overthought stuff, I questioned everything. “What’s the deep web?”
Marcus shrugged again, and the bell rang. “Steve will explain things.”
I want to attach screenshots of my conversation with Steve, but I had to get rid of that phone last week. I don’t remember exactly what he said, but I can summarize. To be honest, Steve seemed like the stereotypical frat guy when he texted me. That’s why it surprised me when he started talking about the deep web. He was clearly excited by it. He was glad to be talking about it to someone. I could tell it was something that he wanted to show someone. It makes sense to me now. You see some fucked up shit, and it’s hard not to share it. Steve invited me over to the house a few nights later, and I was surprised he remembered my face.
“Shit man, I remember you. You came to a few rush parties, yeah?”
I nodded.
“You should really think about rushing next semester. I’m sure we’d take you.”
“I… Yeah, maybe. I haven’t thought about it.”
Steve walked me up to his room. He’d told me to bring a laptop, and some cash in case I did decide I wanted the ID after I saw where it came from. He took a seat on his bed, and I sat at his desk chair, watching as he turned on his laptop.
I’m not going to walk you through the whole process of getting on the deep web, because frankly, I don’t want anyone to know. I’m writing this as a warning, not to entice people. But anyway, Steve showed me it from his laptop, before teaching me how to get on.
I’m not going to lie; I was amazed. It was like amazon for every illicit thing. Page after page of different strains of weed. Then coke of varying prices (“I always pick something in the middle, so I know it isn’t complete shit,” Steve told me.) He showed me pages of experimental drugs, things I’d never heard of, or only had heard horror stories about. Krokodil (“Isn’t that the flesh eating one?” “Yeah, man.”), DMT (“It releases the same endorphins people feel right before they die.”), and a whole other slew of things I never wanted to try.
The next page he showed me was full of guns. I’m not just talking hand guns or hunting rifles, though those were there too. I mean, heavy duty weapons. Assault rifles. Automatics. Shit that was illegal.
“But how do you get it? Like, isn’t your card traced?”
He shook his head. “You’d have to be an idiot to use your card on these sites. I mean, people do, if it’s a direct sale, I guess. Or people get prepaid cards, like paypal or shit like that. I use bitcoin. It’s safest.”
Me, being the naive moron that I was thought this was the the coolest thing I’d seen in ages. It was the discovery that the black market is real, and incredibly easy to access.
“There is a catch, I guess. There’s a lot of bad shit here too. Like… actually bad. I’m talking animal torture…” He lowered his voice to a whisper, “Human trafficking… Child porn, man. Shit’s out there. And the last thing you want is to accidentally click the wrong link and have the feds knocking down your door and getting you on pedophilia charges, you know?”
I nodded. “How do I avoid it?”
He had me download what he said was a little script that was an image blocker. I would only see images until I disabled it; this way I could read a caption before deciding if I wanted to view something.
I paid for my ID, after deciding this seemed legit, and went home that night. Sleep was out of the question. I felt like I had discovered a whole new world. A world almost no one knew about at all, let alone knew how to access. Shit, 20/20 hadn’t even aired an episode on this with all of their child-internet-safety shit. I went back to some of the links Steve showed me, then explored a bit on my own. I find numerous drug sites, which got a little boring after a while. Next I found a site that made make passports which promised to scan. This shit could be dangerous if the wrong person found it. Like really dangerous.
I decided to call it a night around four am.
It wasn’t until around nine am the next day when I got up for class when I noticed the first sign of things to come.
“Ping. Ping.”
My laptop was lit up on my desk even though I hadn’t touched it.
[email protected] would like to chat” read the notification on the corner of the site I’d left open; some page about buying exotic animals.
I laughed to myself. Even the deep web has “sexy singles in my area.” If only I knew how ignorant I was. I closed out of everything and went to classes.
For the next week I was slammed with midterms. I hardly had time to eat or sleep let alone explore this newfound section of the internet, but still, it pulled me in. There was something so secret about it that drew me to it. While I could understand how Steve wanted to share it, I wanted to hoard it.
Before I deleted my old reddit account, I had been active on it for several years. I thought I had seen some weird shit. I had thought reddit (with the exception of some hardcore porn sites, I guess) to be the epitome of darkness on the internet. I should’ve just accepted what I knew. I shouldn’t have pressed on.
My fake ID arrived without a problem. It looked incredibly real. Sure, I had to take a few shots with Marcus before actually using it because of how scared I was, but sure enough, I was given a wristband into one of the best campus bars. That very night I finally managed to bring a girl back. Yeah, we only had an hour where my roommate would be gone, but it was enough. As Marcus had said before we left, “Try to last more than two minutes.”
My head was spinning a bit after the girl had left my dorm, so I pulled out my laptop to try to focus on something besides how drunk I was.
“Ping. Ping.”
Another notification from [email protected]. Her screenname couldn’t have been worse.
I’d asked Steve about viruses on these sorts of sites, and he told me because of the low level of traffic, most people wouldn’t even bother installing things. Still, there was some risk. “Don’t be an idiot about it,” was his final word of advice on it.
I had always liked testing limits.
I clicked the notification at the bottom, fully expecting to be directed to a porn site. Much to my surprise, however, a little chat box opened up. It looked like something from the early 2000’s; a black background with white, digital looking lettings, and a flashing cursor. Again, I couldn’t get screenshots of these, but I copied and pasted them to a document I put on a flashdrive; one of the only good ideas I’ve had throughout this whole ordeal.
Hi, Ben. Good to see you are online. How are you?
Chills went down my spine. How did it know my name? I say ‘it’, because my first thought was that this was some sort of bot. A way to make money. It would start talking sexy, then ask for money if I wanted more. But it knew my name.
It pressed on, and I took a breath. Didn’t google know my name? Probably. I had to log onto my computer with my name. My name was all over. It wasn’t weird, I told myself. It’s just a bot trying to seem more personal to draw more people in. It was an advertising ploy.
Was she good? I think you could have done better.
That was weird. That was really weird. Still, I shook the feeling. It’s a bot accustomed to married men, men looking for something outside of marriage. It was bashing on wives, making an affair seem enticing, lifting his confidence. That’s what I told myself.
Are you just going to stare, or are you going to answer?
Ben? Why are you making that face? You look confused.
Alright, this is where I got really freaked out for the first time, guys. How did she know I was making a face? This wasn’t anything standard. This was no longer some generalizable statement. That’s when I noticed it; the little light at the top center of my laptop. My webcam light.
Smart boy, Ben. Such a shame for me, though. I wanted to look at you longer.
I put tape over the camera before finally getting up the courage to answer. At this point I was feeling more sober. A rush of adrenaline was making me more alert. The thoughts of the girl from twenty minutes ago were totally gone.
Hey. Who is this?
You can call me Sara. I already know you’re Ben.
Hi, Sara. Why were you spying on me? Are you a robot?
A robot? Ha. No, Ben. I’m as real as you are. I’m 22. I don’t mind that you aren’t 21 yet. How old are you really?
This is where things first started to click with me. This “Sara” or whoever the fuck she was knew I wasn’t 21. I instantly connected things to the fake ID. I was so stupid. All of my information; my name, height, address, even a photocopy of my signature had been required for the ID. And somehow this person now had access to all of it.
It doesn’t matter how old I am. Please don’t message me again.
That’s no fun. C’mon, Ben. I know you like to have fun. I see the things you’ve been looking at.
This is where I guess I owe you guys a confession. The deep web was full of porn. Like, intense porn. I’m not some sort of freak, but sure, I was curious. I watched some videos. But still, none of it prepared me for what was to come.
Don’t ignore me, Ben. You know, you really have to be careful with this sort of thing. Didn’t Steve tell you anything? It’s a bad idea to be logged onto parts of the surface web while you’re on the deep web. Makes it easier for people to jump around.
What are you talking about? You know Steve?
[[email protected] has gone offline]
At this point I was scared, no doubt about it. At the same time, I didn’t want to seem like some pussy and go to Steve about it. I figured he’d just laugh at me for falling for some dumb bot. But still… It knew his name. It knew my name.
Things were quiet for a few days. I was able to push Sara out of my mind. It wasn’t until the weekend that things got really weird. It started with a text from Marcus.
SMS: What the fuck, dude? You think you’re some sort of hotshot now?
What? What are you talking about?
SMS: The messages you sent to Karen.
Karen, the girl I went home with last week? I didn’t even get her phone number.
SMS: Facebook. Look, man. If you’re gonna be a dick like that to people I introduce you too, I dunno if I really want to go out anywhere with you anymore.
I had never even added Karen on Facebook, but sure enough, there she was on my recently added friends. I clicked the chat button, but all I saw was a one sided conversation, her to me, as though all of my messages had been deleted. Messages I never even sent.
‘What the fuck?’, ‘Is this some sort of joke?’, ‘You weren’t so great either, you dick!’, ‘Fuck you, don’t talk to me again!’
Her words stared back at me through the pixels of the screen, and I shut my laptop and replied to Marcus.
Dude. I didn’t send those messages to her. I think I’ve been hacked.
Facebook was first, but it seemed that Sara was more malicious than just tearing down a freshman girl’s self esteem. Sara was downright creepy. The following day, I had over two hundred notifications on my account, all reading the same thing; “Sara Cooper has requested to be tagged in your photo.” My heart jumped in my chest. When I checked my recent activity, I had apparently befriended a Sara Cooper, and then approved all the tags. Some stranger had hacked into my account and tagged herself in every single one of my photos; pictures of me with my family, me as a child, my first day of college including a picture of the sign in front of my dorm. She could see everything. The account looked normal enough. It was incredibly generic. The profile picture looked like a yearbook picture. She liked a few of the same bands I liked. I was her only friend.
I stopped getting messages from the deep web and began getting them directly from Facebook.
“Hi Ben.
Hi Ben.
Hi Ben.
Hi Ben, why won’t you answer me?
Why won’t you answer me, Ben?
You’re being sort of rude, Ben.
Maybe I’ll send something to your mom to let her know what a rude son she raised.
Or maybe I’ll show your sister what sort of videos you’ve been watching.
Hi Ben.
Hi Ben.”
“Jesus Christ, who the fuck are you? Why are you doing this?”
“Oh, there you are! You’re so silly sometimes, Ben. I thought you were ignoring me on purpose!”
Now, I know what you’re all thinking; why didn’t you report the account? Why didn’t you change your password? Why didn’t you get off Facebook? Here was my rationale: as long as I had the account, I could see her. She was still on my playing field. She wasn’t going to pop up somewhere else. I could see when she was online, I could keep her happy by replying.
Plus, a small part of me was still so stupidly curious.
It wasn’t until she showed up on my email that I finally started to see the seriousness of this. The first email I got was simply a “Hi, Ben”, from ‘[email protected]’. (Yes, this is the real email. I'm not sure if it's a good idea to actually post it... But I don't see what harm it can do) Unsettling, but nothing worse than usual. My email was linked to my Facebook. It wasn’t like she hacked anything to send it. The next few emails proved me wrong.
Picture this; 18 year old college freshman, sitting up in his dorm room while his roommate is gone for the weekend. Said freshman opens up his email to get a confirmation email from amazon for a set of cutlery, ten meters of heavy duty rope, and some sort of fetishist ball gag. Said freshman drafts an email to amazon, heart racing, attempting to cancel the order. He’s trying to ignore the fact that she has access to his credit card, to his shipping address, to literally everything. He just wants the order cancelled.
“Ping. Ping.”
Oh, Ben. You don’t like what I picked out? I thought it would be something fun. Like the videos you watch, Ben. The girls in those use ropes, and gags. The knives were my own creativity.
Nausea washed over me. She could see my screen. She could see me starting to cancel the order.
If you send that email, I won’t be happy, Ben. Don’t send the email. Please, Ben? Please, Sir? Do you like being called Sir? Like the girls in the videos? Please don’t send the email, Sir.
I’m not exaggerating when I say it took all of my energy not to vomit then and there. Chills racked my body. The darkness of my room terrified me, but the idea of standing up to turn on a light terrified me more. The idea of even looking behind me scared me.
[[email protected] would like to video chat]
You better accept that, Ben. Or else I could email something sweet to your Chemistry TA. I saw the messages you sent Jimmy about her rack. I wish you’d talk about my rack like that. Ben?
[Video chat accepted]
Instantly I was brought to an all black screen, and from my speakers came an outpouring of women moaning, a lewd sound that was horrifyingly distorted by being played over itself so many times. It seemed that each time I pressed the mute button, it would unmute itself just as quickly. Unplugging my speakers made it quieter, but the sound only continued to play from my laptop.
All at once, my room grew silent, but only for a moment.
“It’s so nice to finally talk to you like this, Ben.” said a voice. It sounded so close, not like it was coming from a computer, but like it could be right behind me.
“I-it’s so nice, isn’t it, Ben?” The voice cracked.
“Who is this?” I said, trying to keep my own voice steady.
“Don’t p-p-play with me, B-ben. It’s me. It’s Sa-Sarah.” A sob followed the last word. Suddenly I knew this wasn’t Sara. This woman was a victim. She was crying. She was scared.
“Can I see your face, Sara? You can see my face, wouldn’t that be fair? I want to know the sexy woman I’ve been talking to.” I said the words in a monotonous voice, but I wanted her to know I fell for it. Maybe I could finally have the advantage.
“Oh, no. No, no, no. Not yet, Ben. The f-first time you see my face will be in person. How do you like my voice, though? I p-picked it especially for you. I picked what I thought you liked, Ben.” Her voice had devolved from the occasional sob to consistent weeping, her words sounding wet, and timid.
“Wait. Karen?”
“Yes! Oh, god, Ben it’s-”
[[email protected] has gone offline]
My curiosity had a body count.
It’s starting to seem like this entire post is just one big confession. Maybe it is. But when a campus wide email was sent out about the disappearance of Karen McGowan, I stayed silent. She hadn’t disappeared. She’d been murdered. She’d had her throat slit, and then she’d been undressed. She had been tied up so that her ankles and hands touched behind her back. She’d had a ball gag placed in her mouth. She’d had her photograph taken and forwarded to me in an email with the subject line “This is how I’d want you to take me”. That time I did vomit.
Marcus was the first person to bring it up to me. He wasn’t close to her, but he knew we’d hooked up, and he knew I’d sent her awful messages. He obviously didn’t suspect me, that would’ve been crazy. But he needed to get pissed at someone, so yelling at me was good enough. Shit about how she’d probably killed herself because of the messages I’d sent. I didn’t bother defending myself. She’s dead because of me.
Only Sara didn’t like Marcus’s rude texts to me. She told me so. She told me she could take care of him, if I wanted. That was the last message I got before deleting everything.
It was really after the photo of Karen when I decided I had to end this. I disabled the add-on that let me access the deep web. I made up some shit story about trying to be more present, and deleted Facebook, instagram, reddit, twitter, and my email. She had access to me on each and every social media site in one way or another. Sara Cooper had a twitter account made up entirely of retweets of everything I posted. Sara Cooper liked all my instagram posts, and made me her #mancrushmonday. Sara Cooper was stalking my every move.
I specifically remember sitting in my dorm about one month after this had all began. It was the first time I asked myself who Sara Cooper could be. The entire month had been a nightmare, a constant sensation of the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end. I could tell my parents were worried with my lack of calls. Not eight weeks into the school year and my grades were dismal. I was too busy being utterly consumed by Sara to even question who she could be. Was she even a woman? Why would she need a woman to speak for her otherwise?
I hadn’t heard from her for a whole week since I had deleted everything. I doubted things could be so easy, but it seemed to be working. Another week went by, and the search for Karen was called off. There were absolutely no leads. Search and rescue teams had scoured the campus, and miles surrounding it. Nothing. Of course, I debated going to the police. I was the only one who knew the truth besides Sara. But the murder weapon was charged to my credit card. The ropes to tie her up, the ball gag. All of it linked back to me, and accompanied with my texts to her, I knew I’d be charged. I kept quiet. I did my best to convince myself this wasn’t my fault.
I felt like I could breathe again. I patched things up with Marcus, and he invited me to his frat for a party. I mingled. I talked to girls. I got a little carried away, and by that I mean belligerently drunk, but I woke up in my own bed after what seemed like the first good night’s sleep I’d had in ages, at least until I heard it. That familiar noise that now gave me chills.
“Ping. Ping.”
It was good to see you back at the house again, Ben. I’m really glad I could show you all of this stuff. You got pretty drunk, haha. You probably don’t remember me walking you back, but everything is okay now. I redownloaded access to the deep web for you. Please don’t delete it again, okay, Ben? I’m trusting you. Marcus is living in the house with me next semester, and I really like that guy. It would suck for me to have to do something to him, just because you can’t handle a little prank, wouldn’t it? Try not to be so much of a pussy, and you might even get a bid here.
Anyway Reddit, that’s where my story ends. I’m posting this under a new username from a library computer, but honestly, nowhere is safe anymore. I feel like Sara, or… Well, Steve, I guess is running my life now. I don’t know where to turn.
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10 Most Dangerous Viruses in Internet History.

Getting a computer virus has happened to many users in some fashion or another. To most, it is simply a mild inconvenience, requiring a cleanup and then installing that antivirus program that you’ve been meaning to install but never got around to. But in other cases, it can be a complete disaster, with your computer turning into a very expensive brick which which no amount of antivirus can protect.
In this list, we will highlight some of the worst and notorious computer viruses that have caused a lot of damage in real life. And since people usually equate general malware like worms and trojan horses as viruses, we’re including them as well. These malware have caused tremendous harm, amounting to billions of dollars and disrupting critical real life infrastructure. Here are the 10 most famous and malicious computer viruses.
Recommended Reading: 10 Signs Your PC Has Been Compromised


The ILOVEYOU virus is considered one of the most virulent computer virus ever created and it’s not hard to see why. The virus managed to wreck havoc on computer systems all over the world, causing damages totaling in at an estimateof $10 billion. 10% of the world’s Internet-connected computers were believed to have been infected. It was so bad that governments and large corporations took their mailing system offline to prevent infection.
📷via BBC
The virus was created by two Filipino programers, Reonel Ramones and Onel de Guzman. What it did was use social engineering to get people to click on the attachment; in this case, a love confession. The attachment was actually a script that poses as a TXT file, due to Windows at the time hiding the actual extension of the file. Once clicked, it will send itself to everyone in the user’s mailing list and proceed to overwrite files with itself, making the computer unbootable. The two were never charged, as there were no laws about malware. This led to the enactment of the E-Commerce Law to address the problem.

2. Code Red

Code Red first surfaced on 2001 and was discovered by two eEye Digital Security employees. It was named Code Red because the the pair were drinking Code Red Mountain Dew at the time of discovery. The worm targeted computers with Microsoft IIS web server installed, exploiting a buffer overflow problem in the system. It leaves very little trace on the hard disk as it is able to run entirely on memory, with a size of 3,569 bytes. Once infected, it will proceed to make a hundred copies of itself but due to a bug in the programming, it will duplicate even more and ends up eating a lot of the systems resources.
📷via F-Secure
It will then launch a denial of service attack on several IP address, famous among them the website of the White House. It also allows backdoor access to the server, allowing for remote access to the machine. The most memorable symptom is the message it leaves behind on affected web pages, "Hacked By Chinese!", which has become a meme itself. A patch was later released and it was estimate that it caused $2 billion in lost productivity. A total of 1-2 million servers were affected, which is amazing when you consider there were 6 million IIS servers at the time.

3. Melissa

Named after an exotic dancer from Florida, it was created by David L. Smith in 1999. It started as an infected Word document that was posted up on the usenet group, claiming to be a list of passwords for pornographic sites. This got people curious and when it was downloaded and opened, it would trigger the macro inside and unleash its payload. The virus will mail itself to the top 50 people in the user’s email address book and this caused an increase of email traffic, disrupting the email services of governments and corporations. It also sometimes corrupted documents by inserting a Simpsons reference into them.
📷via MSN Canada
Smith was eventually caught when they traced the Word document to him. The file was uploaded using a stolen AOL account and with their help, law enforcement was able to arrest him less than a week since the outbreak began.He cooperated with the FBI in capturing other virus creators, famous among them the creator of the Anna Kournikova virus. For his cooperation, he served only 20 months and paid a fine of $5000 of his 10 year sentence. The virus reportedly caused $80 million in damages.

4. Sasser

A Windows worm first discovered in 2004, it was created by computer science student Sven Jaschan, who also created the Netsky worm. While the payload itself may be seen as simply annoying (it slows down and crashes the computer, while making it hard to reset without cutting the power), the effects were incredibly disruptive, with millions of computers being infected, and important, critical infrastructure affected. The worm took advantage of a buffer overflow vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS), which controls the security policy of local accounts causing crashes to the computer. It will also use the system resources to propagate itself to other machines through the Internet and infect others automatically.
📷via HP
The effects of the virus were widespread as while the exploit was already patched, many computers haven’t updated. This led to more than a million infections, taking out critical infrastructures, such as airlines, news agencies, public transportation, hospitals, public transport, etc. Overall, the damage was estimated to have cost $18 billion. Jaschen was tried as a minor and received a 21 month suspended sentence.

5. Zeus

Zeus is a Trojan horse made to infect Windows computers so that it will perform various criminal tasks. The most common of these tasks are usually man-in-the-browser keylogging and form grabbing. The majority of computers were infected either through drive-by downloads or phishing scams. First identified in 2009, it managed to compromise thousands of FTP accounts and computers from large multinational corporations and banks such as Amazon, Oracle, Bank of America, Cisco, etc. Controllers of the Zeus botnet used it to steal the login credentials of social network, email and banking accounts.
In the US alone, it was estimated that more than 1 million computers were infected, with 25% in the US. The entire operation was sophisticated, involving people from around the world to act as money mules to smuggle and transfer cash to the ringleaders in Eastern Europe. About $70 million were stolen and in possession of the ring. 100 people were arrested in connection of the operation. In late 2010, the creator of Zeus announced his retirement but many experts believe this to be false.

6. Conficker

Also known as Downup or Downadup, Conficker is a worm of unknown authorship for Windows that made its first appearance in 2008. The name comes form the English word, configure and a German pejorative.It infects computers using flaws in the OS to create a botnet. The malware was able to infect more than 9 millions computers all around the world, affecting governments, businesses and individuals. It was one of the largest known worm infections to ever surface causing an estimate damage of $9 billion.
📷via Wikipedia
The worm works by exploiting a network service vulnerability that was present and unpatched in Windows. Once infected, the worm will then reset account lockout policies, block access to Windows update and antivirus sites, turn off certain services and lock out user accounts among many. Then, it proceeds to install software that will turn the computer into a botnet slaveand scareware to scam money off the user. Microsoft later provided a fix and patch with many antivirus vendors providing updates to their definitions.

7. Stuxnet

Believed to have been created by the Israeli Defence Force together with the American Government, Stuxnet is an example of a virus created for the purpose of cyberwarfare, as it was intended to disrupt the nuclear efforts of the Iranians. It was estimated that Stuxnet has managed to ruin one fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges and that nearly 60% of infections were concentrated in Iran.
📷via IEEE
The computer worm was designed to attack industrial Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), which allows for automation of processes in machinery. It specifically aimed at those created by Siemens and was spread through infected USB drives. If the infected computer didn’t contain Siemens software, it would lay dormant and infect others in a limited fashion as to not give itself away. If the software is there, it will then proceed to alter the speed of the machinery, causing it to tear apart. Siemens eventually found a way to remove the malware from their software.

8. Mydoom

Surfacing in 2004, Mydoom was a worm for Windows that became one of the fastest spreading email worm since ILOVEYOU. The author is unknown and it is believed that the creator was paid to create it since it contains the text message, “andy; I’m just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry,”. It was named by McAfee employee Craig Schmugar, one of the people who had originally discovered it. ‘mydom’ was a line of text in the program’s code (my domain) and sensing this was going to be big, added ‘doom’ into it.
The worm spreads itself by appearing as an email transmission error and contains an attachment of itself. Once executed, it will send itself to email addresses that are in a user’s address book and copies itself to any P2P program’s folder to propagate itself through that network. The payload itself is twofold: first it opens up a backdoor to allow remote access and second it launches a denial of service attack on the controversial SCO Group. It was believed that the worm was created to disrupt SCO due to conflict over ownership of some Linux code. It caused an estimate of $38.5 billion in damages and the worm is still active in some form today.

9. CryptoLocker

CryptoLocker is a form of Trojan horse ransomware targeted at computers running Windows. It uses several methods to spread itself, such as email, and once a computer is infected, it will proceed to encrypt certain files on the hard drive and any mounted storage connected to it with RSA public key cryptography. While it is easy enough to remove the malware from the computer, the files will still remain encrypted. The only way to unlock the files is to pay a ransom by a deadline. If the deadline is not met, the ransom will increase significantly or the decryption keys deleted. The ransom usually amount to $400 in prepaid cash or bitcoin.
The ransom operation was eventually stopped when law enforcement agencies and security companies managed to take control part of the botnet operating CryptoLocker and Zeus. Evgeniy Bogachev, the ring leader, was charged and the encryption keys were released to the affected computers. From data collected from the raid, the number of infections is estimated to be 500,000, with the number of those who paid the ransom to be at 1.3%, amounting to $3 million.

10. Flashback

Though not as damaging as the rest of the malware on this list, this is one of the few Mac malware to have gain notoriety as it showed that Macs are not immune. The Trojan was first discovered in 2011 by antivirus company Intego as a fake Flash install. In its newer incarnation, a user simply needs to have Java enabled (which is likely the majority of us). It propagates itself by using compromised websites containing JavaScript code that will download the payload. Once installed, the Mac becomes part of a botnet of other infected Macs.
📷via CNET
The good news is that if it is infected, it is simply localized to that specific user’s account. The bad news is that more than 600,000 Macs were infected, including 274 Macs in the Cupertino area, the headquarters of Apple. Oracle published a fix for the exploit with Apple releasing an update to remove Flashback from people’s Mac. It is still out in the wild, with an estimate of 22,000 Macs still infected as of 2014.
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3DMark 11 scores fluctuating between 7500 and 15764, huh??

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Describe your problem. List any error messages and symptoms. Be descriptive.
I've been using this rig to game for a while, and everything seemed fine. It can handle what I throw at it, and didn't ask too many questions about the performance. But now that I've got an HTC Vive and Oculus Rift (kickstarter backer), it is apparent that there is a big performance gap between when my computer first starts up, and after a couple of hours. And when I say big, I mean HUGE.
I first thought it was due to an incompatible USB3 chipset, that the tracking itself was jittering, but then I did some 3Dmark 11 tests separately from the VR headsets, and it's clear that right after restarting my PC, it's fast, and after a while it becomes slower. It might have something to do with sleep mode, but I think it happens after a while anyway. Sometimes, in a Vive gaming session, it starts out fast for about 10 minutes and then becomes slow. It's hard to put a time on it.
Look at this! Score after restart: 15764
Score after a while: 7433
That's less than half the score...
List anything you've done in attempt to diagnose or fix the problem.
I close down F.lux before I do these tests, I've also removed old NVIDIA drivers with DDU and reinstalled the latest one. I shut down as many programs that might be running in the background.
CPU temps are normal, when I'm rendering 3D graphics for example they are at 100% load and temps are at maximum 45°C. There's a huge cooler on there, because I was planning on overclocking the CPU but haven't done it yet.
GPU-wise, I'm not sure what to check. Temps are at 59°C right now as I'm typing this and GPU load at 87% (I've got a lot of tabs open in Chrome at the moment).
EDIT:: So my GPU load seems to be stuck at 87% when idling... so I'm going to run a malwarebytes scan, maybe I'm mining bitcoin via a virus or something?
In the HTC Vive Performance analyzer, I can see constant dropped frames when the performance is low.
I've installed CPU-Z and Process explorer, and the culprit seems to be a process called Steam - when I kill it, my GPU load goes back to normal. It's a supposed bitcoin miner, removal instructions here:
Jesus Christ if this is true I don't want to know how much electricity I've been wasting
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