What do people who have done time in prison think about the film 'The Shawshank Redemption'?

Jim Christmas

Jim Christmas, Four years behind bars for another man's crime.

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Right after I got locked up, several friends started sending me books to read. I had told them how pathetic the library was in CCA, so they figured they’d help.

Voici ce que j'ai:

  • Escape from Camp 14 — true story about the brutality of North Korean prisons
  • Le comte de Monte Cristo — about a man who was wrongly imprisoned and how he plans and executes his revenge
  • Papillon — (supposedly) true story about a man who escapes from multiple prisons

Yup. Those were the first three books in my mail. So much for using reading as an escape, right?

I stumbled across a copy Stephen King’s Different Seasons, qui contient Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, while in federal prison. I remember thinking at the time, “Oh. Gotta read that, but my locker is already stuffed with books.” The movie was spectacular, and the short story would be a nice little ride.

But, I left the book there on the shelf. A couple weeks later this happened:

The similarity to Shawshank is obvious, but these guys weren’t Andy Dufresne. Regardless, all of the media stories called attention to the similarity. I had the idea to go back and get the book, but it was already gone by the time I got to the library and it never returned (I always checked).

How do I feel about the movie/book? You want to see the warden and guards punished. But, I’m sorry, there is NOTHING you can do to them to make up for stealing a man’s entire life. Nothing.

Terry Lee

Terry Lee, works at Warwick Electronics

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Réponse d'origine: What did prisoners feel about the movie the Shawshank Redemption?

Scriptwriters tend to introduce a lot of dramatic scenes into prison movies like Shawshank that capture a viewer's attention, but do not reflect the grim reality of prison life. Which is often filled with more soul crushing boredom than drama.

And diehard convicts look with suspicion upon the glitterati in the film industry who live in a world of pretense, then try to come across as tough guys on film. "We were the pussies from Hollywood," said director Michael Mann of his experience at Folsom State Prison while filming The Jericho Mile.

But even so -- contrived drama aside -- the guys in the joint like to see a movie in which the convicts come out on top.

As an experienced escape artist, I always enjoy a good escape story. Indeed, my favorite movie of all time is the original 4 1/2 hour version of The Great Escape. And Shawshank is No. 2.

Indeed, there was a lot of cheering and supportive laughter in prison TV rooms when Andy emerged from the sewage tunnel and raised his hands in triumph. We could identify with his struggle.

Although in real life, the path to freedom through such tunnels is considerably more difficult. When three men at Folsom Prison escaped through a drainage tunnel, they had to cut through several layers of bars with an acetylene torch. And then were caught soon thereafter.

So it's always good to see somebody like Andy Dufresne get away.

Caleb Hunter

Caleb Hunter, a étudié à l'Université de Californie à Berkeley

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Réponse d'origine: How accurate a portrayal of prison life is the movie "The Shawshank Redemption?"

Like the prison in "Shawshank," San Quentin is an old institution, so there's a lot of similarities. At San Quentin, the cells are smaller than your standard half-bath you may find in any home. Life for inmates is built around routine--often to the point of being like groundhog's day. There are inmates who have work assignments like working in the prison library, dining hall, and clerical staff. All these daily aspects are pretty close to what you might see in a movie.

But San Quentin, like many of California's 33 other prison institutions, is essentially it's own little city. Inmates clean and maintain the grounds, repair utilities, cook food, unload boxes, build structures, and so much more. There's constant activity with its numerous rehabilitative programs and activities. These men take college courses, play in several sports leagues with outside teams (who come in to play) and participate in drama and music programs.
There's even a newspaper and television station all run by inmates.

"Shawshank" may have some basics of prison life well characterized, but that's. A very one-demential view and San Quentin is not the run of the mill correctional institution.

Frank Negus Staples

Frank Negus Staples, Manager/Coach at Humble House (2018-present)

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Réponse d'origine: Is prison really like the way its in Shawshank Redemption?

Well, it's actually a very good representation of prisons and prison life. From the inmates to the administration, and the guards in between, and even post release. The movie touches on virtually every aspect of prison life from beginning to end. The way they hassle and haze the new guys, and make bets on who will last, etc., is all real. Some people break, psychologically, to different degrees, while others adapt and make the best that they can in dealing with the reality of their situation. I was in the New Hampshire State Prison, which is right next door to Maine where the movie is set. The Maine system holds approximately 2031 inmates, while NH has two men's facilities that hold 1205 and 682, for a total just under Maine's, at 1887. These are both small systems when compared to the rest of the country. The guards and administrators are mostly from relatively rural areas, and they have a certain outlook towards prisoners in general. But for the time period that the movie is set, it is very accurate, more so than most realize. Save the exaggerated and condensed nature of the movie, I'd say that it is entirely accurate, not favoring either side. If you would like more specific comments, please ask. This is a great Question. Thank you for asking.

Matthew Holmes

Matthew Holmes, Property Manager

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It was a Hollywood movie. Most of it was drama for ratings. BUT!!!! There were quite a few Old School techniques that convicts used in that movie, that were real. But you can take from that movie that Convicts are resourceful, daring, creative, and good actors when they need to be. I have often told people that if you want a realistic view of what doing time is like, watch The Shawshank Redemption and American History X. Combine the two and that's an idea of what it's like.

Edward Mullis

Edward Mullis, Self Reformed habitual criminal

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Personally I consider "BRUBAKER" to be a more accurate depiction of the prison system ("prior to the onset of prison reform") than "THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION" is either before or after prison reform.

William Kearns

William Kearns, B.A. Government, The University of Texas at Austin (1976)

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One of my friends in California was arrested after being found passed out in his car, from heavy drinking of some sort of Peach Schnapps crap. It was not his first offense and he had to do time (a year) in state prison. After he was released and we reconnected on the phone, he said he thought about that movie every day, because he knew upon release he would have lost much of his life to stupid decisions and their consequences. To him the theme of the film was to live the rest of his life without making stupid decisions.

Asfar Khan

Asfar Khan, works at Writing

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Réponse d'origine: What is a prisoner's take on the movie Shawshank Redemption?

In spite of prisoners i think of wardens, cause of what shows in the movie, i am pretty sure is a nightmare for every warden.
And for prisoners, well they stop sticking posters on the wall.

What time does direct deposit get there?

Adam Rust

Adam Rust, Director chez WiseWage.org (2016-present)

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The time depends upon two factors - the process of completing payments at your bank and the agreements made by the sender’s bank. For the sake of convenience, I’ll assume that the sender in your case is your employer. Your employer instructs its bank to debit their business account for the amount of your salary and then to transfer it over to your account. Normally, your employer should have done that in advance of payday. If your work period ended on the previous Friday, then it is possible that your employer sent the instruction as recently as Monday. Many businesses complete their payroll instructions on Wednesday. This gives their bank plenty of time to move the money. Your bank, likely having received the funds on Wednesday night, should be able to make your money available to you at 10 am on payday. Federal ACH transfers are completed by that time so they will have “good funds.”

In some cases, if there is enough trust on the part of your employer’s bank that their payment is going to clear, then the bank might agree to make the money available earlier in the week. Alternatively, some receiving banks (your bank) have policies that to send pay as much as two days prior to payday. They do this on the good faith that the paycheck you’ve received for the last months or years is going to come in again. This service is most common with certain prepaid debit card banks, because they have recognized that their lower-wealth customers desire early access to their funds. For those banks, early access to pay is a method for retaining customers.

So - short answer is: you should be able to draw on the proceeds of your paycheck by 10 am on payday, and if you have the right bank, you might be able to draw on it even earlier.

Check out my site for best-in-class debit cards: WiseWage - Workers Start Banking and Receive Pay by Direct Deposit

Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan, Retraité, veuf, aime les sciences, la sociologie, la philosophie

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Réponse d'origine: What time will my direct deposit post?

It should post on your scheduled payday, sometimes earlier if payday is on a holiday or weekend. Check with your employer's payroll personnel.

Are you able to find out the time when someone opens your mail in their inbox?

Rob Frodella

Rob Frodella, Hacker de la croissance, B2B Sales, papa aux caravanes de 2

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Oui absolument!

There are a few good email tracking tools that tell you when someone has opened your email. Here are a couple good options:

Rocketbolt.com - Free email tracking that integrates with gmail and Outlook. This is my personal favorite as it has website tracking too.

Yesware.com - Offers limited free email tracking and integrates with gmail.

Toutapp.com - The most expensive option. Has email tracking, but starts at $30/Mo. Also has website tracking like Rocketbolt, but is only included in the far more expensive price plans.


Miray, I use templates to overcome purple text problem.

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If read receipt count is used alone then the benefits drawn out of it can be not so high or negligible. But, when read receipt notification/ count feature is integrated with the lead scoring system, it can help you to save your sales teams' efforts by great extend.

An ability to look at trends and prospect's behaviour, makes sales team know whom to message and what to message them about. A right sales engagement app helps sales rep know which content a prospect is interested in, by looking at what they open and how long they stay on this content. It makes possible to predict which content to feed to certain prospects for better chances at conversions. With all this prospects, behavior data tracked & utilized to score the leads. Resulting into a system providing a filtered list of prospects whose chances of closure are more higher than other leads. This is how read receipts are used with advanced sales enagement tool. saleshandy does the same!

Erin Yong

Erin Yong, Directeur des ventes B2B, années d'expérience de 20 avec Enterprise Sales

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There's no way to do it for 100% of the emails you send, but there are plugins that can tell you when most of your emails are opened as well as when links in those emails were clicked.

I'm using two Gmail plugins that both happen to tell me: RocketBolt et Traînée. I think Streak only works with Gmail. RocketBolt has an Outlook plugin, too, I believe.

J'ai aussi essayé Yesware et Sidekick, and both of those can tell you when an email was opened.

Sagar Somjiyani

Sagar Somjiyani, Intermediate Cost Accountants, The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India (2017)

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En utilisant Saleshandy, you get know out the time when the recipients has opened your mail.

These days when every individual is using Email for the formal communication, it becomes important for the sender to know whether the mail he/she has sent have been read by the Recipient. According to me its an excellent feature, must have for every working professional. Saleshandy gives the exact time when your email was opened.

Are you able to find out the time when someone opens your mail in their inbox?

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Matt Bahr

Matt Bahr, Founder @ EnquireHq.com

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The easiest way is to use a service like Tout (toutapp.com). If you use gmail you can easily send emails directly from gmail using the Tout chrome plugin. Tout puts a small 1x1 tracking pixel into each email that tracks opens, open location, and clicks.

They're still in their early stages and are still building out some interesting features. That's my recommendation.

Zachary Reiss-Davis

Zachary Reiss-Davis, Salesforce; Forrester; Bay Area; hiking; biking, food

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No. Both of the two major approaches -- 1x1 tracking pixels and read-receipts -- are turned off by default in many if not most mail programs.

Gmail, specifically, has un-trusted / externally hosted images off by default, and most configurations of Outlook do as well. As for read-receipts, many clients don't support them at all (like Gmail) and all the others have it as optional (like Outlook).

How much time is taken for refund money on Amazon?

John Adams

John Adams, Fulfillment Analyzer at Amzresearcher (2014-present)

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Sagar Shinde

Sagar Shinde, works at Syntel

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Amount of time taken could differ based on the mode of payment. It is the quickest if you paid via Amazon pay.

One thing I can say from my personal experience- Amazon initiates refund as soon as your return is picked up. They never hold back your money for any reason. Just ensure the pick up executive updates the status after the pick up.

Needless to mention, Among all the online retailers Amazon has the most hassle free return/ refund process.


Vishnu, Assistant Manager System at State Bank of India (2017-present)

Répondu il y a 2w

If you read/ask in amazon they will say 5–7 business days but that is the maximum days it'll take for you to receive the money if any isse is there in processing the amount from your bank's end.

As soon as the refund is initiated from amazon then the reversal of fund depends completely over the bank and practically the reversal/refund happens with 1–2 business days but as i said earlier it can go upto 7 business days ( in rare cases)

Jamie JJ.

Jamie JJ.

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5 0r 6 Working days, also depends on the bank (credit/ debit cards) the amount is being refunded to.

I claimed a refund to my amazon gift card it took 24 hours and I was happy that it was so quick.

Hemanth Nelavai

Hemanth Nelavai

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It usually takes 7 working days for debit/credit card payment. One day if you paid with Amazon pay balance.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Rizwan Niaz Raiyan

Rizwan Niaz Raiyan

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Many of us would be sticking to a 9 to 6 job or do business to earn money. It continues whether you like it or not. Are there any ways to earn money in India during your leisure time? How about doing spending few hours on what you like and earn this extra money? I found a few ways where you can earn money by spending couple of hours in a day either morning or evening or during weekends. The money would be ranging between Rs 2,000 to Rs 30,000 per month.

A cash cow for the enterprising, the Internet is littered with opportunities to make a fast buck. While it rarely qualifies as a solitary source of income, the Net can easily help you supplement it. However, the amount you earn depends on the time and effort invested.

It is immaterial whether you are working a 9 to 6 job or businessmen or college student or a housewife. These tips should work for everyone.

Honestly, there are hundreds of ways, and when you search online, you will find many legit and many scam source. I highly recommend you to stay away from those programs, which asks you to make the initial investment to start using their money making program. Like form filling, ad clicking and so on.

You can either monetize your existing skills, or learn new skills that make money. Don’t expect to make quick money without having skills. I am saying it again, It is possible to learn online skills in few months of dedicated time.

Here I’m listing those money making methods, which are easy to use and works. Few of them will require you to have certain skills like Good communication, good writing and so on. So, let’s get on with our list:

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

If you're a passionate closet writer who wants to be published but can't find a way to do so, make each keystroke your way to wealth by penning your own blog. Starting a blog doesn't require extensive technical skills but it's important that you have expertise in the field you are writing on. This will attract visitors to your site. Building a large following will enable you to earn profit by luring advertisers, writing paid reviews or getting commissions for promoting other people's products.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Paid Writing
If maintaining a blog is difficult for you but you still want to indulge your passion for writing, you can jot down articles for other blogs or sites such as Weblogs, Helium or PayPerPost. Writing an ebook can also be a good option. E-books are investment free, with no cost for printing and shipping. If you have a strong command over languages, you can become a copy editor, where Webmasters will pay you to read articles and correct grammatical errors, sentence fragments, etc.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

The demand for tutors is high and growing. So, if you like helping others learn, e-teaching could be the earning ticket for you. All you need to become an online tutor is expertise in your subject and a few spare hours per week. TutorVista, e-tutor, SmartThinking and Tutor.com are some of the sites you can enroll with. If you gain a good reputation as a coach, you could even conduct Webinars-lectures or seminars transmitted over the Net. College and university students are willing to pay to gain entry to a well-respected Webinar.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

For those who have the knack of selling, one of the best ways to make money online is to become an affiliate/reseller. An affiliate is a person who gets a commission for selling every product that he promotes, whether on his Website or through any other avenue such as eBay. You don't have to own the product. You only need to sign up for an affiliate program with a company and start selling its products under your referral link. Firms such as Commission Junction or Click Bank have a large pool of products.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Buying/Selling domains
Buying and selling domain names is another way to make money from home and requires very little investment or time. You can buy domains at their registration prices or even cheaper and trade them at a profit. However, always research on sites such as Premier marché mondial des domaines, afternic.com, Électronique, voitures, mode, objets de collection, coupons, etc. or other domain auction sites to get an estimate of the hottest selling names. The best way to find good ones is to use terminated domain lists, which contain several expired names that are back in the pool.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Freelancing for Professionals
Freelancing is a great option for professionals who are experts in their respective trades and know how to ensure customer satisfaction. Various freelancing and project-oriented sites allow companies that need help to describe their projects. Freelancers and small businesses offer bids, ideas or proposals, from which the buyers can choose what they find most suitable. Websites such as Elance cover everything from programming and writing to data entry and design, while RentACoder focuses on software programming.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

You can sell space on your Website or blog for advertisements and you earn when these ads are clicked by visitors to your site. The sorting and placing of ads is free. The profitability of pay-per-click advertising depends on the traffic level of the Website and, most importantly, on the clickthrough rate and cost per click. Google AdSense is the most popular option, while others are BidVertiser, Text Link Ads and Blogads. Direct banner and RSS feed are some other forms of online advertising.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

GPT Programme
GPT or Get-paid-to sites are becoming increasingly popular among teens. You get paid for signing up for free Websites, newsletters, playing games and filling out online surveys. These are suitable for people who don't have a skill set but want to earn extra money. Taking online surveys is simple- register with a few legitimate, paid survey sites and answer questions. The topics range from shopping to politics. This might not help you make a living, but you can earn good pocket money. Contests2win is one of the trusted GPT Websites.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Marketing en ligne
Once a Website is created and optimised for search engine (SEO), the SEM or Search Engine Marketing begins. A treasure trove lies hidden here. An SEO/SEM expert, who is responsible for marketing a Website, can promote it in various ways. These include article marketing, writing press releases, forum posting, blog posting, submitting your site to directories and search engines, social bookmarking, etc. Most companies don't do this in-house and pay you to conduct the SEM for them.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Making Themes/Templates
As more and more people seek an online presence, the demand for Website templates and WordPress (Blog) themes will keep increasing. If you are good at Web designing and coding, you can earn a lot from designing Web themes. In this segment, there are mainstream Websites, such as TemplateMonster and ThemeForest, which act as a marketplace where you can sell your themes. Templates are sold and priced depending on the rights and features that are bundled with them.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Selling Photos
If you enjoy photography and are good with a camera, you could be sitting on a huge reserve of revenue. There are people who will be interested in your collection of images. Nowadays, it's easy to take your photos to the public, providing a convenient way to build a secondary income stream. Many stock photo agencies, such as Fotolia, Dreamstime and Shutterstock, offer incentives for people to earn from their photos.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

un service
Providing coding or fixing other Webmasters' issues is another great way to earn extra bucks. There are simple jobs ranging from adding a script to setting up sites, but knowledge of Web coding is essential. One can offer support for Web CMS (content management systems) like Drupal or Joomla. After you are comfortable with your own installation, you can help other people to set these up and configure them.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Stock/Forex Trading
Joining the stock/forex market may seem a bit risky. However, you can start small and continue researching till you gain experience in this area. Once you do, it will be easy to earn from exchanging foreign currencies and/or stocks. Their rates fluctuate depending on supply and demand, and economic and political influences in the world. The aim of any trader is to spot which currency/stock is likely to rise or fall in value against another. The more time you put in, the more you will earn.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Selling Your Own Brand
If you have a flair for designing cool images, don't bother about creating your own inventory. As long as your design can be printed on a product, you can pocket some money. You can upload designs on various Websites such as CafePress, and if somebody orders these designs, the company will print them and distribute the products. It could be designs for T-shirts, hats, bags, books, posters, calendars, greeting cards, etc. You will receive a commission for each sale. Other such sites include Lulu and Zazzle.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Assistant virtuel
Small businesses always need help in running their processes, but may not be willing to hire a full-time employee. As a virtual assistant, you are expected to perform practically any administrative task that a traditional secretary or assistant would, such as make travel reservations, handle expense reimbursements or pay bills. You can do it from the comfort of your home, interacting with clients either online or by phone. Your expertise will decide how much moolah you rake in.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Inbound Call Centre
Many companies, who are facing space constraints, especially those in metro cities, prefer to hire workers outside their offices or outsource certain processes. You can set up an inbound call centre at home to handle such jobs. Research different companies that are outsourcing their work as they may have opportunities for inbound call centre agents. You can work for more than one company. This can be either a part-time or full time engagement, depending on your need.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

If there's a dramatic performer hidden inside you who craves applause and adulation, upload yourself on YouTube. You can be a filmmaker, musician or comedian who wants a wider audience. Your earnings will come from ads displayed on your video page. This process is similar to the pay-per-click advertising program common to other Websites and blogs. Sites such as Flixya and Mediaflix can be helpful in this regard.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Researching for Others
Don't be morose if you can't write, design or code. Lack of talent cannot stop you from making money online. If you're willing to work hard for a few hours a week, you can take up simple research jobs for other people who don't have the time to do it themselves. You could search for opportunities in organisations that provide funding for research and offer to assist them through online investigation.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Building Applications
With smartphones gaining popularity, the demand for their applications, or apps as they are popularly known, has also shot up. There are over 3 million apps for the iPhone and over a million apps in Google's Android market. Most of these are selling like hot cakes. Developing and selling your own smartphone app is becoming a lucrative way to make money on the Internet. Apps cost virtually nothing to develop and entail no storage or shipping costs. So they enjoy the best profit margins.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Medical transcription involves making written copies of oral material dictated by doctors or other medical experts. These may include history and physical reports, clinical notes, consultation notes, reports, letters, psychiatric evaluation and so on. The dictated material needs to be transcribed swiftly and accurately, which is the most challenging aspect of the job. To become a medical transcriptionist, you need to have a good knowledge of medical terminology and a high typing speed along with accuracy.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Blog Commenting Service

Most bloggers don’t know which blogs allow auto-approved comments. There are thousands of high traffic blogs which allow auto-approved comments. Do research on the internet, make a huge list and start commenting service for other bloggers. Or just sell the list. You can similarly sell the list of do-follow comment blogs; commentLuv plugin enabled blogs; top commentator plugin enabled blogs, etc. Bloggers will be happy to pay you a few dollars for the list. Use forums to sell your list.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Self Publish Books

If you love writing and want to get a book published, Amazon offers a free service called Kindle Direct Publishing. The service allows anyone to self publish books on the Kindle (electronic) bookstore and earn royalties from sales. There are two plans you can choose from — the 35% royalty works across any book sold in any country) while the 70% royalty plans works if you sell in a few select countries. Indian authors can choose to set prices specifically for the Indian bookstore and receive royalty payments in Indian currency as well.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Sell Old Stuff Online

An easy way to earn some money on the internet is by selling old stuff that you have around the house. Websites like Free classifieds in India, Classified ads in India, Online Classified Advertising, Free Classifieds India, Post & Search Ads Online provide a free classifieds platform. You need to create an account, enter the product details, location, the expected price along with some photographs — listing usually go live within a couple of hours. Interested buyers can directly contact you and finalise the sale.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Do Manual Jobs Online

The internet is full of choices. If you do not have time to do committed work as a freelancer but want to make money online, then do quick work in small fees as low as $5. Help people with small services a Turc mécanique d'Amazon and Fiverr. You will be surprised to see how you can monetize your free time.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Become a Consultant

You can sell you advice and knowledge to many people. You don’t have to be super expert in one domain to become a consultant or teacher, you just have to be better than your student or client. Anyone with a core competitive skill can become a consultant and find clients online. For example, if you are a legal or finance professional, then you can make your website, and start attracting clients online.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Make Money from Facebook, Instagram

There is no limit on the earning potential through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are people out there who charge as much as 20,000 rupees for just one tweet or facebook post. Social media fan base is an asset for such people, most of them are in entertainment domain. Imagine how valuable those can be for any company who want to advertise on such pages.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Start a Product Startup

That is the most beautiful and profitable way of running an online business. You never know how a startup can help in your growth. You have to work hard to make a product that customers want to buy. The whole process of starting a product company, hiring a team, selling the product is very exciting.

How to earn money if I have spare time in India

Become a Digital Marketing Agency

If you have marketing skills then start making connections with startups to handle their digital marketing work. If you help few startup in growth then you will get a lot of referral work in the future. If you have average marketing skills, then start taking small steps to become an expert. With experience in digital marketing, you can start your own digital marketing agency and make a full time business out of it.

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Why is it a bad time to be a programmer?

Matthew Drescher

Matthew Drescher, Développeur C et Scala.

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Disclaimer : there are reasons why it's a good time to be a programmer but that's a different question…

I would say that its hard to be a programmer today, for the same reasons that its hard to be a small startup today After the end of the startup era. It has to do with the ratio of solved vs unsolved problems a programmer encounters on a daily basis.

20 years ago, you might have had fun implementing and figuring out a lazy or on demand client/server data feed. Chunking the data according to some scheme, figuring out an efficient and optimized memory layout and binary representation for your data, moving it from files or a DB accross the network and keeping it all in sync so the client wont choke out of memory. This task could require learning new protocols, implementing custom data structures etc.. In other words, it could be kind of fun, and when you get it to work, people were happy, and it was a real contribution. Or even earlier people would write their own libraries of data structures and have their own data types that they would define in C. People got to implement their own custom sorting routines and standard libraries. This type of work can be very engaging.

Slowly (or not so slowly) things got standardized. We got GC languages. Suddenly almost (almost!) anything you could be asked to code that was restricted to single machine was very much a solved problem. The thing about solved problems is that no one really cares about them. At least not people who are driven by curiosity. Not the explorers. And to some degree not even your boss or your employer or whoever is paying for this thing that should have been completed yesterday.

Look at when the iPhone first showed up. People had a lot of fun innovating new apps and ideas on them. It was new, fresh territory to explore. So even if your boring, Lumberg , Innatech inc company asked you to creat a new smart phone app that would allow them to manage the Y2k (Office Space - Wikipedia) , it could be an exciting thing. Today its all been done. Theres a framework or a library that does it all for you and you just paste together the plumbing.

Sure, todays era does have its share of cool dragons to slay. AI, VR, embedded, etc.. but these beasts are too big for a programmer to get to play the lone hero anymore. You need a team, you need specialists. Even the specialists complain that all they are doing is tweaking parameters in tensor flow…

On the other hand if you are the type of person that likes to churn through solved problems, like reworking your typical web-apps, mobile apps, web sites, lamp apps, into some custom use case or perfecting them etc… then you might consider it all to be a positive since it just keeps getting easier and easier for this type of thing.

Mic Sumner

Mic Sumner, Web Developer at FSE Online (2015-present)

Mise à jour il y a 37w

The present future is going into AI, VR, automation, and +technology.

Let me tell you the reasons why it’s bad to be a programmer right now.

Why is it a bad time to be a programmer?

We don’t need more programmers for smartphones…

Les space industry has been toppled upside down because of automated rockets1 whose rockets become more accurate after every mission. And they now run on smart software.

Les marketing industry is able to calculate global trends2 so accurately into the short-term future for companies to best position themselves before things happen.

Ever since Paypal (formerly X.com3), L' financial industry has went online and people no longer have to send ‘mail orders’.

Every since Bitcoin, through the system of Technologie blockchain4, the financial industry has yet been toppled through its core.

Speaking of blockchain technology, your government is likely planning to incorporate blockchain technology. We don’t need more programmers…

Les industrie automobile: Electric vehicles5 are going to become the common vehicle — especially as countries ban gas vehicles within 30 years. Electric vehicles run entirely on software, and we don’t need more programmers to debug/innovate them.

Les web industry has more than 3.58 Billion Internet users6. We don’t need more programmers to build amazing websites, and the code that runs websites…


Nous aidons à pas plus living in a digital world. We don’t need programmers. Go change your job if you are one. As you can clearly see, the entire world is running on high technology. We don’t need bright minds like vous innovating our world.

According to Moore’s Law7, the power of computers 2x every 2 years. We don’t need more programmer jobs. Companies are not begging for more programmers to innovate and create more jobs for their companies. You are the least important to the success of the companies. You don’t need to learn how to automate the business. You don’t need to automatiser the companies that will make them earn more de l'argent.

Of course, I am being sarcastic.

We avoir besoin more programmers more than ever! Now is the perfect time!

The web industry is booming again, but this time mixing it up between sales and marketing.

We need bright programmers like you who are capable of flipping the world.

Join a team.

Two minds are better than one.

Se faire des amis.

Join projects that you believe in.

Enjoy your job — have fun!

You’re changing the world!

And change the world with all your friends and team!

Thank you for reading! Please upvote the article, so plus encore people can trouver ce!

If you need to learn programming, the best resource I can find is freeCodeCamp.org, because that will kickstart your understanding of programming. Maybe ask any programmer friends on what’s the best way to learn?

If you are still seul programming, S'il vous plaît join a meetup near you... comme celui-ci. Free, smart people, just like you.

If you are a programmer without a blog. You’re crazy! Get a blog! Here’s why I highly recommend you get one ASAP.

YouTube Simple Programmer: he will teach you the proper way to programming + lifestyle + success + happiness.

Bonne journée!

Notes de bas de page

1 SpaceX - Wikipedia

2 Big data - Wikipedia

3 X.com - Wikipedia

4 Qu'est-ce que la technologie Blockchain? Un guide étape par étape pour les débutants

5 About Tesla | Tesla UK

6 Topic: Internet usage worldwide

7 Moore's law - Wikipedia

Joe Cassavaugh

Joe Cassavaugh, CEO/Designer/Engineer at Puzzles By Joe (2010-present)

Répondu il y a 37w · L'auteur dispose de réponses 61 et de vues de réponses 469.5k

Such a loaded question.

First it’s always a bad time to be “just a programmer”.

For 36 years this is my answer to what it’s like to be a “computer programmer”: It’s interesting when you don’t know what you’re doing yet, but then it’s boring.

So, I love answering life’s conundrums by way of analogy. First, a short list of programmer-related-labels I applied to myself over the years. (The important ones marked with an *). (It’s in order (from 1981 to present) and languages that I learned at the time are included).

  1. Programmer* (Neat3 - Level 1&2 (NCR’s proprietary language)
  2. Human Report Generator
  3. Debugger Extraordinaire
  4. Un résolveur de problèmes
  5. Efficiency Expert (Proc (TI’s JCL) & very Little Cobol)
  6. Fiabilité Ingénieur
  7. Thumb*
  8. Game Developer* (for myself to learn C)
  9. Software Engineer* (C & Unix Tools)
  10. Systems Engineer
  11. Unix Guru (Korn Shell, MKS-Toolkit)
  12. Awk Guru (AWK)
  13. Tools Guy*
  14. Code Monkey*
  15. Hacker*
  16. Windows Programmer (For Myself, first round as an Indie-Dev)*
  17. Tuning Expert (C++)
  18. Game Developer* (for someone else)
  19. Game Designer
  20. Hired Gun*
  21. Solo-Indie-Game-Dev* (Paint Shop Pro)
  22. Creator of Original IP* (Cygwin, Bash)
  23. Entrepreneur*
  24. Sustainable/Career Indie Dev.
  25. Unity 2D Novice (Unity/C#)
  26. Soon to be Unity 2D Guru

I’m sure I could easily double the length of that list. Another list. All my coding jobs:

  1. Bank (1-Year)
  2. Grocery Store Chain (1-Year)
  3. Restaurant Chain (1-Year)
  4. POS Turnkey Systems Software (6 years)
  5. OS Developer (1 year)
  6. Hand-held Games Company (2 years)
  7. Online Games Company (4 years)
  8. Solo Dev (but not successful) (3 years)
  9. PC Download Games Company (5 years)
  10. Successful Solo-Indie-Dev (8 years - for myself - Clutter Franchise)

Like sharks and relationships….programmers must move forward or die.

As bad as things look from time to time, the cream rises and there are opportunities everywhere.

If you’re young and “just a programmer”, find someone to pay you…while you do two things:

  1. A great job doing what they pay you to do (and beyond).
  2. Perfect your craft so that you can figure out how to either….
    1. Stop being a hired-gun
    2. Be a better paid hired-gun with more interesting tasks.

I spent my whole career being the guy who got the interesting challenges because of my Debugging abilities and my abilities to pick up new tools quickly. I never wanted to go into management, and as I got older and older, I moved further and further away from having to be managed at all. I’ve worked out of my house for over 20 years now (which included 10 years working for other companies during that time).

I still love programming, but I haven’t been “just a programmer” for over 25 years now. I’ve just started learning Unity and I’m absolutely loving the new tools. I’m faster at creating my games (which generated about $400k in sales last year (and I get to keep about 1/3rd of that) and I’m spending more time designing and less time “just programming” the games. I still consider myself a Software Engineer, but I’m not a really well-disciplined one. I’m more of a “Hacker” in that way, but I think of that as a compliment. If I have a super power, it’s “getting things done”.

It’s only a bad time to be a programmer if you’ve been a programmer for longer than 3 or 4 years. If you’re a smart person, and programing comes easily to you, then you’ll figure this all out.

If you’re truly just starting out and you’re smart and you love programming, then regardless of the current global jobs situation, it’s always a great time to be a programmer. Go forth and perfect your craft.

Richard Kenneth Eng

Richard Kenneth Eng, former Project Team Leader at ATI Technologies (1993-2000)

Répondu il y a 37w · L'auteur dispose de réponses 10.5k et de vues de réponses 14.9m

It isn’t, at least, not yet.

There is great demand for top-notch software developers. There is also strong demand for average, even mediocre, programmers. That’s because there aren’t nearly enough good programmers around and employers are desperate.

The consequence of all this is that employers are seeking ways to satisfy their programming needs by looking at outsourcing and automation. More and more programming jobs are being offshored to India and Asia where labour is CHEAP.

Frenzied efforts are being made to automate programming tasks, particularly through machine learning. Programming is the last “white collar” profession to resist automation, but resistance is futile. Automation is inevitable.

In the future, end-users will be able to create their own software applications without any knowledge of programming. They won’t need to rely on professional programmers. Already, there are online tools for doing this, especially for web and mobile apps. To be sure, they’re still relatively rudimentary, but give it time. These tools will eventually mature into monsters.

This means that in the coming years, domestic programming job markets may be decimated. So if you live in the West, you should be concerned about the future job market in 10–20 years’ time.

Web developers, especially frontal web developers, should be most concerned. This kind of programming is especially susceptible to automation. It’s mundane programming for what is essentially a solved problem: GUI and CRUD work.

I predict that web development will be the first domain to become largely automated. And soon. The coding bootcamp industry may totally collapse because they’re mostly dedicated to web programming.

Thaina Yu

Thaina Yu, Programmer since 2004

Répondu il y a 36w · L'auteur dispose de réponses 162 et de vues de réponses 65.2k

As other have state some clue. Whenever you start career in the industry now you will see so many legacy pattern and old system you need to learn to do dull work on daily basis. It is seriously boring and you can’t innovate much. Even this is the time we need some amazing innovation, those job will only fall in the hand of some top player. Majority programmer is not difference from serf who code in the same manner of ploughing the field day by day

The fun part only come to you by chance. Business industry mostly want you to do the same reliable pattern like other business did. Only sometimes you can research and experiment with technology that had been new for many years

In the near future machine learning would learn to code just by stating what we want. Programming landscape would be changed dramatically. Now is a risky time that you will need to learn a technology that might be dead to face with unknown beast in the next era without many experience. Old programmer will use their experience to adapt and learn somehow. But new one need to quickly learn the unnecessary things of the past for working in some year then need to unlearn it and relearn the new thing

I think we are in the bronze age of programming. We are evolving from stone age since web technology and now everyone can caste bronze easily. Suddenly we feel that someone already doing ironwork. Even smell of some steel. However anyone who jump in right now need to learn to do bronze while having little clue about iron that eventually come to replace it

This is deep fear

Dmytro Kyselevych

Dmytro Kyselevych, Full Stack RoR / JS Developer at Freelancing (2010-present)

Répondu il y a 33w

I can say only why it’s not the best time to BECOME a programmer now. Because you’ve missed timeline �� Salaries moving down for low and avg skills guys.

Just comparing 3 years ago I was searching job on Elance platform (which is part of Upwork now). And then for good project we had about 20 bids overall. Splitting by developers types was: around 15 from India, 2–3 from Ukraine/Russia and maybe 1–2 from Western Europe and USA/Canada. Now if you find a good project on Upwork, in next 10 minutes there will be over 100 bids with rates starting from 2$ p.h., while you wish to get at least 25$ р.h. Okay, that is freelance market, and it’s a separate thing. Now let’s look at our local market. We’ve got a hype on IT profession, and each year different kind of bootcamps and courses graduates tens of thousands of junior developers. And market becomes fulfilled, nobody needs juniors now �� So instead of getting salary as junior developer, you’ll go for free as trainee. Ok, I don’t mind, but in next few years when those juniors will become middle developers … guess what ? Middle level market also will be fulfilled. Companies stopped hunting for developers, now they chose among tons of the guys who wants to become an IT guy. But if you’ve got already over 6–7 years experience, then you still have a good chance to get nice project or position. So I would say it’s NOT BAD time TO BE a programmer, but NOT THE BEST to BECOME a programmer.

Is there a time limit for a crowdfunding project?

Dean Young

Dean Young, vous pouvez me trouver chez WePay

Répondu il y a 269w

Disclaimer: Goes without saying, but I work at WePay.

For anyone looking for more solutions in the future...

Crowdfunding sites:

DIY Crowdfunding tools:


I once ran a crowdfunding campaign. It was a successful Flexible Funding campaign on Indiegogo. We had a blast, and it was so rewarding to see our campaign succeed.

  • as others have said, yes, a time limit adds urgency (and also a sense of completion - you aren't dilly-dallying around)
  • a realistic funding goal is important (not only do you need to cover expenses, but also make it believable - unlike the Ubuntu Edge)
  • put a lot of thought into your "rewards", they just have to be meaningful, not elaborate
  • tell a story (people like to be able to relate to your project and believe in YOU, or the cause)

Sourabh Sharma

Sourabh Sharma, in the payments space

Répondu il y a 330w

Time limit is actually a very good thing to have for any crowdfunding project. Because if gives a) A sense of urgency towards a cause or a goal b) It gives it a "mission" flavour.
If you don't have a time limit - You will get a lot of "Zombie Yes" from your friends and network . The "Yes - I'll chip in" which never get translated in to actual transaction and wastes your time and energy in follow-ups.
We did a campaign in March called "Fund 31 entrepreneurs by 31st March" and we had a friend pledge matching every $ for a $ till $10,000. Turns out we raised $20K ( 10 + 10) in 9 days & 3 hours.
So yes - time and goal are two very very critical things for any fundraising. http://www.milaap.org/varun-chat...

Dan Dascalescu

Dan Dascalescu, works at Quantified Self

Répondu il y a 328w · L'auteur dispose de réponses 426 et de vues de réponses 1m

The amount of time for getting contributions to a crowdfunding project varies by platform.

On Kickstarter, a project's duration is either between 1 and 60 days, or by a certain date. Curiously, using the second option, you have have the project end way past the 60-day limit. You could exploit this if you anticipate you need a lot of time to drive funds. However, for $1000, on Kickstarter, you should be able to collect the money really quickly, provided your project has some fan base.

On Indiegogo campaigns can last for at most 120 days.

On Rally.org, there is no time limit, and it's more appropriate for causes.

Finally, note that most campaign on Kickstarter are between 38 and 43 days long, and the average successful campaign duration on IndieGoGo is 47 days.

It's a good idea to have a campign last for at least 30 days because some people get paid monthly. From http://www.gmsarligames.com/2011... -

When you pick your ending date, give some thought to how much people have available at a given time of the month or day of the week. Personally, I would recommend having the project end in the second half of the month, preferably on a Friday or Saturday night. Lots of people get paid twice a month (e.g. the 1st and 15th), and the first paycheck is often earmarked for major bills such as paying the mortgage or rent. People who get paid every week or every two weeks very commonly get paid on a Friday (not all the time, but often), so you want to have the deadline come at a time when they’re more likely to have a little extra money.
I recommend setting the deadline on a Friday or Saturday night for another reason as well: You will get a lot of last-minute pledges, so you want to make sure the deadline is at a time when the majority of potential backers have the opportunity to do so (i.e. awake and not working) just before the project ends. Some don’t want to get emotionally invested in the project until they know it’s going to be successful, and some might just want to sit on the idea until the last minute.

Note also that the best time to have an eBay auction end is not Friday or Saturday night when people are out, but on Sunday night, when they're at home, preparing for the next week.

Trish Sissons

Trish Sissons, Director of Marketing at FundRazr + Sponsifi

Répondu il y a 152w

FundRazr requires a time limit/end date for your project - this helps encourage people to donate because there's an implied sense of urgency. That said, your campaign does not shut down after you've passed that date. Similarly, if you hit your goal, your campaign will still be able to collect donations. So even if your time limit is passed, if you want to, you can continue to accept contributions to your campaign. We put a note on the campaign that says the time limit has passed, but donations are still welcome.

Valery Bonneau

Valery Bonneau, Marketing | Broadcast | Media Management | Cloud Services

Répondu il y a 334w

There is usually a time limit.And this is a good thing because when you are near the end, the crowd often rush to reach the goal.

But you can fix limit yourself. 30 days is usually good enough.

There are many crowdsourcing sites.

Kickstarter is the most famous one :http://www.kickstarter.com/

Indiegogo is more focused on music : http://www.indiegogo.com/

And here is a list of 11 sites dedicated to social good : http://mashable.com/2011/10/20/c...

Alon Nir

Alon Nir, Economist researching crowdfunding dynamics

Répondu il y a 331w · L'auteur dispose de réponses 331 et de vues de réponses 355.3k

99% of platforms have a time limit. Since you're looking to raise a relatively small amount, the typical time restrictions (up to 90 days in most cases) should be more than enough.

Furthermore, while there is no clear cut empirical evidence, a rule of thumb says that most projects can do with 30-40 days.

Bonne chance!

Ivan Pavlovic

Ivan Pavlovic, Business Developer at Thrinacia

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Avec Thrinacia you can set specific end dates manually on projects. If the ending time and date is empty then you can switch into continous (pre-sale) campaign type.

Now it depends what kind of project or campaign you're running. As an example, I have seen some science research projects running reward/donation type campaigns for months or even up to a year.

Alba Nushi

Alba Nushi, Pace University Marketing Student

Répondu il y a 333w

There is always a time limit for crowdfunding projects. If you need your fundraised money a certain time, I suggest you to plan ahead. I used Rock The Post for my cause and I selected 60 days for my project. They also give you the option of 30 days. My post was very successful and if you need more guidance, please feel free to contact me through Rock The Post!

My project: http://rckp.st/CF0JV

How does PayPal time withdrawals?

Bruno Fehr

Bruno Fehr, Responsable du paiement et du développement de la boutique en ligne

Répondu il y a 175w · L'auteur dispose de réponses 453 et de vues de réponses 358.3k

As long as his account is verified there is no limit on how much he can send. However the limit for a single transaction is$10,000 (can vary, depending on currency.)
There is a limit for withdrawal of $500 but with a verified account there is also no limit.

Yes, it can be b/s but it may also be that the payment is in fact frozen. Paypal sometimes freeze transaction that they suspect might be Fraud. I have known cases which were solved in 3 days and cases which too 21 days.

Is now a good time to buy Bitcoin (September 2017)?

Srijan Goel

Srijan Goel, Investisseur et lecteur intensif de crypto-monnaie.

Répondu il y a 56w

Réponse d'origine: Should I buy Bitcoin in September 2017?

Since you been reading headlines about the recent closure of a major Chinese exchange and a multi billionaire claiming bitcoin to be fraud, this is a general question for people who have not explored investment opportunities in cryptocurrency.

A particular month can never determine when to invest in case of Bitcoins.

Although it is true in case of Indian Marketable securities which have certain favorable months(like pharmaceuticals sector in winter months,agriculture sector before ploughing month etc).

The biggest asset of bitcoins is that it is decentralized. So certainly no particular month is favorable for its purchase as different months are economically favorable for different countries.

Although some major factors controlling bitcoins are:

1. Speculative News

2.Government sanctions

3.Technical changes like UASF,UAHF,SEG2X,SEGX etc.

4.World peace.

5.Economic position of world powers.

Although, some particular days of this month can be considered a buying opportunity due to 1.(speculative news).

La réponse de Srijan Goel à Quel niveau de prix est le mieux pour acheter du Bitcoin dans le crash actuel?

This answer of mine will better give you an idea of the price to be considered for buying.

Srijan Goel's answer to How does it affect Bitcoin if the Chinese government decides to regulate it?

You can also read this to get a better idea about the current speculative scenario.

Hope this helps!

Joshua Shepard

Joshua Shepard, Finance education, Ex-Wells Fargo, & heavy equity crowdfunding experience.

Répondu il y a 55w · L'auteur dispose de réponses 341 et de vues de réponses 546.6k

Réponse d'origine: Should a person invest in Bitcoins?

Myself or any other individual out there cannot tell you what to do with your money as advice, but we can share our opinions!

Bitcoin has been THE cryptocurrency, paving the path for all Cryptocurrences on the market. The unfortunate part is that Chine interdit Echanges Bitcoin et Offres de pièces initiales (ICO) earlier this month and they have A LOT of capital in the markets.

Bitcoin and the entire crypto market has dropped because of what China said along with JPMorgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, coming out and saying Bitcoin is a fraud and should be shut down. Well, he was reported to the Swedish financial authorities for Manipulation du marché and abuse. Basically, JPMorgan was found trading Bitcoin before and after Dimon’s statement.

This is a sign that Bitcoin is real and not going anywhere anytime too soon. Although, the market is reacting to it and money is exiting, causing Bitcoin and various other cryptocurrencies to drop in value. Most Day Traders would say now is the perfect time to accumulate more Bitcoin. At the same time, this is a time of great uncertainty about Bitcoin in very, very large markets that are the reason Bitcoin’s value was so high and is now dropping.

Many also believe this is a play by China to gain control over the Bitcoin network, being able to bring A LOT of value to the country. This aligns with a lot of China’s moves in the past. We’ll see.

I have a lot of faith in cryptocurrency, coming from the banking industry, because you can do things with cryptocurrency that Banques have not figured out how to implement yet. Either that OR they are too lazy too and would rather acquire the company creating the tech. The cool part - Bitcoin blockchain is not owned by anybody, but supported by individual miners across the world. China’s move to gain power over the network would come through controlling the electricity supply miners are using to mine the Bitcoin network.

At the same time, if JPMorgan gets in on investing just 1% of portfolios into Bitcoin for long-term growth…wow, we could one day see a $500,000 Bitcoin as some analysts expect to see sooner than a year from now. Crazy stuff.

Very, very interesting changes we are seeing in what value is and how it is transferred. Because of my views on cryptocurrency and Technologie Blockchain, I am slowly accumulating Bitcoin as the price drops to lows. Hope this helps give you a different perspective on diving into the Cryptoverse! Feel free to follow me on Medium as I begin to write about cryptocurency and blockchain for beginners!

Alex Chuah

Alex Chuah, Un blogueur à plein temps et qui voyage à travers le monde.

Répondu il y a 49w · L'auteur dispose de réponses 344 et de vues de réponses 892.2k

Réponse d'origine: Is it the right time to buy Bitcoin?

The same question appeared back in 2015 and 2016. I bet another person will ask the same next year.

"Is it the right time to buy Bitcoin?”

My short answer to this is Non.

#1 Bitcoin could hit $100,000 in 10 years, says the analyst who correctly called its $2,000 price

Back in 2016, a rapport from Saxo Bank claims the price of Bitcoin could hit more than $2,000 in 2017. When the report was published, Bitcoin was trading at $750 and it hit $2,000 in May 2017.

#2 Bitcoin’s acceptance by governments

The Philippines and Japan legalized Bitcoin and its businesses in their respective regions. Japan passed to accept Bitcoin as a legal payment method and two major Japanese retailers partnered with Japanese Bitcoin exchanges to start accepting the digital currency for payments.

Some of Japan’s largest retail giants including Bic Camera, which hold a massive influence over the Japanese technology and consumer markets, began to accept Bitcoin payments at their locations. Full article ici .

#3 Bitcoin is going to be part of our lives

Bitcoin or BTC is the first content type on the Bitcoin blockchain. Think of it like the Internet. Email, as great as it has been, is only one type of content that the Internet can carry.

#4 Bitcoin is limited

In March 2017, The price of one Bitcoin surpassed the price of an ounce of gold for the first time in history.

Gold is rare, Bitcoin is much rare because there is a limited amount of it that can come into existence. The number of bitcoins in existence will never exceed 21 million.

#5 Bitcoin is the most practical payment method available

Bitcoin is a digital currency that can be used to send and receive money. The transaction can be completed regardless of where the parties involved are located, and it is done almost instantaneously.

#6 Bitcoin has advantages over other digital currencies

When you look at the list of cryptocurrencies that are currently available in the market right now, it is a long list of them. Some say Ethereum et ondulationto surpass Bitcoin in term of its market capitalization. If they are going to surpass the market cap, that doesn’t really mean anything.

#7 Bitcoin is almost unhackable

SHA256 is a special type of mathematical function which is really easy to solve in one direction but is very hard to solve in reverse. At least the only known way to solve SHA256 is reverse is very hard. It’s extremely expensive to conduct a hack on the network as the computing resources required to do so are immense.

#8 Bitcoin is still not known to majority of people

Although Bitcoin was introduced in 2009, only a small percentage of the world trade in Bitcoin. Based on a Coin Center Study, 65% of Americans didn’t know what Bitcoin is.

Considering all the advantages of trading in Bitcoin, we are still at the beginning era of cryptocurrency. As you can see, there is a huge potential ahead of us.

lectures complémentaires: Is It Too Late to Invest in Bitcoin?



Disclaimer: The content above is provided as general information only and should not be taken as investment advice.

Paras Lehana

Paras Lehana, veut que les gens commencent à apprécier Blockchain et Bitcoin.

Répondu il y a 55w

Réponse d'origine: Is it too late to buy Bitcoin on September 2017?

Better late than never! Infact, the current price is near the buyer’s best support point!

Studying the graph patterns on popular exchanges, any buying price below $4000 is a great opportunity. I have sold BTC at INR 3,80,000 few weeks back on Koinex. This evening, the last recent trade on BTC was done at INR 2,60,000 (that’s more than 30% fall). Bitcoin is expected to cross $5000 soon so though you won’t go wrong anytime with the only strongest and deflated currency in the world, any price below 3L would earn you profits even for the coming months.

Now, coming to reasons, for these are also important for your prediction about future trading plans, September 8 fall was probably due to the hoax news reported by Caixin, un site d'informations chinois, à propos de la Chine qui envisage de fermer les échanges locaux. La semaine précédente, la baisse de la CTB avait également été considérée comme une interdiction par l'OIC. Les vendeurs vendent leurs pièces en craignant de nouvelles pertes et, finalement, le moment est propice pour les acheteurs. Tout est une affaire de commerce, mon ami. Le PDG de JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, tweete sur le fait que BTC est une fraude et que lorsque les prix baissent, sa banque achète la part abondante de Bitcoins. Charlie Lee, qui a également tweeté Bitcoin, est le cofondateur de Litecoin. Bitcoin détient la plus grande part de capitalisation du marché de la cryptographie. Personne ne peut l'arrêter au moins pour les années à venir.

Lire: Le crash de Bitcoin de 8 en septembre en raison de fausses nouvelles chinoises

As of September 23, it has already started recovering. Cryptos like Bitcoin have certain “support levels” around which they can maintain unstable equilibrium. When BTC was dropped below $4000, it had the next below support level of $3600 and it also fell beyond it. The next support level is at $2900 and I expect BTC now to recover back to $4000 and then head up to its next target of $5000. People still have a great confidence in this currency:

  1. John McAfee conteste le scepticisme de Jamie Dimon au sujet du bitcoin
  2. Prix ​​Bitcoin $ XN: Le double de Wall Street 'Bear' baisse malgré le récent recul

Coming to my recommendations about this scenario, go and invest. Please never invest more than what you can afford loosing unless you want to play with risks. China has circulated banning and market crashing news like this numerous times in the past too. Although Chinese had accounted for 80% of the mining power of the world, it’s speculated that news like these eventually help China with the market crash. Bitcoin is in the market since years and it won’t go off the internet right away at least not in the coming decade. While BTC has always been a good option, I suggest you to keep an eye over other cryptos too. Invest a proportion of your budget on Ethereum, Ripple and other altcoins too. With the introduction of Raiden project and preuve de mise, Ethereum is speculated to rise significantly (read the Sep 07 news below). Ripple is also expected to go beyond INR 30 by the end of the year and could approach 1 USD very soon. Litecoin is called unofficially as BTC 2.0. Divide your portfolio with thorough analysis. I've divided it as: 50% on BTC, 30% on ETH, 10% on XRP and 10% on new players and other altcoins (accordingly to the market signals).

Aug 06, 2017: Le prix Ethereum peut atteindre 2,000 $ si cela se produit
Sep 07, 2017: Raiden Actif sur Ethereum Testnet

For the past many years, investing in crypto-currencies has been greatly profitable. So, yes it’s indeed the right time to invest since we can’t go in the past and future is something we can only project. Who knew that investing about $1000 last year would have made you more than $50,000 at present. I read somewhere that a further drop in the price of BTC is also expected when Chinese wake up this morning. Take your time to decide. You won’t go wrong with either.

J'espère que j'ai été clair. N'hésitez pas à me demander quoi que ce soit à ce sujet dans les commentaires. Ça me plairait vraiment. ��

PS: Vous pouvez utiliser mon parrainage pour commencer à utiliser Zebpay et obtenir des bitcoins d’une valeur de INR 100 gratuit: http://link.zebpay.com/ref/REF19...

Also Read (Source): Paras Lehana's answer to When should I invest in bitcoin?

Paras Lehana



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Actual Question: if this is a right time to buy Bitcoin or not or Are you too late?

Since, we are facing a dip right now, so obviously this is the right time to invest in Bitcoin.

NO, You are not late.

Is now a good time to buy Bitcoin (September 2017)?

Now the real question is where can we buy Bitcoin, right?

Look no further, lets have a look.

In a sea of competitors, CEX.IO’s claim to fame is that it allows withdrawals to credit cards. It is Protection against DDoS attacks, full data encryption, compliant with PCI DSS standards, LEGAL COMPLIANCE, Registration in UK, MSB status in FinCEN, essential licenses and strong relations with banks and its technically available to all countries. However, in some countries (for instance, Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam), credit card and bank-based transfers to the platform are restricted. This effectively bars many people from using it. It almost cover the most of the countries. It might be on your list — it’s a London-based exchange founded in 2013 that lets you buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies.

Fiat money flows to and from Visa/MasterCard or bank account, meaning that you can deposit and withdraw funds in just a few clicks, once payment card or bank is linked to your CEX profile.

CEX.IO ,it’s a London-based exchange founded in 2013 that lets us buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies. In a sea of competitors, It allows us to buy Bitcoins using our credit card, a wire transfer or a SEPA transfer (if we live in the EU). It is a Bitcoin exchange that also sells ETH via a credit card and best part , it almost cover all of the region.

Bitcoin is in the news today more than ever. Thanks to skyrocketing prices and rollercoaster dips, more people than ever are interested in learning how to buy and sell Bitcoin. As the most popular form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is now widely accepted around the world and has a growing number of applications. But before you can get into any of that, you need to first know where to go to purchase and store it.

There are a few steps you need to take to make your first purchase:

Step 1: Find a good Bitcoin wallet

Is now a good time to buy Bitcoin (September 2017)?

Digital “wallets” are used to store Bitcoin until you are ready to spend them or exchange them for another currency. Wallets range in terms of features, platforms they can be used on, and security, so it’s important to choose one that works for you.

When you find a wallet that checks off all your important features, download it to the appropriate platform. For beginners, we recommend starting off with a simple wallet that makes transfers easy. These wallets can be downloaded for free, but fees may apply to currency exchanges when moving money to other accounts.

Here are a few good options:

Portefeuille Coinbase comes with a friendly wallet that ties directly into its exchange services and is simple to use, making it one of the most popular American Bitcoin wallets. When you sign up, you get a certain amount of insurance for the Bitcoin you store, and you can go online from any device to check up on your amounts or make a change.

Step 2: Choose the right Bitcoin trader

Is now a good time to buy Bitcoin (September 2017)?

If you want to know how to buy Bitcoin without a broker, the easiest way is to use an exchange. There are a whole lot of exchanges out there, with varying performance. Some are less trustworthy than others and some can be quite limited, so it’s important to pick the right exchange to start with. When comparing exchanges, remember to look at the fees charged for buying Bitcoin and what payment methods are offered. Few exchanges will offer to turn Bitcoin directly into cash for you, but here are a few to try out:

CEX offers even more simplicity for those who are a bit more used to exchanges in general. It gives you immediate exchange rates and basic buy/sell options without any hoops to jump through. However, its payment options are a bit limited.

Coinbase is the most obvious suggestion for people buying their first Bitcoin. It’s very simple to use, has a great interface, and shows consistently high quality when it comes to taking care of customers without pushing fees too high. It’s also available on both desktop and mobile devices.

Bitcoin exchange search is Bitcoin.com’s own exchange search. Put in your country, and you can take a look at available exchanges, as well as check out the current “featured exchange.” It’s a good option to investigate more choices, but remember to check reviews and history before choosing any particular exchange.

If you would rather take a more direct route in buying Bitcoin, you can opt to use a peer to peer service, such as LocalBitcoin or BitQuick. They offer a wider array of payment options and let you purchase Bitcoin directly from a seller without the exchange middle man. That said, make sure to be safe if you plan to do a trade for cash in person.

Step 3: Select your payment method

Is now a good time to buy Bitcoin (September 2017)?

Exchanges accept a variety of payment options based on what they are willing to use. This is sort of a sore point for many exchanges, since some payment methods have been used to scam sellers for a quick buck in the past. Bank account and credit card transfers are typically accepted by most exchanges, with some limitations. Wire transfers are a bit more hit or miss, and PayPal transfers may not be allowed. Coinbase, however, allows for all these payment methods, which is why it remains an easy recommendation for beginners.

Step 4: Buy some Bitcoin and store them in your wallet

Is now a good time to buy Bitcoin (September 2017)?

You will notice that exchanges provide you with information on how many Bitcoin you can buy for specific sums of money. However, due to its volatile nature, Bitcoin prices can vary dramatically by exchange and from moment to moment, especially lately. That means that even if you have a lot of money to burn, you’ll probably be buying a fraction of a Bitcoin — for example, paying $500 for 0.06 Bitcoin. That’s where the market is right now, and nothing to worry about as long as you keep an eye on the numbers.

Start small and make your first trade. This will typically store your Bitcoin into an automatically generated account on your exchange. You should then seek out the option to transfer these funds to the address of the Bitcoin wallet you have created. The exchange may charge for the transfer, especially if you want it expedited.

Step 5: Get ready to use it

Is now a good time to buy Bitcoin (September 2017)?

Whether you plan to ultimately sell your Bitcoin or use it to purchase something, be ready to do so at a moment’s notice. The way Bitcoin value fluctuates it’s important to have your end-game planned out early on. Be prepared by setting up a seller account now, or figure out how to buy what you want with it before you actually plan to. That way when the time comes, you’ll not have a panicked rush while everyone else is trying to do the same.

Trade wisely.

Gregory Windeler

Gregory Windeler, studies Political Science and Economics at Purdue University (2021)

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Réponse d'origine: Is it the right time to buy Bitcoin?

Personally, I would not. I think that bitcoin has already peaked (and will crash soon) and the time for buying it has passed. Bitcoin’s price is increasing too fast to be a reliable currency.

Currently the price of one BTC (bitcoin) is $7,300 USD (Nov 6, 2017). In the last week it has gone up by 20%, last month increased by 68%, and past year increased by 930%. Nothing can continue to increase at this rate.

The value of a currency increases because people have faith that it has value. This means that many people already believe that Bitcoin has value and is a viable currency. I disagree and will tell you why.

The purpose of Bitcoin is to be able to buy / sell without a 3rd party taking a share out of your profits. This theory is good, however, Bitcoin isn’t being used like this. The large majority of Bitcoin transactions are buying / selling of Bitcoins for USD (I’ll give you $X for 1 BTC). Very few transactions are actual BTC for an item. (for example, spending 1 BTC to buy a video game or other physical object). This is problematic because the currency isn’t actually being used for commerce, its being traded for USD.

To understand why Bitcoin isn’t being used to buy an item, you’ll need to understand a quick concept first: $1 is worth $1 because someone else knows that if they sell you something worth $1 they can later use that $1 to buy something else worth $1. Bitcoin’s value is never the same so no one would want to use it for a transaction.

For example, I sell you an item for 1 BTC. Lets say that 1 BTC is worth $10 at the time we made the transaction (its not, this is just an example). Tomorrow, that 1 BTC is now worth $11. If you, the consumer, kept that 1 BTC you would now have $11 and could have bought something worth $11 instead of $10. So, why would you use a BTC if you could have just used cash (USD) and let the value of your bitcoin increase overnight? Now, lets put it in the vendor’s point of view and let the value of the BTC decrease. That 1 BTC that was worth $10 yesterday is now worth $9 today. That means you sold your $10 item and only have $9 now. You just lost money on that transaction. You would have been better off keeping your item. Why accept bitcoin if you know that $10 cash will be worth $10 cash tomorrow. And to those of you who say currency is always changing (inflation, etc.), no other currency is increasing at the same rate as Bitcoin. Bitcoin has increased at such a high rate that it makes it unreliable to use. Of course the value of Bitcoin can increase or decrease and we don’t know which will actually happen. This is why I provided two examples of it increasing and decreasing from the views of the party who would be hurt. If the value decreased after the consumer bought the item, they would benefit. Likewise, if the price increased after the vendor sold the item, they would benefit.

So, back to the question: “Is it the right time to buy Bitcoin?” My answer is no, simply because Bitcoin’s value is increasing too drastically to be used (at the rate it’s currently going). The actual purpose of Bitcoin (an international currency without fees) isn’t what the majority of transactions are (they are traders buying/selling BTC).

If you disagree with my argument & understand all of my points, then maybe now is the right time to buy Bitcoin. If you think the price of Bitcoin will increase in the future, they go buy it. That is when it’s the right to buy something (in general). Just have a reason as to why you think Bitcoin’s price will

Bitcoin: If the transaction time is apparently getting longer, doesn't it throw Bitcoin out the window in terms of wider adoption (ex. credit card machines are immediately processed)?

Henry Berg

Henry Berg, Ingénieur

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Joseph Wang's point is correct and goes to the core of this frequently repeated and widely misunderstood aspect of bitcoin. Bitcoin transactions are accepted by the network almost immediately and propagate in seconds. So, if you are buying a cup of coffee, the chances that you are simultaneously trying to spend the money on something else are pretty low, and the merchant will just hand you your coffee. If you are buying a nice dinner, the merchant might want to wait a minute or so while his payment software verifies that the transaction has spread to the majority of nodes, making it very likely to be confirmed. If you are buying a new suit, perhaps the merchant waits 5-10 minutes for a confirmation. Buying something really expensive you'll just wait an hour (car dealer) or pay in advance to an escrow company (house).

Compare all of this to a merchant accepting a credit card. The card transaction is processed in about the same time as it takes a bitcoin transaction to go through. But now, the merchant has to pay high fees for the privilege of accepting your credit card. And, for months, at any moment, the credit card company can swoop in and take their money back, alleging fraud or an unhappy customer. I've been on both sides of those battles, and they are heavily weighted in favor of the buyer, for the merchant it is a horrifically labor intensive process to try to get the money back, so difficult that many don't even try and just write off chargeback losses.

Credit cards are a great deal for customers, no fees, you even get reward points, and you are totally protected from fraud with no liability. Of course, consumers who run a balance and pay interest are vastly profitable for the credit card companies. For the merchants, however, credit cards are a horrible payment mechanism, but one they must have because their customers demand it. Merchants would gladly offer a generous discount to people who paid in bitcoin, but the credit card companies all have strict requirements that if you offer cash discounts, then you cannot accept their credit cards. Gas stations are sometimes specifically exempted from this by state law. You see smaller merchants constantly trying to get around this: cash discounts that violate their merchant agreements, minimum size for credit card transactions, etc..

It all gets even worse when you start looking at online sales. Bitcoin payments are fantastic for online sales - plenty of time for confirmations, just ship the day after the order comes in, no chargebacks, handle bitcoin yourself for no fees or use a bitcoin payment processor for a small fee but you take on no security risk at all. Credit cards are an online nightmare - fraud, chargebacks, collecting "signature codes," verifying addresses, huge PR fiascos when hackers gain access, big customer relations issues as a result, etc.. Bitcoin is a radical improvement for merchants, which is why the entrenched credit card services will fight bitcoin tooth and nail to prevent being disintermediated.

Joseph Wang

Joseph Wang, http://www.bitquant.com.hk/

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Credit card machines don't immediately process your account. They give you an immediate authorization, but there is a period of several months in which the card company can clawback the funds. Merchants deal with this because they know the identity of the card.

You can get around this in a number of ways. Just to name one, you can use bitcoin as a settlement method. The way that this works is that if you want to transmit money. You pay A, B at the remote location immediately pays the person you want, and then A and B settle accounts once a day using XBT.