yeah i think you are spot on. the real problem with any analysis of the stock market is there are always things going on that the raw data doesn’t tell you. A rock solid buy can be completely undermined overnight by some unknown coming to light. or maybe just someone badmouthing it on a popular media outlet. (the opposite is true as well - bad buy being made “a winner” for a time anyway).
As much as anything, this gives me an outlet for putting my latest data mining work to good use. I mentioned t-sne, if i can solve the last piece of the puzzle with that (the first half seems to work well) i’ll really have something. outliers (as they always are) have been a problem. neural networks by there nature will, if possible, build a scenario for those that decision trees generally dont. if i can find the right way to handle that i might have something even more worth while. :)
@wellenreiter lol well i did quit my job just to work full time on my ideas, (so yeah, needed more time!). hopefully at least 1 becomes a good moneymaker or in the next couple years or i’ll have to go back to a day job!
as for the game and ftc payments… first, i was actually entertaining the idea to make the securities miner site’s paywall be in ftc (and only ftc) and usd. with like a 25% discount in price for ftc. (there is no paywall… not till traffic justifies it) anyway it’d be to see if anyone does it/uses it. i’d love to see it get some regular use.
I’ve looked in to integration,… so far i haven’t liked the amount of work it takes. I really want it to be as easy as install wallet and use wallet api’s to talk to the wallet, but somehow that seems risky. btcpay seems like A LOT of setup. so for now i’ve put it aside.
As for the video game. i’ll definitely think about it, and it’s a long way away… so by then i’ll know what’s what. my big concern is, by then (as it’s a year away) i’ll ~need~ cash flow (due to personal reserves running out) and if ftc’s market is strong then i can consider it, if it’s not then i’ll have to stick with paypal since i can’t risk utility/mortgatge payments on selling at a good price on an exchange.
Also, i’m still not a 100% sure if i’m doing this solo or on steam or some other game network. those other networks though probably wont let me do anything other than their integrated payment system. it’s definitely on my radar though. We’ll see how it goes.