I. S.BBET IPO, lowest tiers.i.
Somebody investing 1 BTC in this would have 88744 shares * 0.00172499 BTC = 153.08251256 BTC worth of assets and also would have received 0.91938784 BTC worth of dividends for a total return of 154.0019004 BTC or 15`400.19%ii.
II. MPOE 2nd IPO roundiii, which offered 4mn shares (0.4%) and collected 97.35184986 BTC, thus closing at 0.00002433 BTC per share.
Somebody investing 1 BTC in this would have (1 / 0.00002433 * 0.00070710) = 29.06288532 BTC worth of assets and also would have received 0.82038635 BTC worth of dividends for a total return of 29.88327167 BTC or 2988.32%.iv
III. Asicminer shares, provided that the owner managed to dodge the GLBSE disaster and held on to his illiquid and for a season worthless shares.
- Somebody investing 1 BTC in this would have (1 / 0.1 * 1.3v) = 13 BTC worth of assets and also would have received ~2 BTC worth of dividendsvi for a total return of ~15 BTC or ~1500.00%.
IV. MPOE 1st IPO round, which offered 1mn shares (0.1%) and collected 90.850079910 BTC, thus closing at 0.00009085 BTC per share.
Somebody investing 1 BTC in this would have (1 / 0.00009085 * 0.00070710) = 7.78315905 BTC worth of assets and also would have received 0.21970285 BTC worth of dividends for a total return of 8.00286185 BTC or 800.28%.
V. S.DICE IPO, 1st tier., which offered shares at 0.0032 BTC each.
Somebody investing 1 BTC in this would have (1 / 0.0032 * 0.00311776) = 0.9743 BTC worth of assetsvii and also would have received 0.21495625 BTC worth of dividends for a total return of 1.18925625 BTC or 118.92%.
That’s it, this is pretty much the list of Bitcoin investments to date. And now moving on to…
I. Pirate’s Savings and Trust
Somebody investing 1 BTC in this would have 0 BTC worth of assets and statistically (based on block chain analysis) would have obtained ~0.1855% in withdrawals, for a total return of 0.1855 BTC or 18.5%.viii
II. Gigabonds, offered by GigaVPS.ix
Somebody investing 1 BTC in this would have 0 BTC worth of assetsx and would have obtained ~0.3 BTC worth of dividends, for a total return of 0.3 BTC or 30%.xi
And this completes the list of anything and everything actually being or purporting to be an investment in BTC during its entire existence. If you find this useful then I’m glad to have been of service, and if you have any corrections, questions or generally discussion the comment box is further down on the page.
Tread lightly and mind your step. There are far too many clueless people involved in Bitcoin, and of the rest far too many don’t have too long term a perspective.———
- BitBet offered 30% of itself, ie 3mn shares in blocks of 10k starting at 0.00001 BTC per and going up 3% each block [↩]
- Since the IPO is merely 3 months ago this could of course be further annualized to some insane figure. Nevertheless it is worth pointing out that larger investments immediately taper off the fabulous returns, seeing how each 10`000 shares further down cost another 3% extra. [↩]
- MPOE held two IPO rounds, according to a plan announced the 20th of February 2012. This was at a very early time when MPEx didn’t even exist yet, and you can’t even begin to imagine the cluelessness of the general community as pertains to any sort of financial matters back then. You may think you can, but no, you can not, I was there and I can scarcely believe it, in retrospect. The girl’s stick has actually worked wonders if we are to compare how far things have come in just one short year. [↩]
- Pretty much the only GLBSE asset to have closed cleanly, smickles’ MPOE.ETF, an IPO participant, actually realised and paid a 1288% return to investors. It was shut down about a week before GLBSE closing, for anyone still hanging on to the theory that GLBSE “just went poof”. [↩]
- Currently share price is this high in light volume. It may be the case, this being a mining company after all, that the 1 - 1.5 - 0 paradigm is going to be followed here as well. [↩]
- Because of the dissolute manner in which Asicminer is conducting business it’s not trivial to specify exactly what dividends they have paid to date. If anyone has the actual figure I’d much appreciate clarification, thanks. [↩]
- Although in fairness for about three months the share price averaged consistently over 0.006 BTC even reaching as high as 0.0075 BTC per share. [↩]
- Various derivatives were offered by various people, often without admitting this is the case and invariably for even worse returns. [↩]
- This stands as a symbolic representation for a slew of actual or purported PMBs offered by vaious scammers, known at the time (Meni Rosenfeld, etc) or unknown at the time (Hashking, Amazingrando etc etc.)
As is often the case with any scam, the actual purported structure (PMB) is rarely in practice maintained, the tendency being to revert to basic fraud. A scam is a scam after all, what difference could a “type” be expected to make. For more details and discussion see The Bitcoin Drama Timeline. [↩]
- In fairness the asset did trade as high as 1.4 (in small volumes) before the GLBSE implosion. [↩]
- The issuer offers the option of paying even more BTC for even worse returns, an option the clueless considered a good idea six or so months ago. Fortunately that didn’t go through and time has forcibly shown this point by now so no harm done on that score. [↩]