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Title: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: conspirosphere.tk on April 09, 2013, 08:10:22 PM
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/04/how-bitcoin-dies.html (http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/04/how-bitcoin-dies.html)

spoiler: They gonna ban it and indict any user that they can find -> price will crash -> end game

edit: "because prohibitionism works"


Title: Re: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: Jaw3bmasters on April 09, 2013, 08:11:29 PM
We have Tor.


Title: Re: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: gweedo on April 09, 2013, 08:14:02 PM
LMAO so they going to arrest everyone at wordpress, reddit and all these other high profile companies.


Title: Re: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: Jaw3bmasters on April 09, 2013, 08:15:16 PM
Oh, and get this

"Obviously, I have no inside information at all and am just speculating"


Title: Re: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: tutkarz on April 09, 2013, 08:32:36 PM
what if governments know that they cant repay national debt and they cant save economy by just printing more and more money and they suddenly try to save they *ss by switching to bitcoin to somehow save situation. There are all scenarios possible.


Title: Re: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: FreddyFender on April 09, 2013, 08:36:05 PM
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Title: Re: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: Minor Miner on April 09, 2013, 08:40:00 PM
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/04/how-bitcoin-dies.html (http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/04/how-bitcoin-dies.html)

spoiler: They gonna ban it and indict any user that they can find -> price will crash -> end game

edit: "because prohibitionism works"

pretty weak.   US $100 are the bill of choice for the world's drug dealers, mafias, and killers.   Have they made it a criminal offense and everyone a defendant who has ever touched one?   It is about as laughable as this "article"


Title: Re: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: bonker on April 09, 2013, 08:40:15 PM
What a bunch of cocksuckers!

Did prohibition kill file sharing? NO

This genie is officially out of the candle, so jump onboard or get run down by history!


Title: Re: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: Rincewind on April 09, 2013, 08:42:08 PM
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The charge: money laundering.  The evidence: the defendants knew that BTC were used for organized criminal activity.  Therefore, they knew they were transferring money for criminals.  This is quite simply the definition of "money laundering."


Time for the fed to bust every bankster that has handled a dollar, since they've been taking them in and handing them out for years knowing it's been used for organized criminal activity.


Title: Re: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: wormbog on April 09, 2013, 08:56:21 PM
Let's say the US and EU decide to ban bitcoins. Any country that doesn't participate in the ban will suddenly see a big rise in exports because they accept bitcoins and no-one else does. Once huge amounts of money begin flowing out first-world countries, never to return, the feds will see the light and reverse the ban.


Title: Re: 2013-04-09 How Bitcoin Dies
Post by: odolvlobo on April 09, 2013, 09:00:01 PM
While his specific scenario is far-fetched and will never happen, the concept is not so ridiculous.

The U.S. and other governments could attempt to regulate and/or prohibit Bitcoin usage. While that could not shut down the Bitcoin system, it would force it underground. That would end the hopes and dreams of a mainstream Bitcoin economy, and would certainly destroy everyone's fantasies of wealth by driving the price back down to single digits.

... Any country that doesn't participate in the ban will suddenly see a big rise in exports because they accept bitcoins and no-one else does. ...

That's doubtful. At this point, the Bitcoin economy is no more than a single drop in an entire ocean. As I pointed out in another thread, the Federal Reserve prints 40 times the total value of all Bitcoins every month.