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1  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-08-25 - Danish Bitcoin Foundation a reality on: December 14, 2013, 07:54:16 PM
Good idea, there should be one in every country. Decentralise the foundation!

Hopefully, there will be one in every country. The most decentralized approach to forming a powerful educational and advocacy group is to allow associations to grow from the bottom-up where they are able to structure their own boards and by-laws. Networking together is then a force multiplier.

The Bitcoin Foundation seeks autonomous affiliates in every country so that we can rely on the local/regional partners for their local expertise and connections. Also, we can provide infrastructure support to their organization that dramatically lowers their startup time and costs, thereby making the overall mission more effective.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Mike Hearn, Foundation's Law & Policy Chair, is pushing blacklists right now on: November 15, 2013, 10:14:21 AM
Why do it in secret?

I believe the thread was originally posted in the open on the membership forums.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Mike Hearn, Foundation's Law & Policy Chair, is pushing blacklists right now on: November 15, 2013, 09:59:02 AM
While I genuinely appreciate community feedback, I dislike the misleading title of this thread. It's one individual's opinion and it may not even be actionable.

Committee chairs, just as board directors, are free to have their own opinions on issues. It doesn't automatically imply that it is the policy of the entire Foundation or even that the Foundation has in a mandate in that particular area. Just as forum members here disagree and debate, the members of the Foundation have similar disagreements and debates on a consistent basis. In the end, we represent the makeup of our membership and you can see from the latest election results that it is a wide variety of opinion.
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why is Bitcoins "Foundation" in the middle of Regulation-Central? (USA) on: November 15, 2013, 09:49:03 AM
The committee chairs, just as board directors, are free to have their own opinions on issues. It doesn't automatically imply that it is the policy of the Foundation. Just as forum members here disagree and debate, the members of the Foundation have similar disagreements and debates.

Also, it is not detrimental for the Bitcoin Foundation to have an office in the US and it does not have to be the only office worldwide. Remember, the Tor Project is a US-based nonprofit as well, because jurisdiction for a nonprofit is not very material.
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Foundation Final Debate on: September 15, 2013, 02:18:59 PM
way to go Andreas.  the whole thing was well done.

great moderating.

Thanks to LetsTalkBitcoin for hosting the debate on very short notice and thanks to Andreas for moderating.
I appreciate all of the candidates making time over Saturday to participate.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Elizabeth T. Ploshay for Bitcoin Foundation board on: September 15, 2013, 01:44:11 PM
Thanks to LetsTalkBitcoin for hosting the debate on very short notice and I am pleased to have had the Bitcoin Foundation sponsor it.
Thanks also to the five candidates that made the time over Saturday to participate.
7  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [ANN] KRAKEN.COM - Exchange Now Open with Live Trading EUR, BTC, LTC on: September 09, 2013, 09:57:58 AM
Congratulations to Jesse and team! I participated in the beta and I have been following Kraken's progress over the months with great interest. It would be great if Kraken used the XBT designation for bitcoin.
8  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-08-25 Bitcoin aims to counter regulatory pressure on: August 27, 2013, 06:44:25 PM
Bitcoin Foundation participants should be applauded for their work in providing free educational sessions for Washington DC bureaucrats. We had highly-capable people in attendance and there is not a lot of glory in that work. It is hardly regulatory favoritism to do the following:

i. Explain the transparency of the block chain;
ii. Emphasize how user-defined privacy and irreversibility is a default within bitcoin;
iii. Demonstrate the resiliency of the decentralized and global Bitcoin network;
iv. Explain how market-based legitimacy is currently winning over legislation-based legitimacy, which is why trading volume is not centered in the US.

For my part, I elected to focus on the developments and good work being done in Germany and other countries while continuing to expand the inclusiveness of the Bitcoin Foundation to other parts of the world. Bitcoin is not US-centric and, with a global footprint, neither is the Bitcoin Foundation.
9  Economy / Services / CoinDesk Looking For Free Lance Writer on: July 22, 2013, 09:04:39 AM

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10  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: The Bitcoin Education Project: 100 Bitcoins in 30 Days on: July 15, 2013, 11:51:30 AM
Excellent project, Charles.
I am very supportive of this!
Let me know how I can assist more.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Interviewing Bitcoin Foundation Ex. Director Jon Matonis - Any Questions? on: July 12, 2013, 07:49:06 PM
I'd like to hear Matonis say that the Foundation is committed to fighting to uphold bitcoin's ideal monetary properties. Specifically, fungibility.


Consider it done. I fully support bitcoin fungibility across the board without exception.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I'm proud of the foundation on: July 12, 2013, 07:42:23 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again, go fuck yourselves, you're nothing more than a wannabe Federal Reserve.

The miners and mining pools are the actual "Federal Reserve" because that's the heart of de-centralized banking. You assign more power to the Foundation than is warranted.

When the State enforcement and regulatory pressure comes, it will be swift, decisive and unforgiving. The Foundation will be there defending the individuals and businesses targeted and exploiting the last vestiges of any remaining 'gray areas' to keep people out of jail in a pro bono capacity.
13  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-06-05 Politics of Bitcoin Mixing Services on: June 06, 2013, 07:48:25 AM
did he get his account back or is this the hacker?


Account has been back for over a week. Also, proud to be utilizing two-factor auth for tweets (new Twitter service).
I'm interested in how people view current bitcoin dev priorities around privacy.

For instance, see:
"Mixing without a trusted intermediary is already supported by bitcoin" (via J. Garzik) https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139581.0
(this seems like it would prevent simple analysis, but not smart analysis)

Zerocoin has too much overhead (could be optimized); "lower hanging privacy fruit, at the moment, would be getting rid of address re-use and de/refragmenting coins" (via M. Hearn) https://plus.google.com/u/0/100109831949151899859/posts/Kq6JAxBXS8d
14  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-05-06 LFB Videocast: Jeffrey Tucker and Peter Earle on: May 10, 2013, 01:01:40 PM
I liked the discussion with Pete because he is a trader as well.

However, the lending/borrowing function does not really need to change that much. Lenders will price based on perceived risk and level of collateral. Both parties will hedge exchange rate risk via derivatives markets. Happens all around the multi-currency world today.

Also, arbitration and a free market for law has been prototyped at http://www.judge.me/about
15  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-05-07 Bitcoin: The Tyranny Test on: May 10, 2013, 11:26:58 AM
By Paul Rosenberg

"Bitcoin has now put governments and banks in the position of judging themselves. They will write their own verdicts."

http://lewrockwell.com/rosenberg/rosenberg-p17.1.html
16  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-05-09 TheGenesisBlock.com - US Regulatorís Confusion Around Bitcoin Is Exac on: May 10, 2013, 11:20:29 AM
You know to any reasonable outside observer this actually looks really, really bad for govt. inc. If they harboured any doubts or inklings that maybe the gubmint was getting a little too over-bearing now they are they thinking ...

"WTF, the CFTC wants to regulate on-line gaming tokens?!" "Have they lost their minds and gone full retard police state on us?"

"What about MF Global and Bernie Madoff and the bank bailouts, who was regulating them?!"

LMAO. On-line gaming tokens. Full retard police state.

Which government agency has responsibility for regulating options and calendar spreads on air guitars?
Is it the cool long-haired regulator?
17  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-04-24 The Mysterious World of Bitcoin (Knowledge@Wharton) on: April 25, 2013, 10:02:01 PM
Thought it might be interesting for y'all to see the 'raw interview':

Quote
2)  Bitcoin isn't the first or the only digital currency, but it has rapidly become the most prominent. What accounts for that?
People trust that it isn't going to disappear, because there is no central organization that can either go bankrupt or be forced to shut down by a government. Currencies are all about trust, and more people are beginning to trust this decentralized currency that is supported by everybody who uses it.


Gavin's answer to #2 is why bitcoin doesn't conveniently fit into Mises' Regression Theorem, which doesn't account for digital mediums, let alone vulnerable ones. I wish more Austrians realized that too.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoins.info - What to do on: April 25, 2013, 08:24:50 AM
Thanks for including me on the .info page (but I'm not sure why Roger's tweets show up on my page).
Hopefully, your page will start to get picked up in Google searches.

Also, you should consider adding the experienced Bradley Jansen:

http://www.freebanking.org/author/jansen/
http://www.freebanking.org/2013/04/23/lets-talk-bitcoin-interview-on-fincen-regulations/
19  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: MAX KEISER please please please CORRECT your mistake re: confiscation on: April 25, 2013, 08:18:45 AM
They can't be confiscated.  Unless they figure out the code to my brain wallet...

Mind-reading devices aren't a thing yet, are they?

Technically, it's true that brainwallet assets are immune to confiscation,
but if you're sitting in jail for contempt, where's the victory?
20  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-03-02 Bitcoin Exchange Deal Repatriates Assets To U.S. on: April 25, 2013, 08:02:21 AM
You are correct about that and I will make the edit.
It is most unfortunate that being Canadian cannot be a benefit in this case.
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