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221  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Kim Dotcom Mansion: Press conference 2013-01-19 GMT on: February 11, 2013, 02:19:48 AM
And now.. a tweet from Vikram Kumar the new Mega boss:

"Wondering why there hasn't been more media interest in zipbit https://zipbit.co/  NZ's very own Bitcoin merchant platform"

https://twitter.com/vikram_nz/status/300786385026183170


 Shocked
222  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-02-07 thetechfeed - Is Bitcoin a Legitimate Form of Currency? on: February 11, 2013, 02:16:14 AM
Tech FeedBack: Drugs and Bitcoins Spark Debate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxx8V63LVT8

At the end of this video there is a little bit of commentary regarding their recent Bitcoin video.

Right at the end - Annie jokes about needing to 'strip for Bitcoins'.

223  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-02-10 daytradeshow.com - Bitcoin Beatdown on: February 11, 2013, 12:49:38 AM
The irony I see in this guy's position is that he claims to be taking the 'emotion' out of the equation, yet his stance on Bitcoin, particularly his claims of 'ponzi' appear to be just the usual kneejerk emotional reactions people have to Bitcoin.
He hasn't done a deep analysis - doesn't understand the nature of Bitcoin or its (evolving) feature set and ecosystem - and so is taking a very 1 dimensional view of it.
224  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-02-10 daytradeshow.com - Bitcoin Beatdown on: February 10, 2013, 11:35:49 PM
An old time Bitcoin critic ... at it again.   He still doesn't seem to understand the real value of Bitcoin - but sees it as something he can profit from.

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Bitcoin Beatdown

2013-02-10

http://daytradeshow.com/theshow/archives/2167

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I don't see in any way that Bitcoin is a replacement for the dollar. It is a ponzi scheme.
It's not at all any better than the federal reserve system. It's in fact much worse than the federal reserve system in so many ways

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In fact Ironically.. I could now be scandalously wealthy if I had bought Bitcoins back when I was doing videos when they were like at 1 and 2.
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So it is a bitcoin beatdown. Absolutely.
Bitcoins have been the investment of the last 3 years. In ways that we might not see ever again.
These sort of percents are astounding. They're incredible.
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I'm gonna start doing regular Bitcoin commentary. Absolutely. Bitcoins are forreal.
They're not a replacement for the dollar. No No. They don't replace the federal reserve system.
They're not the panacea they're not the magic elixir. But they're the real deal as far as a trading vehicle is concerned.
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225  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I am pretty confident we are the new wealthy elite, gentlemen. on: February 08, 2013, 02:07:54 AM
For maximum effect, this thread has to be resurrected by someone who is unaware of the jinx/rule.

So  Shhh..   discuss something else here for a while Wink
226  Bitcoin / Press / Re: NEW articles in Press Forum on: February 07, 2013, 09:15:40 AM
2013-02-07  TheTechFeed - Is Bitcoin a Legitimate Form of Currency?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141758.0
227  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-02-07 thetechfeed - Is Bitcoin a Legitimate Form of Currency? on: February 07, 2013, 09:14:04 AM
Pretty good general intro video!

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Is Bitcoin a Legitimate Form of Currency?

TheTechFeed  (over 40K subscribers)
2013-02-07

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTechFeed?feature=watch

Bitcoin is a virtual currency gaining popularity across the web for its ease and speed of use, as well as its anonymity. Annie takes a look at the many uses for Bitcoins, and talks to Fred Ehrsam of Coinbase on the practicality of the digital currency.
228  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: BTCFPGA/bitcoinASIC/CAN-ELECTRIC - no BTC refunds expected, what now? on: February 07, 2013, 06:49:16 AM
What makes no sense to me is why he actually issued a bunch of refunds...

Possibly because if he didn't - people would put through chargebacks anyway and then the banks would levy an additional 'chargeback fee'.

Even if he didn't have quite enough money to cover it - presumably he'd be left with a smaller bank debt if he pre-empted the chargebacks by putting the refunds through.

229  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: How to tell Iran customers to get Bitcoin to pay the bill? on: February 05, 2013, 10:51:51 PM
Iranians should run VPN services for Bitcoins, so we can all get Iranian IP addresses to run Bitcoin nodes on.
Then the Iranian Bitcoin scene will look much bigger than it is - and some Journalist will hype it.. and then..    I dunno.. we all get thrown in jail or something.


I would get an Iranian VPN as long as I could connect to a second vpn through the Iranian one to avoid the censorship.  I would trust the Iranian VPN provider to not hand over my data to the US government more than anyone else.

That's an aspect I hadn't considered.
In all seriousness - selling of digital services seems the most viable way for Iranians to earn BTC at this point. 
I imagine it'd be hard to get FPGA or ASIC mining gear into Iran... and if there are any GPU miners there, they're surely not going to get much from now on anyway.
230  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: How to tell Iran customers to get Bitcoin to pay the bill? on: February 05, 2013, 05:47:59 AM
Iranians should run VPN services for Bitcoins, so we can all get Iranian IP addresses to run Bitcoin nodes on.
Then the Iranian Bitcoin scene will look much bigger than it is - and some Journalist will hype it.. and then..    I dunno.. we all get thrown in jail or something.
231  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: [Announcement] Avalon ASIC Batch #1 Ships on: February 04, 2013, 09:28:41 PM
When I go to http://store.avalon-asic.com to login into my account I get a security warning.

https://store.avalon-asic.com/customer/account/

Technical Details
store.avalon-asic.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is only valid for the following names:
*.pagodabox.com , pagodabox.com 


Is anybody else getting this message?

Yes!  ... and I don't recall getting it before.
I'm a bit afraid to log in.  Probably just them being unpro - but it's a worry.

232  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Buy and Sell Bitcoins in Australia and New Zealand - Bit Innovate on: February 04, 2013, 03:39:09 AM
I sold a handful of Bitcoins with this crowd on Friday.  Got my money today by DD to an Australian bank. Seems like a good service so far!
233  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: discount on Avalon ASIC - read this on: February 04, 2013, 01:28:45 AM

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Trade-Ins - Avalon will continue to honor our old customers providing trade-in programs of old generations units, FPGA, and in the future for first generation ASIC modules.

This strongly suggests that the trade-in credit is available only to people who are already Avalon customers.   

Do not assume that you can buy someone else's FPGA and trade it in. ASK Avalon.
234  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-01-03 i-programmer.info - Hardware Mines Bitcoins Faster on: February 03, 2013, 11:50:53 PM

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Obviously, if you could get a big chip company to build a custom chip that computes hashes as fast as possible then you would have the edge on other miners - but this isn't likely to happen. An alternative is to use an ASIC, which is an integrated circuit that can be customized by modifying the interconnects rather than building an equivalent chip from scratch.

It seems to me that the author has confused ASICS with FPGAs :/
235  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Avalon ASIC users thread on: February 02, 2013, 02:44:23 AM
Ouch.
I sure hope they deliver to Australia quickly... because I have a feeling I won't be running my Avalon for long.
I'll probably find a use for the case and sell off the modules to someone who has cheap elec :/
236  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: some one able too sell me bitcouns? on: January 31, 2013, 12:15:31 AM
Unlikely - as it's too easy to reverse paypal payments so you'd need to have a good reputation for anyone to risk it.

Have you tried localbitcoins.com ?
237  Bitcoin / Press / Re: NEW articles in Press Forum on: January 31, 2013, 12:09:07 AM
2013-01-31 bordermail.com.au - Secret website harboured drugs smorgasbord, court hears

"...could be the first prosecution with Silk Road a major player..."

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140111.0
238  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-01-31 bordermail.com.au - Secret website harboured drugs smorgasbord, court on: January 31, 2013, 12:04:46 AM
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Secret website harboured drugs smorgasbord, court hears

Steve Butcher
2013-01-31

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/1270129/secret-website-harboured-drugs-smorgasbord-court-hears/?cs=12

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Melbourne's County Court heard the black-market Silk Road had been described as a "certifiable one-stop shop" for illicit drugs.
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Prosecutor Morgan Brown told the court the website was accessed by software designed to enable online anonymity and a digital "virtual currency", Bitcoin, was used to buy goods.
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In what could be the first prosecution with Silk Road a major player, Ms Brown told the court that in two months from March last year Howard imported drugs 11 times.

Ms Brown said Australian Customs and Border Protection Service officers in Melbourne and Sydney examined mail articles addressed to Howard at his Brunswick West home.
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Mr Jassar described Howard's involvement as without sophistication, complexity or any real planning.
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239  Bitcoin / Press / Re: NEW articles in Press Forum on: January 30, 2013, 11:52:39 PM
2013-01-30 seekingalpha.com - The ECB Worries About Competition From Bitcoins

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140107.0
240  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-01-30 seekingalpha.com - The ECB Worries About Competition From Bitcoins on: January 30, 2013, 11:51:40 PM
Stock market analysis website SeekingAlpha comments on the recent Bloomberg story re Bitcoin and the ECB.


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The ECB Worries About Competition From Bitcoins

2013-01-30


http://seekingalpha.com/article/1144971-the-ecb-worries-about-competition-from-bitcoins

Here is another one from the "you couldn't make this up" department (the ECB is a rich fount of those). The ECB is apparently worried that the digital currency bitcoins could ruin the reputation of central banks. Seriously.
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Professor Hanke is of course 100% correct. It has absolutely nothing to do with the reputation of central banks, it has everything to do with competition.
...


Bitcoins are probably less useful for the particular applications mentioned above (bribes, slush funds, etc.), but they do represent competition for central bank issued money and they definitely are a thorn in the establishment's side. Expect more attacks on the currency to emerge.

In the meantime, buying bitcoins has evidently been a very good idea so far -- the currency, although quite volatile, is one of the strongest in the world:
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