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281  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-02-05 -- Introducing Amazon Coins on: February 06, 2013, 09:22:51 PM
They're not really an independent currency. Just US dollars by another name.
282  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why is Bitcoin not popular in Japan? on: February 06, 2013, 06:45:30 AM

Ok but we are talking in one case about ignoring authority and in the other defying or maybe even out right combating authority. This is because it is in the economic interest of consumers to avoid the white market in intellectual property where as with bitcoin its in the economic interest of most individuals to chose the white market over the grey market that is the bitcoin community.

In South Korea, students protest and riot several times to get rid of consecutive dictatorship before they have a democracy.

http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2009/05/protests-in-korea.html

Makes you wonder why the most rebellious of all people, the Korean, are not accepting bitcoin everywhere in their society.  Wink
283  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why is Bitcoin not popular in Japan? on: February 06, 2013, 06:39:37 AM
Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto has claimed that he is of Japanese origin.

Where did make that claim?

In a p2p foundation profile. http://p2pfoundation.ning.com/profile/SatoshiNakamoto

He's also 37 years old.
284  Bitcoin / Press / Re: Fox News on: February 06, 2013, 04:52:52 AM
STILL IMPROPERLY FORMATTED.  Angry
285  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-02-04 Bitcoin Grows Up on: February 06, 2013, 12:40:41 AM
My comment on a point that keeps coming up in bitcoin articles - how hashing isn't "useful".


Security works like that. What's the use of having a large army, locks, bank guards, and so forth if people are angels? People aren't, so we are force to make security a part of our budgetary concern.

All the technology that makes bitcoin would be moot if nobody read secrets or steal coins. We could just use a global central database server and keep it at some United Nations building.
286  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Becoming a Bitllionaire! on: February 05, 2013, 07:40:36 AM
4 digit wealth for those who accumulated at least a thousand bitcoin. 5 digit wealth for those who accumulated at least 10 thousand bitcoin.
287  Bitcoin / Press / Re: Fox News on: February 03, 2013, 07:46:37 PM
IMPROPERLY FORMATTED. DUPLICATE.
288  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Live debate tonight 7PM GMT - Gavin Andresen will be there on: February 01, 2013, 09:31:19 PM
Yeah-- "democratic" is such a loaded word. Everybody loves democracy, so I didn't want to bash it.


One of my hobby is to bash democracy and get karma points for it.
289  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: WeUseCoins - What would you include/exclude in a 2013 remake? on: February 01, 2013, 09:07:25 PM
And let not fund a guy who lost all his coins.  Cool
290  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-01-29 lifehacker.com.au - Ask LH: How Does Bitcoin Work And Is It Safe? on: January 30, 2013, 08:31:03 PM
Nice article, 2nd comment up is almost an article too and a good one, no idea who the turnip head knocking bitcoin to push litecoin is though :/

And nobody cares about litecoin.
291  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Positive Bitcoin write-up on Zerohedge on: January 30, 2013, 08:30:26 PM
I don't quite understand, what is to stop for example Paypal from buying a shitload of ASICs (or FPGAs should ASICs all be a fraud) and shut down the network by DOS?
I fear such an attack would severely undermine bitcoin user confidence, send prices really low, and undermine incentive for other miners to up their game by buying new equipment etc.
I don't understand how a client update could prevent this problem.  Wouldn't the attacker just upgrade too?  Is there a way to distinguish between attackers and "true" miners?  

I would love a good answer to this as together with scaling issues this is my main concern for bitcoin's survival and success.

Why attack it when you can join it?
292  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-01-29 wealthdaily.com - Virtual Currency Hurting Central Banks? on: January 29, 2013, 09:58:07 PM
There is a tendency to be "us versus them" mentality on the part of bitcoiners.
293  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin is DEEPLY WATCHED. on: January 29, 2013, 06:45:03 AM
Forbes usually have Jon Matonis writing about bitcoin, so Forbes magazine doesn't really count.
294  Bitcoin / Press / Re: Decentralized Energy from Gogreensolar on: January 29, 2013, 04:15:44 AM
Improperly formatted title.
295  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-1-28 zerohedge.com—Is The ECB Responsible For The Second Coming Of BitCoin? on: January 28, 2013, 08:43:45 PM
The libertarian dream of perfectly functioning ‘free markets’ is a ridiculous fantasy. The only way to ensure peace and happiness is to delegate responsibility to democratically elected politicians with the skills, experience and education to manage complex social and economic issues.

And here lies the problem. Democratically elected and a technocracy are mutually exclusive proposition.

Either you get politicians that's smart at getting votes or is smart at solving problems, but you don't get both.
296  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2012-01-25 - Take Control of Money: Print Your Own on: January 28, 2013, 04:13:50 AM
At least they earned it the hard way... by working and saving. Bitcoiners don't just get them through negative interest loans. Nobody should deny someone their wealth that earned it on a level playing field and this really hasn't been possible before Bitcoin.

It make certain classes of bad actions impossible to do but all other options are still available.
297  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2012-01-25 - Take Control of Money: Print Your Own on: January 28, 2013, 04:13:01 AM
"Social equality" is hardly socialistic. There is no Fed in Bitcoin, no upper class. Every node is equal and capable of accomplishing the same. Bitcoin gives us social justice, and that's the way it should be.

Way to go making those words meaningless.  Roll Eyes
298  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2012-01-25 - Take Control of Money: Print Your Own on: January 28, 2013, 03:22:33 AM

You did not get his point. All men are created equal; not in aptitude, skills or knowledge but in status as human beings with corporeal bodies.

With Bitcoin there is no way for anyone to either (1) confiscate another's bitcoins against their will or (2) dilute the value of another's bitcoins through special privilege with monetary creation.

In other words, Bitcoin operates like gravity or electricity or any other natural law because it is based on the laws of mathematics as applied in cryptography. The effects are equally applied to all in the blockchain.

Then don't use socialistic languages to describe bitcoin.

What bitcoin does is give us a very special form of economic regulation.
299  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-01-27 http://www.wealthwire.com/news/finance/4453 Bitcoin:On the Fringe of on: January 27, 2013, 11:39:48 PM
* kiba decrys ugly bitcoin logo.
300  Bitcoin / Press / Re: Peace Activist mentions bitcoin in every video on: January 27, 2013, 11:39:19 PM
Improperly formatted.
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