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361  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: What if the US Government forced exchanges to close? on: February 13, 2013, 03:51:01 PM
That is the great thing about bitcoin. It is a decentralized P2P network. It would be like the government trying to "stop" Kazaa, Napster, Torrents, Newsgroups, IRC, any other file sharing network. They can only work in their jurisdiction. And they can only "block" so much of the internet usually things pertaining to copyright. You can even still download Kazaaa Lite I think if you really want to today? In the case of bitcoin, it is not even sharing copyrighted material. It has been discussed on news outlets with minimal disdain, discounting corrupt governers or politicians that in my opinion can blow a sack of you know what anyway. It was even on foxnews recently, with jon stossel who seemed to be in favor of the coin.

What it comes down to is, bitcoin is not illegal, it is an online currency. It honestly has about as much merit as facebook coins and pogo bucks. The part the government doesn't like about it is the face value, they have no control of it, and they think it devalues the U.S. Dollar. (There is other issues as well such as the black market, but I mean come on, countries are the ones who created "cash" in the first place, the main source of currency in the black market globally. Not many c*ke dealers accepting visa. Yet they endorse U.S. dollar like its gold.) Another thin is and may become more is popularity, which again rises and falls with any type of currency from ANYWHERE in the world. In fact, just like any other currency, it supports economies, and can be converted to almost any currency just like ANY other country. It is rising in popularity and success, and I must say it is quite impressive.

And While I do see some problems with bitcoin, I do not see the U.S. government shutting it down becoming an issue. I say stock up know as much extra as you can afford or now. And if you were super early adopter GL!!
362  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: HOWTO: create a 100% secure wallet on: February 13, 2013, 03:35:51 PM
Great guide, I always think I am good with backing up I actually have two externals I use that are almost never connected to my computer and only one copy of each wallet on my comp. But this is definitely a surefire backup thanks!!
363  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Let introduce myself on: February 13, 2013, 03:32:42 PM
I just started reading about BTC in about NOV of last year. Got my first coins a couple of weeks ago. I have to say I am also becoming an enthusiast!! Welcome!!
364  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: eBay and Bitcoin on: February 13, 2013, 03:07:11 PM
a few months back a shitload of auctions had Bitcoin as a form of payment. I haven't done a search lately to know. I know a ton of people still sell coins on there like fools.
Alot of idiots buy BTC on there for like 20+ a piece
That's pretty steep if you ask me

I bought one off ebay back a while ago when I made my first order with MtGox and I was impatient. (Wanted too fool around with satoshi dice). Only bought one though til my order came in. Guy had cool protocol.

Had to have 50+ feedback, had to have a facebook page that matches your paypal name, and like his bitcoin page (had like 150 likes) Then sent a three part receipt. One with ur FB name matching ur paypal address, and issuing the blockchain confirm. He said He had only had 2 chargebacks and won both. Again this is his word of mouth, but seemed legit?
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