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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Government Regulator Assholes on: August 03, 2015, 11:44:30 PM
I completely agree but what can we actually do?

We could vote for the republocrats, they'll fix it.  Wink
2  Other / Off-topic / Re: Creating new digital USD (for the Federal Reserve) on: July 29, 2015, 08:32:29 PM
I might be interested. Can you use them to buy bitcoins?  Cheesy

It would be great if the fiat fiends would come up with an electronic paymwent method that was irreversible.  That would undoubtedly become the preferred way to buy and sell bitcoins.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: My criticism of BitCoin on: July 25, 2015, 04:36:25 PM
I could also list a lot of reasons why I don't like USD, but what choice did I have before Bitcoin came along?  I was stuck having to use fiat due to a lack of alternatives.

Perhaps the best thing about Bitcoin is that you're free not to use it if you don't want to.  Smiley
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What does Bitcoin mean to you (A poll) on: June 14, 2015, 02:41:57 PM
Bitcoin allows me to opt out of the fiat scam.
5  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2015-06-07] Exponential Finance: Who Will Be the Instagram or Uber of Finance? on: June 07, 2015, 09:25:03 PM
I think it'll be some payment processor like bitpay or coinbase. They'll become the PayPal's of bitcoin at least.

I doubt it.  They're just intermediaries that will be needed less as the userbase grows and more open source solutions are developed.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Should Gavin resign from developement of Bitcoin? [POLL] on: June 06, 2015, 07:42:03 AM

Blocks aren't even full, goofy.
Do you prefer to fix a problem or to avoid it?

I prefer to fix a problem once it occures. It's good to have a solution at hand but it's called "obsessive compulsive bahviour" if you fix problems that don't exist.

You mean like waiting until your engine dies before worrying about putting more gas in the tank?

Maybe Gavin has OCD. Ever thought about that?

Or maybe he's just proactive instead of reactive.  Ever thought about that?
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why don't we create a whole new perfect crypto and call it bitcoin? on: June 06, 2015, 05:10:57 AM
do you know how some altcoins can process many more transac than bitcoin and why doesn't bitcoin use the same system? they aren't secure? they aren't decentralized?

I don't really pay much attention to the altcoins, but those who don't like the way Bitcoin works don't have to complain about it, they can just switch to another currency.  No one is forced to use bitcoins.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Why don't we create a whole new perfect crypto and call it bitcoin? on: June 06, 2015, 04:23:20 AM
Different people have different opinions on what features and characteristics a perfect currency would have.  Find the one that you consider perfect and use it.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: World's Biggest Bitcoin Holders on: June 04, 2015, 07:55:38 AM
At one time, the FBI held the distinction for single largest holding of bitcoin after the SilkRoad raid.  But I think they've auctioned them off since then.

Tim Draper bought a big chunk of the bitcoins that were seized and auctioned off.
10  Economy / Economics / Re: Would any government allow foreign currency to circulate in domestic economy? on: June 01, 2015, 02:23:27 PM
Yes, there is a big list of countries which do just that.

Thanks for the link.

I went through the list, most of those countries are small countries who does not have a sound monetary system thus rely on a larger and more established foreign currency. But anyway it seems there are different scenarios for having a currency substitution, maybe bitcoin will work as currency substitution under certain circumstances. Unfortunately so far it works best for the drug dealer and money launderer, which is not going to help to increase the positive attitude from the government

If you think government is ever going to embrace a currency that they and their cronies can't manipulate and create, then you don't understand government.
11  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2015-05-29] WUK: IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET INTO BITCOIN, INSISTS BITCOIN JESUS on: May 31, 2015, 07:17:18 PM
It will never be too late to get into bitcoin...

Yep, and it's never too early to get some of your savings out of fiat. Wink
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is Blockstream the reason why 4 core developer won´t increase the blocksize? on: May 31, 2015, 06:40:47 PM
...The only reason Maxwell has been pushing side chains (if you follow the arguments from the beginning) is because they would allow needed features without bastardizing the original design of Bitcoin. If you're going to change something as fundamental to the original design of Bitcoin as block size why don't you just increase the max coins above 21m or lock the mining reward at 50 coins? The only way to change a basic core design feature of Bitcoin is to admit that the design is flawed. If that's the case then design a new coin that's not flawed, implement all of the corrections you want to the new coin and end this failed experiment. To me this argument is no different than PoW vs PoS. You can't fix that midstream. You need to start over.

But the 1MB limit wasn't part of the original design.  Here, Gavin explains:

Back in 2010, after Bitcoin was mentioned on Slashdot for the first time and bitcoin prices started rising, Satoshi rolled out several quick-fix solutions to various denial-of-service attacks. One of those fixes was to drop the maximum block size from infinite to one megabyte (the practical limit before the change was 32 megabytes– the maximum size of a message in the p2p protocol). The  intent has always been to raise that limit when transaction volume justified larger blocks.
13  Economy / Economics / Re: Would any government allow foreign currency to circulate in domestic economy? on: May 31, 2015, 01:22:32 PM
I was in Mexico just last weekend and I can assure you that the USD is accepted at many businesses there.  You can sometimes even get a better price/exchange rate when paying in USD.
14  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2015-05-28] Video: Overstock CEO - "We will eat the lunch of Jamie Dimon" on: May 29, 2015, 11:36:50 AM
Be careful, Mr. Byrne, or you're going to wake up one morning with all of your bank accounts closed.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Would Ross Ulbright be facing jail time if..... on: May 28, 2015, 11:06:39 AM
No, I think the only reason he was prosecuted was because he profited from the buying and selling of drugs.
16  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2015-05-27] CCN: Top 10 Countries in Which Bitcoin is Banned on: May 27, 2015, 09:03:48 PM
Surprised by the Bitcoin ban in countries such as Sweden and Iceland. I was thinking that these countries were more "progressive". On the other hand, the bans in India and China are hardly surprising.  Grin

They have to force their citizens to use money that they can create more of in order to pay for all of that so-called "progress".
17  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2015-05-15] Xapo Moves to Switzerland Citing Customer Privacy Concerns on: May 16, 2015, 11:37:06 AM
Unfortunately, I think it will become commonplace for American individuals and companies that want to use Bitcoin to locate elsewhere to escape the regulatory burdens.  The polticians and bankers here simply are not interested in the type of freedom and privacy that Bitcoin allows.  I think we'll see other jurisditions laying out the welcome mat for them in hopes of becoming a thriving center of financial services and activity in the future.

As others have already indicated, I'm not sure Switzerland will be one of those places based on their past capitulation to the demands of the USA.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: "Bitcoin is stronger than all of the supercomputers in the world put together." on: May 13, 2015, 11:51:10 AM
Did they also talk about how bitcoin is wasting more computer power than all the other computers in the world combined? I think Satoshi would have done something by now to the POW scheme to make network workers actually do something other than play the lottery.

Did you find something in his posts to support this opinion?
19  Other / Politics & Society / Re: [2015-05-07] - DEA to traveler: Thanks, I’ll take that cash on: May 07, 2015, 11:28:47 PM
...seized during his trip out West not by thieves but by at the Drug Enforcement Administration...

Fixed.  His attorney describes the situation more accurately than the author:

“What this is, is having your money stolen by a federal agent acting under the color of law,” said Michael Pancer, a San Diego attorney who represents Rivers, an aspiring music video producer. “It’s a national epidemic. If my office got four to five cases just recently, and I’m just one attorney, you know this is happening thousands of times.”

Fortunately, this will soon be a thing of the past for Bitcoin users as wallet technology improves.
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