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August 16, 2012, 05:07:22 PM
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/08/16/online-drugs-silk-road.html

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The currency used on the site is called Bitcoin — a digital currency that makes it nearly impossible for authorities to follow the money trail. One Bitcoin currently converts to just over $11 Cdn, but the rate changes on a daily basis.

Bitcoin's main draw to illicit websites such as Silk Road is that it is decentralized and uses a network of computers, or nodes, to make monitoring transactions online much more difficult.
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August 16, 2012, 05:31:10 PM
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Cool, they fixed it. When I watched the bit on TV this morning they referred to Bitcoin as a "payment process system".
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August 16, 2012, 05:35:36 PM
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Cool, they fixed it. When I watched the bit on TV this morning they referred to Bitcoin as a "payment process system".

Bitcoin is two things:

1) "Bitcoin" is a payment processing/accounting system
2) "bitcoins" are the unit of currency used in that system

It's important to understand that it is both. To contrast, Paypal is only number 1. USD is only number 2. Bitcoin is both.
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August 16, 2012, 05:40:22 PM
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You can tell the media does not "get it". They think drugs are the coolest thing about bitcoin only because they can't get their heads around the truly visionary aspects of BTC.

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