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December 12, 2012, 07:11:51 AM
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http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/29778-bitcoin-gets-official-backing

This means, that more will choose to use BTC, good news.
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December 12, 2012, 07:50:56 AM
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Huh, interesting. It's going to be an interesting road the next 5-10 years as Bitcoin catches on as a usable currency. It's good to see some progress! I can't wait until the day I can make mortgage payments with BTC.

Reminds me of this XKCD comic. "It may be a jewel of open source, but Bitcoin is just a currency. You buy stuff with it. What the hell is wrong with us?"


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December 12, 2012, 07:53:49 AM
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Bitcoin has won the right to operate as a bank

This made me lol. It was an exchange that won the right to operate as a bank. Its a pretty misleading article.

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December 12, 2012, 09:32:53 AM
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Bitcoin has won the right to operate as a bank

This made me lol. It was an exchange that won the right to operate as a bank. Its a pretty misleading article.

Only it hasn't. They're operating as a payment processor. Wait, that's still not right. They're working WITH a payment processor that's associated with a bank, so that EUR deposits are now insured (BTC deposits are still not). This is a step towards.... towards..... uhm, anyone help me out here?
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December 14, 2012, 12:17:00 PM
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I'm amazed at some of the articles people have written on this topic. Partnering with a PSP is very different to operating a bank.
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December 15, 2012, 07:42:30 AM
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So any real proof seeing something, that these news help BTC to get more popular?
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December 15, 2012, 04:18:57 PM
Last edit: December 15, 2012, 05:11:00 PM by Gatorhex
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"it means that bitcoins has protection on balances held at the exchange."

IF THE ABOVE WERE TRUE...

It would be a big deal for anyone who has a large amount of coins because
of the €100,000 protection European bank accounts get.

BUT THE REAL TRUTH IS HERE...

https://bitcoin-central.net/s/aqoba-partnership

It sounds like the equivalent of getting a credit/debit card processing account.
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December 16, 2012, 12:56:48 AM
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So the article was misleading i guess Smiley
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December 18, 2012, 06:02:21 PM
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Backing?  Uh, no.  Backing would mean someone guaranteeing to buy all Bitcoins in existence at a certain price.  Someone might back Bitcoin with $21 million held in escrow guaranteed to buy any and all Bitcoins for $1 each, for example.

Not only that, the article is wrong about Bitcoins being protected from a company bankruptcy.  Only Euro balances are protected.

Bad fudzilla writer is bad.
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