My name is Ashley. I live in Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia. I am concerned about where the world is headed and suspect Bitcoin might be offering some form of positive contribution / solution but am becoming increasingly leary of anything online, indeed am scaling back computer use after having spent far too much time online since the 1980's, and moreover can't make head or tail of what Bitcoin is. The description makes no sense to me. The forum is far too vast with millions of posts.
It all seems fantastic and I wish you well.
But for myself, I shall continue to turn away from the para-local, international, global, cyber world and get back into the real world. My big projects this year are, along with continuing to run a small organic brick oven bakery, learning how to plant and grow vegetables and other plants, along with helping a neighbour set up a 160 acre organic farm and forest property to which I hope to move one day.
Maybe in a few years when you guys have established bitcoin and it is widely available and proven safe, then I can offer it as a payment option for my breads rather than central bank issued promissory notes, but for now I suspect a better system would be the current currencies, albeit not issued by private corporate creditors to populations, rather publicly issued interest free as a simple medium of exchange.
I joined the forum because I had stumbled onto the thread by ZeroDay about his losses in Cyprus and wanted to refer many of the more confused readers there to an article about Economic Hit Men, an interview with John Perkins who wrote the book of that name. The article is on the Global Research site.
People on that thread seem confused about whether the banks in Cyprus were responsible, or the govt or whatever. It seems that many people, even Bitcoin enthusiasts, still don't understand just how corrupt the entire machinery of modern finances is.
And - don't take this wrong - for all I know Bitcoin is going to be part of that corruption later on.
Anyway - all best, I hope it works and if it does, I'll be baaaaack.....