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June 13, 2011, 01:20:20 PM
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http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/silk-road-website-called-the-amazon-ebay-of-heroin-cocaine-drug-trafficking/#

Last time bitcoin jumped from 2 to 30 dollars and the news story was on some random website. Now this might even hit the news.
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June 13, 2011, 01:35:59 PM
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Damn! These news guys gotta stop writing about Silk Road its attracting to much attention to it.

If it closed, how am I gonna get my cookies??

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June 13, 2011, 01:44:46 PM
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Silk road is a tor website so it's nearly impossible to take down and even if it happens, like the news story says someone will just open it again.

And remember plan B
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June 13, 2011, 01:56:41 PM
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Silk road is a tor website so it's nearly impossible to take down and even if it happens, like the news story says someone will just open it again.

And remember plan B

I agree.

The latter half of my reply was sarcastic btw  Wink

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June 13, 2011, 01:58:23 PM
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This might be a issue to the bitcoin economy.

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June 13, 2011, 02:13:29 PM
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This might be a issue to the bitcoin economy.

bitcoin != silk road

silk road does not directly effect the bitcoin economy.

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June 13, 2011, 02:58:01 PM
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While I agree that bitcoin is not only for drugs...

http://gawker.com/5808314/everyone-wants-bitcoins-after-learning-they-can-buy-drugs-with-them
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June 13, 2011, 03:14:47 PM
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Sure. Anything can affect the market price, but thats exactly the point. They don't control the market and the price, just affected by it

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June 13, 2011, 03:23:17 PM
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Article in the guardian could provide a boost. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/12/bitcoin-online-currency-us-government
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June 13, 2011, 03:34:36 PM
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http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/silk-road-website-called-the-amazon-ebay-of-heroin-cocaine-drug-trafficking/#

Last time bitcoin jumped from 2 to 30 dollars and the news story was on some random website. Now this might even hit the news.

it doesn't actually mention bitcoin, not that people can't find out though.
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