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June 18, 2011, 04:56:13 PM
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I've just recently got into Bitcoins and I am very intrigued to say the least. I called up an old friend from college (he writes for The Economist) to see if he had heard about Bitcoins and I was surprised to hear that he and a few of his colleagues have already been researching about Bitcoins for a story. He said they were going pretty in-depth into how the currency works (the proof-of-work distributed computing, Satoshi Nakamoto's paper, etc) as well as the case for an anonymous currency. But the real juicy bit is this: it's going into the print edition! No idea if it will be on the front page but he did say it was feature length so it is highly probable that it could be. I'm aware of his current deadline, but to prevent the Bitcoin market from getting even more sporadic than it is I won't be publicly revealing the edition it is being published in.

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June 18, 2011, 04:57:30 PM
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By the way I posted this in the Newbie forum but this forum seems more appropriate.

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June 18, 2011, 05:21:43 PM
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But the real juicy bit is this: it's going into the print edition! No idea if it will be on the front page but he did say it was feature length so it is highly probable that it could be. I'm aware of his current deadline, but to prevent the Bitcoin market from getting even more sporadic than it is I won't be publicly revealing the edition it is being published in.

Are you referring to this article? http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency

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June 18, 2011, 05:23:36 PM
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Nope, he's working on a feature-length article for the print version.

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June 18, 2011, 05:27:19 PM
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Nope, he's working on a feature-length article for the print version.
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June 18, 2011, 05:40:44 PM
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Yeah, that would be awesome! I would definitely buy this edition. Smiley
When will it be available?

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June 18, 2011, 05:58:22 PM
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I just read an abridged version of the 'Bits and bob' article in the digital version (on iPad) of June 18th-24th 2001 edition of The Economist. This represents what is in the print edition. It is much shorter than online version http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency, cutting out all the technical details. It tells the reader to learn more about how Bitcoin works, visit www.economist.com/blogs/babbage.
So, while not front page, it is under the 'Finance and economics' section and not the 'Science and technology' section.
They end the print version of the article with: "Bitcoin is technically sophisticated. As a monetary system, it looks primitive."


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June 18, 2011, 06:22:22 PM
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They're going to be writing something a little longer and more in-depth like the real world applications that have sprung up using Bitcoins and such.

And no, I'm not Steve Jobs  Smiley

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June 18, 2011, 07:23:34 PM
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Be great to see it get on the cover !  I read this one the other day:
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency


Is he going to write about services using Bitcoins?

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June 18, 2011, 08:06:14 PM
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I've just recently got into Bitcoins and I am very intrigued to say the least. I called up an old friend from college (he writes for The Economist) to see if he had heard about Bitcoins and I was surprised to hear that he and a few of his colleagues have already been researching about Bitcoins for a story. He said they were going pretty in-depth into how the currency works (the proof-of-work distributed computing, Satoshi Nakamoto's paper, etc) as well as the case for an anonymous currency. But the real juicy bit is this: it's going into the print edition! No idea if it will be on the front page but he did say it was feature length so it is highly probable that it could be. I'm aware of his current deadline, but to prevent the Bitcoin market from getting even more sporadic than it is I won't be publicly revealing the edition it is being published in.

If you guys want to throw me some BTC for the tip, my address is in the signature.

Cheers

I read bitcoin article on their website a few days ago. Seems like you are posting this a little late. Unless you were referring to them putting it in the print edition.
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June 18, 2011, 08:10:55 PM
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I'm not talking about the blog post that was already published but a new one.

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June 18, 2011, 08:14:54 PM
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I've just recently got into Bitcoins and I am very intrigued to say the least. I called up an old friend from college (he writes for The Economist) to see if he had heard about Bitcoins and I was surprised to hear that he and a few of his colleagues have already been researching about Bitcoins for a story. He said they were going pretty in-depth into how the currency works (the proof-of-work distributed computing, Satoshi Nakamoto's paper, etc) as well as the case for an anonymous currency. But the real juicy bit is this: it's going into the print edition! No idea if it will be on the front page but he did say it was feature length so it is highly probable that it could be. I'm aware of his current deadline, but to prevent the Bitcoin market from getting even more sporadic than it is I won't be publicly revealing the edition it is being published in.

If you guys want to throw me some BTC for the tip, my address is in the signature.

Cheers

I read bitcoin article on their website a few days ago. Seems like you are posting this a little late. Unless you were referring to them putting it in the print edition.

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June 18, 2011, 09:56:28 PM
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Haven't there already been two anyway??

http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/bl/bitsandbob

-quite nice, online

http://www.economist.com/node/18836780?story_id=18836780

-less so, print edition




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June 19, 2011, 01:56:21 AM
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I don't think the link to the blog post has been posted enough in this thread!

http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/virtual-currency
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June 19, 2011, 12:57:24 PM
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June 19, 2011, 03:15:53 PM
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http://www.economist.com/node/18836780?story_id=18836780&CFID=172453746&CFTOKEN=17611523

Or that one?
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