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May 01, 2013, 09:16:05 PM
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Ashton Kutcher Bites Into 'Bitcoin Revolution'
Published: Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:37 PM ET
By: Cadie Thompson
Technology Editor, CNBC.com

The "bitcoin revolution" is here, and it offers an investing opportunity, Ashton Kutcher tells the TechCrunch Disrupt conference Wednesday.

"I think bitcoins are obviously becoming more and more relevant," said the actor, who is also founder of the A-Grade venture firm.

"The fact that people are hacking bitcoins really hard, it almost hearkens back to when banks first started and they didn't have safe safes and people were going into the banks and just robbing money out of the safe. It actually validates the value of the money itself," he said. "I think the fact that you can buy drugs and ammo with it is actually (a) validator of the currency itself."

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100696230
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May 01, 2013, 09:27:26 PM
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They should just get it over with and rename it the TechCrunch Bitcoin convention.
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May 01, 2013, 10:23:15 PM
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I'm not sure if I agree with the likelihood of the observation, but this is an interesting approach:

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Because of cyberthreats, governments are trying to regulate the Internet in a way that does not keep users anonymous. By using the same technology as bitcoin, people could anonymously monitor each other on the Internet for criminal behavior and this civic participation would help eliminate government intrusion, Kutcher said.
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May 01, 2013, 10:43:36 PM
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Satoshi, he clearly isn't.  

But I'll take the publicity as a way of making inroads into our Hollywood-fixated society.
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May 01, 2013, 11:07:05 PM
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http://hereisthecity.com/2013/05/01/heres-why-ashton-kutcher-buys-into-bitcoin/
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May 03, 2013, 02:42:13 PM
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Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIj-5i48UkA

Another radical anti-government privacy extremist.

Perhaps radical anti-government privacy extremist is the new normal.
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May 03, 2013, 04:19:24 PM
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In the meantime, idiots are selling off while people like Ashton are buying.

Makes sense.
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May 03, 2013, 04:35:20 PM
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Makes you wonder if and how many famous people use this forum.  Cool
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May 03, 2013, 04:37:34 PM
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Makes you wonder if and how many famous people use this forum.  Cool

Ashton is that you?  Grin
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May 03, 2013, 04:44:57 PM
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It seems he read Mike Hearn's decentralized blacklists idea.
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May 03, 2013, 08:13:59 PM
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Are there any videos of Kutcher on bitcoin from 2011 or 2012?  Wonder if his tune has changed.  I imagine he would have learned about it related to Dwolla's startup.


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May 03, 2013, 09:18:10 PM
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Ashton is highly regarded by the Hollywood community for his financial expertise.

Saw him on TV the other night interviewed for his investments. Had nothing to do with bitcoin.

Now that he's talking about bitcoin...

Not to mention that Hollywood is liberal.
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May 03, 2013, 09:29:13 PM
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Think he'll ever punk Satoshi?

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