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July 19, 2011, 04:26:42 AM
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http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Coin+cyber+realm/5121396/story.html

Another pretty reasonable article.
This bit is a little dubious:
"They also say if you want to make payments or send money online it’s easier to set up than PayPal or a credit card, processes transactions faster than either, and all without any fees or paperwork."

Hardly dubious; this is one of Bitcoin's primary strengths. Have you never sent or received bitcoins?!?

"process transactions faster than either" is dubious unless you're completely happy to consider the transaction 'processed' with zero confirmations.
Many merchants won't be. It depends on the amount I guess.

"all without any fees"  - while transactions seem to be accepted with zero fees right now - some people have already had problems with this. Sometimes a zero-fee transaction can appear to stall. This is another reason why 'processes transactions faster' is dubious.

With software improvements, and perhaps special services to allow fast small transactions - then 'faster' could be a reality.
"all without fees" is not likely to be the case long term.

So.. I still say it's *dubious* to claim these properties now. Already there are people on the forums who have expected these properties due to previous such claims, and have professed their disappointment on discovering the reality.

I suspect merchants will be much happier with having transactions processed in seconds and settled in minutes as opposed to processed in seconds and settled several days later with credit/debit cards, AND with cards having to take the risk of chargebacks for months afterward. I don't know where you get the idea that merchants wouldn't be happy with the speed and safety of Bitcoin transactions compared to accepting credit/debit cards.

It's also probably true that in the future transaction fees will be necessary for many or even most transactions. This problem is far enough in the future that we still have a few years to work it out. Though I suspect the most likely solution will involve the ability for someone other than the sender to pay a fee on a transaction.

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July 19, 2011, 04:35:46 AM
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It's also probably true that in the future transaction fees will be necessary for many or even most transactions. This problem is far enough in the future that we still have a few years to work it out. Though I suspect the most likely solution will involve the ability for someone other than the sender to pay a fee on a transaction.

Centralized intermediaries which make a 'transaction' just an entry in a database instead of an actual bitcoin transaction, could have lower fees if real bitcoin tx fees get too high.

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July 19, 2011, 04:42:01 AM
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It's also probably true that in the future transaction fees will be necessary for many or even most transactions. This problem is far enough in the future that we still have a few years to work it out. Though I suspect the most likely solution will involve the ability for someone other than the sender to pay a fee on a transaction.

Centralized intermediaries which make a 'transaction' just an entry in a database instead of an actual bitcoin transaction, could have lower fees if real bitcoin tx fees get too high.

Also true. Though that depends on both the buyer and seller using the same intermediary, which won't always be true; if it isn't, then you fall back to a normal Bitcoin transaction.

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July 19, 2011, 08:55:29 AM
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Wanted: scans or photographs of actual use of the bitcoin character (B with two lines of which the second one is only visible outside the B, see image below). Note that this refers to use of the character or glyph for bitcoin in texts, not the use of the logo in artwork.

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The sources can be either printed press or actual handwritten text.

Please upload these files to e..g http://imageshack.us/ and post the URL at http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=7215.msg105833 This will be used to finalize the request for a Unicode at the Unicode Consortium. The request has already been made but more real word examples have to be provided in order to resubmit the request.
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July 19, 2011, 09:20:50 AM
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I couldn't find this story mentioned here so I'll post it even though it's a few weeks old now:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/abc-bitcoin-currency-case-sparks-business-security-fears/comments-e6frgakx-1226080833651

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This week the website crikey.com reported that an ABC employee was facing a misconduct case for allegedly focussing the corporation’s spare computing power on Bitcoin mining.

Anyone got a link to the original Crikey story?

Edit: Found it... Sorry if these two links have already been posted: http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/06/22/tips-and-rumours-481/

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July 19, 2011, 09:58:35 AM
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This joker, Jason Mick,  really needs to do some research before writing a piece on bitcoin. Embarrassingly bad pile of garbage: http://www.internetevolution.com/author.asp?doc_id=231208&section_id=771
"My readers are even more clueless" can't be a excuse to any writer.
 

While reading what I wrote, use the most friendliest and relaxing voice in your head.
BTW, Things in BTC bubble universes are getting ugly....
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July 19, 2011, 01:55:23 PM
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BITCOIN ON RT

Max Keiser on RT, Bitcoin is discussed in all of the 2nd half of show.


http://rt.com/programs/keiser-report/finance-politics-gold-money/

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July 19, 2011, 03:49:21 PM
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BITCOIN ON RT

Max Keiser on RT, Bitcoin is discussed in all of the 2nd half of show.


http://rt.com/programs/keiser-report/finance-politics-gold-money/



It's a shame that Amir Taaki bloke was interviewed. He doesn't say interesting things, he speaks as if every sentence is a question, he speaks confusion instead of clarification... it's a dire shame Gavin Anderson or one of the other more grown-up talking-heads on bitcoin wasn't on the show instead.

Max managed to cover for him in the interview anyway but I hope he still takes bitcoin seriously and will talk about bitcoin on his show again.

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July 19, 2011, 04:14:15 PM
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Already mentioned:

  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Coin+cyber+realm/5121396/story.html

This article is notable because it is quite well-written, and is more reader-friendly than most.  It should be reviewed when looking for nice ways to explain the bitcoin concept to lay audiences.

One minor quibble is that it says there are 6.2 million bitcoins.  The current number is 6.854 (according to bitcoincharts.com), and of course the number grows steadily.  We should be saying "about 7 million" to the media so that it's reasonably accurate for a while (unless we want to timestamp the article by using the exact current number:).


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July 19, 2011, 04:15:32 PM
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Already mentioned:

  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Coin+cyber+realm/5121396/story.html

This article is notable because it is quite well-written, and is more reader-friendly than most.  It should be reviewed when looking for nice ways to explain the bitcoin concept to lay audiences.

One minor quibble is that it says there are 6.2 million bitcoins.  The current number is 6.854 (according to bitcoincharts.com), and of course the number grows steadily.  We should be saying "about 7 million" to the media so that it's reasonably accurate for a while (unless we want to timestamp the article by using the exact current number:).



It was already mentioned in this thread... but just for everyone who is outside of Canada, the Ottawa Citizen is one of the top and most reputable newspapers in the country.
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July 19, 2011, 04:33:00 PM
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BITCOIN ON RT

Max Keiser on RT, Bitcoin is discussed in all of the 2nd half of show.

http://rt.com/programs/keiser-report/finance-politics-gold-money/


Bitcoin segment starts at 15:09.


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July 19, 2011, 04:57:28 PM
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BITCOIN ON RT

Max Keiser on RT, Bitcoin is discussed in all of the 2nd half of show.

http://rt.com/programs/keiser-report/finance-politics-gold-money/


It's a shame that Amir Taaki bloke was interviewed. He doesn't say interesting things, he speaks as if every sentence is a question, he speaks confusion instead of clarification... it's a dire shame Gavin Anderson or one of the other more grown-up talking-heads on bitcoin wasn't on the show instead.

Max managed to cover for him in the interview anyway but I hope he still takes bitcoin seriously and will talk about bitcoin on his show again.

That's a bit harsh, but it's true that Amir wasn't very clear and coherent in this interview.  Maybe he didn't sleep well the night before.

Amir: perhaps you're trying to say too much all at once.  You need to break it down, and deal with one topic at a time.  Watch the interview again, listen closely to Max's questions, and address only those issues, rather than some random stock quote you have floating in your head at the moment.  Although most of what you said was true, it was usually a bit off-topic.  Max was totally on your side, and his questions were a silver platter compared to what other interviewers will ask you.  Review this tape, learn from it, and best of luck in future interviews.


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July 19, 2011, 05:44:04 PM
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He always interviews like that, this wasn't a one-off. For me, he is total cringe. I hope he learns something before he embarrasses the technology again.

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July 19, 2011, 05:48:22 PM
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He always interviews like that, this wasn't a one-off. For me, he is total cringe. I hope he learns something before he embarrasses the technology again.

You are being way too harsh.

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July 19, 2011, 05:51:27 PM
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He always interviews like that, this wasn't a one-off. For me, he is total cringe. I hope he learns something before he embarrasses the technology again.

You are being way too harsh.

Also, while it's true that he isn't the most articulate spokesperson for bitcoin out there, let's not forget he does speak to a growing segment of the population (i.e. the young). Now, this may not make much of a difference today... but these are the folks that will be carrying bitcoin forward five to ten years from now.
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July 19, 2011, 08:48:27 PM
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Some fucking bad publicity: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/07/19/2012245/Bitcoin-Trademark-Troll-Now-Sending-Bogus-DMCA-Takedowns

Who is that guy anyways? Should it be taken down of the news site? He is pure trash.

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July 19, 2011, 09:14:02 PM
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Who is that guy anyways? Should it be taken down of the news site? He is pure trash.
i think this guy will obviouslly fail. but what he will achive is a steady stream of bitcoin news
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July 19, 2011, 09:18:18 PM
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Who is that guy anyways? Should it be taken down of the news site? He is pure trash.
i think this guy will obviouslly fail. but what he will achive is a steady stream of bitcoin news

Any publicity is good publicity? xD

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July 19, 2011, 11:44:47 PM
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Some fucking bad publicity: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/07/19/2012245/Bitcoin-Trademark-Troll-Now-Sending-Bogus-DMCA-Takedowns

Who is that guy anyways? Should it be taken down of the news site? He is pure trash.

He's a complete idiot is who he is.

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July 20, 2011, 01:57:28 AM
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World's Leading Bitcoin Exchange, Mt.Gox, Acquires MtGoxLive.com

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/7/prweb8656007.htm

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