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January 31, 2012, 11:26:37 PM
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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/former-regulators-propose-a-watchdog-for-financial-watchdogs-milken-institute-review-excerpts-their-new-book-2012-01-31
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In "Bitcoin: Open source money?" Reuben Grinberg, a New York-based lawyer and computer scientist, unlocks the mysteries of the online cash that circulates without oversight from any government. "Bitcoin is a brand new digital currency whose supporters argue that it is the future of money," explains Grinberg. "Detractors call it a Ponzi scheme feeding the paranoia of conspiracy theorists, as well as a tool for terrorists, drug traffickers and child pornographers -- not to mention an economic disaster waiting to happen."
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Here's a link to the article.
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January 31, 2012, 11:43:59 PM
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Here's a link to the article.

TY! How's this for ending on an up note:

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Bitcoin is like the Web before the advent of
all the technologies that made it so useful for
non-techies. Back then, it was nearly impossible to
find anything of value on the Internet
– pioneer surfers will remember clicking through
pages and pages of irrelevant AltaVista results.
Businesses that had Web pages
did so more to seem edgy than to make sales.

Of course, the Internet eventually became
a critical part of our society and economy,
with technology making it easier to find
things, and a combination of scope and scale
increasing the value of what there was to find.
The potential of Bitcoin – more generally, of
a decentralized, self-regulating currency – is
similarly imponderable and similarly feared.
My hunch is that it will prove revolutionary.
I’m just not sure how or when.
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January 31, 2012, 11:55:33 PM
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The book looks great! Unfortunately in the audio interview, the author Paul Rosenberg makes a critical mistake in saying that he thinks bitcoin would be better if it was backed by something physical.  Here is the best article I know of dispelling this myth. http://libertariannews.org/2011/12/01/why-do-people-want-a-gold-standard-when-history-shows-us-it-does-not-last/

yap was a bit disappointed by that then too, i posted too eagerly  Cheesy

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February 01, 2012, 12:45:44 AM
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Here's a link to the article.

TY! How's this for ending on an up note:

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Bitcoin is like the Web before the advent of
all the technologies that made it so useful for
non-techies. Back then, it was nearly impossible to
find anything of value on the Internet
– pioneer surfers will remember clicking through
pages and pages of irrelevant AltaVista results.
Businesses that had Web pages
did so more to seem edgy than to make sales.

Of course, the Internet eventually became
a critical part of our society and economy,
with technology making it easier to find
things, and a combination of scope and scale
increasing the value of what there was to find.
The potential of Bitcoin – more generally, of
a decentralized, self-regulating currency – is
similarly imponderable and similarly feared.
My hunch is that it will prove revolutionary.
I’m just not sure how or when.

Wow:


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February 01, 2012, 01:37:27 AM
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Indeed, and this from the Milken Institute Review.

Milken, as in Michael Milken, famed eighties junk bond king, Forbes 500 billionaire,
white-collar criminal, risk lover, and the guy Gordon Gekko from the movie Wall Street is based on.

Jesus Balls, I found a couple of perhaps interesting quotes on his website.

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"I predict three revolutions in the 21st century: the global democratization of capital; the democratization of health care to the remotest parts of the world; and nearly universal access to knowledge. Scientists say there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on our tiny planet. As these three revolutions take hold, perhaps the opportunity to contemplate such humbling facts will give our 21st-century leaders the perspective they need to leave behind the confrontational attitudes that have plagued mankind until now."

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"The opening of our capital markets to people of broader backgrounds since 1980 has allowed far more individuals with a dream to test themselves in the marketplace. That has strengthened our economy, to be sure. Equally as important, it has strengthened our democracy."

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"Today, in 2008, it's more important than ever that people on the lowest rungs of the economic ladder feel they're part of the American dream. They need access to capital. The promise of capitalism is that you'll have that access based on your ability."

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"The accessibility of capital markets has grown continuously since 1974. Businesses are not as dependent on banks, which now own less than a third of the loans they originate."

This guy could literally swallow Bitcoin in one bite.
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February 01, 2012, 08:50:35 AM
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Indeed, and this from the Milken Institute Review.

Milken, as in Michael Milken, famed eighties junk bond king, Forbes 500 billionaire,
white-collar criminal, risk lover, and the guy Gordon Gekko from the movie Wall Street is based on.

To be fair, if I remember correctly, Gordon Gekko is based on a mix of caracters including Ivan Boeski, another crook of the 80s dealing in the same murky waters as Milken.
I put the quote from Ghandi in my signature in response to the pathetic "greed" speech performed by Michael Douglas in the movie..

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February 01, 2012, 02:42:13 PM
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i searched and noticed this link posted elsewhere on the forum, but some may have missed it...

Bitcoin 0.6 Will Blow You Away
http://keepyourassets.net/2011/12/23/1551/

a bit old now.
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February 01, 2012, 06:18:47 PM
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Short Bitcoin summary in Yahoo finance.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-may-currency-future-180232983.html
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February 01, 2012, 06:40:01 PM
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Yahoo.com holds 4th place in Alexa rankings so this article will be viewed by a lot of people. It's not the best article but it isn't horrible either. What matters most is that this is a VERY big site and the subject is "Bitcoin may be the currency of the future", so I'm quite happy about that.

It has been too quiet on the news front after the Good Wife episode, perhaps this starts the chain reaction I've been waiting for.

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February 01, 2012, 07:03:20 PM
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Upcoming British radio show about the Darkweb. The promotion I heard mentioned Bitcoin and Silkroad.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bmpl4

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Sunday, 21:00 on BBC Radio 5 live

SYNOPSIS
Adrian Goldberg investigates the dark web, a hidden part of the internet where paedophiles, drug dealers and gun smugglers can ply their trade without fear of being identified. Supporters of it say it's played a key role in facilitating free speech for people living under oppressive regimes but critics fear it's being exploited by sophisticated criminal gangs operating under the radar of the authorities.

BBC Radio 5 live is a big station in the UK popular with Taxi drivers, insomniacs and sports fans. Their presentation style is a bit sensational and trashy but a 60min show will hopefully get to cover Bitcoin in some detail.

Also many of the tabloid papers follow up on 5 live stories so this might spawn some more press.
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February 03, 2012, 01:36:14 PM
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Yahoo.com holds 4th place in Alexa rankings so this article will be viewed by a lot of people. It's not the best article but it isn't horrible either. What matters most is that this is a VERY big site and the subject is "Bitcoin may be the currency of the future", so I'm quite happy about that.

It has been too quiet on the news front after the Good Wife episode, perhaps this starts the chain reaction I've been waiting for.

Here's some more based on this story.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/02/01/investopedia72345.DTL#ixzz1lKEQRf6M

http://financialedge.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0212/Bitcoin-May-Be-The-Currency-Of-The-Future.aspx?partner=sfgate#axzz1lKEkNkzU

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February 03, 2012, 02:51:22 PM
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Oh no, not again, Roll Eyes
The BBC covers the boogie man that is the mythical "Dark Net".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16801382

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An extra layer of secrecy is added to the dark web by the use of Bitcoins - an electronic currency which is used legitimately by online gamers, but which can be used by criminals to mask their financial transactions.

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February 04, 2012, 11:35:54 PM
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Reuben Grinberg on the legality of Bitcoin; JANUARY 31, 2012
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Grinberg first gives a brief overview of Bitcoin, the decentralized, digital currency. According to Grinberg, Bitcoin can maintain sustainability, even though it is not backed by an institution or commodity, but it must overcome several hurdles. Grinberg then discusses the potential security problems and legal issues Bitcoin faces.

http://surprisinglyfree.com/2012/01/31/reuben-grinberg/

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February 05, 2012, 09:08:58 AM
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Oh no, not again, Roll Eyes
The BBC covers the boogie man that is the mythical "Dark Net".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16801382

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An extra layer of secrecy is added to the dark web by the use of Bitcoins - an electronic currency which is used legitimately by online gamers, but which can be used by criminals to mask their financial transactions.

So.. when someone the gawker had an article along these lines it seemed to catalyse an explosion of BTC value.  Is that feasible again - Should we all be mortgaging our houses to invest in BTC today.

Just kidding, but will be interesting to see whether theres a rise in BTC purchasing over next couple of weeks.
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February 06, 2012, 05:55:48 AM
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pretty good and detailed article about bitcoin:

very optimistic.

http://www.paristechreview.com/2012/01/20/bitcoin-universal-complementary-currency/

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February 06, 2012, 10:20:34 PM
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Negative mention of Bitcoin "No Agenda episode 380" Sunday February 5, 2012

When they talk about the BBC article, @ 2:20

http://380.nashownotes.com/

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February 07, 2012, 12:11:17 AM
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Oh no, not again, Roll Eyes
The BBC covers the boogie man that is the mythical "Dark Net".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16801382

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An extra layer of secrecy is added to the dark web by the use of Bitcoins - an electronic currency which is used legitimately by online gamers, but which can be used by criminals to mask their financial transactions.

Just read that article.The association of BTC with 'dark net' isn't exactly helping things.

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February 07, 2012, 01:51:54 AM
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Listened and recorded the whole BBC5 programme. All in all it was quite good. Surely, they come up with the usual fears and they are correctly addressed by Amir Taaki (genjix) among others. First time I actually hear his voice.

I'd go off on a limb and say it was quite positive, as it prepares people for the usual, standard media weapons about any measure that promotes privacy and freedom: drugs, illegal weapons, pedophilia, "hackers", blah blah blah. It exposes the fact that privacy and anonymity can be used for good or evil and points out the strongest cases to defend it.

I'd put the mp3 for download but that would be, uhm, illegal.

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February 07, 2012, 02:01:47 AM
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The 5Live Dark Web episode is actually downloadable as MP3 directly from the BBC site here,

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/5live/5linvestigates/5linvestigates_20120205-2330b.mp3

22.5 MB. / 49 minutes

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February 07, 2012, 02:08:38 AM
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The 5Live Dark Web episode is actually downloadable as MP3 directly from the BBC site here,

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/5live/5linvestigates/5linvestigates_20120205-2330b.mp3

22.5 MB. / 49 minutes

I stripped the news part when they talk about the bloody weather and sports, and some self-ads.

That would do anyway, I guess Smiley

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