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April 03, 2012, 01:26:43 AM
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Bitcoin Draws the Attention of British Traders

Kit Dotson
2012-04-02

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2012/04/02/bitcoin-draws-the-attention-of-british-traders/

Bitcoin is making the news again after British traders have gotten wind of the speculative potential of the currency and began to try their hand at buying into it like any other commodity market.
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April 03, 2012, 01:42:37 AM
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think of all this additional trading contributing to the liquidity of Bitcoin.  this is only a good thing.

think of it being like the early days of the COMEX for gold futures trading.  no economy around gold at all; just billions traded each day equivalent to currency trading. Cheesy
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April 03, 2012, 01:54:13 AM
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Of course.. as Reuters provides a syndication service - Naomi O'Leary's Bitcoin 'financial traders' story is now popping up on news sites everywhere:

Bitcoin, the City traders' anarchic new toy
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46923238/ns/business/#.T3pUfKv3hM8

Bitcoin: digital currency attracts financial traders
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/bitcoin-digital-currency-attracts-financial-traders-20120403-1w9o7.html

Bitcoin: digital currency attracts financial traders
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/bitcoin-digital-currency-attracts-financial-traders-20120403-1w9o7.html

Bitcoin, the financial traders' anarchic new toy
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-city-traders-anarchic-toy-091725129.html

British Traders Have Discovered BitCoin
http://www.businessinsider.com/british-traders-have-discovered-bitcoin-2012-4

Bitcoin: a digital currency loved by geeks, scammers, forex traders.
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Bitcoin%20digital%20currency%20loved%20geeks%20scammers%20forex%20traders/6397262/story.html

Bitcoin, the financial traders' anarchic new toy
http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/sns-rt-us-traders-bitcoinbre831081-20120402,0,3906784.story

2012-04-05
Bitcoin: City traders’ anarchic new toy
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2012/04/05/2003529529



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April 03, 2012, 02:03:48 AM
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Of course.. as Reuters provides a syndication service - Naomi O'Leary's Bitcoin 'city traders' story is now popping up on news sites everywhere:

Bitcoin, the City traders' anarchic new toy
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46923238/ns/business/#.T3pUfKv3hM8

Bitcoin: digital currency attracts financial traders
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/bitcoin-digital-currency-attracts-financial-traders-20120403-1w9o7.html

Bitcoin: digital currency attracts financial traders
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/bitcoin-digital-currency-attracts-financial-traders-20120403-1w9o7.html

Bitcoin, the financial traders' anarchic new toy
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-city-traders-anarchic-toy-091725129.html

that is very good.  keep up the good work!
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April 03, 2012, 03:46:34 AM
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A fascinating (and complex) post about 'mental poker'. (URL dated April 1st - but the topic is too complicated for me to judge if any of it is a joke!)
Reminds me of the Bitcoin brain wallet.

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Poker is hard, especially for cryptographers

Matthew Green (cryptographer and research professor at Johns Hopkins University)
2012-04-02

http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2012_04_01_archive.html


I may not be a poker player myself, but decentralized mental poker appeals to me, mostly because it would be a lot harder to shut down -- especially if it was tied to a peer-to-peer currency such as Bitcoin. (On the other hand, you'd be playing for Bitcoin. So there's that.)
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This has been a long post, and while I hope it's given some of the flavor of the problem, obviously there's still tons I haven't said.

For example, how do you check for winning conditions? How do you handle players who 'drop out' when the cards don't go their way? And finally, how would you tie the result of the game to a Bitcoin 'pot'? (Bitcoin script seems like a great candidate for this, but unfortunately it's not well supported on the actual Bitcoin network.)


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April 03, 2012, 06:25:24 AM
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tom's hardware now including Bitcoin mining in it's 2012 benchmarks!

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GPGPU Benchmarks

2012-04-03

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-benchmarks-charts-review,3154-3.html


Bitcoin Mining

Apart from synthetic benchmarks, Bitcoin mining is one of the few practically useful, albeit somewhat narrowly focused, examples for GPU computing. A problem of using Bitcoin mining as a benchmark is that the existing OpenCL miner will typically not support a new graphics card generation upon release. Thus, we have to keep updating the OpenCL miner and benchmark results.


discussion: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=75144.0

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April 03, 2012, 09:50:32 AM
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English translation of article from Wired Italy:

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Even the systems currently emerging may be difficult. Ted Castranova, economist and author of Wild Cat Currency (forthcoming), notes that BitCoin will compete with other virtual currencies preferred by users, and highly unlikely to spread on a large scale. "If the networks have taught us anything multiplayer , is that these coins are affirmed by the use, non-intellectual manner. respond to users' needs. "Davis agrees:" The important thing is not money itself, but the fact you can use it at McDonald's or supermarket. "In other words, systems will not be used widely as BitCoin by criminals until they are paradoxically too sure to be able to be exploited.
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 In reality, the minority will be powerful, criminal or not, to reap the highest profits from these subtle changes. Will be 1 percent. Probably not everyone will use BitCoin 1.0, but surely many more will use BitCoin 3.0 or 4.0.
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"If the new payment systems as BitCoin evolve in a certain direction, the traditional forms of embargo and economic sanctions could lose its effectiveness in these free ports [Seasteading or other libertarian enclaves].
 

 Money Digital Network: a virtual river of cash
 - http://bit.ly/H9nk7k

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April 03, 2012, 11:29:22 AM
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Today's paper edition of "The Times" has two lengthy and detailed articles about Silk Road that mention Bitcoins. One of these articles is referenced from the newspaper's front page. There's also a general article about Bitcoins (with a large full-color Bitcoin logo) that mentions -- amongst other things -- Plato's Bitcoin road trip.

Press hits don't get any more mainstream than a prominent feature in The Times of London.
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April 03, 2012, 12:00:32 PM
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Today's paper edition of "The Times" has two lengthy and detailed articles about Silk Road that mention Bitcoins. One of these articles is referenced from the newspaper's front page. There's also a general article about Bitcoins (with a large full-color Bitcoin logo) that mentions -- amongst other things -- Plato's Bitcoin road trip.

Press hits don't get any more mainstream than a prominent feature in The Times of London.
The Times of London doesn't get any more prominent than being encoded into the Genesis Block. I hope that is at least mentioned in the stories.

Any significantly advanced cryptocurrency is indistinguishable from Ponzi Tulips.
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April 03, 2012, 12:53:54 PM
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Africa -- the next frontier for virtual currency?

Emily Alpert
2012-04-03

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/04/bitcoin-virtual-money-africa-rudiger-koch.html


So far the idea hasn't caught on in Africa. Though Bitcoin is based on free software that anyone can use, “we have to admit that Bitcoin is at this point a currency that's almost exclusively used by computer geeks and libertarians,” who are more common in the developed world, Koch wrote in an email. “You can count African Bitcoin users on two hands, literally.”

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April 03, 2012, 12:59:47 PM
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Musicians, Artists Invited to Put Digital Goods Up for Sale on CoinDL

Adrianne Jeffries
2012-04-03

http://www.betabeat.com/2012/04/03/coindl-aims-to-make-bitcoin-a-bit-more-mainstream/


A new Bitcoin commerce site, CoinDL, makes it fast and easy to buy and sell virtual goods from music to avatars.
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April 03, 2012, 01:08:44 PM
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The Times of London doesn't get any more prominent than being encoded into the Genesis Block. I hope that is at least mentioned in the stories.
Heh, it wasn't mentioned Smiley
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April 04, 2012, 01:12:36 AM
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A fascinating (and complex) post about 'mental poker'. (URL dated April 1st - but the topic is too complicated for me to judge if any of it is a joke!)
Reminds me of the Bitcoin brain wallet.
It's not a joke.  Mental poker, like Bitcoin, is one of the concrete uses of the abstract idea of using cryptographic techniques to achieve distributed systems that are trustworthy despite the absence of trusted central or third parties.  For more, see the wikipedia article on mental poker (linked to in the blog entry linked to in this quote):

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Poker is hard, especially for cryptographers

Matthew Green (cryptographer and research professor at Johns Hopkins University)
2012-04-02

http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2012_04_01_archive.html
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April 04, 2012, 01:20:14 AM
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Stick it to the Banks with Bitcoin

Brittany Stepniak
2012-04-03

http://www.wealthwire.com/news/finance/2953

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April 04, 2012, 01:26:09 AM
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How To Obtain Financial Privacy Through Using BitCoin

Trace Mayer
2012-04-03

http://www.howtovanish.com/2012/04/bitcoin-how-to-obtain-financial-privacy/

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April 04, 2012, 04:25:46 AM
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Some fake journalist's take on it

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Not So Golden Years: Seven And A Half Things To Know

Mark Gongloff
2012-04-02

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/02/seven-and-a-half-things-you-need-to-know_n_1396047.html


Thing Seven: Bitcoin Of The Realm: The hot new toy/Ponzi scheme/weapon of financial destruction sweeping Wall Street is something called Bitcoin, which is fake online money that some people think will become a new global currency. "Bitcoin has become the Wild West of finance, with a proliferation of websites offering loosely regulated replicas of the services familiar to those in the financial industry," writes Naomi O'Leary of Reuters. What could possibly go wrong?

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April 04, 2012, 05:52:38 AM
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John Stossel is a broadcast journalist who hosts "Stossel" on the Fox Business Network

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Let’s Give the Fed Some Competition

John Stossel
2012-04-04

http://patriotpost.us/opinion/john-stossel/2012/04/04/lets-give-the-fed-some-competition/
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/04/04/lets_give_the_fed_some_competition_113725.html

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Former Federal Reserve economist David Barker discussed this idea recently with me.
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Barker said the information age may break down the government's monopoly on money.

"There are experiments going on. There's something called Bitcoin (bitcoin.org), which is an electronic money that some people are experimenting with. The legal status is a bit unclear."
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April 04, 2012, 06:19:41 AM
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Reddit, (bestof) 1000+ upvote, "JackedIn explains the internet that some don't know of"
http://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/rr3j8/jackedin_explains_the_internet_that_some_dont/
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/rqdbj/reddit_what_is_in_your_opinion_the_scariest_thing/c47twlf

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the unindexed web, or dark/deep/invisible web. This is truly the darkest side of the internet, and anyone who is a little technically savvy can access it. Child porn, assualt weapons, drugs, even hitmen, this is the true internet, this is where everything you hear on the news goes down.

Its scary because its a decentralized system of internet fueled by a decentralized currancy (usually Bit Coins). Anything can happen on the deep web and no one can be held repsonsible.

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April 05, 2012, 12:47:27 AM
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Unfortunately, the ridiculous claim that this centralized system is any sort of 'version of Bitcoin' - probably isn't obviously ridiculous to enough people.

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Canada To Launch Its Own Version Of BitCoin Called MintChip

Austin Carr
2012-04-04

http://www.fastcompany.com/1829662/canada-to-launch-its-own-version-of-bitcoin-called-mintchip?partner=gnews

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April 05, 2012, 12:50:55 AM
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A more sensible take on the MintChip topic which explains why it's nothing like Bitcoin.

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Royal Canadian Mint’s “MintChip” Looks To Officially Digitize Cash

Devin Coldewey
2012-04-04

http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/04/royal-canadian-mints-mintchip-looks-to-officially-digitize-cash/


 Others around the net have likened it to Bitcoin, but that’s really an inapt comparison. MintChip isn’t a virtual currency, it’s a virtual wallet, something which has been tried before.

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