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May 13, 2013, 08:26:19 PM
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But it was deleted so is this true or not?


ok i found it was announced on the bitcoin2013 site

http://www.bitcoin2013.com/ and tweet that let to me asking the question is back http://twitter.com/coindesk/status/334042113761230848

That is actually quite amazing.

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May 13, 2013, 08:27:35 PM
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http://www.bitcoin2013.com/
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May 13, 2013, 08:29:26 PM
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Hosted by a comedian? The irony.

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May 13, 2013, 08:35:05 PM
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Hosted by a comedian? The irony.

I just read that, they had me with winklevoss twins and I was about say that is great keynote speakers for the community. The comedian, telling the jokes at a conference that should be serious, not so much. Killing what is left of my praise for the foundation.

Maybe the winklevoss twins ask for the comedian, after Facebook had a comedian start there conference off.

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May 13, 2013, 08:37:44 PM
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Yeah, I heard the same thing. I know they have recently taken a position of several million USD in Bitcoin, but I'm uncertain how long they've been involved in Bitcoin. Seems like an odd choice. I would have preferred someone like Marc Andreesson. His position in Ripple infers that he probably has spent an enormous amount of time studying the entire p2p crypto market. He also has to do a bit of work selling Ripple to the community. Seemed like a much better fit.

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May 13, 2013, 08:40:45 PM
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Comedians are often hosts for serious events including presidential dinners.  It's entertainment which can be a nice prelude for all of the following, serious speakers.  I don't find it odd at all.
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May 13, 2013, 08:48:21 PM
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Hosts are not keynotes. Bill Gates is a keynote not Conan

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May 13, 2013, 08:56:42 PM
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Comedians are often hosts for serious events including presidential dinners.  It's entertainment which can be a nice prelude for all of the following, serious speakers.  I don't find it odd at all.
Wait, so you work for the main sponsor of the conference and you don't think anything is wrong? Thank you for your unbiased opinion.  Roll Eyes

It's as much ironic as it is hypocritical. The "super serious" conference is hosted by a clown, yet they frown on forum members (like myself) enjoying themselves and having fun while doing serious business.

I'm so bored of bitcoin sometimes. The people in it are just getting far too predictable and stale.

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May 13, 2013, 08:58:44 PM
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Comedians are often hosts for serious events including presidential dinners.  It's entertainment which can be a nice prelude for all of the following, serious speakers.  I don't find it odd at all.

This. I have been to several conferences, several with comedians. There is usually at least some entertainment.

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May 13, 2013, 08:59:17 PM
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I thought the plural was spelled Winkelvii

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May 13, 2013, 09:08:52 PM
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Lol Zuckerberg seems to think so.

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May 13, 2013, 09:12:44 PM
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Hosted by a comedian? The irony.

Huh? The hosts/MCs at most corporate conferences are often comedians or at least tell a lot of jokes...

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Comedian? Lol


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May 13, 2013, 09:17:07 PM
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Why is the button to register with dollars above the bitcoin option? way to not promote bitcoin as the primary option.

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May 13, 2013, 09:23:22 PM
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It's just the "Kickoff Party" Friday night. I don't see anything wrong with having semi-celebrities and a comedian. Any press will be more likely to get sound bites at this than at anything else. Having some recognizable names is a good way to solidify the existence of Bitcoin in the mind of the general public.

The real meat of the conference will be Saturday and Sunday, anyway.

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May 13, 2013, 09:24:26 PM
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It's just the "Kickoff Party" Friday night. I don't see anything wrong with having semi-celebrities and a comedian. Any press will be more likely to get sound bites at this than at anything else. Having some recognizable names is a good way to solidify the existence of Bitcoin in the mind of the general public.

The real meat of the conference will be Saturday and Sunday, anyway.

Fair enough!

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Comedians are often hosts for serious events including presidential dinners.  It's entertainment which can be a nice prelude for all of the following, serious speakers.  I don't find it odd at all.
Wait, so you work for the main sponsor of the conference and you don't think anything is wrong? Thank you for your unbiased opinion.  Roll Eyes

It's as much ironic as it is hypocritical. The "super serious" conference is hosted by a clown, yet they frown on forum members (like myself) enjoying themselves and having fun while doing serious business.

I'm so bored of bitcoin sometimes. The people in it are just getting far too predictable and stale.

Yeah but at 10PM on friday night we get to all go watch Star Trek Into Darkness. Could we be any more nerd?!?!?

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May 13, 2013, 09:47:49 PM
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Why is the button to register with dollars above the bitcoin option? way to not promote bitcoin as the primary option.

Because people like me would rather unload our rapidly depreciating fiat in exchange for goods and services, and hoard the precious Bitcoin. See also: Gresham's Law.
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Why is the button to register with dollars above the bitcoin option? way to not promote bitcoin as the primary option.

Because people like me would rather unload our rapidly depreciating fiat in exchange for goods and services, and hoard the precious Bitcoin. See also: Gresham's Law.


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May 14, 2013, 09:00:20 PM
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Why is the button to register with dollars above the bitcoin option? way to not promote bitcoin as the primary option.

Because people like me would rather unload our rapidly depreciating fiat in exchange for goods and services, and hoard the precious Bitcoin. See also: Gresham's Law.


Gresham's Law (which is just a vanity label for a consequence of plain-old-arbitrage) applies to two forms of currency which are both legally accepted by a government entity, so BTC doesn't qualify.

I don't care about the relative position (above or below) on the registration page; the damning part is that the denomination is in USD rather than BTC ($350 USD on the day of registration, "BTC rate determined that day"). I'll be at Bitcoin2013 myself, so hopefully someone will bring it up at one of the panels as a lead-in to the discussion around price stability / store of value issues.

(Also, their countdown clock is wrong; it's mapped to midnight PDT on Friday morning, when it should be later in the day when registration or the keynote starts.)
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