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Author Topic: 2013-05-20 BBC Radio 4 Today Show - US Government Puts the Brakes on Bitcoin?  (Read 1163 times)
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May 20, 2013, 10:29:00 AM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01shw0c/Today_20_05_2013/

Bitcoin coverage starts at 02:44:17 and runs for approx 3 mins.

Some debate on the DHS Mt.Gox/Dwolla payments freeze.

The best part was the lucid commentary at the end from guest Jonathan Rushman:
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Host: Does bitcoin itself, or something like bitcoin; a digitally created currency with a finite supply, actually have a future?
JR:      I think it's fascinating, and it, or something like it, I think has a real place. Imagine a world where foreign exchange didn't matter, monetary policy didn't exist, QE wasn't possible.
Host: I'd be out of a Job!
JR:      Well, Governments would free up all this talent that's currently focused on all those issues.
Host: OK, Thank you. Jonathan Rushman there with the latest twist and turn in the life of the bitcoin, which I'm sure we'll be doing more on.

More on Jon: http://www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/Jon-Rushman/
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May 20, 2013, 10:55:32 AM
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I'll say it one more time: we need to cut Bitcoin's apron strings. We can't trust the US gov with this, it's far too important.

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May 20, 2013, 02:20:18 PM
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I'll say it one more time: we need to cut Bitcoin's apron strings. We can't trust the US gov with this, it's far too important.

On that note, this is very encouraging:

http://bitnodes.io/

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May 20, 2013, 03:54:55 PM
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I'll say it one more time: we need to cut Bitcoin's apron strings. We can't trust the US gov with this, it's far too important.

The US Government is merely a gnat-fart in the great bitcoin hurricane. Slight impact, minimal staying power.

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