Unlike paypal If anonymous ddoses bitcoin they will actually earn money by generating coins lol.
a DDoS attack must involve a denial of service. Generating the block chain is the providing of a service, so it is not a DDoS attack.
Denial of Service Attack
of Service Contribution
Anyway, I was listening to yesterday's Free Talk Live
, and during minute 22 of that mp3, they talked about Mastercard/Visa's inability to process transactions, and did make the astute point that Visa/Mastercard are highly insecure, considering the fact that yesterday's DDoS attack was able to take them down. So, this should be a great way to market bitcoin: it is DDoS resistant. Do you think this is an accurate claim? Or do you know of any actual DDoS *attacks
* on bitcoin? If I was listening live, I would have called in to promote bitcoin's superiority in this regard.
Later during minute 32, the two hosts Ian and Mark did their regular request for donations to their AMP marketing program...but they had to reluctantly admit that they use PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard because they don't have good alternatives:
time 32:45 - Ian Freeman, "Go to AMP.FreeTalkLive.com, and I know PayPal is on there. What else can you do? There just aren't very many convenient payment systems on the internet...unfortunately we have to hold our nose a little bit...we do accept Visa and MasterCard, as well when they are up an running."
time 33:02 - Mark Edge, "One a good opportunity presents itself..."
time 33:05 - Ian Freeman, "Where's the agorist payment processor
Again, if I was listening to the show's live radio broadcast EST 7pm-10pm, then I would have called in and encouraged them to adopt bitcoin donation and allow bitcoin AMPlifiers. To be honest, I had canceled my AMP payments after I lost faith in PayPal. Anyway, maybe several of us can call together to the show to promote bitcoin? I could call, but I am probably not the best communicator of the details of bitcoin's operation.
Also, maybe us bitcoiners who like FreeTalkLive could make a pooled bitcoin donation? Anyone else intersted? I will pledge to donate 100 bitcoins. (I suppose I should start a separate thread for this)