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June 17, 2013, 04:06:55 PM
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Federal regulators are increasingly paying attention to Bitcoin, the decentralized virtual currency. Last week, two of the most senior figures of the Bitcoin community trekked to Washington to try convince D.C.’s power brokers that they are eager to work with federal officials. But that may prove easier said than done.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/17/can-bitcoin-make-peace-with-washington/
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June 17, 2013, 04:37:22 PM
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why are allegations of Bitcoin allowing child porn purchases never challenged?  show me the data that proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt. 

there are billions more USD traded for porn than there will ever be in Bitcoin.
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June 17, 2013, 05:01:56 PM
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That has put the Bitcoin Foundation in the hotseat. Founded just nine months ago, the foundation provides an official public face for the cryptocurrency. It employs Gavin Andresen, Bitcoin’s lead developer. And the organization is in charge of soothing regulators who are worried about the decentralized cryptocurrency being used for illegal purposes.

Last week the foundation sent two of its top officials, Andresen and general counsel Patrick Murck, to Washington for a daylong conference sponsored by Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. The Thursday event gave Andresen and Murck a chance to address head-on one of the most explosive criticisms of Bitcoin: that the currency is used to purchase child pornography.

Should have fucking known, Bitcoin's self-appointed leaders are at it again, the article even had the balls to call them two of the most 'senior' figures in this community as if it meant something.
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June 18, 2013, 05:22:55 AM
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I wonder if the Bitcoin Foundation realizes that if the government turns on Bitcoin, they're the prime targets of harassment - since DC doesn't understand decentralization at all.

I also don't see the point in playing the corrupt lobbying game either. That money would be better spent in establishing mesh networks free from commercial internet providers, a type of redundant BTC-Only backbone.

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