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Author Topic: 2013-07-25 Daily Beast: The Government’s Perilous Bitcoin Chase  (Read 712 times)
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July 25, 2013, 12:18:27 PM
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I thought by now the press had matured enough on Bitcoin to leave behind these kinds of one-sided fearmongering hatchet jobs...but clearly this planet has an endless supply of lazy stooges calling themselves journalists.

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Nothing can strip the shine off a cool trend as quickly as national security officials sharing how it is poised to become a cutting-edge tool in terrorists’ ongoing death-to-America project. As such, I want to thank David Cohen, the Treasury’s Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and John Carlin, acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security—distinguished and otherwise delightful members of a panel I moderated at the Aspen Institute’s National Security Forum this past weekend—for casting a sinister shadow over what I had previously assumed to be the harmless if quirky Bitcoin craze.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/25/the-government-s-perilous-bitcoin-chase.html
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July 25, 2013, 01:51:45 PM
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I thought by now the press had matured enough on Bitcoin to leave behind these kinds of one-sided fearmongering hatchet jobs...but clearly this planet has an endless supply of lazy stooges calling themselves journalists.

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Nothing can strip the shine off a cool trend as quickly as national security officials sharing how it is poised to become a cutting-edge tool in terrorists’ ongoing death-to-America project. As such, I want to thank [a couple of feds] for casting a sinister shadow over what I had previously assumed to be the harmless if quirky Bitcoin craze.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/25/the-government-s-perilous-bitcoin-chase.html


Thanking them for scaring him about an obviously ingenious technology. Wow. Nice.

Bet he'd also probably squeal with glee if he ever got a pat on the head from them for this. Makes you wonder.

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July 25, 2013, 02:29:36 PM
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Bet he'd also probably squeal with glee if he ever got a pat on the head from them for this. Makes you wonder.


The author is a woman. The story is revolting. However, there's Royal Baby news and some Weiner fluff on the same page so for some I guess it's not a total loss.      Smiley


Edit: the comments are building up at the site and many are interesting. Check out "GroundskeeperWillie". Surely it's a sock puppet, but whose?

Here's my fave so far:

"Inflationator

You know the funny thing about terrorist is they want to set up a government."
 
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