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July 27, 2013, 06:18:58 AM
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http://www.sec.gov/News/PressRelease/Detail/PressRelease/1370539730583#.UfNlS2S9Kc3

Still think BTC makes you immune to the law?

Score one for the good guys.

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July 27, 2013, 06:25:56 AM
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Thanks for being on top of it and letting us know in such a timely fashion.

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July 27, 2013, 06:49:57 AM
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You're welcome. I'm glad you appreciate the invaluable service I provide to this forum.

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July 27, 2013, 06:53:05 AM
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You're welcome. I'm glad you appreciate the invaluable service I provide to this forum.

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July 27, 2013, 07:19:25 PM
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It's a forum, not an RSS feed. Has all the drugs and child porn fried the collective communities shared brain cell to the point that 3 day old news can't be discussed without confusion?  

And my question still hasn't been answered; how many of you bitcoiners still think you are above the law? Do you still think you can circumvent authority with your Internet Monopoly money?

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July 27, 2013, 07:40:39 PM
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It's a forum, not an RSS feed. Has all the drugs and child porn fried the collective communities shared brain cell to the point that 3 day old news can't be discussed without confusion?  

And my question still hasn't been answered; how many of you bitcoiners still think you are above the law? Do you still think you can circumvent authority with your Internet Monopoly money?

So a few loud people have you convinced you know exactly how everyone who participate here thinks?

You posts stink of arrogance and shortsightedness.  This is why you aren't taken seriously.

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July 27, 2013, 07:51:39 PM
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I have news for you, no one takes bitcoiners seriously either.

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July 27, 2013, 07:55:45 PM
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I have news for you, no one takes bitcoiners seriously either.
Oh dear.

Look at the title of this thread to see how serious the US government takes 'bitcoiners'.

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July 27, 2013, 08:09:18 PM
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No the government takes criminals who run ponzis seriously, not bitcoiners.

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July 27, 2013, 08:13:23 PM
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No the government takes criminals who run ponzis seriously, not bitcoiners.
This action by the SEC has legitimised bitcoin - it's clear now that the law regards BTC in a similar way to fiat.

This is a big milestone.

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July 27, 2013, 08:23:56 PM
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No the government takes criminals who run ponzis seriously, not bitcoiners.

Why are you so bitter and angry?
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July 27, 2013, 08:29:42 PM
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Who's bitter? I'm actually an extremely happy guy.  Making fun of delusional bitcoiners who think they are above the law makes me smile even more.

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July 27, 2013, 08:33:07 PM
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No the government takes criminals who run ponzis seriously, not bitcoiners.
This action by the SEC has legitimised bitcoin - it's clear now that the law regards BTC in a similar way to fiat.

This is a big milestone.

So you are happy about government regulation of bitcoin then? Excellent, so am I.  I doubt that most of your peers on this forum feel the same way, though.

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July 27, 2013, 08:39:15 PM
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Who's bitter? I'm actually an extremely happy guy.  Making fun of delusional bitcoiners who think they are above the law makes me smile even more.
Except you have not done that...you've posted anonymously to an Internet forum in flame baiting mode.

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July 27, 2013, 08:43:40 PM
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I haven't been making fun of bitcoiners? Really?

You aren't very bright, are you?

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July 27, 2013, 09:00:14 PM
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No the government takes criminals who run ponzis seriously, not bitcoiners.
This action by the SEC has legitimised bitcoin - it's clear now that the law regards BTC in a similar way to fiat.

This is a big milestone.

So you are happy about government regulation of bitcoin then? Excellent, so am I.  I doubt that most of your peers on this forum feel the same way, though.
Maybe they won't be.

Personally, the perfect scenario is to have regulated Bitcoin companies. When it is perfectly legal, fiat will flow in.

The underlying network will remain the same - what regulations can stop you sending an amount of BTC from A to B?

BTC will be like cash is now - there are things you aren't supposed to do with it, but there will be no way of preventing it.

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July 28, 2013, 02:20:30 AM
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I haven't been making fun of bitcoiners? Really?

You aren't very bright, are you?
I'm smart enough to know that all that is necessary for me to see people who think they are above the law (excluding those in the current administration) is go outside and walk down the street; therefore I would not find any particular pleasure in taking a diverse group on the Internet, attributing such attitude to them, and writing posts to that effect.  And I'd wonder about the motives of anyone who would "take pleasure" in such things.

Numerous historical antecedents, when one currency started to fail, substitute currencies naturally arose.  Black markets, which no society has been without, vary as a percent of total market based on factors which are totally understandable.  Currently, bitcoin is something of the former, and depending largely on how harsh and repressive this society becomes, it, along with other substitutes, may become something of the latter.

You'll have no impact on those events, and neither will I, of course.
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July 28, 2013, 02:56:05 AM
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And my question still hasn't been answered; how many of you bitcoiners still think you are above the law? Do you still think you can circumvent authority with your Internet Monopoly money?
How many of them ever did? I don't recall there ever being that many.

I haven't been making fun of bitcoiners? Really?
Yes, really. You've actually been making fun of a straw man this whole time. We're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you. I'm sorry if it took you so long to figure that out.

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July 28, 2013, 02:59:39 AM
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And my question still hasn't been answered; how many of you bitcoiners still think you are above the law? Do you still think you can circumvent authority with your Internet Monopoly money?
How many of them ever did? I don't recall there ever being that many.

I haven't been making fun of bitcoiners? Really?
Yes, really. You've actually been making fun of a straw man this whole time. We're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you. I'm sorry if it took you so long to figure that out.

Not just any strawman:

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