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Author Topic: [2014-01-31] FE - To grow, Bitcoin may need to shed its world of intrigue  (Read 877 times)
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January 31, 2014, 09:31:59 AM
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http://www.financialexpress.com/news/to-grow-bitcoin-may-need-to-shed-its-world-of-intrigue/1222093

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Bitcoin enthusiasts were buzzing about the arrest of a high-profile promoter of the digital currency at Monday night's weekly Bitcoin trading session in Manhattan's financial district. Charlie Shrem's detention on money laundering charges the day before shocked New York's Bitcoin community, which meets in a small conference room to trade the currency. It is contemplating the end of a world of intrigue away from the watchful eyes of police and regulators.

The author seems to be a bit ignorant about Bitcoin, so the language is somewhat biased against us.
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February 02, 2014, 01:31:10 PM
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Also notice that there are now a bunch of articles that say about the same thing that harp on a "world of intrigue" meme.  I strongly suspect some political group released talking points to the media for that effect.

Propaganda is not about informing people, regardless of what "side" it comes from.
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February 02, 2014, 08:45:41 PM
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Yeah, because Open Source software is such a labrythine "world of intrigue" ... sheesh  Roll Eyes is that the best hit phrase they can come up with?

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February 03, 2014, 04:30:18 PM
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I would assume it is aimed at upper class people, such as corporate leaders, professional investors, upper management, old money, and potentially their lackeys rather than the common folks.  If it was to be aimed at the masses, I would expect a lot of false choices dressed up in appeals to authority and security conveyed in more common, if not more folksy language.
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