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August 27, 2013, 04:02:34 AM
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Did any news surface yet?

Where are the guys of the BTC community that attended? How did it all go?

The 'meetup' in question:
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/26/4657950/bitcoin-lobbyists-host-meet-and-greet-with-homeland-security-and

BTW: Im still confused, the article states that the get together with government authorities is 'hosted' by BTC businesses, but were they not subpoenaed to appear or is that a different 'meetup'??
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August 27, 2013, 04:31:05 AM
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I have a feeling we won't hear anything from this for awhile.

But it seems 18k were bought on MtGox a bit ago? Maybe someone has some good news?
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August 27, 2013, 05:55:07 AM
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Government industry collusion is usually not a highly transparent process. Maybe if you buy in to their paywall, you might get scraps of information.

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August 27, 2013, 05:57:32 AM
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Government industry collusion is usually not a highly transparent process. Maybe if you buy in to their paywall, you might get scraps of information.

I know some people with one of the attending financial regulators - a group that actually used to evaluate emerging payment methods with *ACTUAL* consumer protection in mind, especially on the technology side - I'll see if I can get anything
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August 27, 2013, 01:52:32 PM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/27/inside-the-bitcoin-advocates-closed-door-meeting-with-federal-regulators/

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August 27, 2013, 03:29:17 PM
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Working and communicating with government pigs are bad for bitcoin. Bitcoin was intended as a tool to put end to government intervention in finances and internet money. It is a virtual bullet that will bring government and three letter agencies to it's knees before real life FPS player comes and puts the hardware bullet into their heads.

Bitcoin either will prevail as unregulated, uncontrolled and uncensorable system that takes away government control on money supply and flow. Or Bitcoin will end up like e-gold and VISA/paypal. There really is no middle ground for Bitcoin!

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August 27, 2013, 04:01:58 PM
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http://upstart.bizjournals.com/money/loot/2013/08/26/bitcoin-foundation-talks-to-fed-fbi-more.html
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August 27, 2013, 05:17:44 PM
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Did any news surface yet?
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August 27, 2013, 07:41:31 PM
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Did any news surface yet?
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Would be their smartest move in some time.

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August 27, 2013, 08:02:26 PM
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Bitcoin either will prevail as unregulated, uncontrolled and uncensorable system that takes away government control on money supply and flow. Or Bitcoin will end up like e-gold and VISA/paypal. There really is no middle ground for Bitcoin!

Thinking the same.

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August 27, 2013, 08:23:44 PM
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Haven't heard anything yet.

Expect some news (maybe not from the foundation) 8/30.

See the last paragraph here:
http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/letter-to-secretary-napolitano-on-virtual-currencies

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August 27, 2013, 08:27:35 PM
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The Federal Reserve decided to buy bitcoins and namecoins.

And then, on the MSM, we will shortly hear Ben Bernanke talking about LTC. Grin

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August 27, 2013, 08:51:50 PM
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Working and communicating with government pigs are bad for bitcoin. Bitcoin was intended as a tool to put end to government intervention in finances and internet money. It is a virtual bullet that will bring government and three letter agencies to it's knees before real life FPS player comes and puts the hardware bullet into their heads.

Bitcoin either will prevail as unregulated, uncontrolled and uncensorable system that takes away government control on money supply and flow. Or Bitcoin will end up like e-gold and VISA/paypal. There really is no middle ground for Bitcoin!

End up like e-gold? i.e. dead in the water?

Or end up like VISA/paypal? i.e. successful?

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August 27, 2013, 08:57:22 PM
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They are probably all in jail :/


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August 27, 2013, 08:58:55 PM
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-27/bitcoin-meeting-otc-derivatives-trump-u-compliance.html

Vessenes described the meeting as an “educational meet-and-greet.”
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August 27, 2013, 09:01:13 PM
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Working and communicating with government pigs are bad for bitcoin. Bitcoin was intended as a tool to put end to government intervention in finances and internet money. It is a virtual bullet that will bring government and three letter agencies to it's knees before real life FPS player comes and puts the hardware bullet into their heads.

Bitcoin either will prevail as unregulated, uncontrolled and uncensorable system that takes away government control on money supply and flow. Or Bitcoin will end up like e-gold and VISA/paypal. There really is no middle ground for Bitcoin!

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Protocol wont change, so the only issue may be how they get some tax from US citizens, which Im not, so I dont care
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August 27, 2013, 09:55:04 PM
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Haven't heard anything yet.

Expect some news (maybe not from the foundation) 8/30.

See the last paragraph here:
http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/letter-to-secretary-napolitano-on-virtual-currencies

Thanks for the post.  That pdf sure looks like some interesting news may come out shortly.  They are definitely taking notice of crypto-currencies!
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August 28, 2013, 01:59:37 PM
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Thread with post from the lawyer, Marco Santori:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=282631.0

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