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February 02, 2011, 05:25:15 PM
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I'm not even sure it's illegal.

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February 02, 2011, 05:28:32 PM
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What's a good wholesaler that sells custom stamps?
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February 02, 2011, 05:28:50 PM
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I'm not even sure it's illegal.

It is.  Since you're french, I'm sure you remember the affair that happened few years ago with a company that wanted to distribute cash money in Paris.  It has been forbidden by police, because "using money as support for advertising is illegal".
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February 02, 2011, 05:30:21 PM
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Don't remember that. I'd love to read about it

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February 02, 2011, 05:31:59 PM
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Don't remember that. I'd love to read about it

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February 02, 2011, 05:35:35 PM
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"This is just a piece of paper."

I think that sentence would fall foul of the United States Defacement of Currency legislation. It's like saying that the money is worthless, which might be interpreted as "intent to render such item unfit to be reissued".

Also don't overestimate how much text can fit on a rubber stamp without becoming too small to be legible on a piece of paper that gets scrunched up. I would think that "bitcoin.org" or even just "bitcoin" is about all that will fit without making the text too small.

The money-tracking websites (wheresgeorge.com and whereswilly.com) no longer sell rubber stamps, and no longer encourage people to write the website name on the money, even though the Canadian site (Where's Willy?) says "We cannot locate any Canadian statutes that prohibit writing on currency". Perhaps they were advised to stop promoting marking of the currency.
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February 02, 2011, 07:28:01 PM
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I didn't realise not defacing coin of the realm didn't extend to not defacing paper money.

Maybe its more a matter of whether it actually loses face though than whether you used it as a napkin to scrawl your solution to the theorem Fermat didn't quite get to before he died.

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February 02, 2011, 08:42:07 PM
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I'm not even sure it's illegal.

Defacing currency in the US is technically illegal.  However it never gets prosecuted, there's a whole web community built around doing it actually (where's george)

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February 02, 2011, 08:47:38 PM
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I'm not even sure it's illegal.

It is.  Since you're french, I'm sure you remember the affair that happened few years ago with a company that wanted to distribute cash money in Paris.  It has been forbidden by police, because "using money as support for advertising is illegal".

From all of what I just read, the reason why it was forbidden was because of the riots that would have ensued from distributing cash in the street, *not* because writing something on currency is illegal.

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February 02, 2011, 09:00:10 PM
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The bitcoin community should not use illegal means to advertise.  "Where's George?" is harmless to the government, whereas bitcoins are competition to US dollars.  The government is much more likely to care about bitcoin advertising.

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February 02, 2011, 09:01:34 PM
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I used to write "bitcoin.org" on every euro note that passed through my hands, but eventually forgot it. Time for a new campaign? Smiley

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February 02, 2011, 09:06:46 PM
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I used to write "bitcoin.org" on every euro note that passed through my hands, but eventually forgot it. Time for a new campaign? Smiley
I'm in!

Somebody up to take the business opportunity of selling stamps ? Cheesy

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February 02, 2011, 09:12:29 PM
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Instead of stamping onto the banknotes, why not affix a small label, the kind that can easily be peeled off. Then no-one can say that the note has been defaced.
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February 02, 2011, 09:13:31 PM
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Instead of stamping onto the banknotes, why not affix a small label, the kind that can easily be peeled off. Then no-one can say that the note has been defaced.

It would much more expensive.
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February 02, 2011, 09:30:14 PM
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I used to write "bitcoin.org" on every euro note that passed through my hands, but eventually forgot it. Time for a new campaign? Smiley
I'm in!

Somebody up to take the business opportunity of selling stamps ? Cheesy
I was but after getting a quote from a wholesaler... I don't have enough capital. : (
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February 02, 2011, 09:49:18 PM
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February 02, 2011, 10:09:53 PM
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I used to write "bitcoin.org" on every euro note that passed through my hands, but eventually forgot it. Time for a new campaign? Smiley
I'm in!

Somebody up to take the business opportunity of selling stamps ? Cheesy
I was but after getting a quote from a wholesaler... I don't have enough capital. : (

Ballpark how much would I be looking at? I might be interested.
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February 02, 2011, 10:20:34 PM
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Bitcoins - because you cant send gold by email.

I don't like this one, since you can't really send bitcoins via email, can you?
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February 03, 2011, 03:34:50 AM
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What is  bitcoin ?



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February 03, 2011, 03:20:36 PM
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incredible!

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