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Author Topic: 2013-10-27 - This Week in Tech Podcast - Brief inaccurate mention of Bitcoin  (Read 799 times)
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November 05, 2013, 07:04:07 AM
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One of the most popular, longest running long form technology podcasts briefly talks about Bitcoin and Silkroad, but unfortunately gets several facts wrong.

http://twit.tv/show/this-week-in-tech/429

01:17:00 Leo says, "I have 4 Bitcoins....Bitcoins are worth more than $100 each last time I checked."

01:25:00 Leo says an FBI spokesman has said they will sell DPR's bitcoins when the trial is over..."But they've shut down Mt.Gox so I don't know where they plan to do that at. But anyway, they have to put Mt.Gox back online so they can get there money."

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I was disappointed that Leo gave such inaccurate/out of date information.
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November 05, 2013, 01:29:26 PM
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What's strange is he really SHOULD know better by now.  Leo did boohoo BTC for a long time, but during the last run up seemed to have gotten pretty interested in it and even started taking BTC donations.  Apparently he hasn't bothered to actually learn any more about it and continues to just make up stuff as he goes.

I stopped listening to TWiT when I realized it was really just "This week in smart phones apps that are cool today"

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