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November 28, 2013, 08:49:17 AM
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Mike Hearn vs Dr Stephen Kinsella

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25130261
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November 28, 2013, 11:05:42 AM
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lol the only expert here is Mike, whos the other guy again?  Roll Eyes
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November 28, 2013, 12:13:43 PM
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OH GOD THE COMMENTS! THE COMMENTS! ARRRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!
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November 28, 2013, 12:31:47 PM
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lol the only expert here is Mike, whos the other guy again?  Roll Eyes

Agree, why the fuck the second guy is interviewed, he don't know anything about Bitcoin. He is just being judgemental.
He's been fucked many times in successive bubble burst he invested in and he believe this story will repeat for everyone after him.

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The big advantage of Bitcoin as "stateless money" is that when it collapses, the government won't have to bail it out.
Dr Stephen Kinsella

Yes that's the point asshole. Go cry to your government when FIAT money collapse. See if they care.

Here's my bag so you don't ask : Bitcoin, tenX, iexec, byteball and pepecash
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November 28, 2013, 12:47:28 PM
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First BBC HYS I've seen on Bitcoin. Opportunity to educate the masses?

Some people are newbies is life. we have to re-educate them for them to understand logic things.
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November 28, 2013, 01:00:25 PM
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In this case a lot of people are deciding a string of electrons are worth something, as opposed to nothing, and they want to sell it to the next guy as soon as possible.

Most people's wages are just a string of electrons every week/month. A record in a bank database.


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November 28, 2013, 01:14:13 PM
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lol the only expert here is Mike, whos the other guy again?  Roll Eyes

'Clash of the Bitcoin expert vs. some other guy...'

Not quite as catchy I guess.
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November 28, 2013, 01:21:55 PM
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In fairness to the BBC, the other person they wanted dropped out at the last minute so they had to scramble to find someone. I think Dr Kinsella did OK. No, he isn't a Bitcoin expert, but he's giving the perspective of the common man who also isn't an expert but is highly suspicious of anything that smells like a get rich quick scheme or complicated "free lunch".

The point about how Bitcoin can have literally any price is well made - Bitcoin's utility is the same at $1 as $1000, in terms of it being useful for buying/selling things.

By the way, if you show top rated comments, the top comments are all pretty reasonable actually. A lot of people understand that state backed currencies are also primarily faith-based ...
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December 07, 2013, 09:32:23 AM
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Stephen Kinsella video from the Atlanta conference, perhaps not a huge B fan but he talks a lot of sense :
http://letstalkbitcoin.com/events/cryptocon/cryptocurrencycon-videos/#.UqI9iihbXeQ
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December 08, 2013, 02:17:51 PM
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Stephen Kinsella video from the Atlanta conference, perhaps not a huge B fan but he talks a lot of sense :
http://letstalkbitcoin.com/events/cryptocon/cryptocurrencycon-videos/#.UqI9iihbXeQ
That's a totally different guy, they just have a similar name.
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December 08, 2013, 02:49:08 PM
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Stephen Kinsella video from the Atlanta conference, perhaps not a huge B fan but he talks a lot of sense :
http://letstalkbitcoin.com/events/cryptocon/cryptocurrencycon-videos/#.UqI9iihbXeQ
That's a totally different guy, they just have a similar name.

This is the Stephen Kinsella from the BBC article



http://www.ul.ie/business/kbs-staff/dr-stephen-kinsella

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Stephen Kinsella joined UL in September 2006. He has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, an M.Econ.Sc, MA, and Ph.D in Economics from NUI, Galway under Prof. K.V. Velupillai. He holds an M.Phil in economics from the New School for Social Research in New York and a second Ph.D in economics from the New School under the direction of Prof. Edward Nell.
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March 08, 2014, 02:16:35 PM
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Stephen Kinsella video from the Atlanta conference, perhaps not a huge B fan but he talks a lot of sense :
http://letstalkbitcoin.com/events/cryptocon/cryptocurrencycon-videos/#.UqI9iihbXeQ
That's a totally different guy, they just have a similar name.

This is the Stephen Kinsella from the BBC article



http://www.ul.ie/business/kbs-staff/dr-stephen-kinsella

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Stephen Kinsella joined UL in September 2006. He has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, an M.Econ.Sc, MA, and Ph.D in Economics from NUI, Galway under Prof. K.V. Velupillai. He holds an M.Phil in economics from the New School for Social Research in New York and a second Ph.D in economics from the New School under the direction of Prof. Edward Nell.

Oh yes, my mistake.
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