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October 10, 2012, 01:09:54 PM
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For a mass deployment wouldn't DVD's with client and the most recent blockchain possible be the best way? I guarantee you there is underground software/movie/Piracy networks throughout the country.   

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In Iran, copyright does not apply, so shops sell packs of 10 or 20 DVDs with all the latest Microsoft software for very fair prices. Not on a carpet in the street but in real shops and people told me, this is actually perfectly legal.

Of course, these packs need to be updated every once in a while and I'm sure there is kind of a standard collection of programs on these DVDs. Bitcoin should get interest by those making these collections. Sad thing is that the blockchain alone will be a full DVD soon and the internet speed of most Iranians that actually have internet is not mind boggling.

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October 10, 2012, 06:05:40 PM
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Blockchain is what 3gig? We got a couple years lol. Then its 2 dvd's. Doesnt take fast internet to sent transactions. The real question is who the hell in the bitcoin community wants iranian money lol. If the got up and goin who would sell to them.

Also they got smartphones in iran right? Just need an Iranian verson of blockchain.info's mywallet on Irans "intranet"
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October 10, 2012, 08:14:01 PM
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Blockchain is what 3gig? We got a couple years lol. Then its 2 dvd's. Doesnt take fast internet to sent transactions. The real question is who the hell in the bitcoin community wants iranian money lol. If the got up and goin who would sell to them.

Also they got smartphones in iran right? Just need an Iranian verson of blockchain.info's mywallet on Irans "intranet"

The "who wants their money" argument should be answered with "others in the country". If you were wondering, how bitcoins get to Iran in the first place, check out "remittances". If relatives abroad can send in BTC and locals actually pay a mark-up in local money to get these, these receivers actually get a negative fee for sending money in compared to a very high positive fee that they have to pay now.

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October 10, 2012, 08:21:51 PM
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source forge blocks countries such as iran out of their own sense of right and wrong. not due to the US laws.

Where did you get this "information"?

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October 10, 2012, 08:32:10 PM
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gah, guys!

this is not only about if and how could i get hands on bitcoin now but also generally about how will it ever be successful in iran and cuba where there would definitely be a need for bitcoin.

and no, the bitcoin download is not blocked by the iranians but by sourceforge and google code. they point me to these documents:
http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sitelegal/wiki/Terms_of_Use#ProhibitedPersons
... oh, actually the desktop client is on github which is accessible but due to limited bandwidth there is little point in getting it up and running for me now anyway ...

and no, it has nothing to do with sha256 as all of sourceforge and google code is blocked here. sorry but that is a reason for me to use other hosters. too general embargoes are always evil.

The best and smartest thing for everyone to do is to make noise about thei monstruous crime of "trade sanctions" and influencing the US and EU policy. Millions of innocent people are hurt, some literally killed, by sanctions. No medications, no parts for trucks, elevators, airplanes, no medical equipment, no scientific journals. On top of that, societies are pushed into criminal spiral because all the goods have to smugled in. Speaking about tens of thousands of children who died in Iraq as a direct consequence of US trade sanctions, Madeleine Albright stated, as a US official: "we think the price was worth it".
So, the best we can do is to stop this nonsense. In the meantime, software and blockchain can be brought in on your laptops, and copies can be distributed p2p on DVDs at news stands, video-clubs,  and such.   

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