Bad enough that you don't give a shit about the planet or the suffering of individual animals.. but what have you got against bitcoin?
Can't answer false loaded question, sorry julz. I'd love for Bitcoin to be used in any way people will realistically use them. So far I see more talk of underground usage than quote unquote legitimate uses.
Yeah -sorry, it was a 'have you stopped beating your wife' type question for sure. It was based on my presumption that the only approach that might work with you is an appeal to self interest
I'd love for Bitcoin to be used in any way people will realistically use them.
Hey Mr Rastani, didn't I just see you interviewed on the BBC?
I understand loving a system like bitcoin which *allows* any use - but not so much the desire that any and every usecase will actually eventuate.
This is why I'm actually fairly glad the anonymity-level of bitcoin lies in between that of cash and credit cards. The theory being that if the 'crime' is important enough, governments can still throw enough resources at it to get some evidence, but most underground stuff wouldn't warrant it.
Perhaps though in the long run, increased use of systems like tor & i2p will indeed make it effectively anonymous and I should simply learn to be happy with the idea of 'free transactions' being truly free - as in the ideal of 'free speech'.
Right now though, as bitcoin struggles to grow - it just seems bad for business.
That drug transactions might be enabled pales into insignificance compared to some of the other theoretical uses.
Assisting in wildlife smuggling is one that will potentially even alienate a large slice of the pro-drug crowd.