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Author Topic: Could A Severe "Attack" On Bitcoin Possibly Be A Good Thing???  (Read 1276 times)
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March 19, 2011, 10:01:41 AM
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"The people" generally do not like governments and/or other powerful entities interfering in free markets.

If anybody did attempt to gain more than 50% computing/node power of the network in order to sabotage it... (meaning it was a significant game changing idea).

A headline like that could make the new york times.
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March 19, 2011, 11:01:28 AM
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Of course, if some organized trolling group decided to do it for shits and giggles in our infancy, we'd kinda' be out of luck.
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March 19, 2011, 11:13:57 AM
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there is no such thing as bad publicity

Exactly what I was thinking.

It could be a great "call to action" for everybody to join forces with bitcoin and run their generator client 24/7.
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March 19, 2011, 11:22:14 AM
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I like this idea.
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March 19, 2011, 11:47:49 AM
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related: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3198.msg44882

I'd rather have secure bitcoins than a headline.

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March 19, 2011, 12:39:44 PM
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"The people" generally do not like governments and/or other powerful entities interfering in free markets.

Wow.  Are you seeing the world through Hayek-spectacles? Undecided
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March 19, 2011, 04:24:20 PM
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related: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3198.msg44882

I'd rather have secure bitcoins than a headline.

I'm worried people (possibly myself) would think "if it happened once it can happen again, or worse" which is somewhat true. Calling something safe / uncrackable / unsinkable / whatever is always asking for trouble. With that being said I'd prefer btc to something that is just straight out manipulated like the USD  Cheesy

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