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October 14, 2011, 01:36:20 AM
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I just donated 50 bitcoins to the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly fund.  Anyone want to help me with a money bomb that might generate press?

Fundraising numbers are announced every day at the General Assembly meetings, and a big haul from bitcoin donations WILL get noticed.  There are many journalists right now looking for a different angle on the protests, and this is probably the easiest way to generate press right now.

The General Assembly fund has pulled in about $75,000 so far over the 27 days of the protest (the other $75k was for the Occupy Wall Street Journal kickstarter campaign).
http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/13/news/economy/occupy_wall_street_money/

That's less than $3000 per day, and credit card donation processing company cut them off at one point.  If we can break 1000 bitcoins, I'll bet a bitcoin that we get a press mention, and perhaps even whole articles.

Donation address is in my sig.  276 bitcoins has been donated as of the time of this writing (my coins haven't cleared yet).

Let's do this!
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October 14, 2011, 02:10:37 AM
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Sent a coin. Maybe it'll teach those socialists that voluntary charity can work instead of coercion  Grin

Side note: google'd the payment address - over 600 results. You can see lots of interesting places around the web where this is being discussed.
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October 14, 2011, 02:28:22 AM
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Google claims lots of results, but by the time you get to page 14 it says:
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In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 140 already displayed.
If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.

Many of the suppressed hits are from blockexplorer.com.

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October 14, 2011, 02:45:47 AM
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Sent some coins Smiley

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October 14, 2011, 02:50:03 AM
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Sent a coin. Maybe it'll teach those socialists that voluntary charity can work instead of coercion  Grin

Side note: google'd the payment address - over 600 results. You can see lots of interesting places around the web where this is being discussed.
There is no ideology pegged to Bitcoin. The sooner "Libertarians" and "Socialist" realize this fallacy the better.


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October 14, 2011, 03:23:45 AM
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I sent 2 coins to #feedtheprotest    and 5 coins to  The DONOR thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=45943.0

Tue 11 Oct 2011 03:41:54 PM GMT    Withdraw    Bitcoin withdraw to 1EUqkFmL9HNpBRvbWRAqCiUjepaR7Vbryp    2.00000000 BTC    
Tue 11 Oct 2011 03:43:28 AM GMT    Withdraw    Bitcoin withdraw to 18E7852e1q3UFHjyNwddzydJ4uv7ZY2t7b    5.00000000 BTC    


now I send 1 to this thread...  yes, having a ton of bitcoins in a fund may get the press rolling

Fri 14 Oct 2011 03:23:12 AM GMT    Withdraw    Bitcoin withdraw to 1Q7DQVTubbUqr5by2YoZJRKCEzj9D3LQ9w    1.00000000 BTC    


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October 14, 2011, 04:39:16 AM
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Sent a coin. Maybe it'll teach those socialists that voluntary charity can work instead of coercion  Grin

Side note: google'd the payment address - over 600 results. You can see lots of interesting places around the web where this is being discussed.

Addy looked legit as best I can tell.  Sent them a few coins.

In order to show my gratitude, evoorhees, I'll drop a coin on Cato as soon as they accept them.  And another one on 'stop-the-beaners-at-the-borders' with a nod toward WiseOldOwl Wink

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October 14, 2011, 05:00:11 AM
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Side note: google'd the payment address - over 600 results. You can see lots of interesting places around the web where this is being discussed.

Good point - it's good to see that the OWS-bitcoin link is picked up on in various forums.  Too bad blockexplorer doesn't have a hit counter per bitcoin address.

Another place to look for media is on google news, where

"occupy wall street" kickstarter

turns up 73 articles, whereas
"occupy wall street" bitcoin

turns exactly ONE result, an NPR blog entry on October 5th:
https://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/10/05/141089001/occupy-wall-street-gets-union-backing-approval-rating-tops-congress

If we can get to 1000 bitcoins, this highlight will likely be mentioned in almost every in-depth article about Bitcoin.
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October 14, 2011, 05:39:38 AM
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In order to show my gratitude, evoorhees, I'll drop a coin on Cato as soon as they accept them.  And another one on 'stop-the-beaners-at-the-borders' with a nod toward WiseOldOwl Wink


LOL  Grin
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October 14, 2011, 06:22:19 AM
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Just sent 5.0 btc.  Hope this helps. Stay peaceful in the morning! Violence is not an option for a succesful transition to the new paradigm.
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October 14, 2011, 06:46:36 AM
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sent 15 BTC

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October 14, 2011, 11:10:55 AM
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Sent a coin. Maybe it'll teach those socialists that voluntary charity can work instead of coercion  Grin

Side note: google'd the payment address - over 600 results. You can see lots of interesting places around the web where this is being discussed.
There is no ideology pegged to Bitcoin. The sooner "Libertarians" and "Socialist" realize this fallacy the better.

Agreed - bitcoins are just another financial tool, fundamentally agnostic about how they are used, but they have several anti-authoritarian properties that many ideologies should appreciate (or fear).

And speaking of ideologies:
In order to show my gratitude, evoorhees, I'll drop a coin on Cato as soon as they accept them.  And another one on 'stop-the-beaners-at-the-borders' with a nod toward WiseOldOwl Wink

WTF, Cato doesn't even accept bitcoins?  And sure enough, they don't.  This seems like such a no-brainer... perhaps EFF's lead set a precedent for Cato?  Cato even published a half-assed article about bitcoin back in July.  Any group like Cato with one of the Koch brothers on the board has deep enough pockets to fund a defense of bitcoin, unlike the EFF.
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October 14, 2011, 11:16:46 AM
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Few bucks sent
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October 14, 2011, 04:15:01 PM
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10BTC sent.

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October 14, 2011, 04:49:01 PM
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I hope that it is possible to make the point that, as a percentage of the currency base, the donations in Bitcoin have been fairly generous compared to that of USD.

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October 14, 2011, 05:05:58 PM
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There is no ideology pegged to Bitcoin.

That may or may not be true.

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Satoshi is not Bitcoin and some plaintext in the blockchain is not Bitcoin either - Bitcoin is just applied math in a computer network.

Really, Bitcoin is about as political as the average open source project. Sure, to some people everything is political, others just use the free stuff for their needs and are happy Smiley
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October 14, 2011, 05:11:43 PM
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I have sent some already, but when I get home tonight I'll kick in some more.

The gospel according to Satoshi - https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

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October 14, 2011, 05:53:37 PM
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that link, as stated on the site, is managed by the Live Stream group of GA, and currently plays no role in GA as a whole.

Yifu Guo is working on with the Finance, Food and Open Source group to get Bitcoin integrated into OWS in a meaningful and helpful way.

Just an FYI: but calling it the "Occupy Wall Street General Assembly" is rather misleading.
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October 14, 2011, 07:04:21 PM
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There is no ideology pegged to Bitcoin.

That may or may not be true.

Quote from: Genesis Block
The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks
Satoshi is not Bitcoin and some plaintext in the blockchain is not Bitcoin either - Bitcoin is just applied math in a computer network.

Really, Bitcoin is about as political as the average open source project. Sure, to some people everything is political, others just use the free stuff for their needs and are happy Smiley

Quite the opposite. The core of all political systems is the banking system. Private for-profit central banks are anathema to freedom. Satoshi Nakamoto obviously developed bitcoin as a technological solution to the problem with private for-profit banks. The bitcoin computer network may evolve into different forms, but fundamentally it will be decentralized.

Any significantly advanced cryptocurrency is indistinguishable from Ponzi Tulips.
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October 14, 2011, 10:50:37 PM
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that link, as stated on the site, is managed by the Live Stream group of GA, and currently plays no role in GA as a whole.

Yifu Guo is working on with the Finance, Food and Open Source group to get Bitcoin integrated into OWS in a meaningful and helpful way.

Just an FYI: but calling it the "Occupy Wall Street General Assembly" is rather misleading.

Thanks for the heads up, but are you sure?  This page seems to indicate otherwise:
http://nycga.cc/2011/09/19/bitcoin/

"Our donation needs at present include for food, gas and internet service.
The link above is for the general fund and can be applied to any need. We will soon have bitcoin addresses for specific funding needs."

I personally don't mind if donations end up earmarked for the Live Stream group - it's just one of many OWS expenses - but I do like to be accurate.

edited to add: I've emailed Martin at the address listed to see if I can learn more.
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