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February 28, 2014, 10:06:00 PM
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It seems like the message the mainstream is getting from recent events is "This is why we need financial regulation."

And, let's be fair, there is a LOT of crime in our little community.  You can protect yourself pretty well by taking the right precautions, but a ton of wealth is being transferred to the hands of criminals.

Of course the obvious retort is "the mainstream financial system robs you too", but I'm wondering if anyone has any more comforting thoughts than that.

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February 28, 2014, 10:32:14 PM
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in bitcoin network, we have no problem at all.
it's the human, the problem.

bitcoin don't trust human.
that why human MUST ALWAYS retrieve BTC in his local wallet (bitcoin-QT).

simple.
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February 28, 2014, 10:38:34 PM
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That doesn't really help very much.  It shows that even a perfect system doesn't stop people from being preyed on.  In the minds of the mainstream, the obvious conclusion is that we need more government.

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February 28, 2014, 10:44:46 PM
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i don't need regulation on free and secure money network.
you want smart and honest people.



human can't do this.



since 2000 years ... and even more.
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February 28, 2014, 11:44:00 PM
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Well, I'm glad you feel that way, but it isn't how most people think.

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