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December 16, 2011, 12:41:57 PM
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I bought a book, yes an actual paper book, couldn't find the ebook Wink Just finished reading the foreword and couldn't help noticing parallels to our interesting times.

Charles Goodhard in the foreword to "Good Money" -- Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821 by George Selgin:

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I certainly agree, that when the government fails to provide a satisfactory money, substitutes will be forthcoming, wether foreign money [...] or private tokens.

Maybe we should write a followup book to that:

"Good Money" -- The Internet, the FED, and the Beginnings of Modern Cryptocurrency, 2009-2019

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

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December 16, 2011, 04:12:55 PM
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George Selgin knows a lot about money. He also knows about Bitcoin and is intrigued but skeptical about it. Michael Suede as well as myself emailed with him about it.
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December 16, 2011, 04:25:54 PM
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I hope someone with a real vision is working on a book about Bitcoin. This forum itself would fill volumes.

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December 17, 2011, 04:03:33 PM
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I hope someone with a real vision is working on a book about Bitcoin. This forum itself would fill volumes.

lol. making a book from forum posts would probably not make a very good read, though Wink.

You're correct, though, in saying that there is plenty of material for a book about bitcoin... even several. Some guy asked somwhere here if a "trader" could write something up for him, because he was writing a book about bitcoin. I guess he's likely not the only one preparing a book.

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