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December 29, 2011, 09:41:43 AM
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December 29, 2011, 09:55:33 AM
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We shouldn't put portraits on money. I recommend equations and functions related to the bitcoin algorithms.
I'm not against portaits, but I definitely agree with putting equations and functions on the money.  I especially like the phrase "In Crypto We Trust"

An actual mirror. It's people's currency, after all.
I like this too

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December 29, 2011, 02:45:08 PM
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I personally am against putting actual people on currency too.

Old U.S. coins used to have images of Lady Liberty, the embodiment of an idea, on them before they switched to dead presidents.

I think she would be a nice face to see returned to money. Or barring that, some other embodiment(s) of an idea (although such things don't seem as popular nowadays, not sure what would be both available and well-known.)

Feel free to suggest ideas. I feel that a graphic that conveys something that bitcoin stands for would be more meaningful than a person.

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December 29, 2011, 02:55:27 PM
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I personally am against putting actual people on currency too.

Old U.S. coins used to have images of Lady Liberty, the embodiment of an idea, on them before they switched to dead presidents.

I would strongly recommend against using any symbology used by the United States or any other currency (both in current circulation and in the past).  The closer any Bitcoin bill resembles US currency the more likely the Secret Service is to investigate on charges of counterfeiting.
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December 29, 2011, 03:03:58 PM
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I think a series of Bitcoin notes all featuring famous cryptographers would be awesome.

Plenty to choose from!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cryptographers





I would pick out Alan Turing, Charles Babbage, ... any other suggestions?

I think a cyroptographer/mathamatician/programmer line would be good and create a full set (I need at least 6).

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December 29, 2011, 03:50:00 PM
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Why use the old convention of putting the face of our rulers on our coinage? Graven images were used to indicate the power of the ruler "I am Caesar and thus created this coin" and even contemporary currency uses the signatures of various Ministers of the Exchequer, Secretaries of the Treasury etc. to "legitimize" the people using the Centralized Authorities instrument of value, produced, maintained, manipulated and controlled by them, for them and without our input as the people.

Bitcoin, and the family of alt-cryptocoins demolish that fabrication, and I would hold that we don't need to use the tokens of value to glorify any individual, or to acknowledge authority to control our wealth. If we want to have colorful images, let's celebrate that which differentiates cryptocurrency from fiat, it is technological superior, it is digital, it is decentralized and it is not backed by the full faith and credit (and might of...) any sovereign State.


 
 
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December 29, 2011, 06:57:31 PM
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Why use the old convention of putting the face of our rulers on our coinage? Graven images were used to indicate the power of the ruler "I am Caesar and thus created this coin" and even contemporary currency uses the signatures of various Ministers of the Exchequer, Secretaries of the Treasury etc. to "legitimize" the people using the Centralized Authorities instrument of value, produced, maintained, manipulated and controlled by them, for them and without our input as the people.

Bitcoin, and the family of alt-cryptocoins demolish that fabrication, and I would hold that we don't need to use the tokens of value to glorify any individual, or to acknowledge authority to control our wealth. If we want to have colorful images, let's celebrate that which differentiates cryptocurrency from fiat, it is technological superior, it is digital, it is decentralized and it is not backed by the full faith and credit (and might of...) any sovereign State.

Yep, I agree. It would be nice to present symbolic representations of this idea, and I would be open to any suggestions you have for this.

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December 29, 2011, 06:59:32 PM
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December 29, 2011, 07:33:06 PM
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December 29, 2011, 07:43:21 PM
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That is great.

Ok, so we have an Alpaca, a Camel (silk road), a Gnu. I could see doing an animal series. Any other suggestions on animals that would be related.

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December 29, 2011, 07:43:42 PM
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I personally am against putting actual people on currency too.

Old U.S. coins used to have images of Lady Liberty, the embodiment of an idea, on them before they switched to dead presidents.

I think she would be a nice face to see returned to money. Or barring that, some other embodiment(s) of an idea (although such things don't seem as popular nowadays, not sure what would be both available and well-known.)
Ya know. I kinda like the 'embodiment of an idea' idea.

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December 29, 2011, 07:46:49 PM
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heh, how about Kevin Mitnick, or some such ...

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December 29, 2011, 08:19:23 PM
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I do like the idea of a mirror, or if that's technically difficult, some embodiment of it belonging to "the people". Maybe a picture of a crowd (one so large that faces can't really be made out), or of the Earth, or something like that.
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December 29, 2011, 08:29:19 PM
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I do like the idea of a mirror, or if that's technically difficult, some embodiment of it belonging to "the people". Maybe a picture of a crowd (one so large that faces can't really be made out), or of the Earth, or something like that.

Maybe a symbolic representation of p2p nodes.  Something like some dots to represent nodes w/ lines forming a mesh between nodes (links).
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December 29, 2011, 09:16:49 PM
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I do like the idea of a mirror, or if that's technically difficult, some embodiment of it belonging to "the people". Maybe a picture of a crowd (one so large that faces can't really be made out), or of the Earth, or something like that.

Maybe a symbolic representation of p2p nodes.  Something like some dots to represent nodes w/ lines forming a mesh between nodes (links).

I like where this is going.

- A space view of the Earth
- A p2p network representation
- A crowd of individuals

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December 29, 2011, 09:17:42 PM
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Smiley

That is great.

Ok, so we have an Alpaca, a Camel (silk road), a Gnu. I could see doing an animal series. Any other suggestions on animals that would be related.

If animals are done, the porcupine should be included. Smiley

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December 29, 2011, 09:32:14 PM
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As long a the bills can be determined to be legitimate through non-aesthetic methods (validation of balance sent to its address, for example), I would suggest allowing whoever initiates the "minting" of the bills to put whoever they want or whatever graphic they want on them, essentially custom-ordered at the time of purchase/exchange.

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December 29, 2011, 10:05:00 PM
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As long a the bills can be determined to be legitimate through non-aesthetic methods (validation of balance sent to its address, for example), I would suggest allowing whoever initiates the "minting" of the bills to put whoever they want or whatever graphic they want on them, essentially custom-ordered at the time of purchase/exchange.

All bills have a public address on them that is visible, and is easily checked via a cellphone qr scanner.

I did a set of 20 of these for IBB with their logo on them. I don't think I would do it for smaller batches though as it is a little laborious to do.

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December 29, 2011, 11:59:24 PM
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December 30, 2011, 12:03:04 AM
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Smiley

That is great.

Ok, so we have an Alpaca, a Camel (silk road), a Gnu. I could see doing an animal series. Any other suggestions on animals that would be related.

If animals are done, the porcupine should be included. Smiley


I was going to say the porcupine also. The freestaters would love that.
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