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January 04, 2012, 06:32:52 AM
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Like I always think of it as mt.gox i.e. you say, 'mount gox' but is this an illusion??
Anybody know what 'mt' stands for??? Or even 'gox' for that matter  Cheesy
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January 04, 2012, 06:35:37 AM
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Magic The Gathering Online Exchange

At least, that's what it was orginaly.  The site neither shares the original intent of the founder, nor any of it's codebase anymore, so it's become a kind of branding; like Amazon doesn't really tell you that they started off selling books online, either.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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January 04, 2012, 06:35:41 AM
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MTGOX stands for Magic The Gathering Online eXchange
I'm not even kidding. proof:
http://web.archive.org/web/20070525044536/http://mtgox.com/gwt/mtgox.php
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January 04, 2012, 06:36:55 AM
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I think it is correct to say "Mount Gox".

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January 04, 2012, 07:56:18 AM
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I always think mount gox..can't stop, its too natural  Smiley

Amazing that, I'd never have guessed  Cheesy
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January 04, 2012, 07:59:26 AM
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Fuji-sama is a wonderful place (I like she is a her).  mtgox isn't anywhere near as beautiful.
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January 04, 2012, 10:58:52 PM
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MT.GOX has added a period between the T and the G on their new logo, so clearly it's their intent to be "mount gox".

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January 05, 2012, 01:18:04 AM
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i think of it as a play on Ft. Nox.


Definately not.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

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January 05, 2012, 02:04:11 PM
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I like magic gox.  It works for me.

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January 05, 2012, 05:06:24 PM
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I like magic gox.  It works for me.
i second that
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January 05, 2012, 11:26:04 PM
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i think of it as a play on Ft. Nox.


So did I. Learn something new everyday.
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January 06, 2012, 12:19:08 AM
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Who would have thought a magic the gathering exchange would result in such traffic, controversy, and profit for the creator. Here's to hoping we get a more professional exchange on day -__-
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