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December 11, 2014, 02:13:34 PM
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https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8733510
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December 11, 2014, 02:31:38 PM
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http://blogs.microsoft.com/firehose/2014/12/11/now-you-can-exchange-bitcoins-to-buy-apps-games-and-more-for-windows-windows-phone-and-xbox/
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December 11, 2014, 02:51:55 PM
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http://m.bbc.com/news/technology-30377654
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December 11, 2014, 02:57:09 PM
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December 11, 2014, 03:05:48 PM
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Meanwhile, the SOV function grinds onwards and upwards.
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December 11, 2014, 04:41:29 PM
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https://twitter.com/cypherdoc2/status/543082636424404992
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December 11, 2014, 06:40:28 PM
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Microsoft has a long-term vision for bitcoin, BitPay and the blockchain.
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http://www.coindesk.com/bitpay-microsoft-aggressive-global-vision-bitcoin/

rocket, anyone?

"I believe this will be the ultimate fate of Bitcoin, to be the "high-powered money" that serves as a reserve currency for banks that issue their own digital cash." Hal Finney, Dec. 2010
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December 11, 2014, 07:47:40 PM
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Microsoft has a long-term vision for bitcoin, BitPay and the blockchain.
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http://www.coindesk.com/bitpay-microsoft-aggressive-global-vision-bitcoin/

rocket, anyone?


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December 11, 2014, 08:53:33 PM
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where you gonna run?  i know where i'm runnin:

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December 11, 2014, 08:58:43 PM
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those junk energy bonds are going up in smoke:

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December 11, 2014, 09:40:48 PM
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gold bike:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWVKufHqEQQ

"between 'lives' we all have a great laugh about the parts we have performed in the 'play', and look forward to and have great fun preparing the next chapters to act out."
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December 12, 2014, 02:18:43 AM
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Can anybody take credit for this? I snipped it without the author. Pretty sure I got it here.

"Gold's chemical, electrical, and even some of its physical properties make it such that its rarity is the only thing keeping humans from using it in a variety of ways on a daily basis.

If gold were as common as dirt, it would be coating our flatware; inside our electronics (much more so than now!); adorning our books, paintings and clothing; inside our bodies (teeth, metal plates and rods, etc.); within most places of manufacture; and would just generally be the second most-used metal next to iron.

Gold's intrinsic value is why it became desirous enough to start being used as money in the first place."

Forgive my petulance and oft-times, I fear, ill-founded criticisms, and forgive me that I have, by this time, made your eyes and head ache with my long letter. But I cannot forgo hastily the pleasure and pride of thus conversing with you.
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December 12, 2014, 03:13:27 AM
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some highlights from the latest budget deal

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As presented earlier in the week, the 1,600 page bill also includes a number of provisions intended to gain votes from both parties, including:



  • increasing the amount an individual person can contribute to a national political party from $32,400 to $324,000
  • blocks the District of Columbia from using its own funds to set up regulatory systems for marijuana legalisation
  • measures that would significantly weaken new regulations about risky financial instruments called swaps
  • blocking certain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations
  • cuts in the budgets of the EPA and the US tax agency
  • increases in the budget for Wall Street regulation agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission.




http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30443960

its official USA Oligarchy corp is running this ship aground. Where are the lifeboats kept?
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December 12, 2014, 04:03:35 AM
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some highlights from the latest budget deal

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As presented earlier in the week, the 1,600 page bill also includes a number of provisions intended to gain votes from both parties, including:



  • increasing the amount an individual person can contribute to a national political party from $32,400 to $324,000
  • blocks the District of Columbia from using its own funds to set up regulatory systems for marijuana legalisation
  • measures that would significantly weaken new regulations about risky financial instruments called swaps
  • blocking certain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations
  • cuts in the budgets of the EPA and the US tax agency
  • increases in the budget for Wall Street regulation agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30443960

its official USA Oligarchy corp is running this ship aground. Where are the lifeboats kept?

Survival kits on there way.
http://goldsilver.com/news/treasury-department-seeking-survival-kits-for-bank-employees/

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December 12, 2014, 05:57:35 AM
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Cypherdoc, apparently Nick Szabo disagree with you and think blockchains will be useful for something else than money: http://unenumerated.blogspot.fr/2014/12/the-dawn-of-trustworthy-computing.html

It's also worth noting this part, which seems to target PoS coins:
Many other decentralized or peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies do not provide anything close to the security and reliability provided by a block chain protected by full Byzantine or Nakamoto consensus and cryptographic hash chains, but deceptively style themselves as block chains or cryptocurrency.
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December 12, 2014, 06:10:42 AM
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Cypherdoc, apparently Nick Szabo disagree with you and think blockchains will be useful for something else than money: http://unenumerated.blogspot.fr/2014/12/the-dawn-of-trustworthy-computing.html

It's also worth noting this part, which seems to target PoS coins:
Many other decentralized or peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies do not provide anything close to the security and reliability provided by a block chain protected by full Byzantine or Nakamoto consensus and cryptographic hash chains, but deceptively style themselves as block chains or cryptocurrency.


yep.  lots of ppl do.  i won't/can't say i'm right as no one can see the future with perfect clarity.  i can only express my opinions, so take them with a grain of salt.

one thing i have noticed over the years though is that computer scientists and researchers don't have a lock on the knowledge and understanding of what Bitcoin is and what it might become.
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December 12, 2014, 07:09:31 AM
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I was on the fence about buying a new Xbox.

This settles it.  Merry Christmas!

I didn't have a console, ever. I quit playing computer games at some point.

I think I might get a TV or projector and a steam box.

When is steam going to accept Bitcoin? Now that would imply a rocket.

(I know one can buy steam games with bitcoin through 3rd parties, that's not what I mean).

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December 12, 2014, 07:10:42 AM
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Congrats to BitPay for bringing Microsoft into the fold.

Actually from their press release it sounds like Microsoft did it all by themselves. No 'education' by bitpay necessary. It also seems they have further plans and an urge to pull through in a timely manner.

EDIT: sorry, it wasn't a press release but this coindesk article already mentioned above.

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December 12, 2014, 08:09:55 AM
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some highlights from the latest budget deal

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As presented earlier in the week, the 1,600 page bill also includes a number of provisions intended to gain votes from both parties, including:

  • increasing the amount an individual person can contribute to a national political party from $32,400 to $324,000

a ten fold increase... wow. 

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yeah, like we needed other proofs Smiley

Bitcoin is a participatory system which ought to respect the right of self determinism of all of its users - Gregory Maxwell.
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December 12, 2014, 09:16:08 AM
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What is QuixCoin?

Google has never heard of it, and that's saying something.

EDIT: maybe this:

http://www.slideshare.net/QixCoin/quix-coin-1
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=300160.0

Seems to be some question about the spelling and I'm not sure anything was actually implemented. Pretty obscure reference by Nick.

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