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April 22, 2015, 05:07:07 PM
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2bitidiot's latest

https://medium.com/@twobitidiot/bitcoin-the-global-reserve-9e61d6954533

contains link to Vinny Lingham paraphrased quote from Bitcoin Africa conference

"The biggest buyers of bitcoin in the next few years will be government"


Ryan's comin' back around. I especially liked: "I’m increasingly convinced that Wences et al have been right all along with bitcoin as a value store (reserve) emerging as its hidden-in-plain-sight killer app."

Duh - we've been saying that for years in this thread!....but it's easy for the VC crowd to get caught up in all the other hype for a while, I suppose.



yes, Sound Money is Bitcoin's Killer App.
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April 22, 2015, 05:24:28 PM
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For every misconception about Bitcoin, there's an altcoin waiting to capitalize on it.

By and large, altcoins are a tax on economic ignorance. A tax on ignorance of the importance of sound money. A tax on ignorance of network effects.
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April 22, 2015, 05:25:53 PM
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Imho, Bitcoin emerged as retaliation from techies/intelligencia to central banks power.

Now we have Sillicon Valley's startups messing around with financial services, which were traditionally banks mojo.

VCs better start stacking up bitcoins instead of funding scams tho.

I think this is happening, they first need to use their abilities to get BTC (earn it) when the metaphysical block halving happens (aka competition) they will start buying in. This may also happy at the same time as the actual block halving.


by my estimation, the last block halving frontrunning started 6 mo prior to the actual event.  this time, i think it starts sooner than that.  maybe even now, in fits and starts, but overall up with a real acceleration as we get closer.  reason being, the extraordinarily long length of this last bear cycle of about a year and a half along with the deepness of this pullback.  it's time.

Im waiting for the halving as well, since i have come to the conclusion that it is The organic booster for bitcoin. The one and only event that has to impact bitcoin's value.
But i mean, the global economy is striving thx to QEs et al., stocks are at ATH (for now) so i dont see a rally before spetember at least. There is no rush, still.
Probably by january things will really get intense.
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April 22, 2015, 05:26:16 PM
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this is good.  Gavin, Wladimir, and Cory will continue to be paid by a reasonably neutral source:

http://gavintech.blogspot.nl/2015/04/joining-mit-media-lab-digital-currency.html
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April 22, 2015, 05:29:47 PM
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this is good.  Gavin, Wladimir, and Cory will continue to be paid by a reasonably neutral source:

http://gavintech.blogspot.nl/2015/04/joining-mit-media-lab-digital-currency.html

Aaron Swartz would like a word with you.

"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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April 22, 2015, 05:31:22 PM
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this is good.  Gavin, Wladimir, and Cory will continue to be paid by a reasonably neutral source:

http://gavintech.blogspot.nl/2015/04/joining-mit-media-lab-digital-currency.html

it's gonna be exceptionally hard now for the USG to accuse the MIT Media Lab of being a terrorist organization:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_Media_Lab#Funding_model
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April 22, 2015, 05:38:04 PM
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making a break for it!:

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April 22, 2015, 05:41:07 PM
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poor NY.  little 'ol NC just won't cooperate:

The Coinbase Blog
In This Issue:

    Sensible State Regulation: North Carolina

Sensible State Regulation: North Carolina
Apr 16, 2015 11:41 am


As a nascent technology, regulation surrounding bitcoin has been a difficult issue for some regulators and policymakers. Despite these difficulties, North Carolina is a state that is promoting innovation and regulatory efficiency into its regulatory framework via the next generation of its Money Transmitters Act (“MTA”), introduced to the NC legislature last month. Reasonable states can disagree on whether regulation of certain virtual currency businesses is necessary in the first place, and if it is necessary, how to implement that regulation and with respect to whom. But to the extent states view money transmission regulation (or similar substitutes) as the right avenue for regulation, here’s why NC's approach is a good one:

    NC’s MTA does not duplicate regulatory regimes. NC includes sensible modifications to its existing money transmission framework to allow virtual currency businesses to operate with certainty rather than create a separate licensing regime for virtual currency businesses. This allows young bitcoin companies to obtain one license rather than two, a process which would be largely duplicative. When spread across the US, this could mean the difference between needing 50 versus 100 licenses to operate throughout the country.

    In addition, NC’s MTA does not reinvent the wheel with regard to AML reporting. Instead, it relies on the federal framework FinCEN set forth for the entire bitcoin industry federally in 2013 by making it a “prohibited practice” for a licensee to fail to comply with the federal BSA, including maintenance of active registration with FinCEN. Both state and federal regulators have an interest in preventing financial crime, but duplicative or inconsistent Anti-Money Laundering (AML) rules will cause unnecessary inefficiencies or redundancies for both regulators and businesses.

    NC’s MTA provides a sensible and flexible framework for consumer protection. Storing or transferring cash on behalf of others is a significant responsibility. Coinbase believes protecting its customer’s money is critical to the success and future of its business, and we understand and support policymakers’ interest in encouraging and reinforcing strong consumer protection standards.The MTA includes provisions which demonstrate NC’s careful weighing of the balance between the needs for both consumer protection and room for innovation. For example, the legislation allows flexibility for providing exemptions to small startups or unique business models. In addition, the MTA gives the NC Bank Commissioner discretion to require a licensee to obtain insurance coverage to address cybersecurity risks inherent in certain business models. Because industry best practices are still in development, Coinbase applauds this flexible approach to cybersecurity.

    NC’s MTA allows for permissible investments to be denominated in virtual currency. In adding and clarifying definitions, the MTA provides that virtual currency businesses may hold virtual currency as a permissible investment to back outstanding transmission obligations in like-kind virtual currency. This approach makes sense, because if a company receives bitcoin for a customer or is instructed to transmit bitcoin to another payee, then the backing for that obligation ought to likewise be denominated in bitcoin.

Over the past several months, Coinbase has had the opportunity and privilege to discuss virtual currency with policymakers throughout the U.S. and abroad. In each discussion, Coinbase has focused on the following three principles to guide policymakers on virtual currency regulation: (1) avoid duplicative regulatory regimes, (2) protect consumers’ interests, and (3) prevent money laundering. These principles underlie our published formal responses to the proposed New York BitLicense regulatory framework (here and here), as well as our comments to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), who are crafting a model state regulatory framework for virtual currency businesses.

We want to thank the NC Bank Commissioner’s office for engaging with industry while modernizing its MTA and working to make NC a welcoming place for tech innovation. Please join us in thanking both Representative Ross and Senator Gunn, who sponsored the legislation in the NC House and Senate, respectively, and in urging the NC Legislature to move quickly in passing the legislation.
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April 22, 2015, 05:44:04 PM
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this is good.  Gavin, Wladimir, and Cory will continue to be paid by a reasonably neutral source:

http://gavintech.blogspot.nl/2015/04/joining-mit-media-lab-digital-currency.html

Aaron Swartz would like a word with you.

regarding A. Swartz, i heard the MIT was hiding peadophile stuff (explaining the physical break in the servers closet). dat true possible?



this is good.  Gavin, Wladimir, and Cory will continue to be paid by a reasonably neutral source:

http://gavintech.blogspot.nl/2015/04/joining-mit-media-lab-digital-currency.html

it's gonna be exceptionally hard now for the USG to accuse the MIT Media Lab of being a terrorist organization:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_Media_Lab#Funding_model


Why would the USG do so anyway? Isnt the MIT the NSA's purgatory?
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April 22, 2015, 05:47:07 PM
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/33h8ii/the_isle_of_man_bitcoin_island_bbc_radio_show/
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April 22, 2015, 06:28:00 PM
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this is good.  Gavin, Wladimir, and Cory will continue to be paid by a reasonably neutral source:

http://gavintech.blogspot.nl/2015/04/joining-mit-media-lab-digital-currency.html

Aaron Swartz would like a word with you.

regarding A. Swartz, i heard the MIT was hiding peadophile stuff (explaining the physical break in the servers closet). dat true possible?



this is good.  Gavin, Wladimir, and Cory will continue to be paid by a reasonably neutral source:

http://gavintech.blogspot.nl/2015/04/joining-mit-media-lab-digital-currency.html

it's gonna be exceptionally hard now for the USG to accuse the MIT Media Lab of being a terrorist organization:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_Media_Lab#Funding_model


Why would the USG do so anyway? Isnt the MIT the NSA's purgatory?

it's about smearing anything Bitcoin related
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April 22, 2015, 06:31:43 PM
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lol, are u kidding me?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/uk-trader-charged-with-role-in-flash-crash-stock-plunge/2015/04/21/cb829800-e84f-11e4-9767-6276fc9b0ada_story.html
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April 22, 2015, 06:32:20 PM
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http://www.finextra.com/finextra-downloads/newsdocs/esma_call_for_evidence.pdf
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April 22, 2015, 06:42:24 PM
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It's called a Patsy.

One low level person caused the 2010 market flash crash.

But all big wigs who caused the 2008 depression got off free and clear. Hell, half of them were given metals.
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April 22, 2015, 06:45:59 PM
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... it reads like he went to the SR and it blew his mind.

I'm liking all this angst again coming out of the mainstream exactly "wtf? is bitcoin", is it this? is it that?  ... they realise it is not going to die or be coopted and so they must grapple with getting a strategy together to conceptualise/deal with it. The "blockchain not bitcoin" soundbite myth dissolved on them.

Marcus, OT question. What is the algorithm you have as your sig picture?
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April 22, 2015, 07:01:46 PM
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time to get in
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April 22, 2015, 07:42:36 PM
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Apparently he was putting up fake sell "walls" to drive the price down!

Who even knew that was illegal, let alone 20 years worth. Maybe thats where that forum PM subpoena is heading...
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April 22, 2015, 07:46:14 PM
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... it reads like he went to the SR and it blew his mind.

I'm liking all this angst again coming out of the mainstream exactly "wtf? is bitcoin", is it this? is it that?  ... they realise it is not going to die or be coopted and so they must grapple with getting a strategy together to conceptualise/deal with it. The "blockchain not bitcoin" soundbite myth dissolved on them.

Marcus, OT question. What is the algorithm you have as your sig picture?

It is an equation, not an algorithm. It is the piece of a puzzle to a very old, hard problem, PM me if you want to know anymore.

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April 22, 2015, 08:00:18 PM
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Now who's ready for a good ol' correction on the s&p favo o?!


<-- this guy!
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April 22, 2015, 08:11:24 PM
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Rather then actually fix the problem (say by requiring a 5 minute minimum time for placed orders) they simply make money on the traders and then when the market goes down find a scapegoat to arrest for doing what their system explicitly allowed.

 
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