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April 11, 2012, 10:28:40 AM
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I was playing around with the idea of printing some BTC currency for use amongst my circle of friends for paying each other back for random stuff as we do. (only a few hundred BTC worth, backed by my wallet, trusting that they don't counterfeit them)

I'll be putting silly/irrelevant characters on mine from movies/cartoons/games, but that lead to an interesting discussion:

Who's face would you like to see on official BTC currency?*

*Barring any arguments as to the viability of a physical BTC currency

EDIT: I missed this one:
See this older thread for some ideas.
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April 11, 2012, 10:36:39 AM
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This is my favourite (sorry, it is Finnish meme...)

Or this:



Or if these are not good, any of the rage faces...

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April 11, 2012, 10:41:00 AM
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Rage faces lol

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April 11, 2012, 10:47:48 AM
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lol, Rage faces, good idea.

But clearly this was the wrong place and the wrong time to ask for serious suggestions  Grin

I was thinking more along the lines of contributors to computer technology that may not have gotten their due respect.
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April 11, 2012, 11:01:59 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Adleman

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April 11, 2012, 11:08:38 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie

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April 11, 2012, 11:49:04 AM
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See this older thread for some ideas.
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April 11, 2012, 11:59:51 AM
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I don't think you should have faces just geometric shapes but if you did have faces then Alan Turing - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing - then inventor of modern computer science should be on the 100BTC note.

Edit:  He presented a paper on 19 February 1946, which was the first detailed design of a stored-program computer.

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April 11, 2012, 12:06:58 PM
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i do not mean to be insulting, but don't your friends have phones and mobile wallets? The whole concept of paper money in conjunction with bitcoins is wierd and kinda scary much like the visits by the gov'ment..

On another note bitcoin currency, if i exist should probably show our dear old friend guy fawkes, after all, this is shadyAn0nim0usdealerCoin (according to some commentators)

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April 11, 2012, 12:34:18 PM
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No faces.  Faces are a concept for fiat money (an extension of putting the King on the coin).

Bitcoin is more than any individual.  It exists without any individual.
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April 11, 2012, 12:41:21 PM
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No faces.  Faces are a concept for fiat money (an extension of putting the King on the coin).

Bitcoin is more than any individual.  It exists without any individual.

That's what I said about geometric shapes. A line for a one, a cross for a two a triangle for a three a square for a four a pentegon for a five and a solid circle for a ten then all other values based off them and/or some mesh/random design related to the bitcoins sha code for possibly the other side or just a bar/QR code?

Edit:  Like a for a 500BTC note a solid circle with a pentagon drew inside?

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April 11, 2012, 12:50:41 PM
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There are a lot of people alive and dead that I look up to significantly because of either their work or their thinking but I refuse to worship any of them. No man is infallible and I think it's detrimental to our future to raise certain mere mortals to an elevated status of admiration and worship something that it is only in our human nature to do to such icons. Yes we should praise achievements but we should also remain critical of everything they do and not just blindly follow anyone.

I find it appalling how certain people nowadays worship Ron Paul for example as if he is some sort of godsent higher being that can't make a wrong turn which of course is the furthest thing from the truth. Although he is one of those people I look up to and I really appreciate his achievements, I think for example his integrity is something every person should strive to match and I think there's no one on this planet who did more to promote the cause of freedom and peace in recent history but even so I also think he is plain batshit crazy when it comes to his beliefs about evolution and religion and even the mere 4 pieces of paper those minarchist so desperately cling on to.


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April 11, 2012, 01:32:28 PM
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i agree that skipping the faces would be best.  do a google image search for cryptography, and browse various cryptographic devices through history.
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April 11, 2012, 01:37:44 PM
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i agree that skipping the faces would be best.  do a google image search for cryptography, and browse various cryptographic devices through history.

Yeah if you did feel the need to have an honorific image on each coin/note/bill I would use things like enigma machine, babbages analytical engine, shot of the naked 5970 PCB (the classic although slowly being displaced by FPGA hashing engine), etc.
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April 11, 2012, 01:38:55 PM
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i agree that skipping the faces would be best.  do a google image search for cryptography, and browse various cryptographic devices through history.

Yeah if you did feel the need to have an honorific image on each coin/note/bill I would use things like enigma machine, babbages analytical engine,  5970 PCB (the classic although slowly being displaced by FPGA) hashing engine, etc.

Agreed, faces aren't a very good idea.

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April 11, 2012, 02:01:04 PM
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April 11, 2012, 02:02:20 PM
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April 11, 2012, 02:51:52 PM
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The May 512 issue of Bitcoin Magazine dedicated all its pages to the Stone(d) Money of Yap. They're just like Bitcoin: Round (when in physical form); Mysterious guy (Anagumang); An Irish guy (David Dean O'Keefe); Proof of work (mined from quarries far away, then transported via canoe); After several hundred years, the Stoned Money is still being used, albeit by a fringe group.


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April 11, 2012, 02:59:24 PM
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Why not have some imagery related to cryptography/mathematics/computer science? Like for example the sha-256 diagram. Stylized, of course.

SHA-256:



ECDSA:



RIPEMD160:



Or whatever comes to your mind. I agree with others that faces suck for this... Or just go with the rage faces.

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April 11, 2012, 03:06:11 PM
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For geeks, kangasbrus, your idea is fine. But the general consciences is that "Math Sucks!" and the majority of people won't care to see math symbols on anything physical, for it may cause panic attacks. But Stoned Money...that's marketable.



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