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Author Topic: An exchange with shareholders ?  (Read 1062 times)

May 09, 2011, 12:04:32 AM

The idea is to use the group bitcoin system I mentioned in another thread as the basis for it where the central exchange is merely an organisation that manages  agents in different countries. An exchange that uses the hawala style system where settlements occur using a clearing house or ledger system to track funds.

This is also similar to a franchise system where the exchange would be the public face of a network of owner operators which doesnt actually trade itself - the same way visa is not controlled by one bank it is only the face of thousands of banks working together to look like one entity.

Agents would hold a balance in their local currency and only settle with the clearing house once a certain amount is reached to cut out fees charged to members. ACH payments work similarly to this so why cant we mirror it for bitcoin ?

If one of the nodes/agents goes down it shouldn't take the whole network down and the ach could be mirrored with a copy of the books held by each agent who participates. Like a wiki any changes could be tracked and queried and would have full transparency amongst the members.

How many shares would need to be issued to start a community funded exchange / clearing house like this ?

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May 09, 2011, 12:11:42 AM

I think the anonymous exchange I had mentioned earlier would be perfect for this.

I'm not based in the US so we would need someone who is and who's trustworthy to act as the central exchange.

I'd put most of my remaining btc into this too.

noagendamarket, if you want we can run this under BitcoinGlobal, if you wan't to be the one to head this up?

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May 09, 2011, 12:59:27 AM

I liked the idea since I first heard you mention it. I will be the contact for the project if you feel you can operate as an agent in your country pm me and we will assemble on irc to plan the initial setup.
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