I just watched a portion of the interview again...genjix, you referred to mtgox.com as an "illegitimate exchange" ...I don't think mtgox.com is illegitimate at all. I am a customer of mtgox and have not had any problems (and indeed I think MagicalTux is working extremely hard to make the exchange even better). The only thing that might be illegitimate is a government that would try and shut down such an exchange. Also, I do not believe mtgox.com is in any violation of US laws, so I'm not sure where you would conclude that it is illegitimate in any regard. If you can point to some law that mtgox is in violation of, I'm willing to be corrected (btw, there are plenty of other exchanges trading in various other goods and digital currencies). I'm sure it was probably an off the cuff statement that you didn't give much thought to, but words have meaning and in a setting like that, it could be very damaging.