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June 18, 2012, 10:20:54 PM
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Adrianne Jeffries has decided the recent ramblings of one of the community's more prolific  and self-important referral-spammers and persistent peddler of incomprehensible pipedreams (dacoinminster) is newsworthy/noteworthy.
I don't agree.. but here it is.

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A Bitcoin Whitepaper, Written in Memes

Adrianne Jeffries
2012-06-18

http://betabeat.com/2012/06/a-bitcoin-whitepaper-written-in-memes/

'bitcoin whitepaper' !??  
I'm all for people putting their imaginative nutbaggery 'out there' for community review - but really.. this is a bit obnoxious :/


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June 18, 2012, 10:27:37 PM
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For my commentary.. or the betabeat meta-article... or the underlying 'meme' stuff + 'whitepaper'?

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julz, I think it's safe to assume it wasn't aimed at you Wink

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June 19, 2012, 01:14:01 AM
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Wow Im disappointed at Adrianne, seems like she missed the boat on some of the good press stories lately and this is what she comes up with..

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June 19, 2012, 01:29:39 AM
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julz, I think it's safe to assume it wasn't aimed at you Wink

eh.. I guess so.  It just occurred to me that people may expect the OP comments to be kept reasonably neutral.. and save the opinion for response posts... but this one clearly irked me a bit!

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For my commentary.. or the betabeat meta-article... or the underlying 'meme' stuff + 'whitepaper'?
I should have clarified. It was not for your commentary. I just didn't like the memes or the information in them and I also didn't like that this broke the news barrier for Betabeat. That is sad. So I basically agree with your commentary. Smiley

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June 19, 2012, 12:51:52 PM
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The full text of the news article quoted verbatim:

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Bitcoin Media blogger J.R. Willett has decided the best way to describe  and publicize a new Bitcoin white paper would be through Meme Generator. Oh hey, Scumbag Steve (STARTS BITCOIN EXCHANGE SITE, “BORROWS” HELD FUNDS TO BUY WEED).

Now, I like Betabeat, but this is... a bit weak.

Don't they have quality control for editorial content?
My first thought on reading this was: Is she high?
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Betabeat has always been nothing more than a news site regurgitator. They find something and copy it with a few changes.

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June 19, 2012, 08:13:00 PM
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Betabeat has always been nothing more than a news site regurgitator. They find something and copy it with a few changes.

Nothing wrong with that, but they usually find the good stuff to regurgitate.

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June 19, 2012, 09:42:32 PM
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that talk Jeffries did a few months back was lame and demonstrated a weak understanding of Bitcoin as a whole.

the Bitcoin White Paper was equally lame.

the combination of these two is lamer.
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June 19, 2012, 10:07:36 PM
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Betabeat has always been nothing more than a news site regurgitator. They find something and copy it with a few changes.

Actually It's sometimes been the reverse.
I don't recall offhand which article it was, but I remember noting how influential Adrianne Jeffries could be in that one of her stories was picked up as the primary source for various other articles.

She used to be more in touch with what was going on in the Bitcoin community.

 

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June 19, 2012, 11:07:38 PM
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that talk Jeffries did a few months back was lame and demonstrated a weak understanding of Bitcoin as a whole.

the Bitcoin White Paper was equally lame.

the combination of these two is lamer.

Satoshi's paper was lame?

n/m I understand now. It was stupid and confusing of the meme guy to call it a white paper.

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n/m I understand now. It was stupid and confusing of the meme guy to call it a white paper.

It was also obnoxious,cynical & egotistical.
Stupid, because the people who might have contributed to refining his ideas to evolve something actually worthwhile will have a natural gag reaction to the gall of this guy.

When I floated the joke idea of a user defined currency backed by the value of the Mona Lisa, according to him, I "actually COULD release monacoins as a user currency, and you COULD drive their value to $750 million each"
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=88107.msg976078#msg976078

Now.. I'm not entirely sure there isn't some interesting way in which sub-currencies could be piggy-backed off the bitcoin chain - but at some point he's gone off into lala land, and if my examples of 'MonaCoins' and 'BattlestarGalacticaCoins' don't clue him to that - I suspect there's no hope for him.

Ultimately I fear that if bitcoin is reasonably successful and results in a decent windfall for a large population of early adopters - then a scheme such as his could unfortunately get an irrational exhuberant pump from naive latecomers, and in the end cause a nasty blowback for bitcoin itself.



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