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The “Bitlicense” is a bad idea that must die

There is much talk about the arbitrary imposition of a nonsensical “Bitlicense” on businesses based in New York that use Bitcoin to make a profit. Apart from the nauseating and unimaginative use of the prefix “Bit” in yet another context,

Posted in Bitcoin, Economics

Bitcoin is not a threat, it is a boon

The Financial Times has published an astonishingly blinkered and short-sighted article, where Bitcoin is mischaracterised as a threat, instead of the greatest business opportunity of the century. The fact of the matter is, and I have said this before, the country that

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Posted in Bitcoin, Economics, Fear-mongering, Money, Politricks, TC TI KB

BTC-DPD: Bitcoin Distributed Price Discovery

As you may have seen during the last seventy two hours, problems at a single exchange, the popular MTGOX, have unleashed mass confusion amongst the computer illiterate Bitcoin watchers, as they falsely claim that people have “lost money” or that

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Posted in Bitcoin, Economics, Fear-mongering, Software, Wishware

FinCEN sounds death knell for US based Bitcoin businesses

It seems that FinCEN has finally decided to opine on Bitcoin, without naming it specifically. This US pronouncement spells death to all “compliant” US Bitcoin companies that choose to remain based in the USA. There is one thing you absolutely

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The Conet Project TCP / 1111 is funded!

We just received notification that The Conet Project: TCP / 1111, the five disc edition, has successfully reached its funding goal, over by one percent. Thank you to everyone who blogged, tweeted, emailed, encouraged, and put their money where their

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Posted in Economics, Libertarianism, Post Tipping Point, Yes yes yes!

TCP / 1111 Pledge Update plus a New Conet Project trailer

The Digital Marketing people at IGGY put together the trailer above. Its a very beautiful piece. I wonder how many people out there recognise the sound of a 1990’s modem negotiating over a phone line? Those were the days! We

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Posted in Economics, Music, Yes yes yes!

Bitcoin as troll killer

For years, Slashdot has used its moderation system to filter out the trolls. The “mods” are given “mod points” intermittently in a feedback mediated system that keeps the site clean. This does not stop people from making troll posts, it

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Posted in Bitcoin, Economics