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Bloomberg: Bitcoin's gains may fuel central bank concerns



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re: Bloomberg: Bitcoin's gains may fuel central bank concerns
Dey gettin' skeered?

BTC is fascinating. I'm not sure what the average Joe should be doing with it and I have a concern that virtual currency is worthless without the power grid and the internet working.
So if you fear that your government money will be wiped out, well BTC has its issues too. Hard goods like gold & silver seem more durable in rough times.


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Beau Tie
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re: Bloomberg: Bitcoin's gains may fuel central bank concerns
This makes me happy. Central banks are part of the problem.


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re: Bloomberg: Bitcoin's gains may fuel central bank concerns
The Fed hates fantasy monetary policy


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This makes me happy. Central banks are part of the problem.



Me too. This will be very interestdasting.

Wiki called it on bit coin.
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Wiki called it on bit coin.


Whether or not I'm right remains to be seen.

The thing is, even if bitcoin fails, the digital currency cat is out of the bag. This is something that will revolutionize the world, probably even to a greater extent than the internet did.



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to a greater extent than the internet did


Are digital currencies even possible without the internet?


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Are digital currencies even possible without the internet?


Technically yes, practically no.

But I get your point. The internet is the facilitator of digital currencies, thus saying a digital currency will be more revolutionary than the internet is a bit contradictory.

But then that would be like saying that the internet isn't possible without electricity, so electricity is more revolutionary than the internet.

At some point, you have to let each new innovation stand on its own, at least in the philosophical realm.
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re: Bloomberg: Bitcoin's gains may fuel central bank concerns
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Whether or not I'm right remains to be seen.

I hope you are. It definitely has my attention.
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The thing is, even if bitcoin fails, the digital currency cat is out of the bag. This is something that will revolutionize the world, probably even to a greater extent than the internet did.

It's a unique and revolutionary concept in regard to traditional money. I like the possibilities.
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re: Bloomberg: Bitcoin's gains may fuel central bank concerns
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The thing is, even if bitcoin fails, the digital currency cat is out of the bag. This is something that will revolutionize the world, probably even to a greater extent than the internet did.


I am a big proponent of BTC causing change, but its not going to do what the internet did. And honestly social media is going to be the biggest agent of change in our lifetimes.


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Codythetiger
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re: Bloomberg: Bitcoin's gains may fuel central bank concerns
Haha wiki I've had my computer room turned into my bit coin mining factory for a year and a half now. Takes serious computing power though. Im gonna let it keep climbing.


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BTW everyone, bitcoin is exchanging at $19.44 right now.


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WikiTiger
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I've had my computer room turned into my bit coin mining factory for a year and a half now. Takes serious computing power though. Im gonna let it keep climbing.


How much are you mining per day?


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Haha I'm sitting pretty at the current exchange.


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re: Bloomberg: Bitcoin's gains may fuel central bank concerns
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so electricity is more revolutionary than the internet


And I'd agree with that all the way back to man being able to control fire. it may seem rather simple today but that probably took a few millennia.

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At some point, you have to let each new innovation stand on its own, at least in the philosophical realm.


I agree and digital currency has a chance to do wonderful things. I just happen to believe that govts have very strong reasons to outlaw its use and will take draconian steps to do so with very little protesting from the public.


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I just happen to believe that govts have very strong reasons to outlaw its use and will take draconian steps to do so with very little protesting from the public.


How far do you see governments going to prevent the use of digital currencies?



C
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How far do you see governments going to prevent the use of digital currencies?
They'll treat them like drugs or terrorism. No US company will be able to legally report it's use. They'll probably have reporting requirements for foriegn banks if they have US citizens using them. And all they have to do is sieze a small % of the bitcoins to scare off the novice investor.


WikiTiger
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They'll treat them like drugs or terrorism. No US company will be able to legally report it's use. They'll probably have reporting requirements for foriegn banks if they have US citizens using them. And all they have to do is sieze a small % of the bitcoins to scare off the novice investor.


guy on Forbes wrote an article yesterday arguing that a Government Ban On Bitcoin Would Fail Miserably


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TrueTiger
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re: Bloomberg: Bitcoin's gains may fuel central bank concerns
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electricity is more revolutionary than the internet.


It is still pretty fricking revolutionary and vastly under-appreciated, right up until you have to go a few days without it.

Without it I think we go right back to an average life span of about 45-50 years.



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Wiki...How does the whole mining thing work? Basically I set up a mining program on my PC and just let it do the work?

I would like to learn more about this whole Bitcoin thing. If you've got any good advice on where I can learn the ins and outs of this system please link. I've watched some youtube videos and all, and could probably set up an account without a problem. I guess I'm wondering more about how to acquire the bitcoins through mining. Any info you could throw out here would be great since you seem to be pretty knowledgable on the subject.


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