[FoRK] bitcoins vs. alchemy

Joseph S. Barrera III j3 at barrera.org
Wed Dec 5 18:37:54 PST 2012


It's kind of a bitch from a transmutation point of view that Gold has 
like 20+ isotopes but only one is stable.

But nuking Fort Knox is different because eventually the radioactive 
whatever would probably decay back to non-radioactive gold.

- Joe

On 12/5/2012 6:27 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Goldfinger (1964), though I think that was to manipulate the price 
> upwards using nuclear contamination and keeping it from the market for 
> the life of the half-life of the contaminants, not devalue it.
>
> Greg
>
> On 12/5/2012 6:05 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>> Wow. Is there any analog to that in the physical gold world? Any such
>> that I can think of are easily circumvented. But maybe with bitcoins
>> it's different. After all, gold is perfectly fungible, and bears no
>> timestamps.
>>
>> - Joe
>>
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