[FoRK] Bitcoin: "tied cryptologically to all the criminal activities that contributed to its shared value"

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 09:29:06 PDT 2013


Are there significant non-criminal use cases for bitcoin?

Aren't transaction costs much lower?




On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 8:01 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org>wrote:

> You've seen the "Contaminated Currency" theory of US dollars right?
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Contaminated_currency<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contaminated_currency>
>
> I'm sure it's a government plot where it's not really drugs, but
> transaction-dna "sin"-encoded smart water.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**SmartWater<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmartWater>
> http://www.schneier.com/blog/**archives/2005/02/smart_water.**html<http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/02/smart_water.html>
>
> So I guess btc is just like usd.
>
> Greg
>
>
> On 4/15/2013 9:50 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>
>> "tied cryptologically to all the criminal activities that contributed to
>> its shared value"
>>
>> Greg, you've seen this, but I post this for folks on this list who
>> haven't.
>>
>> I'm curious if anyone can convincingly refute the following statements
>> from this article. Oh, and also note:
>> http://www.aclu.org/blog/**technology-and-liberty-**
>> national-security/new-**documents-suggest-irs-reads-**
>> emails-without-warrant<http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-national-security/new-documents-suggest-irs-reads-emails-without-warrant>
>>
>>
>>
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