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Re: PiMiner article contains link to porn

Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:52 pm

pygmy_giant wrote:Part of me thinks that Bitcoin is only for those evading taxes
Nah, bitcoin is petty when it comes to tax evasion. Wake up and smell the coffee, or perhaps google it? ;)

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Re: PiMiner article contains link to porn

Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:07 pm

Thanks for the condescending insult ;)

Why would I want to use Bitcoin for anything - what does it offer me that a conventional currency doesn't? All I can think of is anonyminty useful for evading tax, buying/selling illegal goods, scamming the unwary and also high-risk speculative investment.

Can anyone sell it to me?

If it catches on in the future I guess it could be a more stable international alternative to sovereign currencies, but that is not the case at the moment.

I guess it is a free form of money transfer with no overheads or middleman taking a cut, but I don't transfer money that much :(

I wish it well, but I'm not tempted. As if anyone cares what I think anyway - people are using it!

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Re: PiMiner article contains link to porn

Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:20 pm

I think this thread is going to get heated and unpleasant, and since its pretty unrelated to Pi land, I'm closing it.

Sorry for those people who want a bitcoin discussion, but I feel there are better places for it. The original pron issue is nothing the Foundation can do anything about - it's two levels of abstractions away from the site here - and if you try hard enough there almost anything two levels away from here.
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