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Re: <nettime> Is bitcoin becoming "normal"?
frank . 20 . tigrero on Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:25:48 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Is bitcoin becoming "normal"?

Not sure I agree here. Salon is the Liberal-Democrat rag (a kind of online NYTimes) and their rejection of the anger online as a stance of anti-libertarianism throws out the other issue here; the man that journalist scooped is probably not the inventor of Bitcoin. Felix Salmon has a *much* better analysis here:

Satoshi Paradox - http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/the_satoshi_paradox.php?page=all

The libertarians behind BTC and their fetishization of a world without regulators has well and truly f**cked them here, but the tools of information sharing and especially a critical analytic stances against papers like Newsweek (which clearly pushed this story as a way to get back into the digerati's mind) still remain vital.

The apparent demasking of the currency's mysterious creator is the last
nail in the coffin

by Andrew Leonard, Salon.com, 07.03.2014


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