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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.

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

by Andrew Leonard, Salon.com, 07.03.2014

http://tinyurl.com/kquwj8l


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