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(BBC)   Bitcoin gets official bank support. The Mayans were right   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 29
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2012-12-10 01:41:33 AM
"The more we see governments and banks being willing to deal with Bitcoin, the more comfortable a lot of organisations are going to be making the step forward themselves,"

and more Bitcoin users have to worry about.
 
2012-12-10 05:17:26 AM

BarkingUnicorn: "The more we see governments and banks being willing to deal with Bitcoin, the more comfortable a lot of organisations are going to be making the step forward themselves,"

and more Bitcoin users have to worry about.


That's what I was thinking. Wasn't bitcoin made in some internetty idealistic way to get away from governmental and bank control of currency? Now it seems they've been absorbed by the banks.
 
2012-12-10 09:44:48 AM
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2012-12-10 12:04:51 PM
"Bitcoin gets official bank support. The Mayans where right"

I don't buy this Mayan thing at all. If they were so smart, they'd still be around, and were are they?
 
2012-12-10 12:44:54 PM

toraque: "Bitcoin gets official bank support. The Mayans where right"

I don't buy this Mayan thing at all. If they were so smart, they'd still be around, and were are they?


Hanging out with the Heaven's Gate folks in the UFOs, mostly laughing at us but occasionally shaking their heads sadly.
 
2012-12-10 01:12:35 PM

toraque: "Bitcoin gets official bank support. The Mayans where right"

I don't buy this Mayan thing at all. If they were so smart, they'd still be around, and were are they?


I see hat you did there.
 
2012-12-10 01:16:38 PM

toraque: "Bitcoin gets official bank support. The Mayans where right"

I don't buy this Mayan thing at all. If they were so smart, they'd still be around, and were are they?


Very much this. I stopped believing calender based end of the world predictions after my 4th school agenda.

/yes, 4th
//A kid may dream
 
2012-12-10 01:18:53 PM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

There right.
 
2012-12-10 01:36:08 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 240x200]

There right.


might be TOO subtle
where were we?
 
2012-12-10 01:38:20 PM
If Bitcoin processing was used for scientific pursuits, I'd love it as a currency. Individuals could contribute and earn by operating and donating their own computer power.
 
2012-12-10 01:46:40 PM
I love bitcoins and I really do hope they (or something like it) becomes a viable alternative to other currencies.

I'm so, so, so sick of paying ridiculous currency exchange fees.
 
2012-12-10 02:01:48 PM

Slaxl: That's what I was thinking. Wasn't bitcoin made in some internetty idealistic way to get away from governmental and bank control of currency? Now it seems they've been absorbed by the banks.


Yes, but then they realized that nobody would take internet fun bucks unless it was backed by a legitimate financial institution.
 
2012-12-10 02:28:51 PM
www.americanbullion.com

Fark_Guy_Rob: I love bitcoins and I really do hope they (or something like it) becomes a viable alternative to other currencies. I'm so, so, so sick of paying ridiculous currency exchange fees.


Ahem...cough, cough, cough
 
2012-12-10 02:30:49 PM
Dunning-Krugerrands.
 
2012-12-10 02:34:41 PM
www.wearysloth.com

"Wake up Randolph! I just heard about this new thing called 'Bitcoin'...we're back in business!"

content7.flixster.com
 
2012-12-10 02:58:08 PM
When do we "legitimize" Silk Road?
 
2012-12-10 03:02:21 PM

StrikitRich: [www.americanbullion.com image 300x219]

Fark_Guy_Rob: I love bitcoins and I really do hope they (or something like it) becomes a viable alternative to other currencies. I'm so, so, so sick of paying ridiculous currency exchange fees.

Ahem...cough, cough, cough


I'll apologize in advance for being slow; but I'm not following you? Are those gold coins?
 
2012-12-10 03:12:44 PM

Miss Nova: Dunning-Krugerrands.


you win
you are my fark-hero of the month
 
2012-12-10 03:30:14 PM
I'm working on embedding ROMs with bitcoins into gold coins and selling them on both Free Republic and Slashdot.
 
2012-12-10 03:58:20 PM
As a PSP it will be able to issue debit cards, carry out real-time transfers to other banks and accept transfers into its own coffers.

And I got the less useful 3DS...
 
2012-12-10 04:16:37 PM
You're better off stocking up bottlecaps.
 
2012-12-10 05:16:39 PM
Because when you are looking for a way to screw over The Fed's fascist fiat currency, the first thing that comes to mind is a currency without any physical backing that can have it's supply manipulated with complete anonymity.

/even gold-backed would be better, and that's a low bar for currency foundations
 
2012-12-10 05:35:45 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: StrikitRich: [www.americanbullion.com image 300x219]

Fark_Guy_Rob: I love bitcoins and I really do hope they (or something like it) becomes a viable alternative to other currencies. I'm so, so, so sick of paying ridiculous currency exchange fees.

Ahem...cough, cough, cough

I'll apologize in advance for being slow; but I'm not following you? Are those gold coins?


Would have thought that the color and the "1 OZ FINE GOLD - 50 DOLLARS" on the backside might have been a give away?
 
2012-12-10 06:16:24 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: I love bitcoins and I really do hope they (or something like it) becomes a viable alternative to other currencies.

I'm so, so, so sick of paying ridiculous currency exchange fees.


Is there anyone else seeing what he did there, or is Poe's Law making this thread way less entertaining than what it should be?
 
2012-12-10 06:54:03 PM
Next up: Blipverts
 
2012-12-10 09:01:20 PM
If you know a better way to safely buy child sex slaves, I'd like to hear it.
 
2012-12-11 01:36:54 AM
Seems like the exact opposite thing you'd want to do to keep the banks out of your currency system.
 
2012-12-11 05:33:21 AM
Sounds more like a /b/ank is involved.
 
2012-12-11 07:01:09 PM
No, who`s on first.
 
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