Just some chick.
@Sten Ryason@facebook Too right. Also, Brazilian currency history = utterly fascinating. I heard the inventors of the Plano Real interviewed years ago on the radio (a couple of academics!) and nearly lost my mind from excitement. So neat! You pop into the store and there are two prices displayed at once: Fantasy One, cruzeiros, and Fantasy Two, reais. It's not entirely impossible that we could see the same thing happen with cryptocurrency.
@You Know What? Oo! Sorry about that. A 'core developer' is a programmer with the authority to commit permanent changes to a software project. (The Bitcoin Foundation modeled its organizational structure on that of the Linux Foundation, another not for profit org dedicated to the smooth operation of an open source software project.)
@johnsmane This guy is Canadian, and they have fewer options. But also he does not seem like the sharpest tool in the shed. Why did he not just go to Cavirtex? Did he not want to wait a week or whatever? (News flash, you have to wait for dollar funds to clear to open an ordinary bank account, too!) In any case, it is beyond easy to trade bitcoin in the U.S. and SEPA countries. (With a little patience!)
@rjones er, that is not true about shifting bitcoins into fiat. You have to jump through a few hoops to set up accounts but you can very easily move millions at a time if you have established connections at the big exchanges. Hence the appeal of Bitcoin as flight capital in China.
As for the original name of Mt. Gox, founder Jed McCaleb sold to Karpeles in 2011, and it's not clear that anything but bitcoin was ever traded there (the Wayback Machine's records indicate very little activity before that year.) There's been talk that McCaleb is working on a new bitcoin-related project right now.
Que ma joie demeure
Wow. I mean he is still a fox but--dang.
Just so great. Thank you very much for this. The key thing, you're colluding actively with the author, drawing the information out of him/her. Very very lucky for Jana Leo de Blas to have found you, I was thinking. You came to care so immediately and so deeply to transmit the actual thoughts of the author!! (SO very different from that infernal movie.) Also, utterly fascinating for JLB to claim the copyright on these. On what grounds, one wonders; she neither wrote nor "wrote" these letters. I'm only a casual student of IP law but just as a matter of interest, would this hold up if challenged? Very seriously doubt it.
For me at least, though... I would find even the slightest degree of mediation desperately upsetting, if I were the recipient. Maybe that is eccentric of me, to be so devoted to the universe built for two alone (Vonnegut's "duprass") (?)
A separate consideration, the matter of sending... I can see that someone who is scared might want to pay to kind of be pushed out of the airplane. There's a whole universe to unpack, just in that part of it.
@KarenUhOh you really were the President of Gawker for a time, I remember that (you and LolCait! such a great Administration, that was.)
That is how you spell Sherrie?! Good lord.
When my old bf was waiting tables in Beverly Hills at this super weirdo little Italian restaurant Steve P. used to go in there all the time, and I was reliably informed that he is the kindest and best guy, funny and nice, no celeb antics etc. I join you in wishing him a happy birthday today. I wonder, how is he celebrating?