[Chugalug] More on Bitcoin:
mk6032 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 22 13:59:01 UTC 2013
Bitcoin is already an accepted form of payment. Some employers like the
Internet Archive already give that option to their employees. In other
words I see bitcoin as a stabilizing factor in a crisis like that. In
order to keep food, water, shelter, etc. you'd need to pay those
employees that keep those utilities going... so you're gonna pay them in
sandwiches, water, and bullets -- or bitcoin? How would you collect
payments if you're an employer?
What happened in Cyprus is a fact. Another fact that took place around
80 years ago... "executive order 6102". Governments historically try to
seize or ban when they're loosing control or wanting control of
something -- land, water, shelter, guns/ammo... even money.
On 08/22/2013 08:59 AM, Stephen Haywood wrote:
> If the Euro, or Dollar go belly up, the most usable currency for a few weeks or months will be water, food, shelter, and protection, not bitcoins. Now, after things stabilize, bitcoins might rise up to be the new Euro/Dollar but it is very unlikely.
> Stephen Haywood
> Owner, ASG Consulting
> CISSP, GSEC, OSCP
> stephen at averagesecurityguy.info
> On Aug 22, 2013, at 6:05 AM, Matt Keys <mk6032 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Yeah, have fun...
>> Have fun trying to keep track of who's behind the IP in each transaction... have fun trying to "regulate" a peer-to-peer network with no central authority. Downloading copyrighted material using bittorrent has been deemed illegal and has been "regulated" by various authorities... does it still happen? Do the authorities know exactly how often this happens, from where, to/from whom?
>> The usual political fear mongering won't work. I think what's happening is that governments are starting to wrap their heads around this gigantic problem -- "how the hell are we going to continue business as usual if this really takes off worldwide?"
>> This guy quoted on the cnbc article has the right idea, but he's thinking about it in the wrong direction : "If the euro does go belly up the German authorities could potentially still collect tax if everyone started using the bitcoin - that's a good example of German forward-thinking!" -- http://www.cnbc.com/id/100971898 . If the Euro goes "belly up" nobody is going to give a shit about German taxes. They're going to dump their Euro money, as fast as possible, to bitcoin and another forms of money. Think Cyprus crisis v2.0 on an exponential scale.
>> On 08/21/2013 04:21 PM, Stephen Kraus wrote:
>>> Yeah, guess what it means.
>>> You have to report any profit you make from Bitcoin on your taxes. Have fun!
>>> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 3:59 PM, Tyler Mittan <flashbatmanquestion at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Looks like Bitcoin is being recognized as "private money" by Germany:
>>> For those that don't take Austrian economics seriously, notice the name drop of F.A. Hayek.
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