why did you choose to write about this topic? it reads like an advertisement for bitcoin rather than informed reflection on the history and or present value of bitcoin relative to other currencies. you describe money as an anachronism. bitcoin is money, just a newer one. if you are going to talk about old moneys versus new moneys, you at least have to explain what you mean. try again please. in fact, why not start by reading my article i posted about money. it’s a simple place to start and think about what money is. maybe we can talk after and you can explain what you mean with more clarity and detail in the post above.
By zeev on Feb 05, 2013 at 6:55pm
Indeed. Simply a New money indeed. And that’s if you ignore the ultranationalistic flourish at the end.
By Shane Harris on Feb 10, 2013 at 9:59am
For my first article, it’s not too bad. I didn’t mean for it to sound like an advertisement, I was trying to explain Bitcoins as if no one has heard of them. And I consider myself a Global Citizen, I was trying to compare how America used to be with how the world may be one day. America used to be THE world superpower, a place where innovation and ingenuity flourished, but it’s far from what it used to be, Japan and China are quickly moving into the lead, I do dislike the form of government China has. It’s too oppressive. I see a future where dictatorships(government in general even, I daresay) are obsolete and long abandoned. I see Bitcoins as a means to wean us off money. Like any addiction, you cannot just quit cold turkey, and I admire the deflationary properties of Bitcoins. I envision a future of hyper abundance, one where money is worthless, where 3D printing is the main source of production, where everyone is free to pursue their lives and futures as they see fit.
By Brandon King on Feb 27, 2013 at 1:34am
@zeev: With the benefit of hindsight - don’t you wish you had been sold to this advertisement
By Anu on Apr 08, 2013 at 12:21am