Great, then we can cancel those energy subsidy programs for low income families.
Want to defeat King Coal? Turn off your computer. That's a win for everyone.
No, what says volumes about bitcoin is that nobody talks about the value of bitcoin in terms of what it can buy, but in what the value of a bitcoin is when converted to a real currency such as USD.
When there's a thriving economy of companies paying employees in bitcoin and those employees buying every day goods and services in bitcoin, then I'll take notice. Until then it's just another bubble looking for the greater fool.
Seems to me that level of extortion would have been easy for government to solve if they had truly wanted to. Why do we care if thieves continue to do business with us? Government was complicit in the whole thing.
I'd say it has something to do with the fact that no intelligent investor is interested, leaving this market totally to the amateurs, both from the "investing" side and the "bank" side. MtGox was a card game trading site for crying out loud. It certainly wasn't built to PCI compliance.
I like having a MicroCenter in Minneapolis, for a B&M store they have a pretty decent selection of modern parts, but you definitely pay for the convenience. I buy from them now and then, but unless it's an emergency I have a hard time justifying the price bump over online.
Jeez, I wonder how many store managers I've freaked out over the years...
This already exists. Buy a phone off Craigslist or eBay and you're taking your chances on the IMEI being blacklisted. No need for some federally mandated killswitch.
The whole "theft" excuse is a smokescreen for something else.
I guess it's not entirely dissimilar from email, outside of presentation.
WhatsApp has nothing to do with SMS. SMS isn't just a general term for "text data sent by someone a phone". It's a specific protocol. WhatsApp data is sent is data over the internet.
Wow, that's kind of obscure Billy Joel reference. One of my favorite songs.
You're an ignorant buffoon if you believe this is limited to Republicans.
Between the general welfare and commerce clauses, it would seem there are no limits to the federal government.
And your point is?
Brilliant. So in a document written to establish the power of the federal government, some morons believe there's a clause which then basically says "By the way, the government can do whatever it wants with no limits."