Of course they are converting it, but if they have a supplier in China that will accept Bitcoin too and they want prefer using Bitcoin to save days and thousands of $ in processing fees. Have you ever done an international wire transfer? It's long and painful while Bitcoin is free and instant. Nobody expected the market to change at once, just like the email didn't remove all fax machines at once, but 1 at the time.
That's a nice starting advantage!
I agree, in todays world, such claim need to be backed by something like a video...
Inflation is the increase of the money supply, this lead to price increase. Bitcoin is great because it is a controlled inflation currency. We all know how many bitcoin are created every 10 minutes and that for the next 100 years. You have no clue how may trillions USD will be printed in the next 10 years.
Since it's a big volume, picking one particular exchange would disturb the price of Bitcoin temporarily. That's why they decided to auction them instead. They could have sold it to the market, but to be wise the would should to sell like 10 BTC per hours unless they willing to go into [bigger] Chinese exchanges... The beauty of bitcoin is that you don't need clearing house, exchange or bank. You can trade them directly.
Yeah soon you won't be able to go on the internet!
Monopoly money can be print a zillion time, making it a bad choice. Bitcoin is limited and controlled... that's why it can be used as a currency. Before saying anything stupid, read how the blockchain, proof or works and distributed decentralized consensus works in Bitcoin and you will understand why it's a great invention.
The second your backed by something, there is an authority. Gold? Who own/store the gold, what if the gold get stolen or seize? Backed by stocks? Who own the stocks, on what market? What about stock owning regulation? No! The idea is to having something you can trade without the paperwork, anywhere to anywhere for anything, from a phone instantly & borderless. If you like a backed currency, try your own and let the Bitcoin experient goes... time will tell!
According to the video you can select the icons and menus you want to display in the toolbar... that include all the addons/plugins/extensions too. What customization has been dropped?
I means what kind of code can allow a space password to be approved... the MD5 didn't surely checked... oh wait... another buffer overflow because the length of the password that too big? Why the space? It is a like a backdoor the developer forgot to removed?
The government did seize twice 5 millions in cash from Mt. Gox banks account. Giving back this money would be a good start.
Of course it's by design, if you pass a $100 bill to someone and he run, you lost it and can't have it back. It's the same thing with Bitcoin. Bitcoin is design to put the power in the hand of the people rather than in the bank like the traditional system. If you trust a company to hold your bitcoin you have the risk of losing them. You nailed it, you disagree with the design, but only time will tell if Bitcoin is good or not.
Knowing all the problems that Mt.Gox created BEFORE they stop the withdrawal (ddos, bank delays, bad PR, bad code). My best guess is that most people that had coins there were speculators (because the price was higher because of the delayed bank transfer). Real Bitcoin users don't keep their bitcoins in an exchange but on their device. I still feel sorry for everyone that lost something, but life goes on and other exchanges will add more transparency about their reserve and better software code.
I assume you are an american so I've use one company that you know but name sell electronics. For your information Best buy DO have local store near me that employ local people. Americans don't travel the border state everyday to do work in all Best Buy in Canada
I could have name a small company that you have no clue what it is... what's the difference?
I live in Québec and because of those law I can't purchase product from the local store because the box is not en French. It happend to me last year where I purchase some headphone (nothing fancy there were even NO paper in the box to explain how to plug it). But since the box wasn't available in French, Best-buy would not have the product, online I could see it but they would refuse to sell it to me if my address was in Québec. So I've went to competitor in Vancouver that is not affected by Québec law and purchase it. Result? The law has remove a sale from my local store and move that else where.