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I don't personally use Gox, but let's not lose track of reality here.
No, seriously. You are the only one in this conversation that is brainwashed enough to believe that a magical parchment gives you any power against the people who interpret the parchment. Constitution schmonstitution, if they want you in a cage, that's where you'll find yourself waving your fist at a cloud while you get penetrated by Bubba. You know this, and you hate it, because it's the truth.
Every time you guys get together to "talk" about Bitcoin, the amount of lies and outright retarded shit that comes out of your mouths is simply off the charts. It makes Something Awful look like a highly developed children's playground in comparison. I have read every single lie there is to say about Bitcoin, in triplicate, here. Everything from Ponzi to scam to ayayay deflationary spiral to fucking libertarians I wish they were murdered (seriously, in Slashdot?). It is not even fun to show you reality anymore.
I used to like this place, but now it is so irrelevant and so dominated by angry retards, it is not even worth the read, cos I just know I will be confronted with losers who did not buy in at $2 and are bitter and hateful about it.
Bitcoiners do not need you. You are obsolete. Keep your greenbacks, enjoy losing your savings every day, and don't ask for help when the chickens come home to roost. Get lost, seriously.
In a couple years' time when most people are using Bitcoin, we will see if this nonsense had any merit.
Wait and see. Simple as that. If you distrust Bitcoin, just don't use it. That is great -- this is the first currency in the world that people choose to use, rather than being ordered to use. and you are free to step aside while change happens.
Enjoy the ride.
Such religious nonsense! It's like I'm watching a person say they must allow pederast priests to have access to their priests, to prevent the Holy Church from becoming corrupt.
Fine, if you want your money to be stolen -- either by tax or by inflation -- it's your money. You'll be the poorer person. Enjoy.
Finally there is a way for people to safely do things that their rulers prohibited them to do.
Quote me on this: I consider that to be social progress.
Of course, those who would, in other times, have said that "slavery is okay because it is legal" or "women are chattel because the law says so", would disagree with us. That's okay. Old age takes them and their Bible, erm, Law thumping ways to the grave. In other words, the theory that, "just because some control freak strangers wrote some magical papers forbidding the peasants from doing certain things, these peasants must be punished if they do them", will inevitably perish with its supporters, like the Phlogiston theory also did.
Too slow for my taste, but that's how progress is made.
Fascism is everywhere. My God.
Tell the truth about government, you are a criminal.
The religious double standard of statists.
I'm so happy I bought at the right time. Let's hope that whoever buys now also gets to make a handy profit. I have reason to believe that will be true:
If I recall correctly, each bitcoin is "equivalent" to about 400 ounces of gold right now (from a scarcity comparison standpoint), and in its final 21mill form, will be "equivalent" to 225 ounces.
If we assume people start using Bitcoin as a store of value like gold or silver (ambitious, but not as ambitious as e.g. becoming the preferred transaction currency), its scarcity as compared to gold gives a very good idea of what prices it might end up reaching. We're talking possibly millions of dollars per coin, in today's dollars of course.
This means that buyers today still have a chance to make a killing. That'd be fantastic for them.