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Comment Re:Different Solutions to Different Problems (Score 1) 115

"Coin" is such a generic term relating to currency that I can't fault Amazon for using it. Nintendo has Play Coins. Next you are going to tell me someone is going to try to trademark "candy" before others start mooching off that.

Comment Different Solutions to Different Problems (Score 3, Insightful) 115

Amazon Coins and Bitcoin solve two different problems. The average Amazon customer probably heard of Bitcoin but doesn't know exactly what it is. They probably understand that Amazon Coins are just gift cards though. I don't see the problem.

If it's worth hacking on well, it's worth hacking on for money.