Seriously guys, nobody gives a damn about these nonsense features. Work on the memory hog that Firefox has become and work on fixing the crescent number of bugs and working on making it light again. Nobody cares about the stuff you keep adding anymore and it's just making the problem even worst.
Problem is, not all of us want to be carrying overpriced oversized phones around. I owned a Nexus 4 and was a big fan of the Nexus 5. I was actually waiting for the Nexus 6 to come out so that I could upgrade my Nexus 4 (that's right, I don't buy a new phone every year)... but when I saw the behemoth and the price of it, it was obviously not something I would buy and carry around.
Actually it's the fact that you completely changed your argument that makes you look like you are loosing the argument.
I though we where talking about how easy it was to launder Bitcoin, but I get it that every time Bitcoin evangelists feel attacked and can't really give a proper solution to some problem about bitcoin (the fact that it's so easily laundered in this particular argument we are having) they quickly point their fingers at any fiat currency: "Ei, don't look at us, look at them, look, look how money is also evil." while failing to address the issue at hand and trying desperately to compare apples an oranges.
Yes, because any reasonable person understand that while fiat, gold, diamonds, etc can be used to launder money, it's actually a process that demands lots of connections and quite a big deal of risks. Unlike bitcoin where you have to just simply pass it between a couple of wallets/websites. But oh well, I quite used to this kind of ridiculous arguments from bitcoin evangelists taking place on Reddit anyway.
Safer, sure but 70% return in 2014? Which bank are you talking about?
It was a joke. Since bitcoin lost 70% of it's value in 2014, it was implying you would get a 70% in bitcoin by storing your money in USD during 2014.
What you said is false, completely false. Maybe it's by ignorance, maybe it's because you try to hide the facts. Laundering bitcoins, is as easy to put your money in Satoshi dice and take it out after playing. Or just get your money into a bitcoin tumbler and get it out after, or just exchange your bitcoins into Darkcoin and then back again after passing trough a middle wallet.
All these methods are 100% anonymous. And you cannot shut them down since because of bitcoin decentralized nature they can always be hosted outside some specific country regulation in case that specific country get's a regulation about these services.
What stops you from stealing cash? The law. Because the law doesn't care about bitcoin, yet, doesn't mean it never will.
This is only half right. Sure, the law doesn't care right now. But bitcoin very nature will always prevent the law, if/when it exists to actually catch any smart prepretator, as such, bitcoin will always have zero accountability when it comes to theft.
Sure, difference is: If some hacker steals money from your bank: 1 - You don't loose your money. 2 - The hacker has an hell of a time actually using that money. 3 - The hacker may actually get arrested and as such it works as a detriment for the act in the 1st place.
This is the huge difference you are trying to put aside by using the same old incomparable comparison with state currencies.
Actually, Bitcoin took a bit hit 36 hours ago and today you got the news. What this tells you is that insider trading is alive and well in the bitcoin world. Someone already knew of the hack and dumped the market.
Now expect further dumps just before worst and worst news resurface about this matter... just another typical day in bitcoin.
Bitcoin is a commodity, not a currency.
Bitcoin was created exactly to be a currency. So, making it a commodity is just your personal take on it.
Then, systems of government-backed currencies surely don't have zero accountability many people get jailed for stealing, corruption or mismanagement of any kind of government-backed currency. Yet, there are presently zero persons in jail for stealing bitcoin and there will ever by while they are at least slightly intelligent, since bitcoin very nature will always allow for the produce of theft to be easily laundered... unlike government-backed currencies.
I meant new vulnerabilities in IT world and general and not in the bitcoin protocol in particular. And yes, they those are discovered everyday.
Since Bitcoin would be mighty unpractical without any IT infrastructure, then yes, new vulnerabilities are discovered everyday that might have an impact on how you use bitcoin.
Satoshi might have been a great mathematician/programmer, but he - of course - forgot all the social constrains of a new technology
It's appalling how bitcoin evangelists still didn't understand the simple issue that makes Bitcoin impossible to work: Bitcoin has zero accountability.
It doesn't matter how utterly secure you can theoretically make your bitcoins if there is zero punishment for those that try and succeed in stealing them.
The real world doesn't care about perfectly safe paper wallets that can't be used until you send them to a hot wallet (I mean, are the paper wallets really perfectly safe, are you sure your printer hasn't been hacked with the latest USB vulnerability and someone got your keys?).
New vulnerabilities are discovered every day, you just can't keep your Bitcoins 100% safe, no matter how mathematically perfect the concept looks on paper.