[Cialug] OT: Bitcoin

Justin Richeson neomatrixjr at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 15:12:38 CDT 2014

Yes, I understand the "value of value."  It's why I actually DON'T buy
gold.  When the "SHTF" is anyone really going to want gold?  Will it really
be worth anything?  Is the bible right in that a loaf of bread will be
worth a bag of gold?  But our money right now is worth something because
the government will take it in payment of our taxes.  Though I get your
point...Bitcoin has worth because SOMEONE is willing to pay another
currency for it.  As best I can tell it's valuable because it's a
more-or-less untraceable way to transfer money.  Kinda.  You can buy it
"here" and sell it "there" and your money "there" isn't necessarily linked
to you.  That, or, you can buy it "now" and the money put into
it...isn't...money.  At least not that the government cares about.  Then,
like gold, you can sell it "later."  Sounds like in either case you're
hoping you can sell it for more than you bought it and it seems like it
would have a lot of shady uses.  I'm all for not caring what the government
wants us to do but.....   Well, that's why I need a better education on
this.  Still just seems shifty to me.  Using computers to create this
cryptocurrency.  Still sounds like a way for terrorists to hide and
transfer money, or like someone's using some genius method to crowdsource
the description of nuclear launch sequences or something.  Now I probably
sound like some old conspiracy fart... 'snot my fault!  I don't have time
to understand EVERYTHING :'(.  Wish I did...but this whole
bitcoin/cryptocurancy thing has just passed me by and from what I
understand the real lucrative phase has kinda past. (not to mention I don't
have the right hardware to do hardcore mining).

Meh...just my rambles.  Ignore or comment as you wish.

On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 9:20 PM, brian at broughtonhome.org <
brian at broughtonhome.org> wrote:

> What is value
> What is it you want
> What is the value of value
> How bad do you want it
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> From: "jim kraai" <jimgkraai at gmail.com>
> To: "Central Iowa Linux Users Group" <cialug at cialug.org>
> Subject: [Cialug] OT: Bitcoin
> Date: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 8:04 PM
> warning, bait ahead
> do not read further
> it"s a trap
> turn back now
> what is value?  what's the value of value?
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 7:19 PM, Todd Walton <tdwalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 12:33 PM, Adam Hill <adam at diginc.us> wrote:
> >
> > > Just like real money, crytocurrency only has value because people
> decided
> > > to attach value to it.
> > >
> >
> > It's kind of like food in that way.  It only has value because we decided
> > to value it.
> >
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