The Bitcoin Group #55 – Silk Road 2.0 Shutdown – Crypto Equity Crackdown – Lawsky Keynote

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THIS WEEK:
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Gavin Andresen: I don’t want to be ‘king of Bitcoin’
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/11/07/bitcoin-gavin-andresen-dublin-web-summit/18636161/

Bitcoin Billionare Review
http://toucharcade.com/2014/11/07/bitcoin-billionaire-review/

Bill Nye supports Bitcoin
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/bill-nye-the-science-guy-i-want-bitcoin-in-my-analog-watch/

Silk Road 2.0 was just the first: police seize more Tor-shielded darknet sites
http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/07/operation-onymous-tor-pierced/

Silk Road 2.0, infiltrated from the start, sold M per month in drugs
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/silk-road-2-0-infiltrated-from-the-start-sold-8m-per-month-in-drugs/

Shutting Illegal Websites, Authorities Say They Pierced Tor Anonymity
http://online.wsj.com/articles/illegal-websites-seized-by-eu-u-s-authorities-1415368411

How the FBI just made the world a more dangerous place by shutting down Silkroad 2.0 and a bunch of online drug markets
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/06/how-the-fbi-just-made-the-world-a-more-dangerous-place-by-shutting-down-silkroad-2-0-and-a-bunch-of-online-drug-markets/

Feds Begin Their Crackdown on Bitcoin Stocks
http://www.wired.com/2014/11/crypto-ipos/

Texas man charged in first-ever bitcoin Ponzi scheme
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2014/11/06/texas-man-charged-in-bitcoin-ponzi-scheme/18610123/
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Characteristics of Bitcoin Users: An Analysis of Google Search Data
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2518603

Money 2020
http://money2020.com/

Benjamin Lawsky Keynote – Money 2020 – Nov 2, 2014 – #bitcoin #regulation 

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Hey there! Have you tried – Brians Bitcoin Big Bang (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? If you are intent on making money with Bitcoin, Ive heard some great things about it and my co-oworker got cool results with it. 

  2. If you really think about it the government is just distorting the markets.(Unless someone is willing to make the case that they have also busted demand) In the absence of supply will create a vacuum, and how this will be filled is the only real question. (parallel is how pain killer qoutas caused a herion epidemic, not exactly the best, but it works)The dark markets ideas are the best I believe. The irony is it's creation will actually help regular consumer markets more than anything because their mere creation is centered around security. The one flaw of the current system.

  3. All the crackdowns do is merely show where the first site went wrong, Napster/mp3s/p2p trading will forever be the proof for this. Governments are morons, I don't think they have the mental capacity to do something like this. (I think they have the money) Do you not remember the obamacare website roll out. They couldn't even accept payment for almost 7 months.

  4. The feds were running out of Bitcoin to dump on the open market. Personally, I am beginning to think that the feds run all the darknet markets. I think they run them, track the users/sellers and when someone has "millions of dollars" worth of Bitcoin, they "bust" them and then collect the new "investment capital".

    Think about it. If they mine Bitcoin, it will cause the difficulty to go up, and everyone will know they are mining. If they buy it, everyone will notice the accumulation, track the buys and sells, and figure out the feds are dumping BTC on the public exchanges in efforts to continue to suppress/distort the market price for Bitcoin. So they can't mine, they can't buy…all that leaves is stealing it from other users.

  5. Bitcoin is fair as an investment, but as a currency for the world there is a risk that the distribution among 7 billion people would become really lopsided with a tiny percentage of the world's population owning massive amounts of bitcoins. With information technology we can probably do better than Bitcoin when it comes to a fair mainstream currency.

  6. satoshi=sxabo=NASH (princton and gavin)
     Nash is 86 years old now—been working on a new money system  for 40 years. Nash is the guy in " A beautiful Mind"—-I will post the research later here.

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