[cryptography] Bitcoin in endgame

Thor Lancelot Simon tls at panix.com
Fri Feb 24 14:49:05 EST 2012

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 05:08:44AM +1000, James A. Donald wrote:
> If the users of bitcoin are primarily criminals, that is pretty much
> what the founders intended.  Every middle class man of affairs and
> business commits three felonies a day.
> The paper presupposes that criminals are such horrible people that
> everything they touch turns to shit.
> My experience is that ordinary unorganized criminals are anti social
> and need killing, but that organized crime is pretty good, or at
> least not nearly so bad police and regulatory authorities.

Is the major purpose of this mailing list really the discussion of
political and social theory?  I thought I had subscribed to
cryptography at randombit.net, not "I already spent four years doing
political science, thanks."


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