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| source    = PacoAhlgren.com
| country    = US
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| title      = Bitcoin Cannot Fail
| date      = 2011-07-25
| link      = http://www.pacoahlgren.com/bitcoin-cannot-fail/
| bias      = angrily positive
| quote1    = They can’t make the rules. And that scares the hell out of them.
| quote2    = This may be the purest form of democracy the world has ever known, and I — for one — am thrilled to be here to watch it unfold.
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Revision as of 12:10, 30 July 2011

What's being said about Bitcoin by news sites and other media.

Press and notable mentions

Articles / Blog Posts




On PacoAhlgren.com there was a angrily positive article [2011-07-25, US, en]:
Bitcoin Cannot Fail

  • They can’t make the rules. And that scares the hell out of them.
  • This may be the purest form of democracy the world has ever known, and I — for one — am thrilled to be here to watch it unfold.


On canada.com there was a very positive article [2011-07-22, Canada, en]:
Bitcoins create truly democratic policy, followers say

  • Money may be the next frontier of the Internet revolution thanks to Bitcoin, a burgeoning new digital currency.
  • ``If we remember, 15 years ago if you were doing anything on the Internet you were going to make millions, said Kenna. ``I think it could be the same with bitcoin.

[[Image:|thumbnail|right]] On npr.org there was a neutral to slightly negative article [2011-07-12, United States, en]:
The Tuesday Podcast: Bitcoin

  • I have to say this part of the whole Bitcoin thing for us did seem really easy. Easier than using a credit card or wiring a friend some money.



On The Economist there was a neutral article [2011-06-13, GB, en]:
Bits and bob

  • Now, Friedman's dream has finally been realised—albeit not by a real-world central bank.
  • Most people would rather devolve this sort of responsibility to the authorities. Until this mindset changes, Bitcoin will be no rival to real-world dosh.


On Telepolis there was a sceptical article [2011-06-10, DE, de]:
Wenig Unterschied zu Aktien

  • Stoppt die amerikanischen Drogenpolizei DEA den Höhenflug der Bitcoin-Währung?
  • Silk Road dürfte unter anderem deshalb schwer zu schließen sein, weil Betreiber ebenso wie Benutzer durch TOR weitgehend anonym sind.


On Smart Money there was a critical article [2011-06-10, USA, en]:
The Bitcoin Triples Again

  • To recap, it's is a purely online currency with no intrinsic value; its worth is based solely on the willingness of holders and merchants to accept it in trade.
  • Readers tempted to bet on the Bitcoin should resist, not least because it's unclear whether it will have any enduring worth.

[[Image:|thumbnail|right]] On RussiaToday there was a Positive article [2011-06-08, Russia, en]:
Bitcoin: Currency of Resistance








On Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) there was a balanced to positiv article [2011-01-20, USA, en]:
Bitcoin - a Step Toward Censorship-Resistant Digital Currency

  • To understand digital currency, one must first note that money in the digital age has moved from a largely anonymous system to one increasingly laden with tracking, control and regulatory overhead.
  • It's too early to say whether Bitcoin will be a success. Any new currency system faces an uphill battle, both technically and legally.



On LWN there was a positiv article [2010-11-10, USA, en]:
Bitcoin: Virtual money created by CPU cycles

  • The bigger open questions about Bitcoin are about its viability as a currency system.
  • Bitcoin is different from electronic payment systems like Paypal that are really just computerized interfaces to traditional banks.


On Bitcoin Blogger there was a positiv article [2010-09-30, ?, en]:
Bitcoin Electronic Currency: The Future of Money



On /. there was a neutral article [2010-07-11, USA, en]:
Bitcoin Releases Version 0.3


Podcasts / Video


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