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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #220 on: March 06, 2014, 11:12:16 PM »
You have failed to prove it is a currency. You merely gave an example of it being used for barter.
Right, this confirms beyond a doubt that you're using an obscure definition of currency.
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What have you asked me to provide?
The definition of "currency" as you're using in your claims. A law document referring to Bitcoins by name in its literal text.
Its actually because its not a currency that its legal in the first place.
http://www.extremetech.com/internet/152349-bitcoin-isnt-illegal-because-it-isnt-real-money

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #221 on: March 06, 2014, 11:15:50 PM »
The definition of "currency" as you're using in your claims. A law document referring to Bitcoins by name in its literal text.
Its actually because its not a currency that its legal in the first place.
http://www.extremetech.com/internet/152349-bitcoin-isnt-illegal-because-it-isnt-real-money

Game set and match.
Your response doesn't even attempt to address what I said. Have you been drinking again?

Also, that article says that Bitcoin is not legal tender in the US. We kind of already knew that. Not reading your sources, huh?
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #222 on: March 06, 2014, 11:17:35 PM »
I think you'd have more luck trying to convince me the earth is round. You've put up a very flaccid fight this evening.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #223 on: March 06, 2014, 11:19:37 PM »
Look who's talking. You gave me an article that says Bitcoin is a currency because you forgot to read it. :)

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What the legitimacy of Bitcoin comes down to is what accepts it as currency, which in turn prompts the question of what, exactly, currency is. If currency is considered to be government-authorized tender, then Bitcoin isn’t currency. If currency is considered to be an item that is widely accepted by legal businesses in exchange for goods or services, then Bitcoin still isn’t currency. If currency is considered to be an item that is accepted in exchange for goods or services, but doesn’t need to be widespread, then Bitcoin can indeed be classified as currency. One thing is for certain, though: The government doesn’t view Bitcoin as legal tender, and instead classifies it as a virtual currency.
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #224 on: March 06, 2014, 11:21:04 PM »
Oh I read it. Let me pick out a quote.

Quote from: http://www.extremetech.com/internet/152349-bitcoin-isnt-illegal-because-it-isnt-real-money
In what will no doubt anger some fans of the digital currency, financial services lawyer Dan Friedberg says it’s because the government doesn’t view Bitcoin as a real currency. Zing.
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #225 on: March 06, 2014, 11:22:21 PM »
Oh I read it. Let me pick out a quote.

Quote from: http://www.extremetech.com/internet/152349-bitcoin-isnt-illegal-because-it-isnt-real-money
In what will no doubt anger some fans of the digital currency, financial services lawyer Dan Friedberg says it’s because the government doesn’t view Bitcoin as a real currency. Zing.
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I'm not, because my quote is cooler than yours.
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #226 on: March 06, 2014, 11:24:59 PM »
Here, have some more US government officials calling it a currency: http://rt.com/usa/bitcoin-legitimate-senate-hearing-931/

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #227 on: March 06, 2014, 11:28:06 PM »
Did you just link to RT?  For shame.  Just look at the nutty comments.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #228 on: March 06, 2014, 11:29:07 PM »
You just linked to RT.  For shame.
Heck, I'd even quote the Daily Mail if it ruffles Thork's feathers.
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #229 on: March 06, 2014, 11:29:59 PM »
Oh I read it. Let me pick out a quote.

Quote from: http://www.extremetech.com/internet/152349-bitcoin-isnt-illegal-because-it-isnt-real-money
In what will no doubt anger some fans of the digital currency, financial services lawyer Dan Friedberg says it’s because the government doesn’t view Bitcoin as a real currency. Zing.
Are you angry?
I'm not, because my quote is cooler than yours.
Mine had the word Zing at the end. Yours had 3 'ifs' and the word virtual in front of the word currency.

If Parsifal has a virtual girlfriend, is she a real girlfriend? No. Sadly not.

Here, have some more US government officials calling it a currency: http://rt.com/usa/bitcoin-legitimate-senate-hearing-931/

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vir·tu·al adjective \ˈvər-chə-wəl, -chəl; ˈvərch-wəl\ 

: very close to being something without actually being it

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #230 on: March 06, 2014, 11:32:42 PM »
vir·tu·al adjective \ˈvər-chə-wəl, -chəl; ˈvərch-wəl\ 

: very close to being something without actually being it
Or, if we continue reading your source:
: existing or occurring on computers or on the Internet

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #231 on: March 06, 2014, 11:35:11 PM »
vir·tu·al adjective \ˈvər-chə-wəl, -chəl; ˈvərch-wəl\ 

: very close to being something without actually being it
Or, if we continue reading your source:
: existing or occurring on computers or on the Internet

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #232 on: March 06, 2014, 11:36:12 PM »
Like Parsifal's girlfriend?
Why would you say such a mean thing about me? :(
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #233 on: March 06, 2014, 11:36:56 PM »
Like Parsifal's girlfriend?
Why would you say such a mean thing about me? :(
He was on here bragging only this week, that he's been seeing other people behind your back. :'(

http://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=648.msg19252#msg19252

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #234 on: March 06, 2014, 11:39:44 PM »
He was on here bragging only this week, that he's been seeing other people behind your back. :'(

http://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=648.msg19252#msg19252
That insensitive bastard.
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #235 on: March 06, 2014, 11:40:45 PM »
She's only virtual. Don't get your knickers in a twist.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #236 on: March 06, 2014, 11:51:25 PM »
I am interrupting this stupid discussion to post this article:

http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/03/14/bitcoin-satoshi-nakamoto.html

Apparently, redditors and bitcoin users have gotten butthurt over this and are now harassing and threatening the reporter.  Stay classy, anarchists/libertarians/conspiracy theorists of the Internet.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #237 on: March 06, 2014, 11:56:10 PM »
I am interrupting this stupid discussion to post this article:

http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/03/14/bitcoin-satoshi-nakamoto.html

Apparently, redditors and bitcoin users have gotten butthurt over this and are now harassing and threatening the reporter.  Stay classy, anarchists/libertarians/conspiracy theorists of the Internet.
QED reddit is still shit
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #238 on: March 06, 2014, 11:56:58 PM »
What is a reddit?

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #239 on: March 07, 2014, 12:32:18 AM »
What is a reddit?
You're better off not knowing >o<
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