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[[User:Malaclyps|Danny O'Brien]] is accepting [http://bitcoin.org Bitcoin] donations on behalf of Noisebridge.  In a [https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2011-May/022986.html mailing list post] (and [https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2011-May/022999.html followup]), he sent the following clear-signed GPG message:
  
Does Noisebridge accept [http://bitcoin.org Bitcoin] donations? Someone created this page to indicate so.
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I can take bitcoins for Noisebridge (I'm on the board for whatever that counts as -- at the very least, Noisebridge have a tradition that you can give cash to a board member as a donation)<br>
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However, that wiki user had not made any prior edits, and there is no mention of bitcoin elsewhere on the wiki or mailing list.
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=== Controversy ===
  
Absent any word on the subject from the treasurer or board members, it is probably best to assume that Noisebridge does '''not''' (yet) accept donations via bitcoin and this page was an instance of somebody attempting to set us up the bomb.
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According to an unsigned edit to this page by 69.181.70.193, "Bitcoins are an enormously stupid Ponzi scheme that no self respecting hacker should touch with a 10 foot grounded pole."
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=== Anti-controversy ===
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* It's not a Ponzi scheme if you can get your money converted back immediately, is it (hint: http://mtgox.com, a Bitcoin exchange)? Some more perspective: http://weusecoins.com
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* Fringe ideas are always ridiculed.
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* Bitcoins have been around for 2.5years now
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* FSF accepts bitcoins (http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/bitcoins-a-new-way-to-donate-to-the-fsf)
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* WikiLeaks accepts bitcoins (http://shop.wikileaks.org/donate  http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/08/20/wikileaks-bypasses-financial-blockade-with-bitcoin/)
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* The price of a bitcoin to USD has been above $2 during 2012. The highest it's gone has been $14.33. ( http://blockchain.info/charts/market-price )

Revision as of 10:42, 2 October 2012

Danny O'Brien is accepting Bitcoin donations on behalf of Noisebridge. In a mailing list post (and followup), he sent the following clear-signed GPG message:

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I can take bitcoins for Noisebridge (I'm on the board for whatever that counts as -- at the very least, Noisebridge have a tradition that you can give cash to a board member as a donation)

1B5sJQ6Wu6AmK9xG5YTic4Nszw4PS7UMAM

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Controversy

According to an unsigned edit to this page by 69.181.70.193, "Bitcoins are an enormously stupid Ponzi scheme that no self respecting hacker should touch with a 10 foot grounded pole."


Anti-controversy

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