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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:
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==Addresses==
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There are two wallet addresses, one for Noisebridge and Noisetor. Both are linked to the Noisebridge Wells Fargo checking account via Coinbase.
  
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* Noisebridge: [https://blockchain.info/address/1KxVgNmPdTyePLw27iixbH9yrRhNH7UfdK 1KxVgNmPdTyePLw27iixbH9yrRhNH7UfdK]
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* Noisetor: [https://blockchain.info/address/1HXadShFoTzYfM148kjZi17NBjMvbyVqff 1HXadShFoTzYfM148kjZi17NBjMvbyVqff]
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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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=== Controversy ===
 
=== 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."
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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."<br> 
 
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=== Anti-controversy ===
 
=== Anti-controversy ===
  
* 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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* It's not a Ponzi scheme if you can get your money converted back immediately (via: [http://coinbase.com coinbase.com], [http://bitpay.com bitpay.com] or one of the many other payment processors or exchanges).
 
* Fringe ideas are always ridiculed.  
 
* Fringe ideas are always ridiculed.  
* Bitcoins have been around for 2.5years now
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* Bitcoins have been around for [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin 5 years now] and have had hundreds of millions invested in related startups / infrastructure.
* FSF accepts bitcoins (http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/bitcoins-a-new-way-to-donate-to-the-fsf)
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* The [http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/bitcoins-a-new-way-to-donate-to-the-fsf FSF], [https://supporters.eff.org/donate EFF] and many other important institutions accept bitcoin.
* 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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* WikiLeaks [http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/08/20/wikileaks-bypasses-financial-blockade-with-bitcoin/ received support via bitcoin] during the Visa financial blockade.
* The price of a bitcoin to USD has been above $2 during 2012. The highest it's gone has been <strike>$14.33</strike> <strike>$106.00</strike> $236.00. ( http://blockchain.info/charts/market-price )
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* The USD value of 1 Bitcoin has risen to <strike>$14.33</strike> <strike>$106.00</strike> <strike>$236.00</strike> $1132.26. ([https://bitcoinaverage.com/charts#USD-averages-false November 29, 2013 08:30])

Latest revision as of 09:10, 22 February 2016

[edit] Addresses

There are two wallet addresses, one for Noisebridge and Noisetor. Both are linked to the Noisebridge Wells Fargo checking account via Coinbase.

[edit] 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."

[edit] Anti-controversy

  • It's not a Ponzi scheme if you can get your money converted back immediately (via: coinbase.com, bitpay.com or one of the many other payment processors or exchanges).
  • Fringe ideas are always ridiculed.
  • Bitcoins have been around for 5 years now and have had hundreds of millions invested in related startups / infrastructure.
  • The FSF, EFF and many other important institutions accept bitcoin.
  • WikiLeaks received support via bitcoin during the Visa financial blockade.
  • The USD value of 1 Bitcoin has risen to $14.33 $106.00 $236.00 $1132.26. (November 29, 2013 08:30)
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