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christobal wrote (edited )

This is a bit silly though isnt it? Its a pretty neutral protocol that anyone with access to a computer and internet could use. In fact, if I'm not mistaken there were some pretty decent sized appropriations of cash going to Rojava through Bitcoin.

(also, for clarity, I find bitcoin to be ridiculous, the technology itself is cool, really cool in fact, but the proof of concept that bitcoin really is, is just stupid. Capitalism based on the gold standard, without regulations).

Edit: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/05/robin-hood-hacker-rojava-syria-bitcoin-donation/

They could have just as well made an article called "The Internet and the Alt-Right"

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dele_ted wrote

The blockchain is awesome technology, and we should not condemn it just because the wrong people adopted blockchain-powered technology. Cryptography can be used for good and for bad.

Yeah, Bitcoin is bullshit, but the blockchain is capable of much more than that.