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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    The hard part is always when the trouble starts. Now it has been proven that bitcoin can be robbed from, now is the test if people want to invest in the business model.

    The model is simple, bitcoin rents distributed calculation time, those calculations come from large universities and corporations who find bitcoin less expensive then having their own super computer.

    People really good with computers get two or three motherboards a rig to use one one processor and then load a lot of high end video cards that bit coin uses for its calculations.

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar …

    Remember “pieces of eight”? The old Spanish “peso” was divided into eight “reales” — but the American colonists called the peso a “dollar” and the reales they called “bits.” Hence, two bits is a quarter. Of course, bits and dollars were essentially nicknames until the US created its own currency in 1787, and officially adopted the “dollar” as the basis for it. As a side note, the US has never officially had a coin called a “nickel”: that is a nickname that has stuck for 150 years. As worked out by Thomas Jefferson, the whole system was supposed to look like this:

    1 eagle = 10 dollars = 100 dimes = 1000 cents = 10000 mils

    The “eagle” and the “mil” went by the board, but for many years there was a half cent coin. We still label a coin “One Dime”, though we never got in the habit of saying things like, “That’ll be 4 dimes and 8 cents.”

    Historical Trivia lesson for today.

  3. bernardgarner

    bernardgarner said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe the word “Shrem” will enter the language like condom, jacuzzi, and poubelle only it will be a synonym for on online financial scam.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Did ya notice? The dots form a matrix….

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    I think jack may have been trying to make a joke.
    Half his audience went "huh?’ and the other have thought “sounds about right”.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Bitcoin, whether its inventors were intending to do this or not, became favored as a shadow currency. Untraceable and worth only what the traders believed it was worth. It has been used for years in drug and human-sex-trafficking “professions” as a result, and with a great deal of success. Until somebody noticed that the emperor has no clothes…..

  7. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Looks like the bitcoins have gone to seed.

  8. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago


    Nahhh, jack doesn’t joke; that was quite serious. ;-)

  9. nordwonder

    nordwonder said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    " …worth only what the traders believed it was worth." Just like any currency, even gold. Just sayin’.

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