Is Bitcoin The New Euro? | Disrupt Europe 2013

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Today at Disrupt Europe in Berlin, a few major Bitcoin actors in the European Bitcoin community took the stage to share their thoughts about the future of Bitcoin. Michael Jackson (Mangrove Capital Partners), Shakil Khan (CoinDesk) and Nejc Kodric (Bitstamp) are all bullish and have great hopes for the digital currency. Yet, a recurring thought was that the community is still very early in this journey — the average end-user has yet to start using Bitcoins. Read more here: http://goo.gl/JuDC4D

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17 Responses to “Is Bitcoin The New Euro? | Disrupt Europe 2013”

  1. stuart skinner

    19. Nov, 2017

    this piece of controlled discourse must be 'democratic global governance' in action. i was looking for an example.

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  2. stuart skinner

    19. Nov, 2017

    bionic bitcoin – making feudalistic obedience cool, hip and trendy.

    ooooh, i want that baseless, cashless, centralised, authoritarian, rfid-ready, orwellian cattle-prod implanted in my body, please.

    bitcoin is where the masonic banking system can finally divorce the real economy from a social control system. why continue this charade of making people believe they are worth anything?

    actually, the idea is to completely control your reality according to your station in life. your gmo descendents will 'erg' in underground facilities, thinking the world is flat and that it's their fault.

    read the masonic georgia guidestones and understand that feermasonry has decided  95% of the worlds population are a 'cancer' – hence the term magic bullets…  that's real bullets folks.

    freemasonry is the cancer:

    it is a thing: not a 'they'
    there's everything you can do
    nothing is inevitable
    and no-one is expendable

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  3. nwo

    19. Nov, 2017

    It might be the next world currency

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  4. Dana Keith VerVer

    19. Nov, 2017

    Is Bitcoin the new world currency?  

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  5. The frenchy

    19. Nov, 2017

    i m not sure if china would want a namecoin type thing tho … probably would be harder for them to spy or stop website that doesn't represent their ideals.

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  6. Viento Enpopa

    19. Nov, 2017

    Not only that, the banks may  disappear like some printing facilities of some newspapers of the world, but the credit cards companies, they will not disappear. They will take any currency for payment like any pizza parlour out there, if you happen not to have any cash in your digital coin wallet. You will be charged twice for using your VISA or American Express;  one time by the pizza parlour and then by the credit company. 

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  7. Viento Enpopa

    19. Nov, 2017

    Who will lend the Bitcoins when you need to buy a house, the banks, the banksters and at which " international interest rate"? 

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  8. Mike Schmidt

    19. Nov, 2017

    for more info go to bitcoin.com

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  9. Chinthamani Chary

    19. Nov, 2017

    It's going to go to zero… or it's going to get a lot of zeros.

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  10. Max Planck

    19. Nov, 2017

    If you lose your private key then you are unable to proof that a certain address is yours which means that you lose control over the address. So it's key to not lose your private keys. It's the same when you lose your fiat money, you can't use it either. For people that think they can't handle that responsibility, there probably are ( or will be) online wallets that require id, so that if you lose the pass of your online wallet you redeem it by showing your id, just like in a bank.

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  11. TapTap

    19. Nov, 2017

    What if you lose the private key? Then you lose the value and cant redeem it?

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  12. Max Planck

    19. Nov, 2017

    "unfortunately society expects traceability", you mean government expects traceability and no government isn't a representation of society.

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  13. Max Planck

    19. Nov, 2017

    You can't store bitcoins on your computer, a bitcoin isn't a program or a string of text or something. Bitcoin has a bit of a misleading name in my opinion, because there is no such thing as a bitcoin. Bitcoin IS the blockchain (a public ledger) and on that ledger you can read that address x has y bitcoins and THAT are your bitcoins and if you wanna use them, you need to proof that that address is yours with your private key which you can store on your computer (or just on a piece of paper)

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  14. TapTap

    19. Nov, 2017

    "keeping them on your phone is as safe as checking your bank account from your phone" /watch?v=jV0Q_muo1wI Thats not safe then. I was talking about what they are talking about here /agilestack/2012/08/17/how-to-recover-your-bitcoins-from-a-failed-hard-drive/ (apparently if you lose the password you lose the coins). Too much work to keep your money safe, this is why the bank transaction fees are still worth paying for. I see too many flaws to make it legit.

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  15. Mike Sylvan

    19. Nov, 2017

    Great interview. You really asked some excellent questions. Great panel

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  16. Mike Sylvan

    19. Nov, 2017

    I understand what you mean about the fluctuation. Bitcoin is still in its beginning stages and takes time to settle in its proper price. But you're statement about "what happens if the computer brakes and coins disappear?" You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. If your computer breaks, your coins do not disappear. Where did you even come up with that? Also, keeping them on your phone is as safe as checking your bank account from your phone.

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  17. TapTap

    19. Nov, 2017

    Its so unstable, what happens if your computer brakes and the coins disappear? How secure is it to keep them on your phone, it should be easy to hack by charlatans. The price constantly fluctuating so much makes it really hard to accept payments via the coins. I can see the transaction fee argument being invalid as well if sites start taking payments to change the coins to other currencies. Needs some serious improvements for it to be better/safer than bank transfers.

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