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Bitcoin ATM

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Does anyone know when there will be a Bitcoin ATM installed on Ellis Street like it was previously planned?
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pay physical money for someone to give you digital money. makes sense.

cant wait till bitcoin collapses and everybody goes broke once there system fails, or they shut it down and everybody is trading digital non sense while the founders are sitting in the tropics sipping refreshments and tipping the server with your physical cash.
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I think they we're asking about the ATM, not your thoughts on bitcoins in general, start another thread!
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boardsweeper wrote:pay physical money for someone to give you digital money. makes sense.

cant wait till bitcoin collapses and everybody goes broke once there system fails, or they shut it down and everybody is trading digital non sense while the founders are sitting in the tropics sipping refreshments and tipping the server with your physical cash.


What a compelling argument you raise. You seem like an expert on the subject; care to enlighten us?

As to the original topic. I've heard through the grapevine that the announcement was met with little acclaim which may have something to do with the delay.
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This is a great podcast on Bitcoin. I almost understand how it works now. Language warning.

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Truths can be backed up by facts - do you have any?
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OH I KNEW IT!!!

http://www.castanet.net/news/Business/1 ... l-currency

Just a matter of time before the whole thing goes under.
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CEO of Bitcoin found dead.

Suicide, they say.
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http://globalnews.ca/news/1190839/ameri ... singapore/

She's only 28 and supposedly had a link on her facebook profile about depression and what has it's price.

Just worth noting then, be careful on what you put on your Linkedin, facebook profile and other such sites.

It is interesting to read comments from others below the article too. Nine bankers have committed suicide in the past year. NINE? What is going on and what do they know?

http://intellihub.com/8th-international ... ing-china/
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense ... burger_bar
Did the “Bitcoin CEO” Just Commit Suicide? Not So Fast.
By Will Oremus

The news leapt out at me from my Twitter stream: “Bitcoin CEO Found Dead of Possible Suicide in Singapore.”

The headline is all too easy to believe, and to assimilate into the story of bitcoin as an experiment gone tragically awry. Last week, the implosion of leading bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox left investors in the crypto-currency feeling robbed, disillusioned, and angry. Now, it seemed, one of the people responsible was falling on his or her sword.

Not so fast, please. This story is not nearly as clear-cut as the media are making it seem.

First of all, bitcoin doesn’t have a CEO. It’s a crypto-currency, not a company. The young woman in question was actually the head of the Singapore-based startup First Meta. According to its website, First Meta was founded in 2007, and its claim to fame was creating the first virtual credit card for the then-popular online game Second Life. Today it functions as one of many online marketplaces for bitcoin and a slew of other virtual currencies.

It is true that the young woman, 28-year-old Autumn Radtke, is dead. But officials are still investigating the cause of death. As far as I can tell, the “suicide” headlines on sites such as the New York Post, the Daily Mail, and Fox News are based on anonymously sourced reports in “local media.” The only such report I’ve been able to track down so far was on the blog Tech in Asia on Feb. 27, which said “sources have suggested that [Radtke] committed suicide.” A note at the top of that blog post indicates that it has been updated to emphasize that “investigations are ongoing.”

It’s possible Radtke committed suicide, but it seems rash—and unfair to her and her family and friends—for major news outlets to jump to that conclusion on the basis of anonymous rumors. And even if she did commit suicide, how do we know it had anything to do with bitcoin’s troubles? We don’t. And for the record, suicide is rarely the result of any single cause.

What we do know is that an apparently bright and much-loved young woman in the Singapore startup community is dead, and police are investigating. But that doesn’t make for sensational tweets or compelling headlines in national news outlets or online magazines like BuzzFeed. To get people to click on the story, you need to imply that Radtke killed herself because of the Bitcoin crash.

How do I know that? Because the Wall Street Journal ran a blog post a week ago that stuck to the facts—and almost no one noticed. The post by Newley Purnell, headlined “American CEO of Singapore Startup First Meta Dies,” fell like a tree in a forest with no one around. It was only when the New York Post, the Daily Mail, and others cast their scruples aside and ran with the suicide link that the story captured global attention.

Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University.


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[quote="Queen K"]http://globalnews.ca/news/1190839/american-ceo-of-bitcoin-exchange-found-dead-in-singapore/

She's only 28 and supposedly had a link on her facebook profile about depression and what has it's price.

Just worth noting then, be careful on what you put on your Linkedin, facebook profile and other such sites.

Really?

While I agree with you about what you put on those sites, I just can't understand your point, in it's relevance to this.

*bleep* does her posting a link on facebook about depression, and then following through with suicide, have to do with being "careful" about what you post???
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Because of the Laws of Attraction.
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Queen K wrote:
It is interesting to read comments from others below the article too. Nine bankers have committed suicide in the past year. NINE? What is going on and what do they know?

http://intellihub.com/8th-international ... ing-china/


There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of "bankers" worldwide. Someone collecting a list of unconnected suicides and deaths worldwide does not a conspiracy make.

The old cliche is that dentists have a higher suicide rate than any other profession. What do they know that we don't?!!
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Noticing the bitcoin rage fizzled fast! Actually can't really call it a rage.
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Good in theory, but kinda hard to put hard currency behind a piece of data and claim it has a value.
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