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L'irrésistible ascension du bitcoin, la monnaie virtuelle de l'internet De Thomas Watkins (AFP) – Il y a 2 jours
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Bitcoin [ 1 ] est une monnaie électronique décentralisée conçue en 2009 par le pseudonyme Satoshi Nakamoto. Son utilisation passe par un protocole informatique exécuté par un logiciel libre éponyme, écrit en C++ et publié sous licence MIT .
Since Bitcoin is now a $400 million market, with its pricehitting new all-time highs, now might be good time to ask, is bitcoin money? According to Aristotle, for something to be considered money, is has to fulfill four characteristics:
A few people around here know about the legal drama currently happening in France between us (Tibanne, MtGox and Macaraja, the company representing us in France) and french banks. A few weeks ago, our previous French bank closed our bank account despite knowing about our activity, which we explained fully before starting. We challenged this decision in court, to which the bank tried to defend itself by saying "Bitcoin is an electronic money, Macaraja is not a bank, therefore it's illegal for Macaraja to be handling this".
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Bitcoin is an electronic currency based on a piece of software that allows for the collaborative adoption and use of electronic bits of information as money. We have been keeping track of bitcoin since 2009, starting with this post by Michel Bauwens: Bitcoin: new open source P2P e-cash system . In June last year I reported that bitcoin was now available in a public beta release, pointing out a fact that seemed somewhat strange at the time: Bitcoin was going to have no more that 21 million coins in existence – ever.
Je viens de découvrir l'excellent projet Open Source BitCoin encore en béta-test, et qui est extrêmement prometteur.
A couple of years ago I read a book called The End of Money , by Thomas Greco. In it, the author predicted that at some point, some internet application would do for money what Skype has done for the telecommunications industry. It’s only a matter of time before someone blows the whole thing open, re-writes the rules and changes the game for good.
In today’s economy, the value of the dollar is weaker than ever and the thought of a digital currency is becoming more of a reality with the recent introduction of bitcoins.
Bitcoin is an open source, peer-to-peer electronic currency created by Satoshi Nakamoto and maintained by a small team of developers.
Solid discussions of this piece on BoingBoing.net , Hacker News , Slashdot and Reddit . Rob Tercek has a follow up to this piece here . by Jason Calacanis and the LAUNCH team
Discuss this post on Hacker News Calacanis primer on bitcoin By Robert Tercek