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(Taaki) The Anarchist Hacker Bitcoin Would Rather Not Talk About

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tungfa, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. tungfa

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    Very interesting story...

    "Bitcoin used to need people like Taaki. As Popper puts it in the book: “Bitcoin’s survival early on depended on young programmers like Amir who had the naive hubris to think that they could change the world, and the programming skills to begin laying the groundwork for that change.”

    Now its development is increasingly in the hands of Barclay’s, Goldman Sachs, and some powerful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Banks are opening research labs to examine Bitcoin and its blockchain, and dozens of slick Bitcoin companies are raising big investment.

    Is there room in the movement any more for a guy who could have made millions but would rather work open-source, live in squats, and decry the corruption of governments?"
     
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