Comments on: Why payments won’t ever be anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BitcoinChaser http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-49927 Sun, 18 May 2014 12:12:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11543#comment-49927 I understand this article was written a while back, but it just goes to show how close minded people can be.

In terms of real-world places accepting Bitcoin, well I am sure we can all list a bunch of well known retailers who accept it now.

Heck, you can even buy a car: http://bitcoinchaser.com/new-yellow-lamb orghini-gallardo-bought-bitcoins/

When there’s a will, there’s a way…

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By: bitcoinbranches http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-49492 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:25:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11543#comment-49492 Pseudo-anonymity is a good thing and will helpout with bitcoin in the long run. Overall it’s good that huge amounts of money can be tracked into the block chain. There are a few bitcoin reviews of some sites that anonymize payments at Bitcoin Branches.

http://www.bitcoinbranches.com

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By: MarkOates http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-34656 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:52:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11543#comment-34656 The arguments in the article against bitcoin are a little short-sighted. Bitcoin isn’t absolute; it’s being built upon and features are being added.

The dismissal of bitcoin: “The future of payments, then, is likely to be highly personalized and reversible — exactly the opposite of the anonymous and irreversible protocols built into Bitcoin. And that’s one big reason Bitcoin is not going to be a long-term success.” is akin to saying in 1992 that the internet will not succeed because people are used to TV and want to see video. It will come.

The upcoming bitcoin v0.6 is scheduled to have built-in escrow, as well as mulch-signature transactions. These are examples of consumer protections that surpass even the current model of transactions, and that’s just the start.

Bitcoin does some things now, but it can do a lot as it is built upon. What’s important, is the core underlying technology, a unique, secure, distributed, worldwide p2p currency that is and has never been realized until now.

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By: bilot http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-34209 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 21:34:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11543#comment-34209 Felix Salmon hasn’t done his homework!

On markets: It seems you have not even checked www.weusecoins.com page and see the listed markets.

On anonymity: Also it seems you don’t understand that this is determined by the user. The beauty of bitcoin is it enables the user to choose to be almost fully anonymous to pubic.

On reversibility: The solution lies with escrows and other payment services built on top of bitcoin.

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By: AdamStg http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-34202 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 18:36:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11543#comment-34202 Go see the list!

over 800 sites now accepted bitcoin

http://www.thebitcoinreview.com/

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By: BitcoinAnalyst http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-34201 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 14:11:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11543#comment-34201 It is simply not true that there are not a lot of real-world uses for bitoin.

Just look at the most recent launch: BitcoinDeals.com

An amazon-like shopping portal for bitcoin payments.

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By: justmoon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-34200 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 12:21:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11543#comment-34200 Minor correction: Bitcoin has reversible transactions support using the lock_time parameter. In other words, there is nothing preventing people from doing reversible non-anonymous transactions using Bitcoin. It’s just a matter of whether the demand is there or not.

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By: matonis http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-34199 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 12:06:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11543#comment-34199 Felix, if you’re saying that bitcoin won’t ever be a leading ‘establishment’ payment system, then you are probably correct. However, it doesn’t need to be ‘establishment’ in order to be a success which is why I wrote: “Air Guitars and Bitcoin Regulation”

http://themonetaryfuture.blogspot.com/20 11/11/air-guitars-and-bitcoin-regulation .html

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By: Boussac http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-34198 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 11:57:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11543#comment-34198 @spectre855
Bitcoin was designed to eliminate the OBLIGATION to go through a bank to transfer money from point A to point B.
Just like email was invented to eliminate the need to go to the post office when you simply want to drop a line or two to someone. The US Postal Service is still around because SOMETIMES we want to use it instead of email. Likewise, bitcoin will not eliminate banks but simply their exclusive position.

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By: matonis http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/12/16/why-payments-wont-ever-be-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-34197 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 11:56:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11543#comment-34197 @spectre855 Here is a good starting point: “The New Cryptography Behind Anonymous Digital Cash” http://themonetaryfuture.blogspot.com/20 09/10/new-cryptography-behind-anonymous. html

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