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21 Sep 2012
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is an
advocacy group that, among other things, tries to isolate Iran by
pressuring businesses and organizations to stop doing business
with Iran. This week they turned their attention to ICANN and RIPE
to try to cut off Internet access to Iranian organizations. Regardless
of one's opinion about the wisdom of isolating Iran (and opinions
are far from uniform), this effort was a bad idea
in an impressive number of both technical and political ways.
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04 Sep 2012
Bitcoin is still the Net's favorite virtual currency, particularly for people
who believe that the gold standard was a good idea.
I see that Bitcoin has recently achieved sufficient critical mass to support
a classic Ponzi
scheme, a guy who promised absurd rates of interest, 7% per week to his "investors",
then disappeared with 500,000 of other people's Bitcoins.
At the current price of about $10/bitcoin, that's nominally $5 million,
but Bitcoin markets are so thin that in practice it's worth a lot less
unless he trickles them out over many months.
Given the general level of financial sophistication of Bitcoin users, the real question is
why it hasn't happened sooner.
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