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How Should the Bitcoin Community Handle Government Seizures?

Is it the responsibility of Bitcoiners to repudiate government theft of Bitcoins?

Is there is a simple way to do this? This article explores the ways it might be done:

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com/index.php/entry/how-...

How would you recommend the Bitcoin community respond to the theft of Ross Ulbricht's wallet by government employees?

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Its my understanding

That they haven't been able to access his bitcoin wallet, so they haven't exactly been stolen. Its like they have his safe, but can't get to the money. Although, its also possible that his wallet is backed up somewhere that the feds don't know about, in which case he could still potentially use it.

That's very nice to hear

and gives the case a nice Keystone Kops kind of feel.

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My opinion:

It's the government you're up against. There's only one answer - Duck and pucker.

They can't control it. And that pisses them off. Therefore, they will take out bitcoin any way they can. And it certainly won't be by just hoping it goes away.

I personally have never subscribed to Bitcoin,

and never planned to, but out of intellectual curiosity, I wonder if there is an easy way to foil the government agents' enthusiasm for taking Bitcoin down.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417