I had $10K stolen from me in Bitcoin!Submitted by PeacefulAnarchism on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 22:19
I had 10k stolen from me in Bitcoin, I shared my status on FB and someone blamed Bitcoin.
I thought you would enjoy my response:
I just want to say I have had about 10k in Bitcoin stolen from me and the feeling is horrible. It taught me a valuable lesson though, Bitcoin is money and If you wouldn't leave your wallet in a room with thieves neither should you do it with Bitcoin. That event also helped me understand just how real and tangible Bitcoin is, Either you got them or you don't..There is no copy and paste like you do with an mp3.
This is a digital commodity, which has the characteristics of Gold, with the transportability from that of a teleportation device. It opens up the entire globe to Finance, Commerce, and Trade. There are over 6 billion people in this world that do not have access to resources because they have been ostracized and cut out by the centrally controlled FIAT money Banking Cartel. Bitcoin don't care... it's the honey badger of money, It welcomes everyone.
Just as the internet opened up channels for us to communicate with the rest of the world Bitcoins allows anyone and everyone to transact with one another. No longer are we subject to the Will and thievery of the central Banking Gangsters who like parasites suck the life from humanity with their monopoly of Money.
More than money, Bitcoin is a protocol, one in which New innovative human evolving businesses can be built upon which will displace these boheimeth creatures of the past. Bitcoin really has so much to offer that not even the greatest Sci-Fi writers could have thought of it. From Smart property, Autonomous agents, Contracts, Endowments, and escrows, Bitcoins does it all.
My intention is not to go onto an Evangelical rant about Bitcoin but to stress to you the Value of such a Technology. Liberating, Earth shattering, Paradigm shifting Value. So I ask, If this is the value that Bitcoin has would you deposit your money with Shady Joe Schmo's Exchange and Trade shop?
Bitcoins teaches us how to Value Real things. For the first time in our lifetimes we are dealing with a Currency that encourages us to be conscious of our Consumption.
Since Bitcoin depends on a Network it also teaches us how to cooperate with one another for our own mutual benefit. It is the ultimate Libertarian currency with socialism and conservatism intertwined into it. It may be some spiritual life intervening force that brought us Bitcoin but most likely, such as young seedling growing through a crack in the concrete, Bitcoin may be just humanities attempt to THRIVE.
Happy Bitcoin everyone PM me if you got any questions.. :)