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Re: [tor-talk] Is there any societal use in Bitcoin?

World University and School (which is like Wikipedia in 295 languages with
CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC) is taking an all ~200 countries'
official languages' approach to developing blockchain / bitcoin ... but
planning too for health care data, for example, in the blockchain -
plus an online bookstore / academic press in each of all 7,099 living
languages re bitcoin ... and for developing an universal basic income for
all 7.5 billion people (with nation states as the basic unit re their law
systems and tax systems) - and presumably some of these people will receive
this UBI (ethicality-wise) in a bitcoin-like digital currency.


On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 11:50 PM, Jon Tullett <jon.tullett@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 5 September 2017 at 08:25, carlo von lynX
> <lynX@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 04, 2017 at 08:35:17PM +0500, Roman Mamedov wrote:
> >> BTC wouldn't require "same timeframe" of 36 hours to transfer, it can
> be done
> >> within less than an hour. And with the recent developments in the BTC
> world,
> >> both transaction speed and cost per transaction will continue to
> improve.
> >
> > I think I repeatedly mentioned TALER
> You did indeed. Couple of issues with Taler. First, it doesn't show up
> on Google. You have to know that it's "GNU Taler". Sure, RMS would
> probably argue that's a feature not a bug, but it's something of a
> barrier to awareness.
> Second, release notes from this June [1] paraphrase thusly:
> > This is still an alpha release
> > * Exchange implements the full Taler protocol, but does not integrate
> with traditional banking systems
> > * No integration with "real" banks, so only toy currencies are available
> for now.
> > * Documentation, testing, error handling and performance still need to
> be improved.
> That has NOPE NOPE NOPE written all over it for me, I'm afraid. I'm
> sure it's very clever, but until one of the release notes says "You
> can now safely transfer funds from one bank to another", I'll stick
> with established options (which include BTC, just not for spot forex
> xfers).
> -J
> [1] https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2017-06/msg00005.html
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