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

On 7 September 2017 at 11:43, carlo von lynX
<lynX@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 05, 2017 at 08:50:20AM +0200, Jon Tullett wrote:
>> > 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
> When Linus first published his new kernel prototype, that too had
> NOPE NOPE NOPE written all over it for you?

Very much so. It was a toy back then, and Linus was upfront about
that. Remember "it won't be big and professional like GNU"?

From first announcement to me running production workloads of any sort
on Linux was about a decade. I'm sure the Taler guys are hoping to be
out of alpha somewhat faster than that :)

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