A few centuries ago, China banned a major decentralized system that was used for peer-to-peer international transactions (maritime trading). The ban (海禁) has reduced the international influence of China, and made China so weak that European countries eventually colonized it.

A few centuries ago, China banned a major decentralized system that was used for peer-to-peer international transactions (maritime trading). The ban (海禁) has reduced the international influence of China, and made China so weak that European countries eventually colonized it. submitted by /u/themetalfriend
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Many BU supporters seem completely unaware that BU requires eventually removing the 21 million supply cap.

Peter Rizun (head BU dev):

"To have a fee market with no block size limit you need Bitcoin's inflation rate to be nonzero"

http://np.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/61a4uk/to_have_a_fee_market_with_no_block_size_limite/

"I don't believe a fixed supply is a central property of Bitcoin."

https://i.supload.com/r1pdI_mDg.jpg

Roger Ver has also said that he is okay with the risk of bitcoin becoming paypal 2.0

I think if this was more widely known there would be much less support.

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PSA: If your bitcoin is stored on a website, it will eventually be hacked. Protect yourself by using one of these real bitcoin wallets →

Security is simply never perfect. Any amount of bitcoin you trust to humans can ultimately be lost – whether through accident, theft, fraud, or bankruptcy.

If you've invested time or money into purchasing bitcoin, it may be wise to invest some time into understanding it more deeply. Bitcoin is somewhat unlike other currencies – it is most safely held in a true bitcoin wallet, rather than on a website.

While it can be comforting to think, "I keep my bitcoin with Company", in reality, you're simply adding your money to an already large jackpot for hackers. No company is immune, and the bigger the target, the more complex hacking attempts can get. For large enough prizes, hackers have gotten themselves hired into the security and critical infrastructure teams at many large institutions – sometimes over the course of years.

Using a real wallet doesn't have to be hard – try one of these popular open-source apps:

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Edit:

Tried to keep it short, but looking at the comments, it sounds like the Electrum wallet is also quite popular. Just added it to the list.

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