As messy as SegWit activation was, it is actually one of most decentralized ways to activate something. Miners didnt force it through, devs didnt either and niether did social media or node operators. Everyone sort of got a say.

As messy as SegWit activation was, it is actually one of most decentralized ways to activate something. Miners didnt force it through, devs didnt either and niether did social media or node operators. Everyone sort of got a say. submitted by /u/dellintelbitcoin
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Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet

NBC just did one of the best stories on Bitcoin I have ever seen mainstream media do. Excellent explanation. Mentioned the drop but also pointed out its sustained growth dispute that drop.

NBC just did one of the best stories on Bitcoin I have ever seen mainstream media do. Excellent explanation. Mentioned the drop but also pointed out its sustained growth dispute that drop.

The only criticism I have came from two bad quotes from a guy with the Digital Currency Group.

He said "bitcoin is an investment" . That's wrong. It's a protocol. This is what it really is and it's a very important thing to realize as the IRS and your accountant attempts to figure out how it should be taxed.

He also said " you will either make a lot of money or you will lose all your money" . That's completely wrong. Bitcoin will never be worth nothing, anymore than an ounce of gold will ever be worth nothing. People need to stop saying that. It's false and people in the industry especially should know better.

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No, Mainstream Media, That Country Did Not Ban Bitcoin. Again. (news.bitcoin.com)

Headlines roared late last night in the western hemisphere, morning in the east, as mainstream media outlets breathlessly ran with an initial report from a legacy wire service: the Republic of South Korea is to ban cryptocurrency. The truth is more subtle, and it’s fast becoming an object lesson in fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). Veterans and those new to bitcoin and crypto have clear choices as to reliable media coverage, and the South Korean “ban” is a perfect example.
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