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    Is it mainly used for programmers to sell programs to each other? That seems sensible to me. Other than that I don't really see how it can be useful to anyone.
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    (Original post by The_Last_Melon)
    Is it mainly used for programmers to sell programs to each other? That seems sensible to me. Other than that I don't really see how it can be useful to anyone.
    you're pulling my leg right it commands the criminal marketplace where you can buy ak47's, semtex and all manner of drugs not to mention stolen goods and rare artifacts
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    No, not at all. Here's a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc2en3nHxA4
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    you're pulling my leg right it commands the criminal marketplace where you can buy ak47's, semtex and all manner of drugs not to mention stolen goods and rare artifacts
    What do you mean exactly?
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    (Original post by M14B)
    What do you mean exactly?
    the dark web
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    the dark web
    I see
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    Used by many to purchase illegal products and services, online, anonymously. It doesn't leave a trace.
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    You don't perceive the utility of untraceable currency in safely procuring contraband, or any number of services decreed illicit by sovereign bodies in regressive, despotic and unstable regimes the world over? You don't see how an independent, self-regulating monetary system which transcends geography and circumvents the partisan interests of banks, governments and regulatory bodies might thereby serve to enfranchise certain sectors of society, aside from 'programmers'?

    Is the above diatribe rhetorical enough for you?
    **** me did you use a thesaurus to write that
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    **** me did you use a thesaurus to write that
    I tried, but found that my fingers produced more legible results.
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    Despite it completely goes against George Orwell's rules to clear English
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    (Original post by NX172)
    Despite it completely goes against George Orwell's rules to clear English
    i mean, better writers than him don't follow that rule.
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    (Original post by NX172)
    Despite it completely goes against George Orwell's rules to clear English
    I'm sure that George Orwell would be delighted that you invoke his authority with such unquestioning (albeit illiterate) deference.
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    You don't perceive the utility of untraceable currency in safely procuring contraband, or any number of services decreed illicit by sovereign bodies in regressive, despotic and unstable regimes the world over? You don't see how an independent, self-regulating monetary system which transcends geography and circumvents the partisan interests of banks, governments and regulatory bodies might thereby serve to enfranchise certain sectors of society, aside from 'programmers'?

    Is the above diatribe rhetorical enough for you?
    And my local takeaway accepts them.
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    I'm sure that George Orwell would be delighted that you invoke his authority with such unquestioning (albeit illiterate) deference.
    Well, that was about as scathing and juvenile as a Youtube comment.
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    you're pulling my leg right it commands the criminal marketplace where you can buy ak47's, semtex and all manner of drugs not to mention stolen goods and rare artifacts
    I assumed there was a legitimate reason for it other than criminal activity.
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    It's used in loads of legitimate businesses now, the main plus for it is that it's decentralised and anonymous. I like it because there's little fees involved and you don't have to deal with annoying companies always limiting you like PayPal does.
 
 
 
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