[Foundation-l] EFF & Bitcoins

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 17:39:49 UTC 2011

On 21 June 2011 17:52, robert_horning at netzero.net
<robert_horning at netzero.net> wrote:

>  I'd be far more worried about the stability of currencies like the U.S. Dollar and the Euro as their basis in reality is even shakier than Bitcoins, yet the collapse of either or both currencies could substantially impact the WMF and the lives of most Wikimedians far more.

The Bitcoin system is robustly designed to continue past the collapse
of the US dollar and the world economy, as the Internet, fast
computers and reliable electricity are all expected to be readily
available when barbarian hordes are wandering the burnt-out
post-apocalyptic remnants of civilisation.

- d.

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