On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 4:33 AM, deadalnix via Digitalmars-d-announce <
> On Monday, 23 November 2015 at 12:11:36 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
>> One could ask the same thing about any currency that isn't the one
>> accepted at a store.
>> I looked with a tinge of fascination at what bitcoin was a while ago. I
>> think there is a natural averse reaction to something that is valuable but
>> that you cannot understand.
> Don't be confused. Krugman do not understand bitcoin, but Krugman think
> that terrorism and riots are good, that the internet will never work and
> that there was no bubble in 2008, so I think is it fairly secure to ignore
> Many other economist have model that explain bitcoin's value.
> I know bitcoin has real math and genius behind it, and this is a silly
>> example, but for those who do not understand how it actually works
>> (including myself), it seems very similar in nature. Dollars (or whatever
>> local currency you use) are understandable, and generally accepted at
>> places where I shop. It's easy to see how one cannot duplicate them without
>> evidence of doing so (the fundamental characteristic of currency). Online
>> bits don't seem so uncopyable.
> Most people to not understand fractional reserve, bond emission, or how
> credit card works. I think that's ok.
> Back to the point, one of the value of bitcoin is to be able to transfer
> money internationally easily and for cheap. People that do have USD to
> spend on digital mars do not care. People abroad do care.
> Now I don't expect that accepting bitcoin will create a giant wave of
> donation, but, if anything, it is always good PR and not complicated. There
> is also no reason to refuse a donation or to make it more complex to do a
> Andrei, Walter, if you need help to navigate the bitcoin ecosystem, you
> can reach me, I can help.
:D anyone could accept donations to Ali on his behalf and then send him
dollars whenever it reaches a certain value.
Does the D Foundation have a bitcoin address?