[tor-talk] Is there any societal use in Bitcoin?

Jon Tullett jon.tullett at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 10:11:07 UTC 2017

On 7 September 2017 at 11:43, carlo von lynX
<lynX at time.to.get.psyced.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 05, 2017 at 08:50:20AM +0200, Jon Tullett wrote:
>> > This is still an alpha release
>> > * Exchange implements the full Taler protocol, but does not integrate with traditional banking systems
>> > * No integration with "real" banks, so only toy currencies are available for now.
>> > * Documentation, testing, error handling and performance still need to be improved.
>> That has NOPE NOPE NOPE written all over it for me, I'm afraid. I'm
> When Linus first published his new kernel prototype, that too had
> NOPE NOPE NOPE written all over it for you?

Very much so. It was a toy back then, and Linus was upfront about
that. Remember "it won't be big and professional like GNU"?

>From first announcement to me running production workloads of any sort
on Linux was about a decade. I'm sure the Taler guys are hoping to be
out of alpha somewhat faster than that :)


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