Serious Bitcoin fan gets digital 'wallets' implanted in his hands
Gregory Alan Bolcer stashed this in Dangerous Decisions
Stashed in: Bitcoin
Creepy...reminds me of this:
I wonder how happy he'd be knowing those BTCs are cryptographically tied to all sorts of bad things?
What sorts of bad things? Minority Report type things?
There's a large amount of BTC that can be cryptographically tied to murder, child porn, ransomware, extortion,malware and every other crime under the sun. Would you use a bitcoin that was tied to any of those things? I wouldn't. The bitcoin people argue that it's just like cash, but it's not.
There should be a registry of clean and non-clean bitcoins. Until a16z funds that type of traceability, the whole BTC market is just, in the words of the Napster judge, a criminal enterprise.
At this point are all bitcoins tainted or is there a supply of clean ones?
I think there's about 50-60% that's clean, but the number is dwindling every month.
Yeah, there may need to be a completely new clean currency.