Has anyone ever asked a question they later regretted? I sort of regret going and investigating Bitcoin to get a better understanding of what it is.
It took me down a rabbit hole.
I wanted to get the understanding from an authoritative source, not necessarily an authoritative website, because that can be open to interpretation.
It lead me to a woman named Karen Hudes. She previously served as World Bank Senior Counsel for 21 years. I can't think of anyone else who would be more of an authority than that.
In fact she does endorse use of Bitcoin so this isn't some geeky tech thing (like I thought it might be). As a result of watching a few hours of interviews with her from various sources...
...I don't know what to say. It's astonishing. Have I ever said that before anywhere else on Webmaster World? If yes, forget it. This is the new astonishing.
I can also now understand why the value of Bitcoin is going through the roof.
I'm going to offer one link out to a source of one interview but first I want to add a few words of caution. Please please please, don't panic. But, be informed, it's important, seriously important.
Karen Hudes is obviously very intelligent and has truckloads of integrity. Whoever chooses to dig into this topic further will be able to determine that for themselves. Of the interviews out there you are unlikely to find one in main stream media, especially in the USA.
There are quite a few on YouTube but I wouldn't recommend beginning there. There are too many potential fear based conspiracy theory comments in the alternative choice videos in the sidebar to distract you. Besides that, the one I'm offering as a suggested staring point will help to keep one calm by her very reassuring nature and lack of fear.
She talks about Bitcoin at the 21:40 minute mark in the video but watching it from the beginning will put it in proper context. I have to say the first 15 minutes of the interview isn't going to give you warm fuzzies but hang in there. Rationale does prevail towards the end.
For anyone intrigued about what they learn, I won't post the YouTube URLs, but look up another set of 3 videos posted by Forerunner777. You'll probably want to grab a bowl of popcorn for those.
Lots more I want to comment on but lets first see if my post will withstand <snip> <snip> <snip> first.
I certainly hope it will because I feel I'm keeping this VERY OT including a link out to a site that has Bitcoin in it's URL (how much more OT can I get than that?). The OP was also started by an Admin so again I guess it's fair game, yes? [allthingsbitcoin.org
Bitcoins are infinitely divisible. Just like numbers. :) Infinitely
, like the emblem of the flag of the Métis people I mentioned elsewhere hereabouts [webmasterworld.com
And concerning my rabbit hole comments above. You'll need to watch the additional set of 3
videos I mentioned for context.