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August 21st, 2014 by Tim Swanson
Let us be quite clear: if Bitcoin was a cheaper or more efficient transaction method, for-profit organizations such as large payment processors would have forked it long ago and would likely already be using it internally in order to shore up their margins. They do not because it is not cheaper, in fact, it is significantly more expensive to maintain than any of a number alternative centralized methods (e.g., running MongoDB on a Pi server).
The bottom line to them is that the marginal value in these centralized solutions has to be greater than the cost of maintaining it (MV>MC) otherwise none of the companies would be able to generate a profit. As described below, Bitcoin currently does not fulfill that characteristic.Read More
12,068 viewsCategories: Guest BlogAugust 17th, 2014 by Tim Swanson
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Yesterday I was told by a China-based WeChat user that I was "hating on a technology" and "expending energy trying to destroy it." It being Bitcoin. This is untrue, I like some of the ideas in Bitcoin (the protocol) circa 2009 and work daily with startups to create value in this space. However, what currently is called "Bitcoin" is a shell, at most, of its former self for at leas...Read More
July 15th, 2014 by Tim Swanson
July 3rd, 2014 by Tim Swanson
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- The network contains an inelastic monetary policy that does not integrate with our historical insights about self-i... Read More
June 16th, 2014 by Tim Swanson
June 7th, 2014 by Tim Swanson