by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkreig:
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. – Plato
Bitcoin is the beginning of something great: a currency without a government, something necessary and imperative.
– Nassim Taleb on Reddit yesterday
So Bitcoin has finally dipped its electronic toe into the fringes of mainstream consciousness. The results have been, to put it mildly, explosive, divisive and highly emotional. I can see why.
While I had been aware of it prior, I never truly became curious about Bitcoin until I read an excellent six page article about it in the New Yorker on October 10, 2011. I had no clue how the technology worked, but it intrigued me to such a degree that I sent it to my email list of close contacts.
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