09 Oct '13, 6pm

Say Goodbye to Silk Road -- But Not to Bitcoin

In this way, the $1.2-billion spent in Bitcoins on Silk Road is really telling us something. Clearly the appetite -- or market or drive or desire -- for these products is strong enough that it will exist and triumph regardless of prohibitions and expensive enforcement. So maybe we should be reconsidering the criminalization. I have a feeling following Bitcoin use could teach us many other similarly useful lessons about where regulation may have gone too far or is less effective than harm reduction strategies might be. I'm not saying the fact that a handful of people spend currency on something means that thing should be legal. Obviously someone using Bitcoins to hire a hitman (as Ulbricht is alleged to have tried to do) would not override our moral and legal precept against murder. But if a booming Bitcoin industry exists in an area where no violence or stealing is happeni...

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Say Goodbye to Silk Road -- But Not to Bitcoin

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