09 Oct '12, 8pm

Jon Matonis - In Iran, Bitcoin Software Not Available #bitcoin

Jon Matonis - In Iran, Bitcoin Software Not Available Jon Matonis (@JonMatonis ), contributor to Forbes and board member of the Bitcoin Foundation, writes on the restrictions that limit the availability to the Bitcoin.org client for those in Iran. Excerpts: “The regular people of Iran have had access blocked to certain open source software sites for downloading applications such as Bitcoin.” - “The 20-month-old blockade hasn’t been instigated by Iran’s mullahs but by the U.S.-led embargo which prohibits certain persons from receiving services via open source hosting sites.” - “Forget about the mere difficulties of obtaining and trading bitcoin for national fiat currency in Iran — without the client software, they are not even there yet.” - “Source code can also be distributed in text-based form like a PDF or scanable book which is what MIT did for Phil Zimmermann and later...

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