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Jon Southurst is head of content and marketing at blockchain data service Kaiko.com. His work has appeared in CoinDesk, NewAsianist, The Toronto Star (Canada), The Age, MacAddict and other technology magazines. In this piece, Jon takes aim at the mainstream media and their issues reporting on emerging technologies in the sector. Bitcoin is a spanking-new, highly-specialized topic. Even those deeply involved don’t agree on many points. So why trust a reporter who’s only given it an hour’s thought, max? My well-meaning, non-tech friends know I’m interested in bitcoin –  since I’ve written about it every day since mid-2013 and bewilder them with it on Facebook. They often send me links to bitcoin articles, usually from the mainstream media. In a way, it's a fresh perspective, since bitcoiners spend most of their days buried in chat rooms and Reddit, and forget the outside wor...

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