Are bitcoins ever going to become a big deal (like, will I have to find out what they are)?


#1

Because I don’t know, and can’t get my head round it whenever I read an explanation.


#2

I know a person who does it as his main means of getting money and can’t fathom how or why
He’s a bit strange tbh


#3

Nah, thought it might but it’s dying down


#4

I think if we just ignore stuff like this it will go away.


#5

Is it morally acceptable to inherit bitcoins?


#6

Bitcoin - probably not.
Blockchain - most definitely.


#7

If you plan to buy stuff from the dark web then they are still a big deal


#8

^ this.


#9

It’s basically just drugs, human organs and military technology for sale on there, right?


#10

There’s a fair number of places, both legitimate and illegitimate that will accept bitcoin as currency I’m not necessarily sold on it as an investment prospect but blockchain technology is worth understanding.


#11

There’s Ethereum now too. Is that a similar kind of thing?

Don’t answer, I don’t really care.


#12

Think that’s the Mount Eerie guy?


#13

Pretty much the former, yes.


#14

someone I know has started trading them and seemingly doing pretty well out of it - it looks v complicated though


#15

it’s something to do with Minecraft, right?


#16

… yes.


#17

it’s a little more complex because there’s smart contracts attached to each transaction essentially agreements within the currency to ensure the conditions for the transfer are fulfilled.


#18

Sorry, you lost me at “because”


#19

this is like when our pension adviser starts to talk to me and he says loads of stuff and at the end I say “so do I need to do something?”


#20

Makes me laugh that we live in a world where people think paying with bitcoin’s a thing. Had a mate once who insisted you could pay for stuff with Euros in the UK, so to prove a point he tried about five different shops and they all told him to get fucked.