Never intended to loop in the main-stream media Backing Off Bitcoin Revelations by Two-Bit Idiot (Ryan Selkis)

Funny thing about the internet, anyone can read what you put on your blog.

Selkis took heat for publishing the MtGox “Crisis Strategy Draft,” breaking the news that 744,000 BTC had been stolen from the MtGox exchange, sending the currency into a tailspin in trading.

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March 10th, 2014

And, you know, an article where you declare you have “damning facts” about “glaring incompetence and negligence” among the leaders of what may be the hottest new thing to happen to economics since A Beautiful Mind, and you somehow don’t expect the media to pick it up?
Not to mention this choice quote from his original article:

On Wednesday, I will share those same documents with the broader media community, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Verge, Forbes, the Associated Press and anyone else who asks, and begin lining up on-camera media interviews with CNBC, CBS, Fox News, Al Jazeera and others who have expressed interest in this story to date.

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The article tomorrow that I said I was going to on Friday Backing Off Bitcoin Revelations by Two-Bit Idiot (Ryan Selkis)

On Friday, March 7, 2013, Selkis published “Coup or Death for the Bitcoin Foundation,” whose lead was not buried at all:

War.

That was the entirety of the first paragraph. Selkis wrote of the “dire need for immediate changes” at the Bitcoin Foundation and vaguely alleged corruption among its leadership, especially pertaining to the Mt. Gox collapse.

Only a swift and thorough overhaul of the Foundation’s leadership can preserve Bitcoin’s image with regulators, legislators and the general public.

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Idiots Backing Off Bitcoin Revelations by Two-Bit Idiot (Ryan Selkis)

This is how Selkis, the “Two-Bit Idiot,” refers to his readers.

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May hold long-term promise. The Face Behind Bitcoin by Leah McGrath Goodman (Ft. Dorian Nakamoto, Gavin Andresen & Satoshi Nakamoto) 28

In a November 2013 letter to Senators, Fed chief Bernanke endorsed the prospect of crypto-currencies like Bitcoin facilitating online transactions:

[T]here are also areas in which they may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system.

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It is the most efficient way to do financial transactions The Face Behind Bitcoin by Leah McGrath Goodman (Ft. Dorian Nakamoto, Gavin Andresen & Satoshi Nakamoto) 28

This is what excites Ben Horowitz, who believes that Bitcoin will “upgrade the the payment structure of the Internet, if not the world.”

Horowitz and partner Marc Andreessen are invested in Bitcoin’s success to the tune of $50 million and potentially one pair of alpaca socks, after a Horowitz bet with Felix Salmon on the future of the crypto-currency.

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Pete Carroll, the coach of the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks, said the National Football League should explore medical marijuana if it helps players Doubling Down on Pot by Sanjay Gupta

Coach Carroll used the visibility of Super Bowl week to announce his support:

I would say that we have to explore and find ways to make our game a better game and take care of our players in whatever way possible. Regardless of what other stigmas might be involved, we have to do this because the world of medicine is doing this.

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Schedule I substance Doubling Down on Pot by Sanjay Gupta

The DEA places marijuana in a class with heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote.

Meanwhile, drugs as dangerous as cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), oxycodone (OxyContin), and fentanyl are schedule II, and Darvocet, Valium, and Ativan find themselves way down in schedule IV.

Read the DEA’s list if you don’t know your schedule.

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Where the state House just passed a medical marijuana bill by a vote of 171-4 Doubling Down on Pot by Sanjay Gupta

Though the legislation is fairly narrow in its scope, it is remarkable for a state as conservative as Georgia to pass the bill so overwhelmingly.

However, at the time Gupta wrote this column, the bill had only passed the state House of Representatives. It still faces a Senate vote and the Governor’s signature.

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Not to get high Doubling Down on Pot by Sanjay Gupta

In his original August 2013 column, Gupta made sure to distinguish between patients using marijuana for legitimate medical reasons and “malingerers.”

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Apologizing Doubling Down on Pot by Sanjay Gupta

Gupta, a longtime critic of medical marijuana, offered a mea culpa in his August 2013 column:

I am here to apologize.

I apologize because I didn’t look hard enough, until now. I didn’t look far enough. I didn’t review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis.

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