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I just heard about this... For real?
Welcome to last year.
I know. I'm old.
It's god damn real.
I heard about it when it was a historical network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa.
It's amazing. I love history
i may or may not be checking it out when my coinbase account may or may not be populated with bitcoins (or not bitcoins)
it works according to an anonymous IRC associate i have.
I used to watch The Silk Road back in the early 80s, haunting theme by Kitaro, awkwardly translated commentary from the native Chinese. Fascinating places through central asia, across the Taklamakan Desert to the dry inland sea of Lop Nor and onto Xian. Whole ancient cities in the desert, abandoned, artifacts just beneath the soil, thousands of years of trade, jade and silks headed for Rome and feudal lords back in Europe. It's on my bucket list.
so, shit get mails directly to a personal address or does one purchase an anonymous p.o. box?
whats a silk road?
first rule gets broken here all the time. stop trying to make it trendy ffs
I see. Is this why BitCoin is popular?
@instrmntl Cyprus had a hidden banking system for some of Russia's less mainstream economic entities who funneled ludicrous amounts of money out of mother Russia to this untraceable Mediterranean Switzerland. There were hundreds of billions worth of dodgy money deposits, owned by the ex-KGB/Russian gangster elite. When it was mooted that the Cypriot government was going to dip into deposits over a certain amount and nominally steal 10% of their valuse because the country had gone bankrupt, there was a massive transfer of money from these untraceable accounts into bitcoin. That's what caused the recent, unprecedented surge in the value of bitcoins. Although initially a big player in the growth of bitcoin, the sale of Cheeba Chews has less significance today.
- erm.. sources? Sounds an awful lot like bullshit - how much is the full capitalisation of bitcoin anyway? 10s $M?detritus
- huh. Aabout a Bn dolalrs worth at the moment? I thought it wasn't even be a tenth of thatdetritus
- jesus, typetard.detritus
- My dog ate my sources.eoin
- i heard this tooscarabin