In the quest for a punchline about Bitcoin, it’s hard to top the way Newsweek’s statement about its reporting ends with “[Newsweek] encourages all to be respectful of the privacy and rights of the individuals involved.”
Right. Starting… now.
I’m tempted to bang out a screenplay about how a gang of 4chan types decide to frame up some poor schmuck they pick from out of the blue as a Satoshi Nakamoto-type character. As his life is shattered, the real Satoshi Nakamoto-type character secretly contacts him, and together, they conspire to bring down both the jerks who framed him, and the publication that ran the story and refuses to retract as evidence to the contrary mounts. But in the process, they trigger an international financial meltdown. As the world teeters on the brink of economic collapse, the sole credible currency is…
…no, not Bitcoin. Linden Dollars. Ha! Twist ending!
I’ll wait by the phone.