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On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Florian Effenberger
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Ben McGinnes wrote on 2011-04-27 03.34:
      At Florian's recommendation I am posting this to the list for

did anyone have a closer look on this already? I read some issues with
Bitcoin in the press the last weeks, but I must confess I didn't manage
to follow that topic closely up to now. :/

Any thoughts on Bitcoin?

People can 'mine' Bitcoins by using the computing power of their computers.
It's better to use the graphics card (such as AMD/ATI or NVidia), according to

The TDF can benefit from the Bitcoin currency by
1. Bitcoind donations that users make to the TDF
»»» This requires the TDF to have a facility to receive Bitcoin donations.
Since Bitcoins are e-currency, it requires to have good safekeeping of
the money.
The recent bad publicity of Bitcoins was due to bad safekeeping of the Bitcoins.

2. paying developers and others in Bitcoins.
»»» It would require some thinking as to what tasks to select that
would make sense
to receive payment in Bitcoins.

I would say that it is up to the users (members of the to express
their interest in mining for Bitcoins using their computer power, and
donating to the TDF.
If there is some initial interest to go into this process and donate
Bitcoins to the TDF,
then it would make sense to set up something to receive those Bitcoins.


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