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Banning Bitcoin through packet filtering

There's been a lot of talk about governments banning Bitcoin. In theoretical terms, this is possible but, how could a government effectively ban bitcoin through technological means? Are there packet ...
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Countrywide Internet isolation, inevitable fork

Many countries around the world have provisions for shutting off the Internet as well as isolating itself from the Internet (where networking within borders still flourishes), any transaction ...
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Strategies against Bitcoin

With the recent increase in articles about the threat of Bitcoin vs central banks, government and other authorities over the money supply, I am wondering how well authorities are prepared and actively ...
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What is the story behind US senators wanting to “crack down on Bitcoin” in mid-2011?

There have been two US senators, Charles Schumer and Joe Manchin, wanting to "crack down on Bitcoin" in mid-2011. How did the story start, progress and did it reach any conclusion?
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What are the qualities of a country that might make it more or less likely to freely allow Bitcoins or crypto-currencies?

As some examples which seem logical to me, but should only be taken as examples: A government that is susceptible to commercial lobbying is probably more likely to be pressured by banks to disallow ...
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How safe it is that a single San Francisco company controls the canonical location of Bitcoin code?

The single most-trusted canonical source of Bitcoin client is https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin This URL is controlled by a single US company GitHub Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, United ...
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Could Bitcoin work as a world currency? [closed]

We've seen the issues taking place with the Eurozone, notably that countries who share monetary union seem to ultimately need to share economic union, which tends to lead to political union. Is there ...