Dan Kaminsky embed a custom message in a block, which reads "BitCoin's new dependency upon [...] BERNANKE". Why did he say that Bitcoin is dependent on the Federal Reserve?

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Once upon a time someone used Bitcoin's ability to embed arbitrary text inside a transaction to put an ASCII Art Ben Bernanke into the blockchain. Referring to the fact that current blocks must still reference the Bernanke block as a "dependency" rounds out the joke.

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