Paul Kemp-Robertson: Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency.

Currency — the bills and coins you carry in your wallet and in your bank account — is founded on marketing, on the belief that banks and governments are trustworthy. Now, Paul Kemp-Robertson walks us through a new generation of currency, supported by that same marketing … but on behalf of a private brand. From Nike Sweat Points to bottles of Tide (which are finding an unexpected use in illegal markets), meet the non-bank future of currencies.

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21 Comments on Paul Kemp-Robertson: Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency.

  1. BTC is a better way of organizing energy transfer between people around the
    world, with self-realization opportunities for literally everyone. Anything
    that’s not so perfect about it is just human nature in general, that’s why
    cryptography is better than human-controlled systems.

  2. You can Google “Germany taxes Bitcoin” and “recognizes Bitcoin as private
    money”. But independent of that people donate with their Bitcoins whenever
    they can, also because microtransactions are enabled, and will always
    contribute to what really matters both globally and locally. All in all
    people who create, progress and realize their potentials build the society
    in all possible ways, not administrators. Every person is also their own
    administrator and representative, along with everything else.

  3. That’s interesting and most welcome from my point of view, but I think you
    may have misunderstood that article. It doesn’t mean that the government
    will accept btc to pay taxes, it means that the goverment will tax bitcoins
    as a capital gain. You still have to pay the government in Euros. They
    aren’t going to accept bitcoins.

  4. They are beginning to tax its market gains and of course they ask for their
    own fiat currency. “In addition to paying capital gains tax, Bitcoin users
    should now pay sales tax (VAT) as well.” They recognized Bitcoin as a
    currency just about a month ago. Many positive changes are happening.
    However, not every entity in this world has to use Bitcoin directly in
    order for it to become viable for everyone.

  5. Ok, well thanks for that, but it’s rather off topic. If you’ve got anything
    to say on the substance of the point I was making then please feel free to
    do so.

  6. I elaborated on that topic. You and similar people are still thinking in
    old imposed paradigms. Broaden your horizons, it’s the only way to think
    for yourself.

  7. Don’t lie, it’s embarrassing. You didn’t understand the implications of the
    telegraph article. (The fact that it makes btc even more worthless). And
    you didn’t understand how it relates, or rather, didn’t relate to the point
    at hand. ie. Where fiat money gets it’s value compared to other btc. It’s
    ok that you missed the point, it happens. But don’t waste my time claiming
    that you were “broadening my horizons”. That’s patronising idiocy.

  8. That event was the reason why some people started using Quarkcoin in
    August, but it also attracted new Bitcoin market participants. I was
    referring to the TechCrunch article, not Telegraph. Fiat value, law, state
    concept etc. are all based on terrorism of the few. One has to be beyond
    all that. Check TeslaConference ISTC Energy Currency, also Consciousness
    Currency and Humanomics.

  9. Why is it that EVERY white country is forced to be
    multicultural/multiracial? Why is it that EVERY white country is told to
    end its own race/culture? No one asks that of -ANY- non-White country.
    Immigration/assimilation is FORCED upon ONLY White countries Anti-whites
    call themselves “anti-racists” but their actions lead to the elimination of
    only one race, the White race. The purpose of “anti-racism” is to genocide
    White children. Anti-racist is a code for anti-White /watch?v=lKDeyuM0-Og

  10. Really now? Could you tell me about the African colonies of Bulgaria and
    Romania then? What about the Chinese colonies of Serbia? I’m certain you
    have a wealth of information on the conquests of Moldova in south America,
    since every white country has colonized every non-white country.

  11. You do realise I used quotation marks to signify that “white” and
    “non-white” is a horrible way to classify these things as there are several
    thousand different cultures and races all “invading” each other and the
    original post itself even said “FORCED upon ONLY White countries”.
    Assimilation etc. is not forced on only “white” countries and it isn’t
    forced. The idea that “ANTI-RACIST” = “ANTI-WHITE” is ridiculous.

  12. Bitcoin is actually great and this guy is well intentioned yet his high
    level overview of the concept is vague. He comes of as uninformed about the
    topic. Maybe I’m wrong but I think his knowledge of Bitcoin is that of an
    average Joe who may have learned about it in the morning paper. Given the
    chance to present at Ted, I would expect a talk with substance rather than
    buzz words. 

    • +Afredor US government created you,Your parents are agents. you think it’s
      fake but it’s the truth. they just don’t wanna tell you why or on whose
      orders this happened.
      -Edward snowden here.

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