Street smarts when trading – detecting counterfeit currency

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, contributor of the Lets Talk Bitcoin podcast, claims to have been defrauded of $500 when selling bitcoins when he received counterfeit currency. http://twitter.com/aantonop/status/384556888974557184 How is the clerk at 7-11 able to spot a fake in milliseconds yet Bitcoiners are such easy marks (this isn’t the first person to have been cheated: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=86012.msg2744097#msg2744097 )? What techniques work in the field at detecting counterfeits? submitted by sgornick link 2 comments

Armory issue on Windows 7. Please Help.

I’d been using Armory on Windows 7 64 bit for several months, until one day when I went to open it, this message came up. Any ideas would be appreciated… (Note: I have tried repairing it using the installer without success.) Armory.exe has stopped working Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: Armory.exe Application Version: 0.0.0.0 Application Timestamp: 4918017b Fault Module Name: MSVCR90.dll Fault Module Version: 9.0.30729.6161 Fault Module Timestamp: 4dace4e7 Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Offset: 000000000001eb58 OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1 Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 95d1 Additional Information 2: 95d1766db898ef8ee…

Ideal rate of BTC adoption

I posted this in another forum but it was suggested I post it here. Like most, I’m eager to see Bitcoin become mainstream and as readily accepted in all my interactions as any currency or system. But I wonder if there is an ideal rate of adoption that is not as quick as I want. What I mean by that is that if there was a massive and overwhelming, sudden adoption by many people, could it create panic in various governments and cause knee jerk laws and regulations that could cripple BTC or …