Bitcoin comes to the Canberra Centre

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Bitcoin is a high point of what is becoming known as JerkTech.

And now you can buy and sell it from a kiosk in the Canberra Centre, lined up with the other ATMs.

If you haven’t yet cottoned on to why the digital currency is an awful idea have a look around at the roads and street lights and try and imagine life without them, or the hospital, or the police.

Unless you’re a backwoods crazy with a large supply of guns and tinned baked beans Bitcoin miserably fails Kant’s Categorical Imperative, which is to say no matter what your faith we can prove it is bad.

Author Charles Stross has a detailed explanation of why it is awful on so very many levels.

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