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Description of Bitcoin

The description of bitcoin is similiar to wikipedia article.--Kiba 19:53, 16 December 2010 (GMT)

It seems that the beginning of the introduction was made by Grondilu (french guy who sometimes comes on irc and auctions gold on the forum), see [1]. Since most of the bitcoin article on wikipedia was put together by the bitcoin community, it shouldn't be too difficult to have them accept publication here. In the meantime I see no harm keeping this for a few days, until we either get explicit authorization, or rewrite it into something more personnal. MagicalTux 21:47, 16 December 2010 (GMT)
In the meantime I have added a "wikipedia" source, thru adhering with the wikipedia CC by-sa license. MagicalTux 21:49, 16 December 2010 (GMT)
Authorisation isn't needed. We're complying with the Wikipedia license by sourcing their work. Shouldn't matter. Genjix 03:31, 19 December 2010 (GMT)

I don't like "the idea of using digital files as money" -- maybe "the idea of using digital information as money" ? 'files' has too specific a meaning in the computer context. Then again, most dollars and euros and other conventional currency are nothing but accounting entries in various databases.--Gavin Andresen 16:20, 22 December 2010 (GMT)

Maybe using with "bits of data"? (it's BITcoin after all). Anyway "files" doesn't seem appropriate... MagicalTux 12:25, 23 December 2010 (GMT)
"bits of data" sounds equally weird. I changed it to information. However, is it really information? Information is supposed to be human-readable quantitative data, whereas data is the raw stream... It doesn't fit data or information as it's a solution to a mathematical operation. We could write "the idea of using computed solutions to mathematical problems as money". Genjix 16:38, 23 December 2010 (GMT)
Ok, on second thought, I changed it. Genjix 16:39, 23 December 2010 (GMT)

I propose that the initial description of Bitcoin be the same as the one from Being invented in 2009 and by a specific pseudonymous person are not Bitcoin's greatest attributes. For example: "Bitcoin is an experimental new digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is also the name of the open source software which enables the use of this currency." I'd make this change myself but can't seem to find that block of text to change it. weex

Header capitalisation

Please refrain from using Initial Caps in your titles. Use One initial cap; it's the style in current usage. For names such as Bitcoin Market, capitalise each letter of the word only for that name e.g "How to use Bitcoin Market".Genjix 07:23, 30 December 2010 (GMT)

Lets stick to the Wikipedia style guide. Genjix 21:07, 9 January 2011 (GMT)

Fonts for source code

MT, can you make the fonts bigger? I can hardly see the fonts for the <source> snippets. Thanks. Genjix 07:23, 30 December 2010 (GMT)

For the source snippets, this can be done by editing MediaWiki:Geshi.css I guess, use the discussion page there MagicalTux 14:59, 31 December 2010 (GMT)
Thanks. I didn't know about that- well you've sorted it now anyway ;) Genjix 21:09, 9 January 2011 (GMT)