Le Bitcoin est déjà mort… 203 fois. Les détenteurs de BTC seraient-ils tombés sur la tête ?
Merci à 99Bitcoins.com pour nous avoir permis de retrouver ces différentes citations, et avoir ainsi pu les mettre à la disposition de la communauté francophone.
Elles seront très prochainement traduites dans leur ensemble.
Morts par année
2017 : 85
2016 : 28
2015 : 39
2014 : 28
2013 : 15
2012 : 1
2011 : 6
2010 : 1
Nécrologie du Bitcoin
The best analogy, although not perfect, for the demise of bitcoin vs. Ethereum and the other unlimited blockchain technologies being developed for commercial application is that of the experience of digital audio tapes (DATs) vs. the compact disk technology of the mid-1980s.
Bitcoin will soon be dead, claims David Yermack, chairman of the Finance Department at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He blames the democratic process of decision-making in the Bitcoin community for the cryptocurrency’s problems.
Les Bitcoins constituent une chaîne de Ponzi, pas une crypto-monnaie numérique. Les investisseurs feraient mieux de rester à l’écart des Bitcoins, ainsi que de toute autre monnaie numérique.
Still, based on recent developments, a bitcoin resurgence looks like a long shot. When the final history of bitcoin is written, the currency itself is likely to be just a colorful footnote in the tale of the emergence of a powerful new blockchain technology.
“Les paiements en Bitcoin à travers le monde échouent, alors que la plateforme se trouve submergée » – Business Insider | 417,93 $
The digital currency is on the “brink of technical collapse,” he wrote, and “as a result there’s no longer much reason to think Bitcoin can actually be better than the existing financial system.
“Le rêve qui consiste à payer son café en Bitcoins se meurt, s’il n’est pas déjà mort” – Vice | 422,18 $
There was a time when believers in bitcoin, the virtual currency backed by math instead of any government, thought that it might one day replace cash as a relatively anonymous way to pay for everything from groceries to your morning coffee.
Now, that dream might be smack dab in the midst of crashing down, a function of the currency’s code playing out. At stake is nothing less than two competing visions for the future of bitcoin itself.
“We know that bitcoin itself is a complete failure and shows the number one law of programming and software : that anything that can be programmed can be hacked. So nothing is completely secure,” said Willem Buiter, Citi’s chief economist and former member of the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee”
Ne confondez pas Ethereum avec le Bitcoin. Le Bitcoin n’a jamais constitué une plateforme Blockchain viable pour le commerce. Ethereum oui. Je n’expliquerai pas ici pourquoi le Bitcoin n’est pas viable…
“Le déclin du Bitcoin prouve qu’il est impossible de se passer du gouvernement” – The Week | 404,23 $
…the Bitcoin failure does illustrate that human institutions must have politics in addition to technical expertise. Try to engineer around politics, and it will flood back in the most atavistic and unscrupulous forms.
Let’s also bear in mind what it is that makes some venture capitalists Bitcoin zealots : pure greed. That is the reason clearest to me for Bitcoin’s failure. Intended as a level playing field and a more efficient transaction system, the Bitcoin system has deteriorated into a fight between interested parties over a pool of money. In the beginning, Bitcoin was a noble experiment. Now, it is a distraction. It’s time to build more rational, transparent, robust, accountable systems of governance to pave the way to a more prosperous future for everyone.
From the start, I’ve always said the same thing : Bitcoin is an experiment and like all experiments, it can fail. So don’t invest what you can’t afford to lose.I’ve said this in interviews, on stage at conferences, and over email. So have other well known developers like Gavin Andresen and Jeff Garzik.
But despite knowing that Bitcoin could fail all along, the now inescapable conclusion that it has failed still saddens me greatly. The fundamentals are broken and whatever happens to the price in the short term, the long term trend should probably be downwards. I will no longer be taking part in Bitcoin development and have sold all my coins.
“Nick Weaver vous explique pourquoi vous devriez vendre vos Bitcoins” – The Lawfare Podcast | 449n14 $
Nick walks Ben through what exactly Bitcoin is, answering whether the platform is really a financial opportunity of historic proportions, the massive criminal problem law enforcement officials have suggested, or something else entirely : a waste of everyone’s time and money. He also outlines some of the design flaws he sees in Bitcoin and why those flaws, which many in the Bitcoin community view as important features, will actually lead to the platform’s eventual downfall.
It’s a discussion of Ponzi schemes, the limits of the blockchain, and the future of international currency transactions.
So spare a thought for the companies scrabbling to jump off the bitcoin ship before it sinks. The currency’s value has been static for months (except for a brief boom and bust in early November when it was caught up in a Chinese ponzi scheme), but perhaps more damningly still, the hype has all but disappeared.
Bitcoin is a non-thing. It will never be able to have an independent, sovereign value on its own, because it is a non-thing, just like all currencies in the world today are non-things, including the (temporarily) Almighty Dollar, which became an absolute non-thing precisely on Sunday, August 15, 1971.
The creators and promoters of the Bitcoin are perhaps acting in good faith, but they are individuals enthralled with technology. The Bitcoin may indeed be a technological marvel, but the creators and promoters of the Bitcoin do not understand money, and they do not understand that the creation of money cannot be accomplished by technology, no matter how sophisticated it may be. The ignorant public of today is also bewitched by the marvels of technology and has been thoroughly deceived by false economists about what money is and must be, and this opens the way for such fantasies as the Bitcoin.
I stand by my opinion that the Bitcoin is, in fact if not in intention, a fraud ; it is an attempt to muscle-in on the enormous scam of universal fiat money, which is a curse upon mankind. And as a scam, it will go to the dust-bin of History, along with the world’s present fiat money system.
Axel Weber (UBS) : “La monnaie Bitcoin va échouer, elle n’a pas de prêteur en dernier ressort” – Finance Magnates | 330,1 $
Intuitively, bitcoin’s shortcomings as a currency thus far would stem from issues like the absence of government backing, low interest from the broader public and high volatility. Weber approached it from a different angle, essentially saying that bitcoin cannot by printed by governments in times of need- a morally repugnant notion for many hardline Bitcoiners.
“Private currencies will fail to take off because there is no lender of last resort- there will always be boom and bust,”
“Le prix du Bitcoin risque-t-il de retomber à 100 $ ? Voici pourquoi le Bitcoin est condamné” – Profit Confidential | 449,79 $
Although Bitcoin prices moved above $400.00 this week, another crash in the Bitcoin market is on the horizon. Investors are getting bullish on Bitcoin this week, but the reasons make no sense. In fact, the entire premise of Bitcoin mining is deeply flawed….
No merchant will risk accepting Bitcoin if it can’t be transferred back into their own currency. Even if they could pay their grocery bill, rent, and utilities using Bitcoin, there’s still the small matter of taxes. Ultimately, central banks need the authority to ease the pain of business cycles. That’s why Bitcoin is no more than a Libertarian pipe dream.
Speaking at the Fortune Global Forum, Dimon said people were wasting their time with digital currencies such as bitcoin.
He added :
“This is my personal opinion, there will be no real, non-controlled currency in the world. There is no government that’s going to put up with it for long … there will be no currency that gets around government controls.”
“I’ll be surprised if bitcoin is here in five years,” he has told Fortune. “The value of bitcoin isn’t the currency, but the technology. I think once the world becomes more accustomed and attuned to the platform of bitcoin, the noise will go away, and the currency will go away too. The real transformation is the idea of taking all barriers down… Whatever currency or commodity you want to transact in, you can, and you can do it for free.” (Uphold charges a fee for credit and debit card deposits, and for withdrawals above a certain amount.)
Minor, too, predicts that bitcoin as a currency “will get destroyed.”
Fortunately, it’s unlikely that Bitcoin will survive long enough to generate the environmental disaster that would arise if it became a major part of the financial system. The same design feature that requires the use of so much electricity is the fatal flaw in Bitcoin as a currency.
Is Bitcoin on its death bed ?
That was the question posed during a Sept. 21 panel at Tech Crunch Disrupt – a conference in San Francisco, as Bitcoin proponents speculated on the digital currency’s lackluster performance for venture capitalists and whether it would ever see a comeback.
It does not solve a single problem that anyone, anywhere has – unless you are a criminal and need an anonymous currency to pay or be paid. That is bitcoin’s most prevailing use case. It’s not a substitute for cash digitally, and it’s not a solution for developing economies. There is no business case anywhere for a global currency that usurps any central bank authority to manage its fiscal policy through the use of its currency. Absolutely none….
Here’s more proof that bitcoin as a method of conducting commerce is on life support. Bitpay, one of the largest and most well-funded bitcoin processors, reportedly laid offmost of its remaining employees last week in an effort to “keep pace with bitcoin’s growth.” Which, based on this news, seems to be moving in the wrong direction.
So, can we agree to move time, energy and brain cells away from bitcoin as an alternative currency ? And to disentangle the technology of the blockchain away from it, too ?
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In light of the above analysis, Bitcoin’s power usage per transaction isn’t remotely sustainable as a wholesale replacement for the conventional financial system. In the future, Bitcoin could massively gain popularity, pile on millions more transactions, and still be unsustainable due to the arms race between miners.
“Le Bitcoin ne constitue pas l’avenir de l’argent — il s’agit soit d’une combine à la Ponzi soit d’un système pyramidal » – Washington Post | 236,73 $
It’s not clear what Bitcoin is or what it will be, but it is clear what it’s not. It’s not a currency. People don’t set prices in Bitcoin and, for the most part, don’t buy things with it either…. In the meantime, though, Bitcoin is still a little bit of a Ponzi—or is it a pyramid?—scheme that its libertarian early adopters are trying to cash in on.
“I’ll be surprised if bitcoin is here in five years,” he said. “It’s a means to an end. The value of bitcoin isn’t the currency, but the technology. I think once the world becomes more accustomed and attuned to the platform of bitcoin, the noise will go away, and the currency will go away too. The real transformation is the idea of taking all barriers down and having it be ubiquitous. Whatever currency or commodity you want to transact in, you can, and you can do it for free. That’s pretty revolutionary.”
Even if the price of Bitcoin doesn’t go to zero, the chances the Bitcoin community convincing the wider public, governments, and industry that Bitcoin really represents the future of the world’s digital economy will become extremely unlikely.
On se souviendra du Bitcoin comme de la combine à la Ponzi la plus spectaculaire de l’histoire… Ces coins ne seront jamais l’argent du futur. Le Bitcoin est trop volatile pour pourvoir servir de monnaie… Le Bitcoin n’est pas une monnaie ; le dollar est une monnaie.
We’ll sign off with the simple point that unless a massive amount of new capital is transferred into Bitcoin market sharpish — which is not impossible, since there are still a number of deep pocketed believers out there — it’s hard to imagine the asset class going any other way but south. Furthermore, it’s unlikely at this stage that either price rigging, mining cartels or lower energy costs will be able to reverse that trend.
Ceci annhile les chances du Bitcoin de devenir une monnaie couramment utilisée. Personne ne veut détenir une monnaie dont la valeur risque fortement de diminuer. La plupart des gens qui ont mis de l’argent dans des portefeuilles Bitcoins en 2014 et qui ne l’on pas dépensé ont perdu de l’argent. Le Bitcoin est mort, j’insiste, mort, en tant que monnaie « mainstream ».
And that Bitcoin could only survive at the margins, where it would be isolated, and in no position to threaten Visa or Mastercard, or the underlying payment and messaging services that underpin the world financial system as it stands today. Then there’s The Oracle of Omaha who has one four letter word for bitcoin – joke.