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Former good articleBitcoin was one of the Engineering and technology good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 31 January 2019[edit]

101.128.75.191 (talk) 10:58, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. – Jonesey95 (talk) 11:23, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

woulld bd Luqman william (talk) 20:38, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Warning against investments into virtual currency IRAs[edit]

In the "Regulatory warnings" section there is a reference to a regulatory warning against investments into virtual currency IRAs. I do not think that investments into virtual currency IRAs are investments into bitcoin (a virtual currency IRA is not bitcoin), so I do not think the warning belongs to the article. Ladislav Mecir (talk) 07:21, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Gosh, more unsourced 'warning' content. Jtbobwaysf (talk) 14:41, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
I would disagree that a virtual currency IRA is not bitcoin while also disagreeing that there need to be any warnings. The goald of any virtual currency IRA is to give the investor exposure to the underlying asset. Thus, such an IRA is subject to the same economic risks and rewards as purchasing the cryptocurrency directly with the benefit of being protected from the technological risks. E.g. the investor cannot lose his investment due to a failure to properly protect his private keys or seed. Huckfinne (talk) 22:31, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
"Thus, such an IRA is subject to the same economic risks and rewards as purchasing the cryptocurrency directly with the benefit of being protected from the technological risks." - that is not true, in fact. The risks are not the same - for example, the financial institution may fail to protect bitcoins. There is a history of financial institutions losing bitcoins they were supposed to protect. Other risks are present as well. For example, not all financial institutions deserve the same trust. The benefits may not be the same as the benefits of holding bitcoin, either. Ladislav Mecir (talk) 06:11, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Agree, that text should be removed. Non-encyclopedic anyhow. Jtbobwaysf (talk) 06:17, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 7 April 2019[edit]

Please change Bitcoin is vulnerable to theft through phishing, scamming, and hacking. As of December 2017, around 980,000 bitcoins have been stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges. to Bitcoin is vulnerable to theft through phishing, scamming, and hacking. As of December 2017, around 980,000 bitcoins have been stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges. On the national level, Bitcoin has been criticized for competing with national fiat currencies. Transfers of Bitcoin are outside legal jurisdiction which allows for unlawful acts. The European Union issued a response to Bitcoin, warning against its risks and lack of regulation which can threaten national security. [1]

Please change The 2014 documentary The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin portrays the diversity of motives behind the use of bitcoin by interviewing people who use it. These include a computer programmer and a drug dealer. The 2016 documentary Banking on Bitcoin is an introduction to the beginnings of bitcoin and the ideas behind cryptocurrency today. to The 2014 documentary The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin portrays the diversity of motives behind the use of bitcoin by interviewing people who use it. These include a computer programmer and a drug dealer. In the 2015 film Dope, three teenagers utilize Bitcoin technology in order to sell drugs without having the transactions traced back to them. When the movie hit the box office, the film became the first to allow fans to purchase movie tickets using Bitcoin. [2]. [3]

Please change In popular culture section to add a Fine Art subsection. Under this new section add, "In 2015, Harm van den Dorpel’s Event Listeners was purchased by the Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK) by use of Bitcoin." [4]

Please change In popular culture section to add a Music subsection. Under this new section add, "Many artists have made songs regarding the use of Bitcoin such as Lil Windex’s “Bitcoin Ca$h” and Souljia Boy’s “Bitcoin"." [5][6]

Please change In popular culture section to add a Television subsection. Under this new section add, "In July 2014, Documentarist Morgan Spurlock in the CNN series Inside Man lived off Bitcoins for a week in order to see what a world revolving around cryptocurrencies would look like."[7] Also under this new section add, "In Season three episode 13 of the Television drama The Good Wife titled Bitcoin for Dummies, an attorney defends a man who created a new cryptocurrency."[8]. Sfinley223 (talk) 00:34, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

}} Sfinley223 (talk) 00:34, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit extended-protected}} template. A lot of this constitutes major changes which would require consensus, furthermore phrases like "hit the box office" and "many artists" may be peacock phrases and weasel words, please review the neutral point of view policy. SITH (talk) 13:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Vovchenko, Natalia. "Electronic Currency: The Potential Risks to National Security and Methods to Minimize Them" (PDF). www.ersj.eu. European Research Studies. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. ^ IMDb. "Dope (2015)". imdb. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ Erlichman, Jon. "'Dope' to Become First Movie to Accept Bitcoin for Ticket Purchases (Exclusive)". TheWrap. The Wrap. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  4. ^ Ghorashi, Hannah (24 April 2015). "MAK Vienna Becomes First Museum to Use Bitcoin to Acquire Art, a Harm van den Dorpel". ARTNEWS. Art Media ARTNEWS. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  5. ^ Soulja, Boy. "Soulja Boy- Bitcoin". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  6. ^ Windex, Lil. "Lil Windex - Bitcoin Ca$h (OFFICIAL VIDEO)."". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  7. ^ Kurtz, Jason. "Buying Bitcoin: Spurlock to Live off Online Currency". CNN. Cable News Network. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  8. ^ IMDb. "The Good Wife' Bitcoin for Dummies (2015)". imdb. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 7 April 2019.

Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 8 May 2019[edit]

Under the Financial Institutions section:

In 2018 JP Morgan indicated its interest and investments in blockchain technology and in 2019 the bank launched its own cryptocurrencyhttps://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/15/investing/jpmorgan-bitcoin-crypto-jamie-dimon/index.html. The JPM Coin, as it is called, is a stablecoin that is aiming to compete with Bitcoin. The launch marked a new area in cryptocurrency, as the largest U.S. bank now is now running its own cryptocurrency https://www.technologyreview.com/f/612961/jpmorgan-is-launching-its-own-cryptocurrency-but-its-very-different-from-bitcoin/. This was following several negative statements from the banks CEO Jamie Dimon about Bitcoin. Satoshibundaberg (talk) 08:40, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: JPM Coin is not relevant enough to Bitcoin to be mentioned in this article. Besides being a competing cryptocurrency, it is not related to Bitcoin in any way. You may want to contribute to the JPM Coin and List of cryptocurrencies articles, instead. — Newslinger talk 04:38, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 11 May 2019[edit]

In the Bitcoin#Mining sSection the caption of the center image is

"Amateur bitcoin mining with specialized ASIC chips. This was when mining difficulty was much lower, and this is no longer feasible."

For more encyclopedic style I propose to change this to

"Later amateurs mined bitcoins with specialized ASIC chips, which, however, also became infeasible due to increased difficulty." Snipergang (talk) 08:03, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. This wording really looks better. Ladislav Mecir (talk) 14:27, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Request to update the latest release[edit]

The latest release of the Bitcoin Core software is no longer 0.17.1, it is now 0.18.0 which was released on 2 May 2019.[1] Please, change the latest release and it's date in the info box to 0.18.0 / 2 May 2019.

--Victorsueca (talk) 10:25, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! Enivid (talk) 11:05, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  1. ^ https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.18.0