The pseudo-Bitcoinsphere feels just as squishy-poo as the Romanian pseudo-blogosphere felt five years or so ago.

Tuesday, 29 July, Year 6 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu


mircea_popescu Yup I got one too. Basically coindesk is about to go out of business I take it.


This had been a topic for years here on Trilema, back in the days I was writing in Romanian and mercilessly dominating that (very narrow) niche. Like so : Oriflame,, White Image. Pe scurt, spam. ; root eSolutions, Internet Spam Provider ; Internet. Spam. Noi. ;, acesti spamagii ordinari ; Claudiu Lupu, spam nesimtit pentru and the list could probably take up the whole endless page.

The public naming and shaming campaign I ran yielded all sorts of lulz, such as the usual assortment of threats, legal and otherwise, and an inquantifiable piles upon piles of butt. Hurt. And a bunch of immitators, of course, and perhaps an iota of improvement in the general atmosphere (not really, but allow me some space to dream).

And so... here we are again. A fresh new set of idiots is being all driven, willful to succeed, entirely clueless and so specifically male, at that cursed adolescent age when males should generally just be shot.


  1. The faggot reference is, of course, in the logs. []
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  1. Something tells me you'd make a damned good insect repellent.

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Wednesday, 30 July 2014

    Judging by how upset the cockroaches get with me...

  3. Hang on, so CoinDesk is actually soliciting positive editorial coverage for money?

    I mean I knew they were basically pretend journalists but that is pretty brazen.

    Someone needs to start a real Bitcoin news outlet.

  4. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Tuesday, 5 August 2014

    What's wrong with ?

  5. What's wrong with it is that if you visit with an iOS device, you're redirected to a page that says "no hipsters allowed."

  6. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Tuesday, 5 August 2014

    Ahahahaha. Okay, I'll have a word with pankkake on the subject.

    Meanwhile, maybe just join #bitcoin-assets. It's like a news ticker, with porn.

  7. Biznit, while you should stop using digital prisons, you can now access my websites with them.

  8. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Tuesday, 5 August 2014

    All hail pankkake, the grand high ipad gaoler.

  9. Much obliged, gentlemen.

  10. -- mm, yeah that address sounds authentic.

    Surprised even the eagle eyes here thought the coindesk 'advertorial' phishing scam was real. The Reddit teen army has (unsurprisingly) fallen for it hook, line & sinker but MP usually looks a little deeper.

  11. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Monday, 18 August 2014

    This has been discussed. It's in the logs :

    mircea_popescu: mike_c i have a lot of experience with wanna-be spammer kids. this is simply "plausible denial", as they understand it. "let's spam and if anyone claims say we didn't do it, but if anyone buys all the better". this passes for business strategy, there.
    BigBitz: Heh, wow. that is... insane.
    mircea_popescu: not like coindesk actually asking for money to publish is new or anything.

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