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logicaldirect
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Posts: 73
Registered: ‎28-08-2013

why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

why are bit coins allowed for sale on ebay ?  why allow it ? its wrong

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silkenrobe
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Posts: 6,289
Registered: ‎23-10-2006

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to logicaldirect
huh? What is a bit coin and why do you think they are wrong?
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cheaper_mondeo_spares
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Registered: ‎11-02-2013

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to silkenrobe

silkenrobe wrote:
huh? What is a bit coin and why do you think they are wrong?

bitcoins are virtual currency

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silkenrobe
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Registered: ‎23-10-2006

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

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in reply to cheaper_mondeo_spares

oh, ok now I get it - couldn't get any in a search, only thre'penny bits :smileyhappy:

Thanks, cool

 

OP< found some - all you can do is report the listings

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benedict1066
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Registered: ‎16-05-2008

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to silkenrobe

Are these like those FIFA thingies......??

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silkenrobe
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Registered: ‎23-10-2006

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to benedict1066
the ones I found, Ben were for mining on some game
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loveabargainido
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Posts: 981
Registered: ‎12-10-2008

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to silkenrobe

they were also used as currency on the  "Silk Road"  website for the sale of illegal drugs

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24373759

 

 

 

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benedict1066
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Registered: ‎16-05-2008

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to loveabargainido

Oooohhh - all beyond me...... 

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derek_666
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Registered: ‎22-02-2011

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to benedict1066
There's nothing illegal about Bit Coins. It's just a virtual currency used by buyers without credit cards and sellers without conventional credit card facilities to conduct trade. There are many legal web sites that use it. Hobbyist software developers who charge nothing for their work often accept voluntary Bit Coin donations from people who want to help with costs of servers etc.
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silkenrobe
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Posts: 6,289
Registered: ‎23-10-2006

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to loveabargainido

loveabargainido wrote:

they were also used as currency on the  "Silk Road"  website for the sale of illegal drugs

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24373759

 

 

 


Can I assure everyone, that Silk Road has nothing to do with me :smileytongue:

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silkenrobe
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Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to derek_666
They aren't allowed on ebay though, Derek - intangible items are not covered by buyer protection either
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nu_trading
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Posts: 178
Registered: ‎25-09-2013

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to silkenrobe

Bitcoins are used a great deal on gambling sites.  Governments hate the bit coin currency, because it is decentralised, and they have no control over it. However there are signs that US government is coming to terms with bitcoin, and have recently met with some leading figures in the bitcoin fraternity. 

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aernethril
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Registered: ‎29-01-2013

Re: why are bit coins still allowed on ebay ???

in reply to silkenrobe

But eBay are not consistent with removing them when reported.

 

I think it's one of those things that needs many separete reports to have any effect and these days who has the time and inclination to keep reporting things which could be far better managed by automated checking - and especially when results for reporting serious infractions are ignored.

 

 

 

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