Want to give money to a beggar but all you've got is Bitcoin?

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Want to give money to a beggar but all you've got is Bitcoin?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:21 pm

OK that's only one scenario.

As I see it, the news isn't the technology.
It's that once again the powers that be are making homelessness a permanent social institution.

Homeless people wearing barcodes to accept cashless payments
The Telegraph (UK)
Homeless people are wearing barcodes around their necks in an attempt to increase donations in a cashless society, under an Oxford University backed initiative.

A new social innovation project, called Greater Change, hands homeless people a QR code, similar to the kind issued for online tickets.

Passersby who wish to give money - but who may not have any change in their pocket - can scan the code using their smart phone, and make an online payment to the person.

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Re: Want to give money to a beggar but all you've got is Bitcoin?

Post by Giz » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:41 pm

That's nice. A collar.

Can we chip them too? Get them their shots?

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Post by Grammatron » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:03 pm

The fuck is wrong with people

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Post by Giz » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:19 pm

At least they didn't tattoo the barcode on the undesirables skin.

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Re: Want to give money to a beggar but all you've got is Bitcoin?

Post by Witness » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:58 pm

One of the reasons I make my day-to-day payments in cash. :|