[NetBehaviour] Bitcoin arrest Australia

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 16:14:31 CET 2015

Even if he is the inventor of Bitcoin, actually raiding his home is

It's not as though Bitcoin itself is something evil, it's another networked
technology, and raiding the home of the inventor is weird. Could you
imagine Tim Berners Lee's home being raided because of the content of
websites? Or Edison's house because his light bulbs illuminated criminals

Maybe there's something else about Steve Wright we don't hear about?

Or maybe it's about what Bitcoin represents? Perhaps the banks &
governments fear the rise of Bitcoin so much, that they intend to demonise/
outlaw it?


On 10 December 2015 at 14:34, Martin Zeilinger <martin.j.zeilinger at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi Dave,
> I wasn't aware that Steven Wright was arrested, just that his home was
> raided. What I found interesting about that is that the raid seems to in
> response to his position that cryptocurrency should be treated as a proper
> currency for tax purposes, rather than as a taxable intangible asset.
> Cheers,
> Martin
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