The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 2, part 3

Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

"Versions of digital cash and online transfer systems existed before Bitcoin. DigiCash and e-gold are among the better-known ones, but neither could shake the dogged trusted third party problem. Both lacked the essential vehicle of privacy and self-banking created by Satoshi Nakamoto: the blockchain. The early systems are useful as cautionary tales, however, and they spotlight the elegance of Bitcoin." (11/04/17)

https://news.bitcoin.com/the-satoshi-revolution-a-revolution-of-rising-expectations-chapter-2-part-3/

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    "Both lacked the essential vehicle of privacy and self-banking created by
    [a cool and authoratative pseudonym for some obese white guy]: the blockchain. The early systems are useful as
    cautionary tales, however, and they spotlight the elegance of Bitcoin."

    — bitcoin dot com ("You're independent, objective source for all bitcoin-related news!")

    How much longer before newer libertarians will no longer believe that the once-great Wendy McElroy was ever anything but a shill?

    • In _Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?_, the protagonist recall's a priest's description of eternity:

      Imagine a steel ball the size of Earth. Once every million years, a bird flies past and touches the steel ball with one wingtip. When the steel ball is reduced to dust, that will signal the beginning of eternity.

      So, in answer to your question: Some time after that.