"When I buy a coffee using the anonymous payment system called ... cash, nobody thinks I am up to no good. Why should paying using Bitcoin be seen any differently?"
Because making fake cash is harder than doublespending bitcoins. Also the average cash guy is not tech enough to make fake cash, while the average bitcoin guy is tech enough to double spend. ;-)Research done over the past 15 years has shown that the ratio of fraudulent transactions using bitcoin is higher than those that use cash. :-P
Setting a Google-pot for this tripe, are we?15 years. Right.
I think, based on the smiley faces, that he was being sarcastic. Hard to detect, sometimes.