You know the tide has turned when Bitcoin's detractors throw in the towel, which just happened in a big way. The site famous for its connection to the Cosby Coin incident, Buttcoin.org, is now for sale.
With headlines like "A really good fucking comment on why Bitcoins are destined to fail," "Someone grab me a fork, because bitcoins are done," and "Ars Technica readers expose Buttcoin as a shill for the Fed," Buttcoin.org was Bitcoin's most notorious critic. Obviously the site's owner does not see a bright future in the Bitcoin-bashing business and is hoping to pick up a couple of dollars (eww) before it becomes completely worthless.
This follows the December 12th closure of Something Awful's Bitcoin thread, which ended with this statement:
"Now is the time to retire this thread. Bitcoin has been mined for it's depths, all comedy nuggets extracted and now we have nothing left but shit-brown flakes to pan over. I would have liked to jettison this thread when we hit $1, but it looks like the miners will do everything to try and keep the money train rolling.
You can read a good write up on the Rise and Fall of Bitcoin, read the original GBS thread that started it all, check out the greatest moments on Buttcoin, and see peak comedy when Bill Cosby gave the forums a visit.
Good night, sweet prince."
No doubt there will be another round to fight with the trolls, but it definitely looks like they've run out of ammunition for the foreseeable future.