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Title: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: runam0k on July 30, 2014, 11:43:58 AM
Who is responsible for this?

http://thebtcring.com/

Awesome job! ;D


Love some of the features:
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Value

You and your friends won't need a jeweler to tell you exactly how much this ring is worth.

Decoupling Design

Beautiful rings come and go with the times but the backing of these rings should not. The BTC ring can be reprinted to keep up with the latest styles.

Replacability

Just because something has value doesn't mean that all should be lost when the physical ring is misplaced. The real value of the BTC ring lies in the Blockchain.

Re-upping

As salaries increase, you can upgrade the BTC ring without going to the jeweler.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: ensurance982 on July 30, 2014, 11:49:35 AM
That's a pretty geeky idea, I gotta say... I mean, yeah, I guess some people may want exactly that and it gets the attention of everybody interested in Bitcoin. But a regular ring is just a symbol for the love between two people. I don't really get why you would want to get money involved with this?


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: runam0k on July 30, 2014, 12:23:32 PM
I don't really get why you would want to get money involved with this?
Money is involved either way.  Diamonds aren't cheap, you know.

At least with a BTC ring you can e.g. use a 2 of 3 multisig wallet, give her a key (telling her it's a 2 of 2!) and keep the third key yourself. :D


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: ensurance982 on July 30, 2014, 12:29:45 PM
I don't really get why you would want to get money involved with this?
Money is involved either way.  Diamonds aren't cheap, you know.

At least with a BTC ring you can e.g. use a 2 of 3 multisig wallet, give her a key (telling her it's a 2 of 2!) and keep the third key yourself. :D

I don't care that much for diamonds, either. But at least they're considered beautiful by a majority of people. This thing looks rather clunky :D
Oh and cheating your spouse at the time of the marriage isn't a very good foundation for a long-lasting relationship, I guess  ;D ;D


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: mailmansDOGE on July 30, 2014, 12:30:54 PM
As a nerd, I gotta say I love this! My SO barely knows what bitcoin even is though. That's no ring for me sadly.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: ChuckBuck on July 30, 2014, 12:43:56 PM
As much as I love Bitcoin and Crypto, my wife would not say "Yes" if I proposed to her with that minecraft ring.

She'd probably throw it in ocean, smack me upside the head, then leave me in Aruba when I proposed to her 7 years ago.

Women are silly like that...aesthetics matter to them!   ;D


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: ensurance982 on July 30, 2014, 12:46:22 PM
As much as I love Bitcoin and Crypto, my wife would not say "Yes" if I proposed to her with that minecraft ring.

She'd probably throw it in ocean, smack me upside the head, then leave me in Aruba when I proposed to her 7 years ago.

Women are silly like that...aesthetics matter to them!   ;D

Hmmm? How is this a minecraft ring? It is just a Bitcoin ring, or rather a ring with a bitcoin address in form of a QR-code.
I find it hard to believe that men don't care for aesthetics. I mean, come on... seriously?


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: Jamie_Boulder on July 30, 2014, 12:48:58 PM
Not sure about you guys but my girlfriend would say no  :P


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: Mitchell on July 30, 2014, 12:53:18 PM
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The only bitcoin ring that marries real value and design. Don't store your value in a rock, store it in a block.
I almost died laughing. That is one amazing catch phrase! Sadly my GF wouldn't want such a thing. She just wants a pretty looking ring, how much it costs doesn't matter to her.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: Kprawn on July 30, 2014, 01:27:03 PM
Well if there were a bitcoin adress with public key with 200 BTCs micro dotted on there, she would probably go on her knee.  ;)

Geekey but fun. {When I see what people do in Las Vegas, nothing is strange anymore} My wife would carry my nuts in a small bag, if I bought her that ring.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: R2D221 on July 30, 2014, 01:30:12 PM
As much as I love Bitcoin and Crypto, my wife would not say "Yes" if I proposed to her with that minecraft ring.

She'd probably throw it in ocean, smack me upside the head, then leave me in Aruba when I proposed to her 7 years ago.

Women are silly like that...aesthetics matter to them!   ;D
Hmmm? How is this a minecraft ring? It is just a Bitcoin ring, or rather a ring with a bitcoin address in form of a QR-code.
I find it hard to believe that men don't care for aesthetics. I mean, come on... seriously?
I'm a man that cares for aesthetics. That's the main reason why I wouldn't use this as an engagement ring.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: ensurance982 on July 30, 2014, 01:51:10 PM
As much as I love Bitcoin and Crypto, my wife would not say "Yes" if I proposed to her with that minecraft ring.

She'd probably throw it in ocean, smack me upside the head, then leave me in Aruba when I proposed to her 7 years ago.

Women are silly like that...aesthetics matter to them!   ;D
Hmmm? How is this a minecraft ring? It is just a Bitcoin ring, or rather a ring with a bitcoin address in form of a QR-code.
I find it hard to believe that men don't care for aesthetics. I mean, come on... seriously?
I'm a man that cares for aesthetics. That's the main reason why I wouldn't use this as an engagement ring.

Yeah, I guess the stereotypical man does care about aesthetics to begin with. Otherwise men wouldn't care about the looks of a woman. And true if this was an engagement or wedding ring, best outcome would be 'Oh golly, yeah well.. I'd have said yes, but this thing it kinda ugly, so no thanks"


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: shorena on July 30, 2014, 03:02:11 PM
Who is responsible for this?

http://thebtcring.com/

Awesome job! ;D

-snip-

But... its ugly! Id prefer a nice ring with two parts of a private key (encrypted ofc) engraved on the inside.

Not sure about you guys but my girlfriend would say no  :P

If she says no because of the ring you have a problem, no matter what ring you choose.




Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: Harley997 on July 30, 2014, 03:29:13 PM
I think this would be so cheesy, friends and family would think your fucked in the head.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: peeveepee on July 30, 2014, 03:32:20 PM
I don't really get why you would want to get money involved with this?
Money is involved either way.  Diamonds aren't cheap, you know.

At least with a BTC ring you can e.g. use a 2 of 3 multisig wallet, give her a key (telling her it's a 2 of 2!) and keep the third key yourself. :D

And diamond has to resell value. It is just a piece of stone.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: darkota on July 30, 2014, 03:35:19 PM


I'm what's called a "nerd", and I can truthfully say, with all my nerdiness, that that btc ring looks like Complete Shit.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: ensurance982 on July 30, 2014, 03:45:10 PM


I'm what's called a "nerd", and I can truthfully say, with all my nerdiness, that that btc ring looks like Complete Shit.

Ha :D Then this is settled. If even nerds or geeks, to be precise, don't like this thing, then who will?


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: RodeoX on July 30, 2014, 03:53:33 PM
Here are two other places that take bitcoin for engagement rings. There are at least a few more, but these were well established businesses before taking BTC.
http://www.doamore.com/
http://www.since1910.com/bitcoin


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: ensurance982 on July 30, 2014, 04:09:08 PM
Here are two other places that take bitcoin for engagement rings. There are at least a few more, but these were well established businesses before taking BTC.
http://www.doamore.com/
http://www.since1910.com/bitcoin

At least they do look like decent rings and not some nerd's wet dream. I mean, such a big QR-code has got to be uncomfortable if you wear it on your freaking hand all the time.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: darkota on July 30, 2014, 04:16:41 PM
Here are two other places that take bitcoin for engagement rings. There are at least a few more, but these were well established businesses before taking BTC.
http://www.doamore.com/
http://www.since1910.com/bitcoin


Ah, they have goodlooking engagement rings.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: TimS on July 30, 2014, 04:28:53 PM
This only makes sense if the idea of a ring is to be valuable instead of to represent an engagement/marriage and/or look pretty. Maybe the sort of people that wear grills and bling will be into this? But not as an engagement ring.
They don't advertise it as an engagement ring, but that's what everyone seems to assume it is.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: kingama on July 30, 2014, 04:33:39 PM
I'm going to print one of these as soon as I size the ring finger of my girlfriend.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: ensurance982 on July 30, 2014, 04:36:10 PM
I'm going to print one of these as soon as I size the ring finger of my girlfriend.

You may need to find another girlfriend after doing this. Are you both into cryptocurrencies? Otherwise it may just appear to be something eerie and strange.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: keithers on July 30, 2014, 05:03:26 PM
Its a cool idea, although I would never wear something like that.  It is definitely interesting though.   People could draw other ideas off of that too (like putting barcode on the backside of their watch or something)


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: Baitty on July 30, 2014, 05:05:53 PM
It's a niche area for Bitcoin I guess and I can see a lot of people wanting this service since they'll be earning quite a bit from Bitcoin.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: kingama on July 30, 2014, 05:32:19 PM
Update, this website doesn't work. I can't see a way to get an .stl file for my address or any other. Yes, my gf is into crypto and she said if I load two months salary on the ring she'll wear it.  :D


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: sebbysebbybinx on July 31, 2014, 02:41:52 AM
Hey guys, I am the creator of the theBTCring.com. I'm just letting you know I am serious about making a reasonable version of everything. The site is still under construction and I am working on the "next iteration" which will include a better/sturdier ring.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: Yakamoto on July 31, 2014, 02:44:02 AM
That's really cool...

Maybe I'll buy one (Eventually), maybe not...

+1 Creator is a genius


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: laurapalmer on July 31, 2014, 03:09:59 AM
meh, I'm more interested in block chain backed wedding licenses... not that I'd convince my gf to accept either of these ideas.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: mrcashking on July 31, 2014, 05:33:46 AM
haha thats dope! :-)


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: keithers on July 31, 2014, 05:58:04 AM
Update, this website doesn't work. I can't see a way to get an .stl file for my address or any other. Yes, my gf is into crypto and she said if I load two months salary on the ring she'll wear it.  :D

Two months of salary on a ring finger could get some people mugged for their ring


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: CryptoKenzi on July 31, 2014, 06:42:58 AM
Hopefully after time they will be able to make the ring prettier somehow. I realize that put your QR code on it is pretty difficult, while still trying to make it look wearable, but idk any girl that would wear that. I might put it on when I go to a BTC related event or conference, but other than that it will stay at home. The commercial made me laugh though. I even tweeted about it, lol. @cryptokenzi


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: TheNewAnon135246 on July 31, 2014, 06:44:12 AM
I was planning on buying my girlfriend an engagement ring with bitcoins. I doubt I would buy the one from OP's posts since it doesn't look that great :P. The idea is awesome though.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: Kluge on July 31, 2014, 07:06:48 AM
As much as I love Bitcoin and Crypto, my wife would not say "Yes" if I proposed to her with that minecraft ring.

She'd probably throw it in ocean, smack me upside the head, then leave me in Aruba when I proposed to her 7 years ago.

Women are silly like that...aesthetics matter to them!   ;D

Hmmm? How is this a minecraft ring? It is just a Bitcoin ring, or rather a ring with a bitcoin address in form of a QR-code.
I find it hard to believe that men don't care for aesthetics. I mean, come on... seriously?
Eheheh... My wife has a >$2k wedding/engagement ring (I have no idea why most people buy multiple rings) specifically made to look "subtle" (actually, I ended up calling it "industrial"). However, I have a $7 stainless steel band from Amazon (it was the second-cheapest and Prime-eligible -- the cheapest had chinese characters on it), and I'm quite fond of it. It gives me something to twiddle in my hands and have on anywhere without worry. It looks quite "normal" for a wedding band and if I lose it - no problem. Though her ring does look quite nice, I think, I believe I'm getting much more enjoyment out of my ring than she is, which she's worried about wearing anywhere or losing. TBH, though, I was hoping the jeweler who made the first ring for BTC would make me some titanium or stronger ones (he seemed very mildly offended and suggested I check out a bike shop).... It would be nice to have such strong rings on my fingers so if a tree were to fall on my hand, the rings and ground would help cushion the blow and maybe prevent me from totally losing my hand. Since it's raised from the fingers, it can prevent or significantly reduce damage from all sorts of injuries... the kitchen especially comes to mind.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: jefflee on May 30, 2015, 07:08:18 AM
I don't really get why you would want to get money involved with this?
Money is involved either way.  Diamonds aren't cheap, you know.

At least with a BTC ring you can e.g. use a 2 of 3 multisig wallet, give her a key (telling her it's a 2 of 2!) and keep the third key yourself. :D

I don't care that much for diamonds, either. But at least they're considered beautiful by a majority of people. This thing looks rather clunky :D
Oh and cheating your spouse at the time of the marriage isn't a very good foundation for a long-lasting relationship, I guess  ;D ;D

Totally agree with you.
As a male geek, I could't appreciate such a ring either. An important part of the value of a diamond ring is to be shown off in a party. How could one show off a stupid QR code?
An easy improvement is to create an ordinary ring, and put the QR code at the bottom (if it's big enough). If someone is interested, the owner can take it off and show the QR code.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: Light on May 30, 2015, 07:16:40 AM
Though her ring does look quite nice, I think, I believe I'm getting much more enjoyment out of my ring than she is, which she's worried about wearing anywhere or losing.

Had a friend who was like this - except for expensive watches. He was always kind of scared that someone would rob him - esp at night when he was partying and so forth.

@OP: I have to say I really dislike the design - it looks way too cheesy - trying too hard to somehow shove a Bitcoin address on the ring. It's not as elegant or clean as a normal wedding ring to be brutally honest. Guys, lets be serious here, not everything in the world has to be about Bitcoin. You don't see people walking around with a ring showing off USDs on it do you.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: sebbysebbybinx on May 30, 2015, 09:36:09 AM
Whoah, didn't expect this thread to get resurrected! Creator of the ring here! First of all, check out the latest version of the ring at TheBTCRing.com (http://TheBTCRing.com), made in silver! It looks MUCH better than the original.
Make sure to check out the youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tMetT6-dxc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tMetT6-dxc)

Also, this bitcoin project made *****ENGADGET*****!
http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/21/a-bitcoin-engagement-ring/ (http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/21/a-bitcoin-engagement-ring/)

This was made the for Coinbase Bithack. Yes, this project is serious!

http://i.imgur.com/L04p3ge.png
http://i.imgur.com/mcKdN5g.png
http://i.imgur.com/G6du2VB.png
http://i.imgur.com/EjH8hbO.png

I am currently working on a 3.O version that looks even better!


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: bornil267645 on May 30, 2015, 03:43:27 PM
I mean the idea is perfect for a nerd proposing to another nerd. But it's hard to find female nerd in this community so I guess g*y proposal might suit it very much.

But can't say that I don't like the innovation.


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: R2D221 on May 30, 2015, 05:18:31 PM
so I guess g*y proposal might suit it very much.

What is this G * Y thing you talk about?


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: ronaldo40 on May 30, 2015, 05:27:48 PM
a pretty good idea, why not use the logo bitcoin? it would be better in my opinion :)
but still good :)


Title: Re: BTC engagement ring?
Post by: pereira4 on May 30, 2015, 06:34:51 PM
It sounds cool, but that would be too much pressure in a relationship. Also, if the rings are too recognizable, they could kidnap you and ask your wife for the other ring to get your money. Don't wanna wear "hey I have BTC" recognizable shit.