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61  Economy / Gambling / Bitcoin advertising on the world series of Poker! on: May 02, 2012, 02:28:36 AM
Please add your comments to this thread:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=78882.0
62  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin advertising on the World Poker Tour! on: May 02, 2012, 02:14:24 AM
My best friend's good friend, (Moon Kim) recently won $960K in a poker tournament.
He is the guy in red holding the trophy:


http://blog.worldpokertour.com/moon-kim-defeats-shooting-stars-to-become-wpt-bay-101-champion/


Moon will compete in a large poker tournament in Las Vegas from May 18th.
I don't have the exact details for the tournament yet,  but I suspect it will be televised.
Tournament details: http://www.bellagio.com/files/casino/FiveDiamondWPC.pdf

Moon has agreed that he, and his group will all wear Bitcoin shirts durring the tournament.

He has requested 8 Mens L size shirts.

Which Bitcoin design shirt will be best for this opportunity?
Ideally it should be one that is Bitcoin & Poker related.

Lets jump on this opportunity ASAP!
63  Bitcoin / Press / 2012-04-19 Bitinstant CEO Charlie Shrem on Free Talk Live on: April 20, 2012, 04:50:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CKpdaJQMmY
64  Bitcoin / Project Development / Bitcoin version of Chipin on: April 15, 2012, 12:16:11 PM
Tonight,  a friend asked for a donation via chipin:
http://sendwoltoporcfest.chipin.com/send-wol-to-porcfest

It occurred to me that the Bitcoin world would love a similar widget to this:


But using bitcoins.


Does anyone have any idea how hard it would be to program something like that?
It would monitor the block chain for the number of donations sent to a particular address,  and automatically convert the amount into a chart for the equivalent number of USD based on the exchange rate.

This is just a thought,  but one that I think the Bitcoin world would like to see.

I already contacted easywallet.org and blockchain.info mentioning that this service would be a nice addition to their sites.
65  Economy / Goods / WTS Cisco gear and computer memory on: April 11, 2012, 03:20:06 PM
I now have the automated Bitcoin checkout module for Magento module installed from http://paysius.com/plugins

It works great!

Thank you Paysius!

Please  test it out by ordering something from www.memorydealers.com

Support those who support Bitcoin!
66  Economy / Service Discussion / iPhone IOS Bitcoin wallet is here! (From Blockchain.info) on: April 06, 2012, 12:31:54 PM
Has anyone else downloaded it and used it yet?

https://blockchain.info/wallet/iphone-app

I've installed it,  paired it with my existing wallet,  and it has said "downloading transactions" ever since.

Please report back on your experiences.

67  Bitcoin / Project Development / [BOUNTY] 0.5 for easy photo shop job on: April 02, 2012, 08:15:47 AM
I would like the following two photos photoshopped into a photo in the same style as this:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=118097951567232&set=a.109925389051155.5688.107087879334906&type=1&theater


(Before) Photo #1  http://i40.tinypic.com/2nl8n04.jpg
(After) Photo #2  http://i43.tinypic.com/mhdlk1.jpg

The caption overhead should read:  Jiu-Jitsu

The caption at the bottom should read:   It will change your life.

The Before and After captions should also be included over each photo.

0.5 BTC to the first person to do a decent job and post it here.

Thanks!
68  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Introducing the Bitcoin 100: A Kickstarter for BUSINESSES! on: March 28, 2012, 12:27:47 AM
Introducing the Bitcoin 100: A Kickstarter for Businesses

In an attempt to get more businesses to accept Bitcoins directly as payments,  
lets compile a list of people who will promise to make an initial purchase with Bitcoins.
It will be a kind of Bitcoin cash mob.
Once we have some decent numbers for a specific business, we will contact them directly about accepting Bitcoins.

Initial targets are:

1. BlueNile.com Prices start at just $25 !!!
2. Newegg.com
3. Memoryx.net
4. Your suggestion here

Please post your name,  and amount you pledge to buy and from which company

Pledges:

User Name         1. BlueNile.com         2. Newegg.com         3. Memoryx.net
MemoryDealers             $0                     $100                    $1,000
rjk                              $0                     $100                    $0
MelMan2002               $100                     $100                    $100
Daily Anarchist              $0                      $2000                  $0
CornedBeefHash            $0                      $100                    $0
Serge                          $0                      $200                    $0
Kluge                          $0                      $250                    $0
dollartrader                  $0                      $200                    $0
tysat                           $0                      $300                    $0
BusmasterDM               $0                      $250                    $0
Transisto                     $0                      $5000                    $0
trentzb                        $0                      $500                    $0
Troll Toll                      $500                   $1000                    $0
amencon                      $0                       $200                    $0
adamstg                      $0                       $100                    $0

Grand Total               $600                     $10,400                  $1,100
69  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Diamonds for Bitcoins on: March 27, 2012, 06:13:33 AM
I will be getting married this year,  and will need to buy a diamond ring.
I've decided that this is a good opportunity to bring more companies on board with Bitcoin.

My fiancÚ agreed to allow me to buy the ring with Bitcoins, with the condition that I have it by the end of March April 2012.
That day is quickly approaching,  so I need the Bitcoin community's help to make this happen.

Bitcoins are a perfect fit for online retailers of Diamonds.
Diamonds are a commodity that can easily be resold,  and are not traceable, and are therefore a common target for thieves using stolen credit card numbers.
Bitcoin removes all of these risks.

My initial goal was to get www.bluenile.com to accept Bitcoins as payment directly on their website.
BlueNile.com is the worlds largest online diamond retailer.
They are a publicly traded company with annual revenue of around $350M USD.

In several emails with Blue Nile,  I have promised to buy a ring of at least $50,000 USD from them if they publicly accept Bitcoins on their website.
They have shown some interest,  but have not given any kind of firm commitment yet.

I'm hoping that with some additional interest from the Bitcoin community, we can convince them to accept Bitcoins directly on their website.

If you agree with this idea, please contact them to let them know you would also like them to accept Bitcoins as payment.
http://www.bluenile.com/contact-blue-nile

Your request will be even more influential if there is an actual product on their website that you promise to buy if they accept Bitcoin payments.

My original email to BlueNile can be found here:
http://pastebin.com/CBJvpDde


Lets make this happen!



70  Economy / Marketplace / Free Bitcoins for "Liking" MemoryDealers.com on Facebook on: March 04, 2012, 08:26:48 AM
Please visit www.memorydealers.com  and click the like button.

Then visit http://www.facebook.com/MemoryDealers

Like us,  and post your Bitcoin address for 0.01 BTC for free.

Please help spread the word.

Thank you!
71  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin reaching critical mass in New Hampshire? on: March 01, 2012, 06:56:25 AM
Bitcoin's popularity is already exploding within the libertarian free state project.

The Free State Project is a group of 20,000 liberty lovers who are all moving to the freest state in the USA, New Hampshire.
They are all working together to make it even freer than it is today.

Some examples of Bitcoin taking off in NH are:

Free State Project home page:
http://freestateproject.org/getinvolved/donate.php

Free Keene news website:
http://freekeene.com/contribute/

Free Talk Live (based in NH)
http://www.freetalklive.com/bitcoin

Education related podcast:
http://edu-lu-tion.com/support

NH based podcast on relationships
http://www.porctherapy.com/

Liberty Radio Network
http://lrn.fm/

Mandrik (Greek food dessert)
http://mandrik.com/

Active facebook group with 74 Members
http://www.facebook.com/groups/195492163844669/

Mutual aid society
http://www.fr33aid.com/bitcoin/

Anarcho-capitalist Flags
http://dailyanarchist.com/store

And I am sure many more.

If you are aware of other NH based businesses accepting Bitcoin,  please post them below.
72  Other / Politics & Society / George ought to help.... (should we use violence on him if he chooses not to?) on: January 27, 2012, 04:18:10 AM
Please take a look at the following youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGMQZEIXBMs


I think this is one of the most powerful videos on taxation that I have ever seen.
If you like this video,  please support the creator by making a Bitcoin donation on his website:

http://www.georgeoughttohelp.com/
His Bitcoin address is 1LqYpj6MNppH8yiKBWXDH2mkSLiMYwQMx6

If you don't like this video,  I would be curious to hear why.
73  Economy / Trading Discussion / ANN: http://cc2bitcoin.com is free to whoever wants to run it. on: January 25, 2012, 06:58:14 AM
Between my normal work,  and interesting Bitcoin side projects,  I don't have time to complete and run http://cc2bitcoin.com

Just about all the work has been done for it to be up and running.
I'm happy to give it to anyone who has the resources and willingness to run it.
Ideally it will be someone in Europe. 
The US doesn't have much need for this kind of service because anyone can buy Bitcoins for cash using bitinstant.com

All that is needed is:

1.  A Paypal account
2. A CC merchant account.
3. Enough Bitcoins to buy and hold Casascius coins for inventory.
4. Time to process ship the orders.

You will need to watch out for fraudulent orders,  but I haven't had a single one slip by yet.
I'm happy to provide ongoing advice as well.
With the premium people are willing to pay for the physical coins,  there is decent money to be made.

contact roger@memorydealers.com if you are interested in this.
74  Bitcoin / Project Development / Bitcoin to Paypal withdrawal help please! (Bitinstant) on: December 19, 2011, 03:26:43 AM
As some forum members know,  you can now withdraw funds via Paypal fromwww.bitinstant.com

Paypal currently charges 3% to transfer from one paypal account to another.

The Bitinstant and Paypal COMBINED charges are 3.29% to 3.99% for withdrawals from MTGOX codes.
This is only 0.29% to 0.99% more than what the standard Paypal transfer fee would be.

The problem is that users are confused into thinking that the fee will be 3.29%  PLUS Paypals normal fee of 3% for a combined fee of over 6%

This is not the case,  but we need a clear way to convey this information to our users.

Please give us your thoughts on how we can make it clear that the TOTAL FEE from both Bitinstant AND Paypal is only 3.29%  (Just 0.29% more than what a normal Paypal transfer would be)

Please see www.bitinstant.com for our current site and let us know what should be changed.

Thank you all!

75  Economy / Marketplace / [ANN] Bitinstant is proud to announce our newest team member! on: November 29, 2011, 09:13:21 AM
November 29th, 2011

For Immediate release:


Bitinstant is proud to announce our newest team member.  Roger Ver of MemoryDealers.com has agreed to
join the Bitinstant team as Director of Marketing.  As CEO and founder of MemoryDealers.com, Roger brings with him over
a decade of experience in online marketing and sales that he will be sure to utilize at Bitinstant.  Watch for many new
exciting services coming soon from Bitinstant.

It's your money,  why wait?  - Bitinstant

www.bitinstant.com

roger@bitinstant.com
76  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / World's best Bitcoin exchange and auction site all in one! on: November 22, 2011, 06:09:05 AM
Earlier today I discovered www.mokimarket.com

Some ideas came to mind on how to make this a HUGE TOOL TO EXPAND THE USE OF BITCOIN!

Mokimarket is a penny auction site using credits that can be bought with Paypal, CC, or Bitcoin.
Each "credit"  basically represents $0.01 of value.

Bidders spend a credit to place each bid on an auction.
The seller keeps all of the "credits" used for placing the bids,  plus the money for the actual sale.

For example, the final bid might be $75,  but in reality hundreds of dollars were collected by the seller durring the auction process.

If MokiMarket were to use BitCents instead of credits,  it would be an amazing way for people to buy sell whatever they want using bitcoins, and for new people to get Bitcoins without using a traditional exchange!

Every user would have their own online wallet with MokiMarket.
Each time a user bids on an auction, MokiMarket will transfer one Bitcent from the bidders wallet to the sellers wallet.

Just add an Ebay style feedback system, and a section for "buy it now" items, and it would allow MokiMarket to function as a giant web-of-trust for people who want to buy and sell Bitcoins for government currencies as well.

I think this could be hugely popular.

Please share your thoughts.

77  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / I was interviewed about Bitcoin on more than 100 Radio stations! ~100K Listeners on: November 18, 2011, 01:26:32 PM
------------------------UPDATE NOV 19th-----------------------
The full interview is now online at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZAFGRrp_kc

It was heard live by around 100,000 people.

I would not have had the knowledge to give this interview if it wasn't for all the great users on this forum.
Thank you all for your help!

A good next step for everyone is to visit www.freetalklive.com, take a look at their sponsors on the right hand side of the page,  see if any of them have something you want to buy,  and contact them to see if they will accept Bitcoins as payment.
If they agree,  please be sure to actually purchase the item from them.  This is a great way to get more shops to accept Bitcoin.


--------------------------------------------------------------------


On Saturday Nov 19th 2011,  at 7PM Eastern,
I will be interviewed about Bitcoin on www.freetalklive.com

It will air on more than 100 radio stations across the USA.
Station list here: http://www.freetalklive.com/affiliates

The show's audience is mainly libertarian, voluntarist, anti-war,  free market advocate types,  so I will need to emphasize the aspects of bitcoin that will appeal to them the most.

My current list of talking points for this group is:

1.  They allow anyone to have a "bank" account that CAN NOT be seized by the IRS.
2. If you are careful,  the IRS can't even know how much money you have in your account,  or that you even have an account at all!
3. They allow you to do business with whoever you want,  anywhere in the world, with complete privacy.
4. No one can block or seize your payments,  in fact,  you can even make your payments secret from everyone else in the world.
5. If you set it up properly,  no one can even track how much money you have earned, so potentially, you could report as much, or as little of it as you choose.
6. Bitcoins can not be counterfeited or inflated.  
7. They will end the government's control of the money supply.

In effect,  they will make paying most taxes voluntary. (in fact,  not necessarily in law)
If most taxes are voluntary,  and the money supply can not be inflated,  the government won't be able to fund its wars. (and other stupid things)
I suspect wars will be greatly reduced, if not eliminated if a Bitcoin like currency becomes used world wide..


The reasons it should be adopted by businesses are:

1.  There are no 3rd party fees.
2. There are no chargebacks or fraudulent orders.
3. There is no risk of identity theft.
4. Payments can not be blocked or controlled.
5. It can be used world wide,  with no need for currency exchange.
6. Anyone can accept Bitcoin payments in a matter of minutes.
7.  As a business owner, I know how incredibly happy I would be if all my customers paid with a form of money with the above properties.

Neat things you can do with Bitcoins:

Get a prepaid Mastercard that can be reloaded with Bitcoins any time through OKPAY.COM
Donate to Wikileaks.
Play poker online for money despite the government's prohibition.
Buy other prohibited items online.  (Silkroad etc)


Please let me know what other things I should mention durring the interview.
What do you think I should say to catch people's attention?


Any input, thoughts, criticism, or other ideas are welcome.


78  Bitcoin / Project Development / Civil Disobedience, The Homeless, the Police, and Bitcoins! on: November 02, 2011, 09:10:33 AM
I've been interested in www.freestateproject.org for several years now,  and even more so after meeting an active participant at the NYC Bitcoin conference. (Evoorhees)

Recently while surfing the internet I had an idea that I think may help Bitcoins, the Free State Project, and Liberty in general,  all while making entertaining videos for the world to watch.   I posted this idea at:
http://forum.freekeene.com/index.php?topic=5614.0

I suspect that the Liberty community will be some of the very first to adopt Bitcoin on a wide scale, so I think this is a great opportunity for the Bitcoin community to begin working with the Liberty community.  (I know there is a lot of overlap already)

I would love to hear the Bitcoin community's thoughts on this plan.
Feel free to post your thoughts in this forum or on the Free Keene forum.
79  Economy / Currency exchange / I'm selling Bitcoins for Paypal or Credit Card! on: October 30, 2011, 05:53:44 AM
Physical Bitcoins Now On Sale from MemoryDealers.com





Memory Dealers is proud to announce that it's acquired the rights to sell the infamous Casascius Physical Bitcoins. Customers can purchase these physical Bitcoins (which have hologram-coded private keys) with credit cards or Paypal. Each coin is worth its face value in BTC and is cast in brass with the special tamper-proof hologram on the back.

Available versions:
1 BTC
25 BTC (plated with real gold) 

FREE shipping on orders over $50 withint the USA.

To learn more about these physical Bitcoins, visit www.Casascius.com
(note: avoid Casascius.net, it is a fraudulent phishing scam)

Click HERE here to purchase from MemoryDealers.com
80  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / ANNOUNCEMENT: Buy Bitcoins with Paypal or Credit Cards through Memory Dealers! on: October 26, 2011, 02:53:16 PM
Physical Bitcoins Now On Sale from MemoryDealers.com

Memory Dealers is proud to announce that it's acquired the rights to sell the infamous Casascius Physical Bitcoins. Customers can purchase these physical Bitcoins (which have hologram-coded private keys) with credit cards or Paypal. Each coin is worth its face value in BTC and is cast in brass with the special tamper-proof hologram on the back.

Available versions:
1 BTC
25 BTC (plated with real gold)
100 BTC Bars

To learn more about these physical Bitcoins, visit www.Casascius.com
(note: avoid Casascius.net, it is a fraudulent phishing scam)

Click here to purchase from MemoryDealers.com
http://www.memorydealers.com/bieq.html




--------11-2-2011 EDIT-------------

100 BTC Bars are now on sale!

http://www.memorydealers.com/100cabi.html
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