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1  Economy / Currency exchange / [WTB] Bitcoin for GBP on: October 24, 2012, 05:46:43 PM
Does anyone have any BTC to sell? Looking for someone who can accept UK bank transfers (faster payments) and who is a trusted dealer.

Thinking 30 BTC depending on price.

Cheers for viewing.



2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Other uses of blockchain technology on: October 08, 2012, 06:16:47 PM
I've only been onto this "funny internet money" for a couple of months, I've been blown away by what I see as the potential for change that bitcoin has.

Its all so genius - the blockchain, what an epic idea.

So what else could it be used for?

I initially thought, "everything" - but I doubt it.

Smart objects:

I think this has been discussed somewhere or another, this would be excellent, thefts would go down (Even though I feel that personal physical attacks may go up), property insurance fraud would go down, everything you own would be in the block chain.

Law:

Signing and agreement of new laws into the blockchain - speaks for itself I think, if we lived in truly democratic society, this would happen already is some fashion.

Coloured Coins:

Cant remember who's been working on this, but I think this is a really good idea, opens the way to all sorts of things, trading card systems, bonds, certificates etc.

Music Industry:

No one likes DRM, and I know I might get flamed for this....but.... the rampage that the music industry is on could be stopped by using blockchain tech - download from say apple a drm free track, using itunes, which really just sends you some bitcoin embedded DRM free music tracks to your itunes wallet..... heres the important bit.... you then OWN those music tracks, they are yours to sell, lend out, burn. I think people would be less inclined to share there music "bitcoin style" if it had "worth".... now I've typed that out - I'm not sure it achieves anything... comments?


What about medical.... has anyone made any artwork out of the blockchain yet?

What else could become of blockchain technology?


3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Could this idea change the world and society as we know it..... (for the better) on: September 15, 2012, 04:48:12 AM
Ok,

So since I started to have a slight grasp on how awesome bitcoin and the blockchain is, I've started to mull over an idea, and not knowing enough to verify if its possible/doable/worthwhile (I'm more an ideas and solutions man, than an implement it man), so I'm just going to throw this out there.....

General Idea:-

Imagine, a new website, we'll call it "internetland" - me, being the founder, create my own new currency the "internetcoins" and run a new client (highly modded) on my server and what not.

People could sign up to be a national of "internetland" - agreeing to abide by the rules of the people and the blockchain.

People would get 1 wallet on a website with the world BEST security - that would form there "digital self" and thus must be kept secure, maybe even enforce brain wallets.

People could cast votes in a way democracy has never seen before by sending transactions
Accept internetcoins on there websites to trade for goods, being able to trade those internetcoins for other people on other websites.
Stocks and shares, and physical "old world" items can have there owners verified.
Vote upon laws being passed

A real democratic society that exists purely on the internet - surely that can done? What am I missing?

Mining:-

Internet coins are mined and say 95% go to miners, and 5% go to internetland (its not as bad as that sounds trust me lol).

the 5% taken by internet land we'll call "taxes" - taxes could help to pay to help for development of internet land (again all decided by vote), problems that need attention in the real, disaster aid, protests, legal etc - a virtual nation funded by the peoples will and desire to.... leave there computer on a lot Smiley.....

but no seriously...

What do you think about my idea for a ciphercyber-nation? Is that even possible? Could it work if it was?



So that would
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / What if? on: September 15, 2012, 03:49:04 AM
I'm really not an economics person, so a bit of a economics question, can anyone confirm which is right,


Say I owned 10btc today at 7.30 today, and fiat crashed next week, would that make my btc worth 7,000,000 (for example) if everyone moved over to it to get rid of there dead fiat money, I still wouldnt be "rich" though would i? ie in a post fiat era 10btc would buy me the same amount of services as 73 would of done in a fiat era because of inflation? (am i using the correct term there?).

Or would I be stinking rich because all the late comers would of have to pay 700,000 per 1BTC?...

I'm asking for both social and financial gain reasons - so would be good to hear not just in monetary terms.


5  Economy / Currency exchange / Just completed my first trade from the forum. on: September 14, 2012, 11:26:51 PM
Just completed my first trade with Matthewh3 GBP - BTC.

180 bank transfer to Matthewh3 and 24.58922336BTC received - all within the hour.

Pleasure doing business Smiley

6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin Websites...is it just me... on: September 14, 2012, 07:53:44 PM
It is just me that thinks that most of the bitcoin related websites look like they were all done by the same designers - the overall feel of a lot of them is very similar...

why is that?
7  Bitcoin / Mining / Mining in the UK? on: August 23, 2012, 02:31:57 PM
Does anyone mine in the UK using graphics cards and still cover there costs?

I'm from the UK and the power costs arent very cheap, about 0.18 per kw/h I think I'm paying (averaged) - all my figures dont really add up, just doesnt seem worth it - I assume though that given enough time I'd at least make my money back and pay for the electric? (I suspect I've double posted more or less as I just created another topic slightly related.... but different Smiley ).

Cheers folks.
8  Bitcoin / Mining / When ASIC's come out and buying a GPU now.... on: August 23, 2012, 02:20:47 PM
So, I'm very new to this whole bitcoin thing - pretty amazed that I havent come across it sooner, its such a revolutionly thing, the whole cryptocurrency thing, not just bitcoin.

And the blockchain... well thats a whole other thing the way I see it.

Anyway, so I ordered a butterfly labs SC single thingy on pre-order, the way I see it, its not going to be worth me buying a new GPU (I have an Nvidia card atm so I'm only getting 44m/h Sad) in the meantime waiting for the BFL ASIC to come. So tempted to just get something around the 150 mark to do a bit of mining whilst I wait, not thinking so much about the profitibility aspect yet if I got a better GPU.... more of a computer upgrade?

What you guys think of the way I'm jusifying it to myself, as a computer upgrade? Surely I've got a couple of months to use it and get a few bitcoins before the BFL ASIC is delivered & the hashrate of the network shoots up and the reward drops in Dec? Or will I just be spending money for spending money sake? I heard the ATI's arent as good as the Nvidia for games (I only play games every now and then), something to do with pixel shaders?

Anyhow, its good to have yet another "hobby" to spend time on (my mrs loves the fact I've spent the last 3 weeks obssessing over bitcoins!)
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