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121  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: In the future, you will have to declare at the customs... on: May 29, 2013, 02:43:03 AM
I was thinking about that as I was returning from my trip to Mexico.  I'm still fairly Bitcoin poor, so it currently wouldn't have been a problem for me, but they do ask about money as you return from other countries.

Do you have BTC on you?

Well, technically it's with me wherever I go... so I do... but...

I'm also never physically holding it in my hand.  So no, I don't have anything on me.

Besides, it would be next to impossible to prove at the border, at the moment, how much BTC I have on me.  Perhaps one day in the future, but not now.
122  Economy / Securities / Re: AMC Is Massively Increasing Its Hash Power To 3.504 TH/s on: May 29, 2013, 02:32:30 AM
These were written by AMC and posted to BitFunder.  Are these press releases?
123  Economy / Economics / Re: Is bitcoin a risky investment? on: May 26, 2013, 02:43:02 AM
I think that the long-term prospects for most fiat currency is dismal as well.  I imagine a Weimar Germany-like scenario where the value of the dollar crashes.  The Euro isn't much better if you look at its health.

Everything has risk.  Even the knowledge and skills that a person could use to create wealth can be lost due to dementia or injury.  The question is, what at the moment do you have the most trust in?
124  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I am NOT 100% Convinced Bitcoin Is Money... on: May 25, 2013, 08:43:43 PM
You're right, Bitcoin is not money. It's more than money! A dollar bill can't send itself. But bitcoin can!


Reminds me of my six year old, who said that he wanted to invent a system that involved taking a picture of you holding money "to prove that you had it" in order to buy something.  He was upset because he wanted to buy a game but didn't have a credit card.  We later had to get him to think about why his invention wouldn't quite work the way that he thought it would.  He wouldn't need his invention with BTC though.
125  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I am pretty confident we are the new wealthy elite, gentlemen. on: May 25, 2013, 09:19:03 AM
Thank you for the orders, I hope you like them :-).  Sales (from my other stores) had been a little slow this month, compared to earlier in the year, so you guys made my day.  I only opened up that shop last month, and those were the first sales from there.
126  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Insurance against theft or loss of bitcoins on: May 24, 2013, 07:16:18 AM
A $20 lock on the door won't be of any help to you if your computer has a freak malfunction and catches your house on fire.  That's what happened to us about 5 years ago... the content insurance amounted to tens of thousands for us.

But back to Bitcoin insurance.  While many people won't find it necessary, I think that some people will.  Most of the people who hold Bitcoin today are able to secure it reasonably well.  What about grandma and grandpa though?  A lot of them barely even know how to turn on a computer.  At some point, if Bitcoin becomes widespread enough, BTC would attract all of those people who think that it's a good idea to click on links in emails they get from unknown people.  They're going to want insurance.

It's an idea whose time has probably not come yet, but thinking way down the line, there are a lot of people who have yet to adopt the currency that would want it.
127  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: First prepaid card to exchange Bitcoins on: May 24, 2013, 06:55:47 AM
Half a bitcoin plus 2% seems massively expensive.
128  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The future of CryptoCurrencies on: May 24, 2013, 12:44:53 AM
I think that he was talking about Forex, but BTC-TC is pretty cool.  I bought my first shares of BTC stock earlier this week.

Who knows where Bitcoin will go?  I hope that it will do well.  I do agree that Bitcoin will become more accessible as it becomes easier to convert BTC into fiat and back.  OR if BTC becomes dominant over fiat and people get paid with BTC rather than fiat.
129  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I am pretty confident we are the new wealthy elite, gentlemen. on: May 23, 2013, 10:43:16 PM
Some capable enterpreneurial artist needs to make t-shirts with a discrete pocket Bitcoin logo circled by the words "New Wealthy Elite".  I'd buy one.



Your wish is my command Wink.  Not sure if I'm capable, but people do buy some of my designs.

I'm currently working on another project right now, but if you'd like the design on another product that Zazzle sells, send me a PM and I'll put it on there.  My version of the Bitcoin logo by itself is on quite a few of Zazzle's products, but if you'd like it on something that I didn't put it on, you can send me a PM for that too.
130  Economy / Securities / Re: [BTC-TC] TAT.ASICMINER New Micro-share Passthrough! on: May 22, 2013, 06:44:57 PM
Bought 10 TAT shares last night; got a dividend this morning Smiley.  Thinking of buying some more.  Thx for offering this to us.
131  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Just spend it please.. on: May 19, 2013, 02:17:17 AM
Thanks for the gyft.com tip.  I was planning on making another bitcoin purchase later this week after I get paid, and I was planning on making a couple of purchases at Amazon this month as well.  Think I'll add a little bit to my bitcoin order for my Amazon shopping and actually use my bitcoin for a change.
132  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Free at last free at last on: May 08, 2013, 06:50:40 AM
Congrats.

I figure that I probably have a couple more months and about 50 posts left to go, LOL.
133  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How long does it take to get rid of Newbie Status? on: May 08, 2013, 05:43:03 AM
I think that it will take a couple more months and about 50 more posts for me...
134  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin Businesses and Developers, Let's Get Started! on: May 07, 2013, 11:50:09 PM
I think some of these ideas are silly  Grin What's with all of these t-shirt esq ideas?

I dunno... I've been selling T-shirts online for four years now.  That, along with cards, keychains, bags, playing cards, iPhone cases, etc.  With more than 37,000 products for sale, it's unusual if I don't sell multiple items per day.  My BitcoinLove store is now at about 261 products, but there's only a couple of basic designs so far.  My math and technology related products usually sell pretty well... I don't see why Bitcoin related products won't do well either, especially as the coins gain more acceptance and popularity.
135  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: PayPal's Stance on BitCoin Sales on: May 06, 2013, 04:45:38 AM
I get paid through Paypal, so if they integrated with Bitcoin, then perhaps I could just withdraw whatever USD I needed to the bank account, and send the rest to my bitcoin wallet.  Saves me the trip to the middleman.
136  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Welcome to Bitcoin Black Friday on: May 04, 2013, 07:21:19 PM
The average person understands physical theft though.  They know how to safeguard a wallet and keep valuables locked up into a safe.  There are a lot more people who still don't know not to click on suspicious links and keep their computers free from spyware and viruses.  Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable.  My 10 year old is always clicking on links, despite our repeated warnings not to install any software without asking us.  It seems like every few months or so, we're cleaning out her computer getting rid of junk that she shouldn't have installed.
137  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Your Worst/Unluckiest noob mistake with BTC on: May 04, 2013, 11:33:47 AM
Not getting into it when I first heard about it.
138  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin Businesses and Developers, Let's Get Started! on: May 04, 2013, 12:19:55 AM
I own the BitcoinLove store on Zazzle.com.  It currently has a limited number of products, but I hope to expand that and perhaps advertise on one of the Coin faucets once I have a good amount of variety available.
139  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: [Round 7]Free BTC( up to .01!) on: May 03, 2013, 06:40:30 PM
12 (I think that it's free)
140  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: If you haven't bought in yet... on: May 03, 2013, 06:35:44 PM
I think that it's destined to go up, but I won't be sad if it hangs around here or lower for a few weeks.  I only get paid around the middle of the month, and I wouldn't mind buying a little bit more at a bargain price.  I can only afford a fraction of a BTC at a time, but if the price stays low or even drops for a bit, it gives me the opportunity to get more than I otherwise could get.
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