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1  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Explaining bitcoin to friends on: July 02, 2011, 07:18:19 AM
I wasn't trying to push it on anyone or tell them to use it. Just explain the concept, on the off chance it would peak their interest.
2  Other / Beginners & Help / Explaining bitcoin to friends on: July 02, 2011, 06:45:07 AM
It's fucking useless.


Sure i don't understand the cryptography behind it, but i find the general workings very easy to grasp.

When people start asking "what gives it value" is when i fail to explain properly. Even still. All i get is.


"pyramid scheme", "scam", and someone even went as far as to say "what are they doing with all that hashing power, it could be treason" - that was from someone who is mining with duel 6950s.  And that was even after i wrote out a really long paragraph of what all that hashing is for. Without the cryptography jargon because i don't know the technical aspects of it.

I may be bad at explaining things, but i quit. I will never try to explain bitcoin ever again. Sorry i've failed the community.
3  Other / Obsolete (buying) / Re: WTB .1 bitcoin on: June 13, 2011, 05:56:04 AM
Yes i know.

If i was going to scam someone i would go about it completely different, and it sure as hell wouldn't be for 2$ worth of BTC.

Well thanks anyways guys.

Hilarious how some of you will throw your life savings at bitcoins but won't lend/sell someone .1 btc. What about encouraging growth? What's this about economic stimulus for bitcoins? I guess those are just running jokes.
4  Other / Obsolete (buying) / Re: WTB .1 bitcoin on: June 11, 2011, 10:50:15 PM
Cmon guys, just .1 BTC. I know paypal sucks and theoretically i could charge back, but it's not that big of a risk.
5  Other / Obsolete (buying) / WTB .1 bitcoin on: June 11, 2011, 10:41:33 PM
Via paypal.

Anyone?

Just want to play blackjack for a minute =)
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