I've just set search-word tracking on my http://goldenmeancalipers.com
- and the majority of people who visit, do so looking for ways to buy bitcoins.
And today I had a customer turn up... wants to buy using bitcoins, but doesn't know how to get bitcoins... and sad to say, I couldn't give a cogent answer.
If you're from the EU and have a bank-account, it's easy. You ring up your bank, ask for your IBAN and BIC numbers... then transfer straight to Mtgox. If you're in the UK you can transfer straight from your bank-account to Britcoins.com
So what about the US?
As far as I can see, it involves some convoluted route through Dwolla, Liberty Reserve etc... or "befriending someone" on a forum. Is there really no way of going straight from a bank account?
This one question seems to be foremost in people's minds... once that they've accepted that they're never going to understand how bitcoins work, and that this doesn't actually matter.
Would be good to have a single page somewhere... in big friendly letters. How Do I Buy Them?
So um... how?