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August 30, 2015, 05:48:01 PM
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Guys, not sure why you keep ignoring the fact that we, Bitcoin users, are not the general public and while we continue to love Bitcoin when we hear bad news involving it, the general public doesn't feel the same way. OK, be it FIAT or BTC, that doesn't change our views, but when it comes to the masses, it's very different, because, unlike BTC, FIAT doesn't need to build a reputation.

I do get what you are saying, but what can we do? Go and beg criminals that they don't use Bitcoin for their shady businesses since this will bring us a bad reputation.

I am not trying to make fun of your post, I understand it, but every single currency had to go through these "baby illnesses" so we will have to as well and any other future currency would have to go through the same.

For me, it makes no point on wasting time and discussing this. We better concentrate on things we can change. All we can us keep telling to the non believers that you can do the same with $ and criminals are doing it daily.
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August 30, 2015, 05:54:29 PM
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Helping terrorists is helping terrorists. Just because they used bitcoin doesn't mean bitcoin is the problem. No such thing as bad press.

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August 30, 2015, 07:15:43 PM
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There are positives and negatives with regards to many currencies but I guess all being legally recognized doesn't make them look shady but bitcoins being a virtual anonymous currency makes it look even worse. If it can be misused, there are many benefits as well like tax saving, speedy transactions and so on but oh well, all negatives make this currency look so bad.

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August 30, 2015, 07:18:20 PM
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Dumbo should of sent cash Shocked

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August 31, 2015, 03:48:43 AM
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Let's face it, if the guy paid the guy with cash, Euros, or Rubles or Rupees, it would still be news but no one would care about the payment method.

But add bitcoin to the equation, and all of a sudden it's not a slow news day.

We need more legit merchants and services that accept BTC. Merchants (including me, but changing soon) who don't accept bitcoin are losing a market. BTC needs to be able to be the payment method for everything.

For example, what if T-Mobile, the "Un-Carrier", started accepting the "Un-Currency"?  Huh

Just a thought.
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August 31, 2015, 03:57:00 AM
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Let's face it, if the guy paid the guy with cash, Euros, or Rubles or Rupees, it would still be news but no one would care about the payment method.

But add bitcoin to the equation, and all of a sudden it's not a slow news day.

We need more legit merchants and services that accept BTC. Merchants (including me, but changing soon) who don't accept bitcoin are losing a market. BTC needs to be able to be the payment method for everything.

For example, what if T-Mobile, the "Un-Carrier", started accepting the "Un-Currency"?  Huh

Just a thought.

I think larger companies are waiting for it to be viable in payment processing. Luckily more startups are coming out with fixes to the confirmation time and this whole blocksize debate has sparked a much larger intrest amongst the community about advancing the space needed to be a decent competitor to other established payment processors.

It's coming guys and gals! I feel it!

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August 31, 2015, 10:01:44 AM
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For example, what if T-Mobile, the "Un-Carrier", started accepting the "Un-Currency"?  Huh

Just a thought.

For your information, in selected countries T-Mobile in already accepting direct Bitcoin payments (I know for a fact that you can pay with bitcoins in Poland).
I am not sure why this is not global trend yet. I guess they are testing the waters.


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