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September 20, 2015, 03:35:12 PM
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http://cointelegraph.com/news/115291/uber-with-bitcoin-now-possible-heres-how

at first I thought this was just another stupid article about some payment service,
but it turns out people really need this in India as most people don't have a credit card.

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September 20, 2015, 03:48:30 PM
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There is hardly anyone in India, who holds a bitcoin (1BTC), but not have a Credit Card. Yes, there are poor people here. But, they have not heard of bitcoin either.

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September 20, 2015, 07:27:23 PM
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There is hardly anyone in India, who holds a bitcoin (1BTC), but not have a Credit Card. Yes, there are poor people here. But, they have not heard of bitcoin either.
And most people in India don't even have internet access in order to use bitcoin. But I think that bitcoin will rise in India.

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September 20, 2015, 09:10:49 PM
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Bitcoin will never have significant usage in India. India still got a lot of catch up to do, Bitcoin is way too advanced
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September 20, 2015, 11:46:07 PM
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How exactly do you want to get this magic bitcoin to a country where it is hard to get a FIAT debit card and earn FIAT money? India has a long way to go until bitcoin will be a viable form of payment. Even the U.S. and UK have a way to go until it is widely accepted by producers and retailers.

Hi there, I'm from South Africa.
This means I'm poor, I guess.
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September 21, 2015, 02:28:05 AM
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How exactly do you want to get this magic bitcoin to a country where it is hard to get a FIAT debit card and earn FIAT money? India has a long way to go until bitcoin will be a viable form of payment. Even the U.S. and UK have a way to go until it is widely accepted by producers and retailers.

the article said most people pay cash for BTC there.

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September 21, 2015, 07:13:01 AM
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How exactly do you want to get this magic bitcoin to a country where it is hard to get a FIAT debit card and earn FIAT money? India has a long way to go until bitcoin will be a viable form of payment. Even the U.S. and UK have a way to go until it is widely accepted by producers and retailers.

the article said most people pay cash for BTC there.

Cash for BTC? Whoa, never heard of that, can you elaborate a bit? How do the sellers make it fair and all the rest?

Hi there, I'm from South Africa.
This means I'm poor, I guess.
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September 21, 2015, 08:14:27 AM
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There are lots of smart people and genius in India. Many big companies are outsourcing financial services to India.

However, in general, the basic infrastructure required for bitcoin to work in India is still lacking. A lot to catch-up (maybe another 5-10 years?) before we talk about how bitcoin may reach out to those without a bank account.

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September 21, 2015, 08:46:39 AM
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To all the nay sayers.. India has the second largest population in the world. Even if a tiny fraction (say 0.0001%) would use this feature, that would still bring more use than the total bitcoin use today.. And don't tell me that less than that have access to internet.

EDIT: 19% of India has access to internet, which equals 327 million people.

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September 21, 2015, 08:58:25 AM
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I think people are underestimating it and India is way more advanced that we think. All big corporation have moved or moving to India. Yes..they won't spend money on $1000 tablet but they would spend it on $50 tablet..they don't have fios but they do have 10mbps internet in most places and it's dirt cheap...everyone in India has debit card...it's not what it used to be 10 or 20 yrs ago. If you think it's not advanced enough..you've either not been there in last 5 yrs or you just believe whatever you see on tv (which is never true)


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September 21, 2015, 09:39:01 AM
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http://cointelegraph.com/news/115291/uber-with-bitcoin-now-possible-heres-how

at first I thought this was just another stupid article about some payment service,
but it turns out people really need this in India as most people don't have a credit card.
Dont underestimate India. People who are capable of calling a cab do have a credit/debit card with them. Also, government has launched banking for all scheme in which they are also providing credit/debit cards to the people along with bank account. Also, 180million people have joined banks under this scheme(in just one year).
Also if someone is dumb enough to not know about credit card(even after the government initiatives), then he surely wont know about bitcoin too.
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September 21, 2015, 09:46:07 AM
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There are lots of smart people and genius in India. Many big companies are outsourcing financial services to India.

However, in general, the basic infrastructure required for bitcoin to work in India is still lacking. A lot to catch-up (maybe another 5-10 years?) before we talk about how bitcoin may reach out to those without a bank account.

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At the moment, I see this exact problem everywhere in the world, not just in India. OK, you have few countries that are really advancing before the others in what we can call Bitcoin adoption, but this is pretty much a landscape everywhere in the world.

On the other side, let's not underestimate India. Huge country, huge population, many IT experts coming from this country and as we could see an access to the Internet of about 327 million is a huge opportunity in my opinion.
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September 21, 2015, 10:32:08 AM
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http://cointelegraph.com/news/115291/uber-with-bitcoin-now-possible-heres-how

at first I thought this was just another stupid article about some payment service,
but it turns out people really need this in India as most people don't have a credit card.
It's great, I'll try when I travel to India next time.
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September 21, 2015, 10:56:48 AM
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Bitcoin will never have significant usage in India. India still got a lot of catch up to do, Bitcoin is way too advanced
Bitcoin isn't all that advanced, it is basically a matter of confirmations, address and wallet. If you know how to use a smart phone, transferring Bitcoin is mostly just a matter of scanning a Qr code and you would be having the benefits of getting lower fees and faster transfers.


India may have a slower internet but a slow internet connection is more than enough to broadcast a Bitcoin transaction, when using clients such as mycelium which doesn't download blocks to your phone. If uber is used, the person most probably have a internet connection too.














 

 

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September 21, 2015, 11:18:36 AM
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India is really catching up well. I started India's first bitcoin exchange and I have co founded Zebpay where Indian's can buy,sell bitcoins, buy vouchers of Amazon, Flipkart, buy air time wit bitcoin.

We have seen a huge new user adoption into bitcoin. We have over 15k registered customers and most of them are from India.

But if we talk about spending bitcoin online, we are still about 2-3 years behind.

Overall its promising.

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September 24, 2015, 04:59:31 AM
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India is really catching up well. I started India's first bitcoin exchange and I have co founded Zebpay where Indian's can buy,sell bitcoins, buy vouchers of Amazon, Flipkart, buy air time wit bitcoin.

We have seen a huge new user adoption into bitcoin. We have over 15k registered customers and most of them are from India.

But if we talk about spending bitcoin online, we are still about 2-3 years behind.

Overall its promising.

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wow.  awesome!!!

much respect and props for your business success and helping drive Bitcoin adoption in India.

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September 24, 2015, 05:40:51 AM
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India is really catching up well. I started India's first bitcoin exchange and I have co founded Zebpay where Indian's can buy,sell bitcoins, buy vouchers of Amazon, Flipkart, buy air time wit bitcoin.

We have seen a huge new user adoption into bitcoin. We have over 15k registered customers and most of them are from India.

But if we talk about spending bitcoin online, we are still about 2-3 years behind.

Overall its promising.

Thanks and Regards

Bitcoin is much needed for India kind of country. For example, Indian users can not hold money in paypal and can not spend it's balance.  Multilevel of taxation. Tax for bank interest. So, Indian online users have more future along with bitcoins. Do not know, RBI may bring bitLicence kind of new rules too.

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