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October 22, 2012, 05:46:32 AM
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Hey All,

BitInstant is sponsoring the 3 day Money2020 conference in Las Vegas this week.

I'm also doing a panel on Virtual Currency and Payment Monday evening.

Erik made sure we got placed next to Paypal  Tongue



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October 22, 2012, 05:52:38 AM
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Other vendors here:

- Mastercard (booth right behind ours)
- Discover
- American Express
- Google Wallet
- inComm
- Western Union

We also came across David Birch this afternoon here. He's a continuing "skeptical fan" of Bitcoin and had the old Bitcoin android client on his phone (you know, the one that downloads the entire blockchain). We got him situated with Blockchain.info's app and he'll be coming by our booth tomorrow to get a coin Smiley
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October 22, 2012, 05:53:27 AM
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Erik made sure we got placed next to Paypal  Tongue

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October 22, 2012, 05:53:34 AM
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That's so sweet...  You guys getting evil glares from the PayPal guys or are any of them interested and talking with you?

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October 22, 2012, 05:57:26 AM
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I certainly hope you'll manage to present Bitcoin as a useful tool and an opportunity, and not a threat. I also hope, for same reasons, that no one from the companies mentioned above read these forums.

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October 22, 2012, 06:05:15 AM
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That's so sweet...  You guys getting evil glares from the PayPal guys or are any of them interested and talking with you?

Show hasn't started yet but I assume we'll have some fun chats with them tomorrow.

Honestly I don't think anyone at PayPal yet understands the true threat posed by Bitcoin to them. They likely view it as an interesting, complicated, and weird new niche tech (which it is).
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Let us know any interesting stories.
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October 22, 2012, 06:24:20 AM
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Hey All,

BitInstant is sponsoring the 3 day Money2020 conference in Las Vegas this week.

I'm also doing a panel on Virtual Currency and Payment Monday evening.

Erik made sure we got placed next to Paypal  Tongue



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PP's booth says "enabling commerce" seems more like governing, restricting, leeching commerce
 
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October 22, 2012, 06:44:45 AM
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Erik made sure we got placed next to Paypal  Tongue

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October 22, 2012, 09:04:53 AM
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I was going to say, I thought that looked like the Aria.  CityCenter was built, in part, with very progressive oil money.  So maybe you will have a receptive audience.  Just remember, Bitcoin is digital gold.

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October 22, 2012, 09:14:23 AM
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Where / when / I want to meet you guys.  I live here.


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October 22, 2012, 09:36:43 AM
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You Guys are so awesome.

Congratulations and huge success.

And don't see that PayPal guys as competition. They are doing this way longer I'm pretty sure there are still things you can learn from them (and then improve and apply it).

Edit:

Your text on the page, nice:

BitInstant LLC is the leading bridge between traditional banking infrastructure and the new and developing Bitcoin infrastructure. The company makes it fast and easy for individuals to transfer USD balances between various currency exchanges, Bitcoin services, and payment providers both in the US and in many countries around the world.

All previous versions of currency will no longer be supported as of this update
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October 22, 2012, 09:46:53 AM
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Wow this is spectacular and I wish you the best of luck in your presentation!

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October 22, 2012, 09:53:34 AM
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Don't forget to get investment tips from the guys at Bain Capital Ventures.   Grin

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October 22, 2012, 12:00:38 PM
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Erik made sure we got placed next to Paypal  Tongue

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Don't forget to get investment tips from the guys at Bain Capital Ventures.   Grin

Bain Capital started with help of offshore investors

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That first investment fund — used to invest in start-up companies and leveraged buyouts — paid out a stunning 173% in average annual returns over a decade, according to a prospectus prepared by an outside bank.

What is that, nearly 2% per week?  They could almost give pirate a run for his money.

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Erik made sure we got placed next to Paypal  Tongue

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October 22, 2012, 12:38:53 PM
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Nice! Good to see Bitcoin presented so professionally. I love that the PayPal folks have no choice but to stare at Bitcoin the entire show.

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