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November 24, 2015, 11:37:47 PM
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My friends and relatives heard about this phenomenon but so far not eager to join the cult of great and almighty tothemoon Grin
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November 24, 2015, 11:42:02 PM
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My friends and relatives heard about this phenomenon but so far not eager to join the cult of full tothemoon Grin
The reasoning is that they have not felt the vibe that is all around this community.

I've managed to get a couple of my friends interested in bitcoin. One wants to start actively buying some from his salary each month. Other wants to learn more about bitcoins. It's not a waste if you can serve the information in a way that seems good for them. People are too stuck in their own egos.
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November 25, 2015, 12:13:13 AM
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Its a good thing to speak to some friends and family. I spoke to my dad about it and he said he is interested in the idea behind it and how can gain a good % back on it from leaving it. some friends I spoke to think its a scam, only because they do not know how powerful it is or they do not fully understand it enough to understand what it is. Some other friends and family I spoke to use it and see it as a way to build savings up and leave it for the future as do I. Putting funds in banks now is kinda stupid when you can have a Bitcoin bank and watch the interest surpass any bank.

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November 25, 2015, 05:09:03 AM
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I am facing the same problems to explain to friends and family the importance of bitcoin in the financial future and the east in that this currency is changing all paradigms about money and governmental controls, but at least I try to give them the basis to be aware for the relevant events to come in the worldwide economy.

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November 25, 2015, 05:09:49 AM
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They ask me why I spend so much time getting excited about internet money.

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November 25, 2015, 05:31:44 AM
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The more people that know about it the more respected it will become.
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November 25, 2015, 05:44:43 AM
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I have considered telling my family and some of my friends about Bitcoin but whenever I've tried, they fail to understand why it does have value and why it is extremely important specially in the current socioeconomic context.. they don't get it and see it as something really strange. Needless to say I wouldn't tell them to put any money on it. In a way it feels like im keeping something amazing to myself, but at the same time, I don't want to put people into the pressure of holding through rallies long term because most people aren't cut for that.

How to introduce Bitcoin to absolutely clueless people and is there even a point? Should we just let time pass and wait for them to naturally learn about it once it goes more mainstream?
actually its not wasting of time because you do give them a knowledge about bitcoin , they just thinking the easier way to pay a bill

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November 25, 2015, 07:33:33 AM
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I think its not a waste of time at all.
First, all of my friends were kinda suspicious when i told them about a currency without any backing and just made with complex algorithms.
But after showing them how Bitcoin system works and showin them that u can buy real world stuff with it.. they kinda got interested.. even tho they didnt
get a wallet yet.. im sure they will anyday Smiley

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November 25, 2015, 08:22:02 AM
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Not waste time , just need to be patient to make them understand. It's not easy job mentioning technology to traditional old people.

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November 25, 2015, 11:11:19 AM
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Main problem for me is i use computer all days and most of my friends stand all day into cellphones,even with internet they are on whatsapp usually and dont wanna do nothing else.At my family there is around 6 people like me but we dont talk and we dont see all days each other,soo is hard to talk about something with people that dont understand or dont use internet for pleasure.
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November 25, 2015, 04:54:43 PM
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No it is not waste of time because I do believe in Bitcoin and I am sure someday surely I will succeed to change their opinions about Bitcoin and already few of my friends begin to use Bitcoin with very small amount which is vey encouraging and big thing for me.
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November 25, 2015, 05:01:57 PM
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I've told my friends. They all appereantly already knew about it from their friend, but they hadn't made any step to start it themselves.
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November 25, 2015, 05:06:16 PM
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I've told a few people before but if I get the feeling that they're not interested, I drop the subject.

I used to mention it to every single person I talked to but it came to a point where they just didn't wanna hear it so I drop it.

Most people I talk to about bitcoin are people online anyways.
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November 25, 2015, 05:09:52 PM
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personally it really depends if your friends or family is computer literated I have friends who are computer literated when I tell them about bitcoins and explain to them what is bitcoin? and what is it for? they understand it quickly however when i tell it to my friend who are not that literated when it comes to computer they just laugh at me and accuse me as a scammer , now see the difference ,just tell bitcoin to those friend  or family that shows interest on it otherwise just don't mention it.
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November 25, 2015, 05:12:02 PM
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I am facing the same problems to explain to friends and family the importance of bitcoin in the financial future and the east in that this currency is changing all paradigms about money and governmental controls, but at least I try to give them the basis to be aware for the relevant events to come in the worldwide economy.

it would be better if you keep them update on how youre doing with bitcoin if you earn enough bitcoin and
exchange it with your local money in decent amount they may get interested. in short word give them a demonstration
on how to eran money with bitcoin.


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November 25, 2015, 05:14:16 PM
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If you want to sell something new and what the find potential buyer, you need to explain it eventhough it waste your time because we can't predict that waste your time can be switch into worth of your time  Wink

Just simple analogy when you want to try introduce bitcoin starting with your own family, friend , etc

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November 25, 2015, 05:15:56 PM
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They ask me why I spend so much time getting excited about internet money.
Explain that for that "internet money' you can purchase anything you want, and if you want, you can exchange that 'virtual' currency to USD, EUR or any FIAT you wish.
Ask them if they use internet and if they even heard about internet 20 years ago. It will be same story with bitcoin.
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November 25, 2015, 05:18:47 PM
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It is an easy conversation starter, especially at this time of year when you have family get togethers around the holidays starting this week.
And to be honest, who doesn't like talking about money and currency when it is increasing at a good rate.
Good news is always the best news to talk about with the in-laws.

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November 25, 2015, 05:29:55 PM
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It is an easy conversation starter, especially at this time of year when you have family get togethers around the holidays starting this week.
And to be honest, who doesn't like talking about money and currency when it is increasing at a good rate.
Good news is always the best news to talk about with the in-laws.
It would be easy if they understood what bitcoin was and what the concept really is. I've met people who couldn't wrap their minds around the fact that it was a digital currency and something that they wouldn't be able to hold on to physically.
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November 25, 2015, 05:53:47 PM
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It is a good thing to have your friends, family and anyone who is close to you know about bitcoin. The reason is where we are heading to will be highly dominated with bitcoins and other forms of digital currency. Inform them will also make those who are interested in the trading pull a stand. There are people who are willing to invest in almost everywhere but have no clue of what happens around. be a mentor to such like persons and they will live to celebrate you always.
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