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December 07, 2015, 12:00:36 PM
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Many people think that Bitcoin is just an "virtual" currency and can't be real money
That's why we need more advertising Bitcoin

my father still refer to bitcoin as a fake money, i've explained to him that the real fake money are those printed out of thin air, but he is helpless

he only see it as a good way for speculation

It will take several decades for bitcoin to enter main stream. In the meanwhile, we have to work hard to promote it. No promotion, no adoption.

also the vast majority of btc user (even btc talk members) adopt bitcoin for speculation, "fast way to become rich".
But there are some other aspect that are distinct by it's value, take for example blockchain technology... well before talk about the "value" in dollars, it could be better start to talk about the advantage like low fees to send money, no government issues/stopping, and so on...
How could you refer Bitcoin as gambling money? Get rich? We all know that gambling is risky! Addicted Gambler could lose every thing. Many ppl probably hate or complain it to you, which causes them lose money.

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December 07, 2015, 12:05:18 PM
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Will for some people they just think bitcoin like a fake money. So you need to let them see that is real money and you can earn a lot with it.
My family will my father was like is fake, but when I let him see what it is he is kinda enteresting about it.
The only think that is stoping him he is old and he don't want to learn new things, because is difficult.

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December 07, 2015, 01:08:34 PM
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I think it's okay to mention bitcoin every now and then. I don't think it's a waste of time at all.

But don't push it if they are not interested in the topic of bitcoin.

You can't really force them into it unless they are interested in it and want to know more about it.
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December 07, 2015, 02:16:55 PM
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I think it's okay to mention bitcoin every now and then. I don't think it's a waste of time at all.

But don't push it if they are not interested in the topic of bitcoin.

You can't really force them into it unless they are interested in it and want to know more about it.

You are right, indeed forcing people to use Bitcoin can really make negative results, we have only to explain how it works bitcoin transaction for people to simplify it and then that's could be a strong method to advertise and support this crypto currency
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December 07, 2015, 05:37:26 PM
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Many people think that Bitcoin is just an "virtual" currency and can't be real money
That's why we need more advertising Bitcoin

my father still refer to bitcoin as a fake money, i've explained to him that the real fake money are those printed out of thin air, but he is helpless

he only see it as a good way for speculation

It will take several decades for bitcoin to enter main stream. In the meanwhile, we have to work hard to promote it. No promotion, no adoption.

also the vast majority of btc user (even btc talk members) adopt bitcoin for speculation, "fast way to become rich".
But there are some other aspect that are distinct by it's value, take for example blockchain technology... well before talk about the "value" in dollars, it could be better start to talk about the advantage like low fees to send money, no government issues/stopping, and so on...

It's normal that people want to become more wealthy, that's not a problem. Also, promoting Bitcoin in the current stage for mainstream adoption is not a good idea in my opinion. It's better that it still stays as something that people in-the-know would understand, at least for 1 or 2 years more. The average joe is not ready for Bitcoin and Bitcoin is not ready for the average Joe. Once it is more polished, then we will take over the world I have no doubt about it.

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December 07, 2015, 08:33:52 PM
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Many people think that Bitcoin is just an "virtual" currency and can't be real money
That's why we need more advertising Bitcoin

my father still refer to bitcoin as a fake money, i've explained to him that the real fake money are those printed out of thin air, but he is helpless

he only see it as a good way for speculation

It's not just your parent, mostly old people can't imagine that how many things are happening in the internet and how this is changing our daily life order, sometimes it is a waste of time to explain bitcoin to them but better than nothing.

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December 07, 2015, 08:54:16 PM
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People are using internet do to some shop,as they know usually internet products are cheaper then go to the store,and even with the new minds,there is always some people that avoid use any detail about credit or debit card or any other kind of information.Bitcoin has 7 years almost,but the most companies avoid accept ,pay or other stuff related to bitcoin,even when there is several projects running with it,soo i may say give time to time ,the same way as bitcoin had boom into 1000 dollars ,i believe that we will achieve it again on the next years and the most people we talked about as family will say ouch if i had listen a bit more about it,my life could be different.
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January 14, 2016, 06:46:12 PM
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It is worth talking to people about it even if it is just laying the foundation, sooner or later they will hear about bitcoin in the news and from other sources and will already have a little bit of understanding. 

It is always worth mentioning this forum as a place to go to start with then they can do as much or as little research as they like, there are also faucets which they can use to get some satoshi so they can see how it all works.

I have spoken to a few people but interest is quite low although when the price shot up last week they seemed a bit more interested
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January 14, 2016, 07:19:40 PM
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IMO, yes. It is a waste of time to mention Bitcoin to my friends and family. I've show them the YouTube video on bitcoin.org repeatedly and it seems they will never get it. I was like, "Did you get it?" and they were like, "What was that?".
Some of my friends just don't give a fck about it. lol

Life sucks.
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January 14, 2016, 11:39:01 PM
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I have talked to people about btc and have gotten a few interested parties and some weren't as interested. It is hit and

miss with people. Sometimes and sometimes not. I have met acquaintances that have  been interested because they

have heard about it on the news at one point or other.

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January 15, 2016, 12:30:38 AM
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You need to have a well balance of life and bitcoin  Cheesy

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January 15, 2016, 07:48:51 AM
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No, just because your not seeing any results from the efforts you've made til now for introducing bitcoin, doesn't mean it's a waste of time... I would have surprised if they understood how it works and how great it is in terms of use and its potential... I've tried to go step by step since I'm the only tech person in my family (it sucks) and explaining to them the BTCitcoin is like explaining a college algebra to a elementary kid so it really takes time before they get a piece of how it works...I'm getting close there but it's just really hard teaching non tech people about it specially if their old...I suggest to gather them all up and try to compile some videos from YouTube that explains it real good and let them watch from time to time... I've seen positive results this way in shorter amount of time since the known speakers of BTCitcoin community do know how to attract people to BTCitcoin
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January 15, 2016, 03:42:05 PM
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I have talked to people about btc and have gotten a few interested parties and some weren't as interested. It is hit and

miss with people. Sometimes and sometimes not. I have met acquaintances that have  been interested because they

have heard about it on the news at one point or other.

Yes I too don't think it's a waste of time trying to introduce bitcoin to our own members of family and friends.
It was not that hard for me to convince them that bitcoin is better than fiat in many ways, atleast for those who can
operate computer.
I just showed them practically how easy and anonymous to send and receive money via btc transaction and they are into bitcoin now. Of course some may find it difficult.

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January 15, 2016, 08:37:35 PM
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You need to have a well balance of life and bitcoin  Cheesy
True, and its not a waste of time mentioning or introducing Bitcoins to friends and family because if we introduce Bitcoins to friends and family means we are giving life to bicoins future.

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January 15, 2016, 08:48:30 PM
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It is times like these that remind one to make sure to inform family and friends that it is highly volatile and adventurous, not for the weak of heart . . . of course this follows all of the great things you say about Bitcoin.

I love Bitcoin
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January 15, 2016, 08:50:21 PM
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All you can do is talk about it to people who are around you, you can't do much about that.

You can't force them to get interested into bitcoin, I think the one thing that would help bitcoin get more known is media.

Since the media only puts out bad stuff about bitcoin, it becomes harder for people to adapt to bitcoin.

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January 16, 2016, 09:27:03 AM
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All you can do is talk about it to people who are around you, you can't do much about that.

You can't force them to get interested into bitcoin, I think the one thing that would help bitcoin get more known is media.

Since the media only puts out bad stuff about bitcoin, it becomes harder for people to adapt to bitcoin.

Very rightly said, the main problem that bitcoin is facing is the negative publicity from media and people are getting carried away with the news, as people are more influenced by press and media it makes it difficult for them to have faith in bitcoins, as it is said that bad news travels faster then good news, so people hesitate in getting into bitcoins.
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January 16, 2016, 09:44:38 AM
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never give up tell them, show them also the profits of bitcoin, then they will be interested

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January 16, 2016, 11:44:20 AM
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never give up tell them, show them also the profits of bitcoin, then they will be interested

If bitcoin is introduced to them in a proper and positive way then I think they will be attracted towards bitcoin, and if we inform them that they can make money with bitcoins then they would really think to know about the bitcoins, because everyone wants to make money, and I don't think that its a waste of time.
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January 16, 2016, 03:46:27 PM
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Depends on how you would otherwise spend your time. If you are confident that you are on your way towards becoming the next Einstein or for that matter, Satoshi Nakamoto, I guess it is a waste of time, relatively speaking.
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