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Question: are you giving bitcoin for xmas?
Yes - 24 (33.8%)
No - 47 (66.2%)
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December 13, 2012, 01:14:04 AM
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December 13, 2012, 01:20:19 AM
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Yes, I bought TONS of Casascius coins! 95% of gifts people will be getting from me are bitcoins  Grin
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December 13, 2012, 01:20:42 AM
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"A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain." - Mark Twain
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December 13, 2012, 04:29:26 AM
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I have already given a few out (secret santa office party) and intend on giving out more.

Also, if you are Canadian, these blend in well in the strip club Wink I make sure one gets in each girls collection.
It's also that time of year when the professional buskers are out playing xmas tunes and singing carols while trying to hawk their homemade cd
... if they are decent, ill drop one in the guitar case.

Lol, I hope there are enough BTC enthusiasts in your office that you didn't reveal yourself.

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December 13, 2012, 05:10:29 AM
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lol so far the poll is showing people aren't giving bitcoins for Christmas.

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December 13, 2012, 07:05:06 AM
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And the poll starts pulling the other way  Tongue

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December 13, 2012, 07:27:16 AM
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I voted yes, but I lied

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December 13, 2012, 07:31:45 AM
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I voted yes, but I lied

-1 for the Yes crowd. Cheesy

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December 13, 2012, 07:35:37 AM
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I voted yes, but I lied

-1 for the Yes crowd. Cheesy

was yes on top? if it was on bottom i may have clicked the wrong one anyway

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December 13, 2012, 07:41:47 AM
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I voted yes, but I lied

-1 for the Yes crowd. Cheesy

was yes on top? if it was on bottom i may have clicked the wrong one anyway

Damn hippies!  Grin

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December 13, 2012, 10:06:41 AM
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lol so far the poll is showing people aren't giving bitcoins for Christmas.

maybe, but I answered "no" because it is too valuable to be given, even 1 btc,
I have them physical, but no way I would give that away Smiley
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December 13, 2012, 10:25:39 AM
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we can talk about bitcoin, but you can buy your own Smiley
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December 13, 2012, 10:34:33 AM
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That's a great idea. I hate going to the shops buying shit and now I'll have to buy some christmas present to my colleagues. Instead I'll just generate a vanity address, send the amount of coins equal to the worth that the presents have to be and the private key will be my gift.

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December 13, 2012, 11:22:06 AM
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A better question would be: Are you giving me Bitcoin for xmas? 1FC2EvgPXrHoqgNMg7gm5mjK4656XPpLmZ
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December 13, 2012, 12:43:51 PM
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I gave several gifts that i bought with Bitcoins. Is that giving Bitcoin, or not?

Right now, most people really don't value getting a Casascius coin or something like that, because it takes other actions before one can spend it, people don't understand "cryptocurrency", etc.
The ones to whom i've given them were suspicious and unappreciative. I think there is a good chance they will somehow lose or even throw away the value in them.

So, i think it's more useful to just buy gifts with Bitcoin for now.

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December 13, 2012, 01:11:03 PM
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I voted Yes, which really means "perhaps, if I can pull my fingers out and get around to it". My auntie Mira seemed fascinated enough by BTC to be happy to hear me talk about it for over an hour to her - and she's far from a serious technophile - so she might be deserving of a little appreciation. Smiley

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December 13, 2012, 05:10:50 PM
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Last year I gave casascius coins to immediate family, younger cousins, and a few others.  Where children were involved, they seemed to grasp pretty quickly that I was giving them something kind of like gold that they could spend over the internet.  Then I gave the coins to the parents, explaining only that they were valuable and should be kept in safekeeping until the recipients were older.

That approach worked pretty well.  For a brief period in time I was called "eccentric" rather than "crazy", and I still occasionally get asked by one of them how much their bitcoins are worth.

So I'll be giving them out again this year.  Why quit what produces positive results?
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December 13, 2012, 05:21:08 PM
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The gift of bitcoins that can't be redeemed until Christmas 2013:


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December 13, 2012, 05:42:08 PM
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I thought about it, but talked to my wife and she said it was a bad idea.  People just wouldn't understand, would think it was a weird gift, etc.  Like imanikin said, I have a feeling it would just be an unappreciated gift.  People who aren't interested in Bitcoin might put it on the same level as fruitcake or something.

I think it is far better to use Bitcoin to purchase gifts with.  For example, I bought my reddit secret santa gift with Bitcoin.
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December 13, 2012, 05:49:29 PM
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wtv man, bitcoins is my gift, take it or leave it,
thanks for the over sized sweater i will never wear, and the gift card i will more then likely forget each and every time i go to the place.

*their must be something wrong with me, i no longer like getting gifts on xmas

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