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June 08, 2011, 05:52:06 AM
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I had a great idea to get more friends interested in paying attention to bitcoin -- just GIVE them a financial stake.

Go buy 10 USB flash drives (cheapest I found were $8 on Amazon). On each flash drive put a clean new wallet with 1 BTC, (or 5 BTC or whatever you can afford).  Erase the original wallets from your possession [ just to remove temptation :-) ].  Give one to each of your closest 10 family members or friends and tell them it contains digital currency worth $X. Ask them to hold on to it and keep it safe. Tell them where they can go to check the value.  Occasionally, as the price of bitcoin increases, send them emails letting them know "Hey, the value of your thumb drive is now [2X, 3X, 5X, etc.]."  If that doesn't get them interested in bitcoin, nothing will.

Friend have a new baby? This is a perfect gift as well.  Like a savings bond on steroids+meth+cocaine.
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June 08, 2011, 05:58:56 AM
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Funny my friend is having a baby and I gave him 1 btc so she can buy the college when she gets older.
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June 08, 2011, 06:01:42 AM
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I actually tried giving bitcoin as a wedding present to a couple I know. They said they prefer cash, and I of course obliged.
Since then BTC has tippled Smiley

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June 08, 2011, 06:14:03 AM
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I actually tried giving bitcoin as a wedding present to a couple I know. They said they prefer cash, and I of course obliged.
Since then BTC has tippled Smiley

What was that, like yesterday? :-)
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June 08, 2011, 06:38:11 AM
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how long does it take for a USB drive to degrade?
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June 08, 2011, 06:39:22 AM
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how long does it take for a USB drive to degrade?
If you bury it in the yard like some of these guys suggest, not very long. Wink
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June 08, 2011, 06:40:15 AM
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I actually tried giving bitcoin as a wedding present to a couple I know. They said they prefer cash, and I of course obliged.
Since then BTC has tippled Smiley

Some people just don't understand or care. It can be disheartening.

Time is money. This means that if you have spare time, you can use it to make money.

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June 08, 2011, 06:45:49 AM
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I actually tried giving bitcoin as a wedding present to a couple I know. They said they prefer cash, and I of course obliged.
Since then BTC has tippled Smiley

yeah.  i've had a drink or two myself...
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