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January 16, 2013, 02:44:13 AM
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Hmmmm,

I am not far from dotcom Mansion, perhaps I should register and see what they think, I do a fair bit of coverage for bitcoin, if bitcoin is too be included in the new mega.co.nz I would be very interested to find out.

Pls try! You can be the star of the conference;D !!!

OK, since you have asked so nicely I have put in an application.  I would have to take time off work but I think I should be able to swing it if I get a press pass. Should I set up a donation address for bribes? :p


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January 17, 2013, 01:00:35 AM
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One more thing...

The new Mega is going to start free and stay free for long enough to generate buzz and users.  Even if they pick BTC, the users wont be scrambling for it for a while. 

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January 17, 2013, 01:45:37 AM
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One more thing...

The new Mega is going to start free and stay free for long enough to generate buzz and users.  Even if they pick BTC, the users wont be scrambling for it for a while. 

Is that your personal assumption or can you base it on some source?
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January 17, 2013, 01:57:40 AM
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One more thing...

The new Mega is going to start free and stay free for long enough to generate buzz and users.  Even if they pick BTC, the users wont be scrambling for it for a while. 

Is that your personal assumption or can you base it on some source?

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January 17, 2013, 02:25:18 AM
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Seems to me Kim just doesn't get it.
If he did comprehend Bitcoin - he'd have been too excited about the potential to not drop hints.


Maybe he is quite smart and still buying.

If Mr. Dotcom took an interest in Bitcoin I highly doubt that he'd be stupid enough to say anything about it.

Were I anyone with money and wished to take a decent BTC position, I'd outsource the effort to traders who knew what they were doing.  The steady increase in BTC prices tells _me_ that money is flowing into the economy at a rate which is approaching non-trivial.  The smartest way for people with some bucks to get in would be to combine forces behind a single trading specialist who could manage the accumulation over time.  Several relatively big players could really damage one another and it would end up being a net negative for all of them.


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January 17, 2013, 02:37:31 AM
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Well.. this is something I'd be happy to be wrong about.
I'm looking forward to seeing whether Mr Dotcom is visionary or just, as I suspect, reactionary.

If it's the later - I expect he'll still adopt it eventually...  once other businesses have built up the Bitcoin ecosystem to the point where he can't ignore it.


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January 17, 2013, 03:06:55 AM
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I hope he doesn't accept bitcoin and proudly displays paypal's logo so when paypal close the door on his service he can point all his media hype at paypal's evils and present bitcoin as the solution to his hoards of already signed up subscribers.

Paypal is out of the question.  They would shut him down right away as they are quite beholden to the power of the music industry.  Just this week Mr Dotcom's PAID radio ads where canceled by the music industry.  Think about that....  Advertising which is almost always a win to sell and pure profit above cost and they are being coerced that effectively not to accept that money. 

Visa/MC is only possible (for a short period) because there are so many payment processors and many of them are not located in the USA.  Visa/MC has a lot more rules and contracts so decisions to terminate a customer can not just suddenly be made.  Lawsuits are much more possible for canceling Visa/MC where they are not with Paypal. 

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January 17, 2013, 08:19:37 AM
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was that all? ice cream?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/8191214/Kim-Dotcoms-delicious-PR

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January 17, 2013, 08:35:31 AM
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was that all? ice cream?

He also gave away 10 tickets to the opening party for mega.co.nz on Sunday at the DotCom Mansion.  I have applied for a ticket as a "bitcoin representative" to see if I can hit him up for bitcoin support on the new mega but apparently they have had over overwhelming response from the press.

I live/work about 300 km from the guy (186.411 miles for the metricly impaired) so I don't mind trying.

Still hoping anyway.

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January 17, 2013, 08:44:16 AM
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My guess is he will NOT accept bitcoin and I doubt he will even mention it during this conference.
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January 17, 2013, 08:46:15 AM
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My guess is that you will be correct, but I figure there is no harm in trying.

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January 17, 2013, 09:00:15 AM
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there are two large similar (?) services on the bitcoin ladder:
http://www.thebitcointrader.com/2011/12/bitcoin-bounty-ladder.html

so I guess it is possible

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January 17, 2013, 02:37:13 PM
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According to this article in the International Business Times the big press launch at his mansion is not until Sunday 20th

http://www.ibtimes.com/kim-dotcom-launch-mega-secure-follow-megaupload-saturday-1021130

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Rather than lay low until the extradition case is resolved, Dotcom will hold a news conference at his $25 million New Zealand home on Saturday, Eastern Standard Time
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He posted this screen shot of the new mega account page in his twitter feed. Since he is still using "billing cycle" terminology it looks like he is going down the credit card route  Undecided

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January 17, 2013, 02:43:18 PM
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He posted this screen shot of the new mega account page in his twitter feed. Since he is still using "billing cycle" terminology it looks like he is going down the credit card route  Undecided

(partially) a good point.

If i was in .com i would use a dual stack payment system. And yet i would use that terminology. A billing cycle could be paid via BTC.

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January 17, 2013, 04:12:23 PM
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One more thing...

The new Mega is going to start free and stay free for long enough to generate buzz and users.  Even if they pick BTC, the users wont be scrambling for it for a while. 

twitter posts just in:

9 min ago
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#Mega will have very generous limits for free users. For example you get 50GB storage for free ;-)


19 min ago
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Kim Dotcom ‏@KimDotcom

It is our desire to make you happy. When we have court permission or a case resolution you shall have your premium status back + more.


25 min ago
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Kim Dotcom ‏@KimDotcom

I was hopeful we could give premium status to former MU premium users on #Mega. Our lawyers say we can't at this time. We're working on it.
https://twitter.com/kimdotcom


Which indicates that there may be free AND premium membership accounts from the start.
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January 17, 2013, 07:33:37 PM
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Selected members of the press will be granted access to the new MEGA website 48 hours before the launch.
I thought there would be some news coming out since it's less than 48 hours now... guess we'll just have to wait for launch to find out... I can't imagine mega.co.nz will be accepting paypal though.

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January 17, 2013, 07:37:58 PM
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Selected members of the press will be granted access to the new MEGA website 48 hours before the launch.
I thought there would be some news coming out since it's less than 48 hours now... guess we'll just have to wait for launch to find out... I can't imagine mega.co.nz will be accepting paypal though.


Most probably they will accept some external cc provider. There is no need for paypal.

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January 17, 2013, 07:49:06 PM
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What I look forward to the most is when this guy gets shut down/assets frozen AGAIN and he goes on twitter and says "Man, if only I there was some sort of digital currency that could be used anonymously and is immune to the whims of major companies! IF ONLY!"

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January 17, 2013, 08:13:12 PM
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What I look forward to the most is when this guy gets shut down/assets frozen AGAIN and he goes on twitter and says "Man, if only I there was some sort of digital currency that could be used anonymously and is immune to the whims of major companies! IF ONLY!"

He's counting on it. By that time he'll have amassed a horde of bitcoins, and THEN he'll announce that due to the "shut down/assets frozen" his new music store service will deal exclusively in BTC.

Exchange skyrockets, he laughs all the way to the buffet.
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January 17, 2013, 08:17:18 PM
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Is bitcoin breaking 15$ today a conincidence?

I must say that i have my doubts. Maybe the market is pricing in this already and in case bitcoin will not be supported there will be a crash.

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