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February 01, 2013, 09:07:47 PM
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Just a thought...

Since we are a world group (bitcointalk.org).  

We should send our local newspaper/tv news/etc... on the newest hottest currency talking the world by storm ! Cheesy

Now since 95% of the public still have no idea what a Bitcoin (BTC) actually is, local news will boost this knowledge.

You would probably put links for the writer/news correspondent that include: (this is my list I send to family, friends and news publications)

A great video on Bitcoin basics...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um63OQz3bjo


Wiki's info on Bitcoin:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin


Bitcoin's own wiki about bitcoin:
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page


THE forum for everything Bitcoin (from consumers, miners, software/hardware engineers, analysts, brokers, etc)
https://bitcointalk.org/

                a good description of bitcoin from one of the members (good read)
                https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7269.0

                excellent article about a guy learning bitcoins
                https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138890.0

etc...
                

Articles showing Bitcoins validity:

MaCleans Magazine (the Canadian version of TIME magazine) article:   (since I'm in Canada)
http://www2.macleans.ca/tag/bitcoin/

Forbes article:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2013/01/28/government-ban-on-bitcoin-would-fail-miserably/

Bloomberg:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-28/bitcoin-s-gains-may-fuel-central-bank-concerns-chart-of-the-day.html

etc...


For more information:

Introduction to bitcoin:
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Introduction

A great book to read:
http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Step-by-ebook/dp/B00A1CUQQU/


If you have anymore questions refer to the bitcointalk.org forum board.. every single question that has ever been asked about bitcoin etc has been answered there.
https://bitcointalk.org/


MT GOX is the biggest bitcoin/dollar exchange (located in Japan)
https://mtgox.com/

VIRTEX is the only canadian exchange - I deposit Canadian funds get Bitcoins (from bank acct or cash deposit) I then transfer the Bitcoins to Mt Gox
https://www.cavirtex.com
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February 01, 2013, 09:21:32 PM
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You go bro!
Some of us have been doing that for a while now. Last year I got a chance to blow some minds by speaking to the Booth School of business, at their innovation roundtable. They are a top tier school for the banking industry.
I think this is the way bitcoin is spreading.

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February 01, 2013, 09:22:56 PM
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You might add, a book to get them set up and running: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Step-by-ebook/dp/B00A1CUQQU/

Kindle : Bitcoin Step by Step (2nd Ed) : http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Step-by-ebook/dp/B00A1CUQQU
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February 01, 2013, 10:33:40 PM
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You go bro!
Some of us have been doing that for a while now. Last year I got a chance to blow some minds by speaking to the Booth School of business, at their innovation roundtable. They are a top tier school for the banking industry.
I think this is the way bitcoin is spreading.

That is awesome. Good job Smiley

You might add, a book to get them set up and running: http://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Step-by-ebook/dp/B00A1CUQQU/

Done. Thanks!
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February 02, 2013, 01:40:45 AM
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the problem is that media already know of bitcoin, but it needs some local impact such as a business accepting bitcoin for the press to write about it without just another silk road propganda story. the second problem with inspiring idea's like this here is that although great, the vast majority here are not entrepreneurs in real world bricks and mortar.
there's only a few notable real world businesses. EG alpaca socks, cupcakes. a few bars and restaurants etc

i know there is hundreds of thousands of people that have touched into bitcoin. but bitpay only has 2k businesses on its books, and some of them are not wanting to be listed to the community, let alone the world, so its makes me wonder how many legit businesses there are that can actually spread the word locally in their area.

i do believe that the restaurants and bars should get in contact with local media and get a interview done. for 2 reasons.
1 it highlights bitcoin not just as a SilkRoad payment system
2 it makes more people aware of the restaurant, and even if they remain fiat payers, its free advertising for their business.

although im also into litecoin, i use both and i, with others are trying to form a business relationship/regular contact with just-eat.com

imagine it, many fast food places in many towns many countries al of a sudden allow for payment in bitcoin if ordering through their just-eat payment gateway.

each of those fast food places could easily get local media to highlight bitcoin payments as no longer for the secret online groups.

just a shame their HQ is in Europe or i would pester bitinstant/bitpay to use their PR skills with them. just-eat do not like dollars so that's why you don't see USA listed. they do have offices in canada though hint hint

EDIT: going through the lists of payment methods each country uses, here is the combined different ways one corporation uses, yet not all are available globally (bar visa and mastercard)


imagine bitcoin logo added to the payment list on all the countries websites for just eat

but thats my contribution to community expansion if anyone else wants to help out to get just-eat onboard you can help too, after all it is a community we are in. and by help out i dont mean spam there inbox from your comfy sofa's. if your a PR guy and live near a just-eat HQ feel free

and if any thailand(bangkok) PR guys want to help with the bitcoin mainstreaming. heres a idea for you to aim your sales pitch
http://www.chefsxp.com/restaurants.php
and
http://foodbyphone.com/

these websites cater to the english speaking ex-pats. most of the ex-pats have UK or US bank accounts and hate having to do regular money transfer to Baht. so if they were able to buy food direct with bitcoin. they would then see the other uses of bitcoin and start a chain reaction

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February 02, 2013, 05:24:26 AM
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@Franky1  Yes, I agree completely. The food service industry would be most desirable for certain.  It would be fantastic exposure.

more food for thought... Cheesy



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February 04, 2013, 07:09:04 PM
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@Franky1  Yes, I agree completely. The food service industry would be most desirable for certain.  It would be fantastic exposure.

more food for thought... Cheesy




I haven't thought about that much, but fast food is a good candidate. I should not have to share my credit card info to get a hamburger. Also the risk is mitigated by the smallness of the transactions. What is still needed is a little infrastructure. Someone here was looking into modifying the standard credit card machines to read and use bitcoin addresses from bitcoin based debit cards. Apparently this is not as hard as it seems.

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