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Author Topic: 2013-02-12 BBC News - Bitcoin virtual currency can now be used to pay for pizza  (Read 2344 times)
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February 12, 2013, 02:07:59 PM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21427505

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Bitcoins first appeared in 2009 and are closely linked to the global network of computers that supports the currency and its users. Many people generate or "mine" the coins by participating in that network and a growing number of web stores and online firms accept bitcoins as payment.

They have become a very widely used alternative payments system and one bitcoin is currently worth about £17 ($26).

Also linked to from the BBC News front page http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/.
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February 12, 2013, 03:03:44 PM
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This is big and in perfect moment!
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February 12, 2013, 03:05:11 PM
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This is nuts haha

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February 12, 2013, 03:13:55 PM
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Well, again you see how mainstream media works.

Journalist: Hey Boss, remember that internet money I told you about, that one that could completely change our monetary system? That one you didn't want to make an artikle about?
Boss: Barely.
Journalist. You now can buy Pizza with it.
Boss: Well, if that isn't front page material.

*Example slightly exaggerated

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February 12, 2013, 03:21:41 PM
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It's logical really, given that pizza was pretty much the first tangible non-cash item bitcoin was traded for (AFAIK). I'll sell you a couple of delicious home-made pizzas for BTC10k! Grin

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February 12, 2013, 03:22:02 PM
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Well, again you see how mainstream media works.

Journalist: Hey Boss, remember that internet money I told you about, that one that could completely change our monetary system? That one you didn't want to make an artikle about?
Boss: Barely.
Journalist. You now can buy Pizza with it.
Boss: Well, if that isn't front page material.

*Example slightly exaggerated

I can so imagine this. Persistent mention eventually wears through people's shields.
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February 12, 2013, 03:30:24 PM
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This is bloody brilliant.

"They have become a very widely used alternative payments system."

No mention of Silk Road.

No mention of hacking.

Just some good publicity.

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February 12, 2013, 03:46:02 PM
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Although the list is somewhat unstable, this is currently the 5th most read article on BBC News, higher than North Koreas nuclear test! Smiley
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February 12, 2013, 03:57:43 PM
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Awesome.

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February 12, 2013, 04:09:45 PM
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Journalist: Hey Boss, remember that internet money I told you about, that one that could completely change our monetary system? That one you didn't want to make an artikle about?
Boss: Barely.
Journalist. You now can buy Pizza with it.
Boss: Well, if that isn't front page material.

*Example slightly exaggerated

Interesting example, though it is probably indeed exaggerated.


I guess journalists don't care much about concepts.  They want results, facts.

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February 12, 2013, 04:22:15 PM
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lol nice I just spotted this on google myself Smiley
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February 12, 2013, 05:01:36 PM
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was it ever on the homepage?

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February 12, 2013, 05:04:01 PM
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and yet again it is the humble pizza pie that is monetizing bitcoin to a whole new audience ....

.... bitcoins owes pizza big time.

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February 12, 2013, 05:42:44 PM
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I love the fact that Pizza and Bitcoin have such strong bonds.

Mainly because I love both very much.

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February 12, 2013, 05:56:06 PM
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Why would someone want to overpay for a pizza using bitcoin?

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February 12, 2013, 06:00:05 PM
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Why would someone want to overpay for a pizza using bitcoin?

... it's part of the initiation ritual into bitcoin ... if you haven't over-payed for something and been 'deflated' out of a small fortune you probably don't have enough skin in the game, pizzas just happen to be popular item. Pizzas and modified PCI-e extender cables ...

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February 12, 2013, 06:15:30 PM
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Why would someone want to overpay for a pizza using bitcoin?

... it's part of the initiation ritual into bitcoin ... if you haven't over-payed for something and been 'deflated' out of a small fortune you probably don't have enough skin in the game, pizzas just happen to be popular item. Pizzas and modified PCI-e extender cables ...

yes, but this gimmick won't work for most people

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February 12, 2013, 06:55:19 PM
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Great PR.

Looks like the BBC is warming to bitcoin and shining a nice positive light upon it Smiley

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February 12, 2013, 06:58:33 PM
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Great PR.

All I say is: Most Online Today: 1393.

Most online yesterday: 949

Thx BBC.

And special thanks pizza.

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February 12, 2013, 07:26:35 PM
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and they didn't even mention bitcointalk.org

This forum is not even on the first page of google results for "bitcoin"

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