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March 15, 2013, 09:49:26 AM
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Just watch TV.

Almost every ad, tv program, news report, some asshole says "like us on facebook", "follow us on twitter", "check out our myspace" (lol).

Or they just shove the facebook or twitter logo in their advert and everybody knows what that means.

We need Bitcoin to be that simple.

So easy that you can ask for payment in a single stupid sentence.

"Pay us with Bitcoin", and simply by saying that you can search for whoever that is in some database somewhere (a la facebook, twitter) and pay them easily.

Basically, we need a layer of abstraction away from the Bitcoin address system currently in place.
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March 15, 2013, 12:04:53 PM
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This is the first step: https://gist.github.com/gavinandresen/4120476.

Although making it as easy as you suggested would open a can of worms. There are so many things that can go wrong, especially when money is involved.
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March 15, 2013, 12:41:35 PM
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I guess that is what every eWallet out there is trying to do, by allowing to send to email, mobile and than of cause bitcoin addresses.
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March 15, 2013, 01:32:18 PM
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Name us with Paycoins?

Pay us with Namecoins?

The first for paying them via the name they registered in Namecoin, the second for actually using namecoins themselves to pay them, again via the name they registered in namecoin.

How about "Like us in Bitcoins", that could work for donations too, you'd have to get the target audience off of the habit of assuming "like means facebook", and maybe use a domain, or spread of domains, like bitcoins.in, in.bitcoins.com, in.bitcoins.org, in.bitcoins.net, in.bitcoins.ca, in.bitcoins.co.uk, etc...

How much did it cost to condition everyone to think "like means facebook", though?

-MarkM-

EDIT and don't forget to get facebook.com/bitcoins in case they do assume like does mean facebook, so you can explain to them there where it really means.

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