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April 06, 2013, 09:33:21 PM
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I also live in the Netherlands, however not from here originally. What do you think about the chances of bitcoin becoming mainstream in Holland?

I see these factors:
-general public does not like the euro in general
-distrust in the banking system
-does not like bailing out the southerners with their hard earned tax money
-very strong sense of freedom and individualism
-modern libertarian society
-good track record of accepting new ground breaking ideas (example: reformist church, birth control, euthanasia, same sex marriage etc)
-high tech IT literature population

Could Holland be a pioneer country for a decentralized currency?


I would say definitely yes, because we already had noppes, which was a local currency. In the beginning it wasn't worth a lot, but at a certain moment you could buy diamond rings with it and hire an advocate. It broke down, because the tax agency started to restrict the use of free noppes. You can have 3000 noppes now then you have to pay taxes.

There are a lot more of these systems. (E.g. http://www.letsnijmegen.nl/) I think bitcoin (or a fork tailored for local usage) could be used as a strong, safe for taxation, backbone for these local currencies. Maybe somebody should tip them. I am not sure, if they are aware of the possibilities.

Another thing I observed, is that a lot of dutch are using silkroad and atlantis. It is also quite easy to change your bitcoins to normal money in cash.  At least in Amsterdam, it is. For your daily food, you don't have to touch the ATM, if you have some bitcoins lying around.

But what do you do to complete these purchases like in a cafe or something, you use a tablet/smartphone to do the BTC transaction?
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April 06, 2013, 09:33:36 PM
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hi everyone
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April 06, 2013, 09:37:25 PM
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But what do you do to complete these purchases like in a cafe or something, you use a tablet/smartphone to do the BTC transaction?

Just WIFI, a somewhat busy cafe and some trust they won't kill you/rob you/give fake money/too little. Almost every cafe has WIFI now. In the Netherlands you don't have to be afraid for cops getting you this way, they are restricted by law.

There is some risk. You will have a problem if you travel around the city with a lot of money.
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April 06, 2013, 09:39:29 PM
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I have to sleep, but if you find it interesting and want to know, how to take some precautions to make it safer, maybe we can talk later about it.

Good night.
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April 06, 2013, 09:43:47 PM
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HI Je mappelle blurururu
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April 06, 2013, 10:00:43 PM
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Hello, I've been a programmer for ~25 years.  I used to lurk on the Cypherpunks mailing list back  in the '90s. I'm very interested in the algorithms and crypto behind Bitcoin.

I'm concerned that Bitcoin will suffer if a large amount of hashpower become centralized in a one or a few miners (or pools of miners). I'd be interested in other people's opinions on this.
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April 06, 2013, 10:03:25 PM
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It is also quite easy to change your bitcoins to normal money in cash.  At least in Amsterdam, it is. For your daily food, you don't have to touch the ATM, if you have some bitcoins lying around.

Here in Arnhem I haven't heard anybody about bitcoins yet. Maybe now that I've picked up on it I'll hear more about it though.
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April 06, 2013, 10:23:21 PM
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Greetings from Croatia, I'm new here. I think I will be buying some bitcoins soon xD
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April 06, 2013, 10:55:51 PM
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Hello my name is Ellie and i work from home and am very interested into getting into Cryptos big time..I have been so far studying the rise of Bitcoin and also the troll box on BTC-E trading Center. I bought a coin and uploaded there and so far did some bad trading because I am a noob. I want to really help this alternative Bitcoin mania to get mainstream enough in order to have some traction against the global bad economy. I also would like to know how a noob like me who is totally non geek can get to min her first coins..I tried on my laptop but it burnt my windows and I had to reinstall so I know i need something better than a laptop to mine.. Grin
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April 06, 2013, 11:37:59 PM
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I am me.
tadaa!
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April 06, 2013, 11:53:34 PM
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Hello and greetings.

I am from germany and I was reading a lot about bitcoins last days. I thought all about BC is pretty interesting and since I love forums, I indeed had to register here so that I can gather more infos.

I just wanted to say hello Smiley

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April 07, 2013, 12:05:19 AM
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Hi! Bitcoin seems fun!  I'm just getting into them
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April 07, 2013, 12:16:06 AM
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Hello everyone. I'm looking forward to being a part of the BTC community Smiley
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April 07, 2013, 12:17:06 AM
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Hello bitcointalk!

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April 07, 2013, 12:32:16 AM
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G'day Bitcoiners, I'm a self employed business owner in Brisbane Oshtraylyah... have been reading lots over the last few weeks. Great forum, it's been a big help.  Cool
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April 07, 2013, 12:39:31 AM
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Hello! I have a Non-Profit Organization www.FreezingMoon.org - bitcoin://1QHJSbZMxhBsPxP7ZbjGrbhznfL8tCEMCM
What I do: I'm a very versatile game developer with a business management degree. I've started this foundation and I go on the internet and look for various talents, such as artists, coders, composers etc, that I put to good use working on free open source game projects that are commercial quality and that can eventually generate income in order to sustain themselves. I do a bit of freelancing now and then and even reward contributors.

The first game project is called Ancient Beast www.AncientBeast.com - bitcoin://1Gpa3NKn8nR9ipXPZbwkjYxqZX3cmz7q97
I'm an open source advocate and really love freedom, so day-jobs are not for me. I don't have that much money though, but everything I get I put into open source, so consider supporting me financially a bit Wink

I'm on this forum because I'm looking for more collaborators and partners, so I need to get my access to be able to post in more detail in the proper categories Smiley

AncientBeast.com - Open Souce Turn Based Strategy!
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April 07, 2013, 12:42:51 AM
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Hola.

Needed a hobby. *coins it is.

Psst.. Got Ether?
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April 07, 2013, 12:50:39 AM
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Hello all! Bitcoin crossed my radar and I'm trying to purchase some .. IF I can get a client working and IF I can find a straight-forward way to transfer my money into MtGox. I'm finding some hurdles/learning curve with both.. Which brings me here, lol.

Have been watching the BitCoin prices surge over 10x in the past 60days, incredible! First started tracking it in January, had no idea it was on the cusp of taking off. Hopefully it will continue. Hopefully can cash-in before my govt.paper "money" evaporates entirely.  Grin

(And now I have 2 posts, yea)
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April 07, 2013, 12:58:25 AM
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New here, been a long time member of the tor network and have been watching the bitcoin market for a few weeks now following the speculation and mining forum. I am currently working with a partner and building our first rig. We'll see how everything plays out  Wink
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April 07, 2013, 01:18:36 AM
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Greetings,

I like pie.  I hope one day to buy pie with BTC.
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