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April 13, 2013, 05:11:46 PM
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Hello All,

I'm Joe and have a small computer repair business (the name of which is reflected in my username).

Am hoping to be able to start accepting BTC for my services although I'm just a little concerned about all these online businesses that have cropped up to offer help with bitcoin transactions in that they are requiring of me all sorts of personal data to prove who I am and they are providing very little to me to prove who they are or anything along the lines of evidence of why I should trust them. For all I know, some (or all) of these "companies" can be taking my signup information and selling it to identity thieves or just waiting to take everyone for a big ride once the numbers get big enough for them. Anyone else have similar anxieties about these companies?

My original rudimentary understanding of the use of Bitcoins was that it could be used in an anonymous fashion but everywhere I turn to signup for either buying or selling they are asking for all sorts of personal and identifiable data in order to proceed with signup which seems a little unlike what I thought bitcoin usage would require.

When I do business with someone and they pay in cash or I pay them with cash, I'm not asked for a copy of my passport or a utility bill in order to pay or receive Federal Reserve Notes.

Just wondering what others might think about this aspect.

Thanks!

The more i read the more i feel just like you angelgeeks. I'm starting to see it going the way of all great ideas. Once power and money get involved ideas become corrupt...

But my prediction is not stopping me from being part of the Bitcoin movement.  Grin

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April 13, 2013, 05:20:03 PM
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April 13, 2013, 05:21:20 PM
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The only topic I could reply to, awesome.  Wink

I am me. That's pretty vague. Hmm, I'm web developer/network technician/PC repair guy. I build, create, repair, enthuse various different technologies. New to the whole coin and mining thing. But managed to get a private P2pool installation up, running and making me coins.

I was going to ask some questions about P2pool, but it seems I'm being throttled(forced to wait). Understandable due to the numerous spam bots today.
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April 13, 2013, 05:25:49 PM
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Still waiting for a text code from OKPAY to finish signing up with them so that I can then deposit money with MtGox. It's been about a 1-1/2 hours now and still nothing. I wouldn't even be considering them except that MtGox has them as a source for me to get money to them. Seems MtGox should be able to take in money itself if they are the gorilla in the marketplace.  It's like I have to jump through a bunch of hoops to do anything. If this thing is going to make it with the general public I think things are going to have to go a lot more trouble free or people are going to say they are going to go with what they know and what has been "working" for as long as they've been alive even with all the ups and downs unlike or like Bitcoin. JMHO
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April 13, 2013, 05:46:54 PM
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Hello all.
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April 13, 2013, 05:54:43 PM
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Hello all.

Hi there,


Where is everyone from?  Germany here...
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April 13, 2013, 05:58:11 PM
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Still waiting for a text code from OKPAY to finish signing up with them so that I can then deposit money with MtGox. It's been about a 1-1/2 hours now and still nothing. I wouldn't even be considering them except that MtGox has them as a source for me to get money to them. Seems MtGox should be able to take in money itself if they are the gorilla in the marketplace.  It's like I have to jump through a bunch of hoops to do anything. If this thing is going to make it with the general public I think things are going to have to go a lot more trouble free or people are going to say they are going to go with what they know and what has been "working" for as long as they've been alive even with all the ups and downs unlike or like Bitcoin. JMHO

I know it's just your opinion, but to me an exchange is like a bank, you have to go to a bank, talk with a rep and sign up for your preferred account(s).
Since it's pretty automated, 1-2 hours seems like a short wait time. Even 24 hours to me would seem short, because I don't have to go out of my way, to have an appointment with some branch(exchange) to make me an account so I can do ultimately what I actually use a bank for to cashout(Checks, deposits, what not). I don't actually keep any money in my bank if I don't have to, I keep it in my wallet.

Same would go for an exchange I would guess, only useful when you want to cash out or exchange into another currency. I wouldn't actually mind having to wait, unless of course I have bills to pay with said money, or whatever the case may be. Just starting(I'm not sure what you've allotted so far in coins, and it's none of my business) but it probably isn't much if you're new, and the wait isn't that bad if you're new. A smart person would create an account(bank, exchange, whatever) prior to actually needing it, foreseeing that they'll need it.

But waiting still sucks, I can weigh in with you there. But I wouldn't be upset about it. (That's my opinion though, or how I see it.)
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April 13, 2013, 06:07:13 PM
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Hello all!

I'm new to the cryptocurrencies world,and I guess I'll spend lot of time on this board!

By the way, I'm French, ntmu!
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April 13, 2013, 06:15:52 PM
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I'm liking what I'm seeing with respect to Ripple and am hopeful that bitcoin and ripple will integrate nicely together soon.
I think Ripple is positioning itself to be a major player with whatever currency comes around. I am a little concerned about copycat cryptocurrencies and like bitcoins position given it's being the first...sorta like Amazon being the first big player to do what it does and despite it struggling at first.
Hope to be able to see this thing take off big time and be the future of things.
It's about time something came along that could give the current power brokers a run for their money.

Ebay was first, or so I thought. O_o

Ebay founded: September 3, 1995

Amazon founded: 1994, launched in 1995, selling books, not "everything".
Doing what it does now, isn't what it did then. It expanded because Books eventually have been dying out, as it moved into digital downloads and other things. Essentially copying Ebay's framework.


Not saying they both didn't provide some technology, but 1994-1995, lots of things were happening, lots of people wanted to make money.
It took 10 years after that, before video took off. (Youtube,Veoh(defunct),Stage6(defunct),Dailymotion), then later Vimeo showed up.
You use to have to wait hours for a video to process, now it takes minutes. Thanks to new graphics/cpu technologies.

So while anything can be created, not always is it successfully implemented right away, it has to mature and evolve to keep going.
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April 13, 2013, 06:16:45 PM
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Hi. Paris, France here. Developing Bitcoin apps for Android & iPhone. Hope to spend some time here.
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April 13, 2013, 06:17:59 PM
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Hello all!

I'm new to the cryptocurrencies world,and I guess I'll spend lot of time on this board!

By the way, I'm French, ntmu!

Hi. Good to see you here.
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April 13, 2013, 06:26:15 PM
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Harro my name is Pizza. You usually eat me a couple of times a month, or weeks, or everyday for some of you.
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April 13, 2013, 06:28:55 PM
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Harro my name is Pizza. You usually eat me a couple of times a month, or weeks, or everyday for some of you.

What toppings do you have?
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April 13, 2013, 06:30:15 PM
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Hi all,
New guy. Have heard of BTC for a while but a few years ago, I didn't have the income for a miner. I'm thinking about getting in and testing the waters. Improving the rig as I go along. I know the risk is astronomical but it might be worth it.
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April 13, 2013, 06:54:55 PM
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Harro my name is Pizza. You usually eat me a couple of times a month, or weeks, or everyday for some of you.

What toppings do you have?

any topping you want big boy!
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April 13, 2013, 06:55:41 PM
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now im getting hungry lol
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April 13, 2013, 06:56:40 PM
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oh yeah.. bitcoins  Shocked
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April 13, 2013, 07:03:26 PM
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Hello,

I'm new to BTC and this site.
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April 13, 2013, 07:12:02 PM
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Yet another European user here.
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April 13, 2013, 07:14:19 PM
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Trying to mine at least two full bitcoins with pretty standard home equipment (1 good desktop, 2 old ones) before the ASIC things make doing so completely impossible. Will switch to mining Litecoins exclusively after that; electricity is included in my rent  Wink

Intersted in setting up some kind of Raspberry+FPGA(?) array but I'm too noob to do it my spare time.
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