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June 16, 2011, 07:57:15 AM
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1. I would like to know how I can type the symbol for BTC instead of always having to associate it with the $. 2. We need more services! Can someone convince a major porn site, or retailer to offer a small discount to people who pay in BTC?

And get me the hell off of newbie please. I really would like to participate in other discussions. Thanks!
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June 16, 2011, 07:59:11 AM
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I know a chick who would sell nudes to BTC payers only.
She says she wants to show BTC pride.

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June 16, 2011, 08:23:06 AM
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And get me the hell off of newbie please. I really would like to participate in other discussions. Thanks!

There is a special thread for this. Look at the sticky threads.

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June 16, 2011, 09:49:45 AM
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2. We need more services! Can someone convince a major porn site, or retailer to offer a small discount to people who pay in BTC?

Porn supposedly was the reason VHS beat Betamax. Could this be how BTC becomes established? The anonymous element of it is obviously desirable to many in this instance.

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June 17, 2011, 06:38:20 AM
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Of course porn will be part of it. In my opinion it should come later because we dont want BTC to seem like its all shady dealings. However the BTC economy needs everything, it has to be a completely parallel economy.

We certainly need to organize locally as well, a sort of Bitlist(craigslist). I understand completely that the power of bitcoin is the internet, but we are human and so is everyone else, except those damn chickens, they are birds...so to get the normals into the BTC economy they need more than abstractness give them some real world features.
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June 17, 2011, 10:35:36 AM
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The anonymous element of it is obviously desirable to many in this instance.
Remember that anonimity in Bitcoin is complicated.
Each transactions is recorded in the Blockchain. If I know both the address of the porn site and yours, and I see there is a transaction involving both of you, I can draw conclusions.
Privacy is not as straightforward as it might be advertised by some.
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June 17, 2011, 10:56:17 AM
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I know a chick who would sell nudes to BTC payers only.
She says she wants to show BTC pride.

Smart girl, thinking ahead.
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June 17, 2011, 11:02:52 AM
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The anonymous element of it is obviously desirable to many in this instance.
Remember that anonimity in Bitcoin is complicated.
Each transactions is recorded in the Blockchain. If I know both the address of the porn site and yours, and I see there is a transaction involving both of you, I can draw conclusions.
Privacy is not as straightforward as it might be advertised by some.

For porn, anonymity has not to be top notch. It is legal in most countries and people just need to avoid it being too visible.

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June 17, 2011, 11:14:47 AM
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The anonymity isn't absolute, but surely it's more so than using your credit card? I was meaning legal-only porn. Just for a person's own personal privacy, rather than to hide some 'wrongdoing'.

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June 17, 2011, 11:52:15 AM
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Its incredibly hard to convince anyone to use bitcoin, especially businesses. Fact is...they want reliability. Just discussing the fact the the market fluctuates daily is enough to make them ignore me. Ive tried talking many sites into doing it Smiley
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June 17, 2011, 12:30:52 PM
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Its incredibly hard to convince anyone to use bitcoin, especially businesses. Fact is...they want reliability. Just discussing the fact the the market fluctuates daily is enough to make them ignore me. Ive tried talking many sites into doing it Smiley

I'm running a small webstore and I will be adding BTC as a payment option since it is a) secure b) has huge Wow! factor. And I can easily adjust prices in real time, or maybe on a certain timeframe average. Need to model to find out which will be a better approach overall.

ergo - big players will not use it for a while, but that's OK with ME Smiley
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June 17, 2011, 12:33:20 PM
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I would think you could set a script to look what the value is say every hour, and adjust the price in BTC to match your dollar value that you want.
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June 17, 2011, 01:19:37 PM
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Its incredibly hard to convince anyone to use bitcoin, especially businesses. Fact is...they want reliability. Just discussing the fact the the market fluctuates daily is enough to make them ignore me. Ive tried talking many sites into doing it Smiley

Perhaps we could start an organization established by donations that will back/insure BTC, I guess it is a little like the FDIC, however all funds are private and since we all have a vested interest in the currency I dont see a problem with trying to increase its value.

say the group could only afford to insure 3 online stores at first(it will depend on the products offered), that will still be a huge positive for BTC, the movement would grow which in turn would bring more retailers and raise the value of the currency.

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June 17, 2011, 01:24:32 PM
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Ya...i just dont see it happening on any big scale with such a wierd market. best we can hope for is an mmo implementing it into an item mall.
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June 17, 2011, 02:06:57 PM
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Or we could just suggest to the newcomer store owner that he should only sell a limited inventory, as much as he can financially risk, and on the other hand he could stand to make even more money from BTC appreciation.
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June 17, 2011, 03:13:12 PM
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I started a thread over at eBid which is the big competitor to eBay about accepting new payment forms.   While "bidding pond" is nice it's not very large and I find the site slow.  eBid has millions of auctions running each day.  They also seem accepting to new forms of payment.  Right now they accept well over a dozen forms - Including cash.  BTC seems like a no brainer.   So BTC fans head on over and post to the thread.

http://forums.ebid.net/showthread.php?151892-Bitcoins&p=1347572#post1347572

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June 17, 2011, 03:18:04 PM
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Of course porn will be part of it.

I've got these 2 sites live, but I'm just waiting on a couple of content providers before fully promoting them again:

http://bitcoinbabes.com
http://bitcoinboyfriend.com

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June 17, 2011, 07:45:45 PM
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1. I would like to know how I can type the symbol for BTC instead of always having to associate it with the $. ...

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There is no official symbol exactly. While the b'at (i'm using with as my av here) doesn't get added to the Unicode standard, i like the idea of using the Ƀ ( Capital B with stroke ) as the symbol. There has been quite a bit of discussion about which symbol to use officially, there is even a wiki page on the topic showing some of the proposals (with varied levels of completeness regarding pros and cons and things like that)

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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June 17, 2011, 07:49:13 PM
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And get me the hell off of newbie please. I really would like to participate in other discussions. Thanks!


Ah, and regarding that; the people that run the forum decided that the best way to deal with the excess of lame posts and just plain spam was to cage new accounts till they have enough posts to earn the right to play with the big boys; so to be released you should try to post as much as you can in here while still trying to not post useless or otherwise unwelcome posts (if you upset people too much while still in the newbie pit i imagine you run a big risk of getting banned before earning the right to post elsewhere)

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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June 17, 2011, 08:32:31 PM
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1. I would like to know how I can type the symbol for BTC instead of always having to associate it with the $. ...

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There is no official symbol exactly. While the b'at (i'm using with as my av here) doesn't get added to the Unicode standard, i like the idea of using the Ƀ ( Capital B with stroke ) as the symbol. There has been quite a bit of discussion about which symbol to use officially, there is even a wiki page on the topic showing some of the proposals (with varied levels of completeness regarding pros and cons and things like that)
I think seeing that the lowercase ƀ has a natural T element to it, it would be a much better choice.

Once a swarm decision has been made about that, one thing (as a potential retailer) that concerns me is the unprofessional, computer-gamey/wild-westish Bitcoin logo.  A bit of a modern corporate makeover would go a long way.

First impressions in an image and brand conscious world etc etc.

I'm graphically inept, but the lowercase ƀ could be implemented in a logo so that the "itcoin" could get dropped once it gets around.  I've done a finger-painting to show what it shouldn't look like Smiley ...

http://stashbox.org/1130923/bitcoin.png

.... I'm sure somebody with an artistic bone in their body could make that concept look good, but do you guys see what I am getting at?

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