1. I am Trust-Who verified (www.trustwho.com
). If I get into the trading of BTC, is information like this something I would want to provide to the potential buyer? I understand the premise of remaining anonymous, but if it helps -- then is there any reason not to provide it?
The LAST thing someone trading with you wants you to be is anonymous! By providing it, they will have peace of mind that they can track you down if things go south.
2. I run a restaurant--I cannot, for the life of me, come up with a way to accept BTC in any way(except possibly as a delivery fee?) for any service/food item provided. With the exchange rate changing so frequently I feel that it would do more harm than good to constantly have changing prices for every item on the menu.
That's ok! Bitcoin is not really ready yet for many real world uses. Feel free to wait until the mobile clients are further developed.
Anyways--I'm very interested in developing some new concepts to help bring BTC to life. I feel that I know the restaurant world sufficiently, so if anyone has any kind of idea I'd love to know to bounce 'em back and forth!
3. In this restaurant I have a storage room that has an entire wall empty. This room is in a completely separate unit we just recently acquired, so none of the power drawn would be taken from the restaurant. I might be completely off as to what mining rigs are, but I feel like the wall has enough space to set up a station of sorts with rows of mining rigs. Just a rack (or racks) of rigs the same way that multiple server boxes would be set up. I've read that people are stretching available power output at their homes, and I didn't know if this could at all be potentially profitable. I was thinking perhaps I charge electricity usage + either a small cash or BTC value for the housing.
That idea is in the very beginning stages though. I have no idea if it would be legal at all, or worth it for both me and the person who would have the rigs, but I would LOVE input.
If I understand you right, you want to rent out that space for people who want to bring in their mining rigs? If so, people are already starting to do this, and it sounds like a good idea. Someone else might be able to post some examples.
Had just two more things that I cannot wrap my mind around. Primarily because I don't have much experience with code, but also because I'm just a moron:
4. I don't get transaction fees. From what I understand, eventually it will cost more to mine BTC than you get from bounty, so transaction fees will be charged, with the miner getting the fee. How is that assigned though? If I'm mining, am I just randomly presented with the opportunity to build the block, and if the person is offering my accepted fee then its just transferred to my account? Perhaps I'm completely missing something, but it's confusing!
I discussed this with someone recently, so perhaps I should just direct you to that...http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=16527.msg216344#msg216344
5. As much as I try, the mining is stumping me. I'm simply trying to set up some CPU mining just to experience it and possibly join a pool to get SOME BTC generation at least. CPU Miner (http://forum.bitcoin.org/?topic=1925.0
) is what I have been trying to use but I can't figure out where to drop the code, since the address it tells me to put it doesn't exist on my PC. Even if I did find the right location to extract it to, I have no idea where to go from there. I'm very sorry if this is the umpteenth time having this explained, I just cannot figure it out.
I'm not familiar with the technical specifics of mining, but I can tell you that CPU mining isn't worth it at all.