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April 20, 2017, 01:29:40 PM
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Well, I am trying to spread awareness about Bitcoin among people who live around me. So I said to myself, why don't you start with your family, and I did. And the reaction I received was laughing. They didn't really care, and advised me to wake up and get back to reality. I have tried to provide them with evidence about how strong, good and promising that virtual crypto currency is, still, they thought it is fake and soon would die like anything else.
So I had to ask: does your family know about Bitcoin?

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April 20, 2017, 01:37:29 PM
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The truth is that I have not talked my family about bitcoin, friends either. Anyway I think our older family members like parents and uncles will have a harder time understanding what this is all about. The younger ones could be explained and their interest could be aroused by first making them see the potential of bitcoin as a means of payment, as an asset or as a way of moving money. If all else fails you can always recommend the Mr Robot series, especially at the end of the second season.
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April 20, 2017, 01:47:47 PM
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My brother know about bitcoin, he is the one who told me about bitcoin in the first place, he also do some trading with alt-coin. I haven't told my parents about bitcoin and don't have the plan to do so because they will have a hard time understanding it. I don't know about my friends if there's any who know bitcoin.

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April 20, 2017, 01:51:45 PM
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Sadly my family don't care about bitcoin.

I tried to talk once or twice about bitcoin with my mother but she said I should sell all BTC exchange it to fiat and store my money on my bank account.
She said that it is safer that way. When I argued that Bitcoin can generate huge profits, she said that no one will guarantee me that, you can as well lose your money.
I feel like talking to her about Bitcoin is a waste of time.

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April 20, 2017, 01:54:38 PM
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Well, I am trying to spread awareness about Bitcoin among people who live around me. So I said to myself, why don't you start with your family, and I did. And the reaction I received was laughing. They didn't really care, and advised me to wake up and get back to reality. I have tried to provide them with evidence about how strong, good and promising that virtual crypto currency is, still, they thought it is fake and soon would die like anything else.
So I had to ask: does your family know about Bitcoin?
Yes,they know that im earning from bitcoins.But they dont know any thing other than that.At first,they didnt even think that i would earn from bitcoins.But now things have changed.They are very much astonished on seeing my earnings in bitcoin.


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April 20, 2017, 01:56:06 PM
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Yes, I dont see any reason why should I have not tell them about that.
Indeed, it is quite confusing for somebody that never heard about cryptocurrencies in overall, but I rather would like to explain that to my family, than to hear questions, how did i got this money.

Bitcoin is only my second source of income, primary is my job.
So it means I work around 6-7 hours every day, and after I get back, I usually sit for some time in front of my desktop PC. But im not playing any games, but earning even more money.
It is important to not hide anything in family, you should not have any serious secrets. Be fair to your family members, as they are fair for you too.

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April 20, 2017, 01:57:44 PM
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They know "about" it.

I doubt they will ever use it.
My mother just recently changed her phone to a smart one and it took a lot of convincing.
My father barely uses his just for youtube videos or small chit chat.

I think I can count the number of times they have used they credit card so ... bitcoin?
Never.

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April 20, 2017, 01:59:25 PM
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Yeah they do, why shouldn't they? Though they don't completely understand how it works, and will never use it. They occasionally read it on news headlines on their phones/newspaper.



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April 20, 2017, 02:02:40 PM
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No, my family doesn't know anything about Bitcoin, because they will have the same reaction. Talk about Bitcoin to young people who don't have old stereotypes.

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April 20, 2017, 02:10:46 PM
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Well, I am trying to spread awareness about Bitcoin among people who live around me. So I said to myself, why don't you start with your family, and I did. And the reaction I received was laughing. They didn't really care, and advised me to wake up and get back to reality. I have tried to provide them with evidence about how strong, good and promising that virtual crypto currency is, still, they thought it is fake and soon would die like anything else.
So I had to ask: does your family know about Bitcoin?

My parents know about Bitcoin, they were hesitant when I first introduce Bitcoin to them since they have read that Bitcoin was once used in illegal trade before legit merchant started adopting them.  But I do not give up in telling them that Bitcoin is like any other currency that can be use in illegal way and prove to them that Bitcoin is also recognized by some country by giving them hands-out about the news and current affairs of Bitcoin.  I am glad i never give up on telling them about how wonderful Bitcoin is, and now they are even the first one to introduce Bitcoin whenever my friend visits me.

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April 20, 2017, 02:21:25 PM
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Only my father heard about bitcoin. One day I was browsing bitcoin related websites and my father noticed it. He asked me, do I have bitcoins. But bitcoin isn't clear thing for him. He don't know is it possible to have less than 1 bitcoin, how much bitcoin is worth, what is possible to buy with bitcoin and how to exchange it to fiat.
My mother don't know anything about bitcoin and haven't heard anything about it. Maybe my brother have heard something about bitcoin, but he isn't interested in it.

Sadly my family don't care about bitcoin.

I tried to talk once or twice about bitcoin with my mother but she said I should sell all BTC exchange it to fiat and store my money on my bank account.
She said that it is safer that way. When I argued that Bitcoin can generate huge profits, she said that no one will guarantee me that, you can as well lose your money.
I feel like talking to her about Bitcoin is a waste of time.
My father have similar opinion even without any knowledge about bitcoin. When I told him how much bitcoin is worth, he said that I need to exchange it to money, because bitcoin can loose all value very fast.

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April 20, 2017, 02:27:56 PM
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Yes, they know about it because i introduced it to them but they were not really interested and hesitant to use it. when it comes to online matter, they dont take it seriously and even advise me to do something that is more important than wasting my time about digital currency which they thought scam. but my sister is different, maybe because she is aware of whats happening online and btc news are everywhere in the internet.
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April 20, 2017, 02:28:19 PM
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Well, I am trying to spread awareness about Bitcoin among people who live around me. So I said to myself, why don't you start with your family, and I did. And the reaction I received was laughing. They didn't really care, and advised me to wake up and get back to reality. I have tried to provide them with evidence about how strong, good and promising that virtual crypto currency is, still, they thought it is fake and soon would die like anything else.
So I had to ask: does your family know about Bitcoin?

Lol, you certainly remind me about my case when a year or two ago I told my family to go for Bitcoin investment. But I received similar reaction. It is really sad to see people moving crawling happy in their life with PPF, RD, FD and saving deposits. These investments can make to run with the pace of inflation but will never raise the standard of life.
However, with time being seeing me making promising with Bitcoin they are quite interested in it but still they have no intention to invest in it Cheesy

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April 20, 2017, 02:36:55 PM
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No, my family doesn't know anything about Bitcoin, because they will have the same reaction. Talk about Bitcoin to young people who don't have old stereotypes.

Users need to do more awareness on Bitcoin to family and friends because people need to know about one of the greatest inventions of this century. They may get different ideas to make the world a better place using BTC.

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April 20, 2017, 02:38:43 PM
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Most of my family and friends are aware of bitcoin and quite a few have started to invest a bit in bitcoin and some even in altcoins by now.

Just mention that you are into bitcoin and they will be very interested. It is just too big of a step for most to take, but they will want to if you explain how easy it actually is.

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April 20, 2017, 02:40:02 PM
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My family only know that Bitcoin is internet money/currency, but they don't really care/think much about bitcoin unless they see news which say bitcoin price is rising or crime activity which use bitcoin Sad
And just like most family, they fear or have difficult to understand or adapt something new, so i doubt my family will use bitcoin in their lives.

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April 20, 2017, 02:41:07 PM
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No and I do not plan on introducing Bitcoin to them. My parents are kind of a old person to be handling some kind of technology like that especially a technology that involves money. Also Bitcoin at this point will have no use to them as their transactions are not always based on online payment but rather bank payments and also Fiat Currency payments, and I don't think they are looking for alternatives at this stage. Bitcoin is really made for people who are looking for an alternative kind of payment or people who are looking for a way to earn money online.

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April 20, 2017, 02:42:41 PM
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Big yes because they always asking me where can get my money even i have no work i have money. So i told the reason and told them that i get my money in bitcoin. Then my sister want to learn too how it works.

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Well, I am trying to spread awareness about Bitcoin among people who live around me. So I said to myself, why don't you start with your family, and I did. And the reaction I received was laughing. They didn't really care, and advised me to wake up and get back to reality. I have tried to provide them with evidence about how strong, good and promising that virtual crypto currency is, still, they thought it is fake and soon would die like anything else.
So I had to ask: does your family know about Bitcoin?
Yes, my family is like that, I told my parents and family members about Bitcoin and online money making but they really do not believe it, they even said it was a scam. My family lives in the countryside, they only do manual labor, using their actual labor to make money, they don't know Bitcoin or make money online. My parents told me to prove it, and I showed them the evidence, and I sold Bitcoin in exchange for local currency for my parents. They have started to believe but not really, I will continue to explain and talk about Bitcoin in the family so people understand and really believe in it.

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April 20, 2017, 02:50:32 PM
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I dont see the point in hiding your activities, why wouldn't you explain your family what are you doing in front of the computer, on some strange types of websites and forums?
Bitcoin is nothing to be ashamed of, if it is your second source of income, or you earn any money through any cryptocurrencies investments, then you should tell that to your family.
After all, if you will get addicted to gambling, they will know what is happening, and they will have a chance to help you.
If you would hide a fact like that, that you are doing gambling in front of PC when they are not looking at the desktop, that might ruin your family.

Be honest to your family members!

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