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June 24, 2017, 06:46:40 PM
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NatGeo - Wasted in Seattle - skip to 14:34

Just came across this National Geographic documentary on drugs in Seattle, WA, USA. About 15 minutes in there's a segment where they interview a woman with a grand selection of party drugs. After she reviews every thing she has she proceeds to talk about how she buys them all from the Silk Road using Bitcoin.

The guy narrating the program then says "People can go to the Silk Road to buy drugs using a special online currency called bitcoins..."

Hahah, it's laughable but obviously just another reason for people to be hesitant to get involved.

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June 24, 2017, 06:58:19 PM
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This doesn't necessarily promote a good image of Bitcoin, but at the same time as the old saying goes: "All publicity is good publicity"
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June 24, 2017, 07:15:11 PM
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This doesn't necessarily promote a good image of Bitcoin, but at the same time as the old saying goes: "All publicity is good publicity"

I don't think "all press is good press" applies in this case when the target market we need to hear the publicity and the message are the group of people that don't often engage in "un proven" or "new" or "exotic" or "fringe" ideas.
 
Bitcoin is absolutely un-proven, new, exotic, and fringe to this group of mainstream people, those that represent the next level of adoption.

When they hear "drugs" and "bitcoins" in the same sentence there's only one thing they'll conclude - "I knew it was a bad thing!"

Fortunately this documentary isn't recent and the recent price run-ups this year have brought better attention via mainstream financial news sources.

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June 24, 2017, 07:22:06 PM
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NatGeo - Wasted in Seattle - skip to 14:34

Just came across this National Geographic documentary on drugs in Seattle, WA, USA. About 15 minutes in there's a segment where they interview a woman with a grand selection of party drugs. After she reviews every thing she has she proceeds to talk about how she buys them all from the Silk Road using Bitcoin.

The guy narrating the program then says "People can go to the Silk Road to buy drugs using a special online currency called bitcoins..."

Hahah, it's laughable but obviously just another reason for people to be hesitant to get involved.
When would they start saying the name of bitcoin correctly?
It not just an online currency, it's the end of the money as we know it.
And still today people believe that bitcoin is a shady currency and is used to do shady things and we should stay away from it. But when would their opinion will be changed, who knows.

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June 24, 2017, 11:25:18 PM
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NatGeo - Wasted in Seattle - skip to 14:34

Just came across this National Geographic documentary on drugs in Seattle, WA, USA. About 15 minutes in there's a segment where they interview a woman with a grand selection of party drugs. After she reviews every thing she has she proceeds to talk about how she buys them all from the Silk Road using Bitcoin.

The guy narrating the program then says "People can go to the Silk Road to buy drugs using a special online currency called bitcoins..."

Hahah, it's laughable but obviously just another reason for people to be hesitant to get involved.
Even if it is laughable that is what slows down bitcoin adoption, because some press from television a s that bitcoin is a special online currency to buy drugs but it isnt. This is not a good publicity for bitcoin but at the very least there are some who will research and probably find out that bitcoin is not that bad of a currency after all.
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June 24, 2017, 11:33:54 PM
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But that is a fact, if the program is telling a story and the people in story are making deals with Bitcoins, the program must say it, otherwise they would be omitting information. What they could did, were to open a "parenthesis" and tell a bit more about Bitcoin and that it can be used by good and evil people for different reasons.

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June 24, 2017, 11:51:12 PM
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Sex, drugs, and weapons have been leading market forces since time began.  People like to ignore those facts but no good currency could survive without those goods and services.  In fact, our current world economy would collapse without those services driving the markets <---better believe it!

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June 24, 2017, 11:57:15 PM
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imo this actually isn't too bad. Means Bitcoin will be adopted gradually and not at once, allowing to solve problems on the way
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