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NghtRppr
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June 27, 2011, 07:12:24 PM
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I saw a homeless guy standing on the corner today on my way home. I had to leave again to run some errands so when I saw him the second time I gave him $25 cash and 5 BTC along with a flyer explaining what Bitcoin is. This is what the BTC look like that I gave him.



I told him they are worth $15 each but he has to find someone to buy them and he said he would. So if you see a homeless guy selling these in Huntsville, AL then he's probably legit.

This might also be a good way to help spread the word about Bitcoin, getting homeless people to sell BTC.
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June 27, 2011, 07:23:35 PM
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*hat tip*

Bravo.
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June 27, 2011, 07:25:09 PM
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That was very kind (and creative!) of you. As someone who's been homeless, I can tell you, most people (at least in the area I was stranded at the time) don't give a shit. Getting $3 to go get some food, I'd usually have happen every day. In several weeks I only once had someone give me more than $10.

Though at the same time once I had $3 for food I stopped asking for cash. Smiley

It'll be interesting to see how that turns out, especially if you have a way of knowing whether or not the coins you gave him are redeemed/sold.

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June 27, 2011, 07:26:13 PM
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or get you arrested for domestic terrorism such as the liberty dollar creator Bernard von NotHaus.      

“Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said. “While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country.”


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June 27, 2011, 07:44:28 PM
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He's homeless for a reason. I doubt he's going to have the motivation and skill to sell them, especially without scratching the codes, Haha.

However, I also hope I am completely wrong.
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June 27, 2011, 07:45:22 PM
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Good on you man. Tweeted that under title 'The BTC Samaritan'

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June 27, 2011, 07:47:40 PM
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I once met a guy that was incredibly smart and gifted and was homeless.

The reason for that is that he broke his leg, lost his job because of that, and got evicted from his rented apartment. His wife also dumped him and went to live with another guy (that still had a home).


Later I found out that after his leg healed he started to work as street cleaner and stopped being homeless.

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June 27, 2011, 07:49:34 PM
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Was gonna say something snarky but that was actually very generous of you! 5BTC damn. I hope he gets to spend it, and they're not lost forever.

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June 27, 2011, 07:58:35 PM
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I hope he gets to spend it, and they're not lost forever.

The BTC are still in my wallet. The codes underneath the scratch-off just allow him to redeem 1 BTC and have it sent to his wallet, or more likely the wallet of someone that actually owns a computer. If he just throws them away, I'm only out the cost of the cards. I would still keep the BTC.
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June 27, 2011, 07:59:54 PM
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I hope he gets to spend it, and they're not lost forever.

The BTC are still in my wallet. The codes underneath the scratch-off just allows him to redeem 1 BTC and have it sent to his wallet, or more likely the wallet of someone that actually owns a computer. If he just throws them away, I'm only out the cost of the cards. I would still keep the BTC.
Keep us updated. : )
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June 27, 2011, 08:17:01 PM
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 I used to give out silver OZes to kids in the neighborhood that would help me do chores (when they were worth $8-10) and always told them NOT to take it up to the pawn shop until they were 18 because by then it would prob be worth close to $100. Prob gave out 30-40 ozes of silver this way. Often wondered where it ended up. They were mostly excited just because it a very large and heavy coin that looked important.
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June 27, 2011, 08:18:12 PM
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Very cool cards. Kind of like bitbills but they look less expensive to make. Any plans to market/share them?

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June 27, 2011, 08:21:41 PM
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No offense, but you should have given it as a tip to a hardworking member of society. Someone who is actually making an effort at helping themselves by helping society.


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June 27, 2011, 08:26:46 PM
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No offense, but you should have given it as a tip to a hardworking member of society. Someone who is actually making an effort at helping themselves by helping society.
Actually, from that logic he have stolen from him  Roll Eyes

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June 27, 2011, 08:29:59 PM
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Very cool cards. Kind of like bitbills but they look less expensive to make. Any plans to market/share them?

No, I don't have any plans right now because they are a chore to make. I'm looking into something that can be done on a mass scale for in the future though. I just need to find the time.

No offense, but you should have given it as a tip to a hardworking member of society. Someone who is actually making an effort at helping themselves by helping society.

That was the point in giving him BTC. Now he's out there trying to sell BTC and spreading the word about it. I gave him the $25 so he would take it seriously.
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June 27, 2011, 08:37:58 PM
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Very cool cards. Kind of like bitbills but they look less expensive to make. Any plans to market/share them?

No, I don't have any plans right now because they are a chore to make. I'm looking into something that can be done on a mass scale for in the future though. I just need to find the time.
Ah, come on man, those look freaking awsome. Can't you like add a small fee of 0.2 on top of the face value (1.2BTC for 1BTC, 5.2BTC for 5BTC) when you sell them?
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June 27, 2011, 08:41:19 PM
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bitcoin2cash, the demand for these types of things are high. Look at BitBills. You can probably make these many times cheaper. You're sitting on a gold mine.

Look, if you want, contact me and we can find a manufacturer to get you on the map.
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June 27, 2011, 08:43:36 PM
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Headline for newspaper in a year
Bitcoin hits all time $300,000 high many abandon the "digital" currency

*flips page*

homeless man cashes in big on Bitcoin cards

notice how I  said digital not virtual...it will change

plus I feel bad for homeless people  Undecided..your a good person   Smiley
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June 27, 2011, 08:51:22 PM
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No offense, but you should have given it as a tip to a hardworking member of society. Someone who is actually making an effort at helping themselves by helping society.

Christ the arrogance and asshole-ness of people on this forum is astounding at times.
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June 27, 2011, 08:53:27 PM
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No offense, but you should have given it as a tip to a hardworking member of society. Someone who is actually making an effort at helping themselves by helping society.

Christ the arrogance and asshole-ness of people on this forum is astounding at times.
This guy is right..it's tuff out there you don't know what people went through
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