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July 02, 2011, 07:01:15 PM
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This system will simply break the Bitcoin purpose in my opinion. This is not what Satoshi intended (so to speak).

I think a better way is to discuss how to get people turn USD into Bitcoins (in their personal wallets on their computer).
This is the way. People have to wait forever to get their USD into Bitcoins without direct CC payment, which defeats the purpose of paying for things online: quick, easy and convenient payment.
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July 02, 2011, 07:04:37 PM
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The available methods to turn USD/other currency into BTC is terrible because it takes many many days, unless you keep BTC laying around in your wallet in amounts that are usable. To get a transfer from a bank account to dwolla then to a trade site, it can take 5 business days. By that time, the thing you wanted to get is probably long gone. Even a one day delay can bust some purchases.
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July 02, 2011, 07:06:19 PM
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With disputable payments you lost low transaction costs with credit card association the anonymity, and you require me to trust an operator and expect me to believe that it is backed by gold ....

... for all that I have a choice of currencies, that already have the infrastructure and need no explanation.
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July 02, 2011, 07:10:51 PM
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With disputable payments you lost low transaction costs with credit card association the anonymity, and you require me to trust an operator and expect me to believe that it is backed by gold ....

... for all that I have a choice of currencies, that already have the infrastructure and need no explanation.
It's not for everyone. Heck, it's better than a dollar not backed by gold at all.
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July 02, 2011, 07:14:54 PM
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DigiCash backed by bitcoin anyone?
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July 02, 2011, 07:16:03 PM
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Come to think of it.. it's really just amazing how the price of Bitcoin got inflated and is at 15$.. It's just pure speculation, no one spensd the Bitcoins at all (ok, maybe a very few people).

It's really just waiting for the first trader to realize Bitcoins aren't worth anything at all actually, since no businesses accept them (and businesses don't accept them because there are no customers anyway). When that happens the price will probably nosedive.. It's quite important to get some substantial 'bitcoin consumer'-base before that happens.

Satoshi has built Bitcoin.. now it's upto exchanges and miners to get people to buy Bitcoins for consumption...

Bitcoin will fail (unfortunately)

Look at my previous posts for explanation

Just wait for Bitcoin v2
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July 02, 2011, 07:22:45 PM
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It's really just waiting for the first trader to realize Bitcoins aren't worth anything at all actually, since no businesses accept them (and businesses don't accept them because there are no customers anyway). When that happens the price will probably nosedive.. It's quite important to get some substantial 'bitcoin consumer'-base before that happens.

Yes and for that we need to reduce the barrier on usability, but not by compromising key values.

An other possible route is to offer a service not available with other currencies consider the trust chain I have thrown in here: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=25409.0

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July 02, 2011, 07:24:06 PM
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It's really just waiting for the first trader to realize Bitcoins aren't worth anything at all actually, since no businesses accept them (and businesses don't accept them because there are no customers anyway). When that happens the price will probably nosedive.. It's quite important to get some substantial 'bitcoin consumer'-base before that happens.

Yes and for that we need to reduce the barrier on usability, but not by compromising key values.

An other possible route is to offer a service not available with other currencies consider the trust chain I have thrown in here: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=25409.0



Normal people can't use systems like these.
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July 02, 2011, 07:27:21 PM
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Normal people can't use systems like these.

Like the current client BTC, yes. You are right it is not user friendly and too remote from concepts they know.
But it will get better AND people might be willing to learn new things IF there are added features they do not get with the credit card!
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July 02, 2011, 07:28:32 PM
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Atlas is asking all the right questions. I'm not sure if this is the right answer. It seems exactly like a central bank.

$1 parity would do more for bitcoin than anything. Open the sluices and peg it at $1. As the dollar inflates over the next 5 years, track it (i.e. deflate BTC.) In the meantime all the innovations of easycoin need to be built into bitcoin directly. Anonymity shouldn't be the default option.

It has become evident at this point that currency is only half the problem, the other half is the institutions that facilitate commerce. In that, Satoshi has only solved half.

(Ok, maybe $10 Smiley).

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July 02, 2011, 07:34:38 PM
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Atlas is asking all the right questions. I'm not sure if this is the right answer. It seems exactly like a central bank.

$1 parity would do more for bitcoin than anything. Open the sluices and peg it at $1. As the dollar inflates over the next 5 years, track it (i.e. deflate BTC.) In the meantime all the innovations of easycoin need to be built into bitcoin directly. Anonymity shouldn't be the default option.

It has become evident at this point that currency is only half the problem, the other half is the institutions that facilitate commerce. In that, Satoshi has only solved half.

(Ok, maybe $10 Smiley).
As long as EasyCoin services swear not to inflate, then I see no issue. We could definitely include built-in auditing some way.
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July 02, 2011, 08:37:32 PM
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Atlas is asking all the right questions. I'm not sure if this is the right answer. It seems exactly like a central bank.

$1 parity would do more for bitcoin than anything. Open the sluices and peg it at $1. As the dollar inflates over the next 5 years, track it (i.e. deflate BTC.) In the meantime all the innovations of easycoin need to be built into bitcoin directly. Anonymity shouldn't be the default option.

It has become evident at this point that currency is only half the problem, the other half is the institutions that facilitate commerce. In that, Satoshi has only solved half.

(Ok, maybe $10 Smiley).
As long as EasyCoin services swear not to inflate, then I see no issue. We could definitely include built-in auditing some way.
As long as it's open source I can't see how one entity will become anywhere near as powerful the central bank. And even if it wasn't open source, some one would just release an open-source version to counter the problem. The thing is, EasyCoin, as in the original creators of the open source software, will probably run the most successful and trusted implementation of EasyCoin.

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July 02, 2011, 08:45:27 PM
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Transparency in fund would probably be beneficial. Like having real time stats of total funds and other overall statistics (incoming, outgoing, on hold, tc.) to act of a sort of public auditing system. Of course it wouldn't go into individual account details to the public api.
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July 02, 2011, 08:57:16 PM
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Transparency in fund would probably be beneficial. Like having real time stats of total funds and other overall statistics (incoming, outgoing, on hold, tc.) to act of a sort of public auditing system. Of course it wouldn't go into individual account details to the public api.
Exactly. If trust isn't a common courtesy, make it inherent.
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July 02, 2011, 09:13:47 PM
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Come to think of it.. it's really just amazing how the price of Bitcoin got inflated and is at 15$.. It's just pure speculation, no one spensd the Bitcoins at all (ok, maybe a very few people).

It's really just waiting for the first trader to realize Bitcoins aren't worth anything at all actually, since no businesses accept them (and businesses don't accept them because there are no customers anyway). When that happens the price will probably nosedive.. It's quite important to get some substantial 'bitcoin consumer'-base before that happens.

Satoshi has built Bitcoin.. now it's upto exchanges and miners to get people to buy Bitcoins for consumption...
I think the anonimity of bitcoin together with the possibility of immediate long-distance transactions is so attractive to criminals with accountants who know how to work with bitcoins, that this class of 'consumers' will prevent the BTC from such a 'nosedive'.  Wink
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July 02, 2011, 09:29:44 PM
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I don't know what kinda people you all deal with, but anyone who finds bitcoin 'hard' to use is completely retarded and shouldn't be allowed to handle any kind of money in the first place imho...
I can only see a virtual currency backed by another virtual currency go wrong in so many ways, at some point it won't depend on bitcoin anymore but will lead it's own life as people 'trust' in it, and then we can do all kinds of fun and bad stuff with it.

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July 02, 2011, 09:37:19 PM
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Isn't this already the case with mtgox or mybitcoin for example? I don't really see the difference between a currency backed by bitcoin and a bitcoin ewallet.
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July 02, 2011, 09:40:49 PM
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You don't really need a sub-currency. Only a central wallet, aka bank account, is required which a processing authority such as MT gox or tradehill or  <insert new account company here> can initiate and collect payments against. The problem of user friendliness comes in control of the wallet. For bitcoin to go mainstream processing bitcoins has to rely on trust as much as processing credit cards or bank debits does. It's convenience vs security. The reality is that any of our credit cards or bank accounts could be drained at any moment by a variety of firms inside the processing loop but because of trust and market forces institutions are very unlikely to do such a thing and where it does happen there is accountability because such things are not done anonymously.

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July 02, 2011, 09:59:14 PM
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I don't know what kinda people you all deal with, but anyone who finds bitcoin 'hard' to use is completely retarded and shouldn't be allowed to handle any kind of money in the first place imho...
I can only see a virtual currency backed by another virtual currency go wrong in so many ways, at some point it won't depend on bitcoin anymore but will lead it's own life as people 'trust' in it, and then we can do all kinds of fun and bad stuff with it.

I don't think we're pointing out that using the bitcoind client is hard, it's implementation of bitcoin payments on websites is the hard part. Examples like having to wait for payments to be confirmed, getting the correct amount of btc, or chargeback issues that may come up in person to person trades. It's a hard currency to implement and trust in cases like these, unlike payments with credit cards, which are now easy to implement and trust.
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July 02, 2011, 11:19:37 PM
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Best of luck with the easycoin project. Hope it's as good as the talk show  Wink
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