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September 04, 2013, 12:01:23 PM
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Lately I've been thinking about the future of Bitcoin, and the possibility of it becoming mainstream. The only problem I can see is getting bitcoins into the hands of everyone who wants them. Once Bitcoin has many, many users (say ~100,000,000), banks, credit cards, services like Paypal, and even governments, are going to try to do something about it.

Currently, anyone can use Paypal or Moneygram to convert their USD into BTC. But will these services take steps to prevent the purchase of Bitcoin? If a decent number of current Bitcoin users are seemingly unable to download Bitcoin-qt or Electrum (and therefore use volatile and insecure online wallets), will an 80-year-old be able to jump through all the current hoops you need to jump through to get Bitcoin, plus a few more put in place by financial institutes?

it´s often written in this forum that bitcoin is still in it´s early days. hopefully new services, new & user friendly software will be developed in the near future.
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September 04, 2013, 01:07:37 PM
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So what do you suggest they use instead? PayPal? Debit Cards? Credit Cards?
Yes, because those can all be used to actually buy things.
I've actually bought quite some things with Bitcoin.

And I've actually had quite some trouble with PayPal and Debit & Credit Cards. Such as retarded US payment providers refusing my card because I'm from Europe, and also see PayPalSucks.com


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September 04, 2013, 01:11:34 PM
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So what do you suggest they use instead? PayPal? Debit Cards? Credit Cards?
Yes, because those can all be used to actually buy things.
I've actually bought quite some things with Bitcoin.

And I've actually had quite some trouble with PayPal and Debit & Credit Cards. Such as retarded US payment providers refusing my card because I'm from Europe, and also see PayPalSucks.com

No reason to feel butthurt just because America doesn't want ur monyz.  We still love you, even if we don't want ur monyz playing with our monyz.
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September 04, 2013, 01:18:33 PM
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Once Bitcoin has many, many users (say ~100,000,000), banks, credit cards, services like Paypal, and even governments, are going to try to do something about it.

Once Bitcoin has many, many users (say ~100,000,000), you dont need fiat (thus banks, credit cards, services like Paypal) because you can buy all services+items directly with Bitcoin

                               
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September 04, 2013, 02:25:11 PM
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No reason to feel butthurt just because America doesn't want ur monyz.  We still love you, even if we don't want ur monyz playing with our monyz.
No butthurt whatsoever Smiley Just explaining why PayPal and Debit/Credit Cards suck. Fortunately, nowadays there is Bitcoin! Grin

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September 04, 2013, 02:41:04 PM
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No reason to feel butthurt just because America doesn't want ur monyz.  We still love you, even if we don't want ur monyz playing with our monyz.
No butthurt whatsoever Smiley Just explaining why PayPal and Debit/Credit Cards suck. Fortunately, nowadays there is Bitcoin! Grin

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