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October 31, 2013, 07:05:46 AM
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Yesterday I send https://www.regalii.com/en an email, to let them
know about Bitcoins. We should all chip in, to promote Bitcoins talking
about it or speculating doesn't help.

Regalii, is a western union competitor and we all know now that WU sees
Bitcoins like a joke
. Regalii got a huge customerbase and they might
make use of Bitcoins, because it's fast and safe.

Today I approached the populair Phonebloks.com they are now accepting
donations to keep their servers running, since I didn't see pay with Bitcoins
I immediately send them an email.

It might seem that my emails, to potential companies are nothing, but believe me
it absolutely helps. A while ago, I approach Humblebundle.com to start accepting
Bitcoins, they basically laughed me in my face, but heee now they are accepting
payments in Bitcoins.

Search for services like, charities, small moneytransfers, last but not least. A lot
of webstore can allready start accepting bitcoins, if you frequently buy stuff at a
store with the following shoppingcart https://bitpay.com/bitcoin-shopping-cart-plugins

It might not hurt to send that webstore an email, that you want to pay with Bitcoins,
not many merchants know about Bitcoins, actually all they have to do is just make a
Bitpay account and install the plugin.

Please DO NOT SPAM PEOPLE about Bitcoins, it would be nice that way the message
gets spread faster, but you know... If you want to donate, buy and inform let them know
what Bitcoins offers.

Ciao!!!!!!!!!!!! Grin
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November 02, 2013, 11:56:55 PM
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Just get the word out, like you're doing now.

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November 03, 2013, 11:51:21 AM
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i sent them and a few other retailers a mail just innocently asking if they take BTC because 'i heard that they did from a friend'.

if you get them to do the research of BTC themselves they are far more likely to get interested in it than if you provide them the answers up front: they feel like youre trying to recruit them if you do and psychologically it doesnt work:)

edit: they emailed back to say theyre looking into it Smiley

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November 03, 2013, 01:44:24 PM
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bitcoin use in M-Pesa (mobile payment system in Africa) could be also a step into
mass adoption

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November 03, 2013, 02:12:30 PM
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I tried asking my currency broker if they could supply me with some bitcoins. (They are a currency broker after all)

It didn't go down well.

My business is going elsewhere!
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November 03, 2013, 02:19:01 PM
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Asking support if a online shop accepts Bitcoin is the way to go.

Also, buy with your BTC so merchants have reason to keep Bitcoin option
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November 03, 2013, 03:18:06 PM
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You can't force people to use it. Just do your job and they'll understand... More successful bitcoin users will be more people would like to be like them -> bigger adoption.

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November 03, 2013, 03:33:05 PM
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I tried asking my currency broker if they could supply me with some bitcoins. (They are a currency broker after all)

It didn't go down well.

My business is going elsewhere!


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November 03, 2013, 04:43:52 PM
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I have sent a few emails to merchants.  With the email I have sent a link to BitPay, and other links which may be relevant to their business.

I really don't know why merchants do not accept BTC, they have nothing to lose and plenty to gain.  Maybe, the thought of the unknown.

I have never received any replies to my emails.

One day they will realise the benefits, especially if you are transacting internationally.



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November 25, 2013, 08:12:40 AM
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My personal approach has been to push everyone that I know in the E-Commerce space towards adoption - it's a no-brainer - paypal and the banks have shafted them long enough

Bitpay's latest data showing adoption by over 10,000 merchants and $6.4mn in action in September helps make that pitch (was on TC)

You can have 100 millions merchants , what it matters is if the clients pay with btc , those numbers from bitpay are all related to mining rigs
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November 25, 2013, 08:30:05 AM
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I really don't know why merchants do not accept BTC, they have nothing to lose and plenty to gain.  Maybe, the thought of the unknown.
It's a "scary new currency", they have plenty to lose.

But yeah, if i was a merchant i would definetly accept bitcoin. I consider it to be very profitable in the long run.
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November 25, 2013, 08:41:23 AM
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The masses have no desire to use this scary volatile thing as a currency (evidence Bitpay which claims to take all the FX risk away), only as a get-rich-quick lotto bet.

You can't accomplish what your OP desires to. Impossible. The concentration of Bitcoins makes this impossible.

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November 25, 2013, 10:50:39 AM
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Mass adoption requires time and for more people to see the benefits of using it in comparison to fiat currency. It also requires less obstruction by governments which is exactly opposite to what is actually happening in the real world. I suppose BTC is going to go one way or the other; up or ground zero.
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November 25, 2013, 11:14:50 AM
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The masses get scared off by the huge value of a single Bitcoin. It is not understandable for someone that doesn't understand that it can be a legit valuta that you would pay 0.005 for a cup of coffee. Understanding takes time mostly, and it takes people that understand Bitcoin to spread the message. Get away from the desk and spread the love.

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November 25, 2013, 03:23:15 PM
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I have seen one major website in Belgium adopt Bitcoin recently: pizza.be

It basically allows you to buy food from any restaurant listed with Bitcoin

Examples:
In Brussels there are now 113 restaurants accepting Bitcoin for online orders

 

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November 25, 2013, 08:32:38 PM
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The only thing you fan do is try and educate every one about it, but you can't force anybody. Its a big change for them. I have tried to send some mails to e-commerce with bitcoin guide and all.. Some have replied they'll see to it. Others are just ignoring it. They will understand in time Wink
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November 25, 2013, 11:55:03 PM
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Mass adoption requires time and for more people to see the benefits of using it in comparison to fiat currency. It also requires less obstruction by governments which is exactly opposite to what is actually happening in the real world. I suppose BTC is going to go one way or the other; up or ground zero.

The comparison to fiat means Bitcoin transactions fail big time:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=346787.0

And you all also entirely missed the point I made which is Bitcoin is held in large amounts by investors, and investors don't spend their BTC on transactions (much, maybe 1 - 5% of their holdings at most) and instead FX cash to fiat after gains have been reached. Thus you can never distribute the currency out to the people who want to spend. When the investors begin cashing out, the price will collapse towards and very near to 0. If you don't understand this mechanism, then review all my posts over the past weeks. I don't have time to repeat all the logic again here.

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November 26, 2013, 12:10:02 AM
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Mass adoption requires time and for more people to see the benefits of using it in comparison to fiat currency. It also requires less obstruction by governments which is exactly opposite to what is actually happening in the real world. I suppose BTC is going to go one way or the other; up or ground zero.

The comparison to fiat means Bitcoin transactions fail big time:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=346787.0

And you all also entirely missed the point I made which is Bitcoin is held in large amounts by investors, and investors don't spend their BTC on transactions (much, maybe 1 - 5% of their holdings at most) and instead FX cash to fiat after gains have been reached. Thus you can never distribute the currency out to the people who want to spend. When the investors begin cashing out, the price will collapse towards and very near to 0. If you don't understand this mechanism, then review all my posts over the past weeks. I don't have time to repeat all the logic again here.

Nobody asked you to repeat 'your' logic. Maybe you haven't recognized that Wink

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November 26, 2013, 12:24:26 AM
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Mass adoption requires time and for more people to see the benefits of using it in comparison to fiat currency. It also requires less obstruction by governments which is exactly opposite to what is actually happening in the real world. I suppose BTC is going to go one way or the other; up or ground zero.

The comparison to fiat means Bitcoin transactions fail big time:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=346787.0

And you all also entirely missed the point I made which is Bitcoin is held in large amounts by investors, and investors don't spend their BTC on transactions (much, maybe 1 - 5% of their holdings at most) and instead FX cash to fiat after gains have been reached. Thus you can never distribute the currency out to the people who want to spend. When the investors begin cashing out, the price will collapse towards and very near to 0. If you don't understand this mechanism, then review all my posts over the past weeks. I don't have time to repeat all the logic again here.

Nobody asked you to repeat 'your' logic. Maybe you haven't recognized that Wink

So your very mature, logical retort is stick your fingers in your ears and yell "na-na, na-na, na-na". Got it Wink

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November 27, 2013, 12:04:13 AM
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Mass adoption requires time and for more people to see the benefits of using it in comparison to fiat currency. It also requires less obstruction by governments which is exactly opposite to what is actually happening in the real world. I suppose BTC is going to go one way or the other; up or ground zero.

The comparison to fiat means Bitcoin transactions fail big time:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=346787.0

And you all also entirely missed the point I made which is Bitcoin is held in large amounts by investors, and investors don't spend their BTC on transactions (much, maybe 1 - 5% of their holdings at most) and instead FX cash to fiat after gains have been reached. Thus you can never distribute the currency out to the people who want to spend. When the investors begin cashing out, the price will collapse towards and very near to 0. If you don't understand this mechanism, then review all my posts over the past weeks. I don't have time to repeat all the logic again here.

youre right, its an investors game right now, why spend 1 btc today at 915$ when it could be worth $1000 tomorrow?
once the price starts to stabilise and ppl get paid in btc ppl will start spending in shops.

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