I never really saw the conference as having a chance at having much of a positive effect. In fact I could see it having a negative effect if it had gotten more coverage. All the recent "tie-in" news has been negative. They dont have a lot of filler to fill with that is good.
what are they going to report? Bitcoiner are having a conference and yeah if you dont know what bitcoin is it is that coin you can buy drugs online with and yeah their exchange was hacked and their are trojans stealing wallets, one guy lost 250k and just recently the largest online wallet was hacked, now if you want to buy these things, head over the mtgox, which was recently hacked as well. The best you can really say, is we have taken some major major hits and survived. ANd that is good news but not enough to get a rise out of anyone
It's not like we have proponents in the media, or any real big announcements like amazon.com taking coins. OR some nation whose currency is plummeting whose people have found respite in the coin.
If you want rally, you need to ask yourself, what have you done for bitcoin lately? Tweet about money you have made, things you have bought, get out of the forums and write blogs about bitcoin. WE need to start a campaign of writing major retailers and asking them to take the coin. The price is pretty stable right now. But it will still be an uphill battle getting them to take something they have to exchange. We need to give them a reason to want to take it, i dont know if that is bounties or sheer number of customers. newegg seems like a good target for us, but why go to the coin when we will pay dollars? would you pay 10% more to use the coin for a while?
we need more software development, we need a better gui,one that when you first install it, it asks you to encrypt and back up your wallet. Yeha you can label things but it is still pretty cold geeky and ugly. It should look more your your phone contact list. let you put little pictures, a little dial for confirmations, have the names be seen and the addresses only be seen through a right click or a menu.
bitcoin will never go too far unless it expands beyond the pseudo backyard underground market we got going on. We cant live on the forum marketplace, gambling and SR. It would be nice if some countries currency collapsed and people flocked to bitcoin but they are most likely to go with something traditionally safe like gold and silver.
so what have you done for bitcoin lately?
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