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October 26, 2011, 01:29:34 PM
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are there any zimbabwean bitcoiners on this forum?

if so, what currency are you mainly dealing with day-to-day?

i'd be interested in doing some bitcoin trading.
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October 26, 2011, 01:44:38 PM
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Join Zimbabwe's Song: http://vimeo.com/1162176

What a beautiful country!


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October 26, 2011, 04:44:52 PM
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If you pray Zimbabwean to save bitcoin, then nobody can save bitcoin from this drop of price.
bitcoin depends on the people who are smart and have excess money.
Zimbabwean people is poor. they cannot do anything good for bitcoin.

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October 26, 2011, 07:19:23 PM
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@payb.tc: I really doubt you will find any people from Zimbabwe on these forums as freedom (especially the freedom to use any media you want to inform yourself) isn't such a big fashion in Bobby's country.

@Bruno: Indeed, the country is beautiful but unfortunately there is nothing which is more ugly than the politics of Zimbabwe.

@HorseRider: I hope you were joking because if you weren't, your post would definitely be in my personal top 10 nonsense list.

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October 27, 2011, 12:30:32 AM
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@payb.tc: I really doubt you will find any people from Zimbabwe on these forums as freedom (especially the freedom to use any media you want to inform yourself) isn't such a big fashion in Bobby's country.

thanks for the info. my OP was serious by the way, Horsefu HorseRider.

i'm still curious what currency is most common there, not for someone dirt poor, but for someone who could afford to spend say $200 on the net but lacks the direct means to do so (no credit card, no bank acc, etc).
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October 27, 2011, 04:09:01 AM
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my OP was serious by the way, Horsefu HorseRider.

That was the most perfect response, to HorseRiders moronic comment.

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October 27, 2011, 04:33:30 AM
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Maybe you should learn how to use google to find out some basic truth. Zimbabwean people is very poor. Most of them are in very urgent trouble right now. They won't use bitcoin.

http://www.indexmundi.com/g/g.aspx?c=zi&v=67

So, stupid payb.tc, you can be sure now that you can find no one do bitcoin trading from Zimbabwean.


Bitcoin is for the people who have extra fiat money to invest or save or try something creative. If you were not sure about where you can feed yourself tomorrow, you of course will not spend any of your time on such new, uncertain and niche virtual currencies. Buy some bitcoin with the last 50 bucks in your pocket which might be spend on some food? you're kidding me...

Someone asked on this forum that why Occupying Wall Street movement does not embrace bitcoin now. I think the reason is very simple: most of the people do not have extra money to have bitcoin. I'm not in America but from what I get from the internet, some people were forced to leave their houses and live on the street, because they cannot pay the mortgage they take on when the house price is bubble. They now live in tents. Sometimes they cannot have money to buy food.

If you don't give them some bitcoin, they won't buy bitcoin, because they need buy food.

Oh wait, even if you're generous enough to give them some free bitcoin, but they're now living in the tent and worry about the food, I guess they don't have a lap-top or smart cell-phone...





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October 27, 2011, 05:23:14 AM
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Wikipedia:

Currencies such as the South African rand, Botswana pula, pound sterling, euro, and the United States dollar are now used for all transactions in Zimbabwe; the policy of the government of Zimbabwe has insisted that any attempts to reintroduce Zimbabwean currency should be considered only if industrial output improves.

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October 27, 2011, 05:40:27 AM
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Most of them are in very urgent trouble right now. They won't use bitcoin.

'most' is completely irrelevant to my purpose. because i know that not ALL zw are poor.

i know for a fact that many are interested in purchasing X merchandise from Y website, yet are having trouble with it simply because of payment issues.

if i can help these people get their hands on some bitcoins, that will resolve the current brickwall they're up against.
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October 27, 2011, 05:50:19 AM
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i know for a fact that many are interested in purchasing X merchandise from Y website, yet are having trouble with it simply because of payment issues.

I imagine this is a particularly big issue in Nigeria also.

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October 27, 2011, 05:58:13 AM
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i know for a fact that many are interested in purchasing X merchandise from Y website, yet are having trouble with it simply because of payment issues.

I imagine this is a particularly big issue in Nigeria also.

yeah definitely, all over africa. official banking regulations are very strict. eg i think in some countries you're not allowed to send more than $5,000 or so offshore per YEAR.

that includes buying from amazon or whatever.
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October 27, 2011, 02:36:28 PM
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A documentary I watched showed that many Zimbabweans are using gold as their currency. Trading in small bits of gold, weighed in the market. The people go into these holes and dig for gold to survive.

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