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April 16, 2011, 08:58:38 AM
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Hello,

I just heard of bitcoin.

Paypal is not fully supported in Cambodia. Cambodian can accept Paypal but not witdraw from it to their bank account.

So is it possible to send them some paypal amount. Then they would convert to cash using bitcoin.

But how would this cash be transfered to their account: through Wiretranfer ? Where, How ?

Thanks.
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April 16, 2011, 09:18:43 AM
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You can gladly send them bitcoins, the problem is getting them into the local currency.  Unless there is a bitcoin exchanger who will exchange for KHR they would be out of luck.  I haven't seen one, but maybe one will turn up eventually.

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April 16, 2011, 09:27:09 AM
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Just sent you a PM with, I hope, a workable proposal Smiley

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April 16, 2011, 10:22:40 AM
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Just sent you a PM with, I hope, a workable proposal Smiley

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April 12, 2014, 12:49:38 AM
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You can gladly send them bitcoins, the problem is getting them into the local currency.  Unless there is a bitcoin exchanger who will exchange for KHR they would be out of luck.  I haven't seen one, but maybe one will turn up eventually.

There is a fixed-rate exchage service for Bitcoin in Cambodia.
Here is the URL: http://bitcoincambodia.com/

It is possible to exchange BTC for USD, or back. People why live in Cambodia not need a bank account or something like that. The money will be transferred via WING, which is available in almost each city. The receiver in Cambodia need only a phone number.
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April 12, 2014, 02:04:23 AM
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April 12, 2014, 02:31:02 AM
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There is a fixed-rate exchage service for Bitcoin in Cambodia.
Here is the URL: http://bitcoincambodia.com/

Bitcoin Cambodia Current Buy Price: $405
Coin Cadence Bitcoin Exchange Price Index Buy Price: $436.47
Bitcoin Cambodia Fee = 7.77% (calculated, not disclosed on site)

That is pretty high for BTC/USD transaction!

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April 12, 2014, 02:36:47 AM
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Bitcoin Cambodia Current Buy Price: $405
Coin Cadence Bitcoin Exchange Price Index Buy Price: $436.47
Bitcoin Cambodia Fee = 7.77% (calculated, not disclosed on site)

That is pretty high for BTC/USD transaction!

If you send money with Western Union, you will be paying 10-12% as fees. And you need to manually travel to the nearest WU office, if you want to receive the money in Cambodia. This is far more cheaper and convenient.

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May 27, 2014, 06:36:23 PM
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There is a fixed-rate exchage service for Bitcoin in Cambodia.
Here is the URL: http://bitcoincambodia.com/

Bitcoin Cambodia Current Buy Price: $405
Coin Cadence Bitcoin Exchange Price Index Buy Price: $436.47
Bitcoin Cambodia Fee = 7.77% (calculated, not disclosed on site)

That is pretty high for BTC/USD transaction!

bitcoincambodia.com is cheaper when you compare it with Western Union. And Western Union is only in big cities available, but WING is everywhere. And to pickup money with WU you need a ID-card. But many people in Cambodia have no ID card.
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May 27, 2014, 08:15:06 PM
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localbitcoins maybe?

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May 27, 2014, 09:09:19 PM
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it could work.. i don't know how much integration is available in cambodia, but i do know that there are quite a few people in vietnam (ho chi minh city) who accept btc.
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May 27, 2014, 09:23:14 PM
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im sure someone in cambodia wants bitcoins
trade with them for local currency

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May 27, 2014, 09:27:26 PM
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localbitcoins maybe?

Yea, Local is worth a shot there:


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May 27, 2014, 10:58:53 PM
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May 28, 2014, 12:04:30 AM
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Most definitely. You can use Bitcoin to send money even to the moon! (pun)

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May 28, 2014, 12:05:42 AM
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I believe yes if they have a mobile phone and can download an online wallet
The question is finding an exchange to convert the bitcoins into local currency
Oh edit looks like there are services in Cambodia that's neat I learned something
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May 28, 2014, 03:55:42 AM
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And so it begins...

I like a good conspiracy every now and then.  Don't you?

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May 28, 2014, 04:39:54 AM
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And so it begins...

I like a good conspiracy every now and then.  Don't you?

i mean, adoption is taking off...people want to send to cambodia, etc.
will be happening more and more

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May 28, 2014, 04:48:01 AM
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And so it begins...

I like a good conspiracy every now and then.  Don't you?

i mean, adoption is taking off...people want to send to cambodia, etc.
will be happening more and more

Yep. I think international currency transfers are the first step toward massive adoption. Once people see how easy and low cost it is they will bypass the conventional system in favor of efficiency and lower cost.

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May 28, 2014, 12:59:34 PM
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So is it possible to send them some paypal amount. Then they would convert to cash using bitcoin.

The recipient could even receive the bitcoin with a dumb mobile phone:

https://www.37coins.com
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