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May 02, 2014, 09:36:27 PM
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MIT is giving 4500 undergrads $100 in BTC this Fall. What will happen to the price?

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May 02, 2014, 10:05:06 PM
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students themselves wont be putting their own fiat into bitcoin. the reason: because they're students and cant afford it.

what will happen is you will see alot more apps on itunes and google play that are bitcoin enabled. you will see lots of shopping cart extensions, payroll software and other financial gadgets,widgets and apps. all bitcoin enabled for everyone to use.

well thats the short-medium term things to see.. as for the long term you will see the students graduate and start their own businesses, thus bringing a new-wave of bitcoin related businesses.

.............. or, they will just cash out bitcoin for fiat and buy pizza and beer

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May 03, 2014, 12:18:54 AM
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students themselves wont be putting their own fiat into bitcoin. the reason: because they're students and cant afford it.

what will happen is you will see alot more apps on itunes and google play that are bitcoin enabled. you will see lots of shopping cart extensions, payroll software and other financial gadgets,widgets and apps. all bitcoin enabled for everyone to use.

well thats the short-medium term things to see.. as for the long term you will see the students graduate and start their own businesses, thus bringing a new-wave of bitcoin related businesses.

.............. or, they will just cash out bitcoin for fiat and buy pizza and beer

more places accepting BTC = higher liquidity = BTC has higher value

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May 03, 2014, 04:01:52 AM
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It will not bring a spike on price... rather it will further push down the exchange rate. 90% of the students will immediately convert the coins to fiat, using either localbitcoins.com or some other exchange.

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May 03, 2014, 04:05:34 AM
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doesnt matter, adoption will grow

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May 03, 2014, 04:14:52 AM
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It will not bring a spike on price... rather it will further push down the exchange rate. 90% of the students will immediately convert the coins to fiat, using either localbitcoins.com or some other exchange.

even if all the students cashed out in 1 day on the major exchanges that people use for pricing bitcoin, 1000 coins wont make a dent.. if they cashed out through local bitcoins it definetly wont make a dent. and if they cashed out at different times using localbitcoins, foodler, overstock.com, and many other vendors. it will most definetly not even leave a scratch.

1000 bitcoins is nothing, when you look at the big picture of exchange volume each day. but the potential those 1000 coins can bring to students as part of MIT projects and USING bitcoin. can be astronomical.

you just need to realise that if atleast 20,000 businesses have entered the bitcoin ecosystem before even receiving a bitcoin. then imagine the tools, programs, mobile apps and other usful stuff smart people can come up with while using it.

now with all that said MIT could have saved alot of money by just offering the students coins from the testnet.

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May 03, 2014, 12:53:40 PM
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students themselves wont be putting their own fiat into bitcoin. the reason: because they're students and cant afford it.

what will happen is you will see alot more apps on itunes and google play that are bitcoin enabled. you will see lots of shopping cart extensions, payroll software and other financial gadgets,widgets and apps. all bitcoin enabled for everyone to use.

well thats the short-medium term things to see.. as for the long term you will see the students graduate and start their own businesses, thus bringing a new-wave of bitcoin related businesses.

.............. or, they will just cash out bitcoin for fiat and buy pizza and beer

More use by more people is good and should bring a good result. Apple has prohibited Bitcoin apps in the past. They would certainly give BTC a boost if they change their mind. Some of those MIT students are smarter than to just cash it out for beer.
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May 03, 2014, 12:57:31 PM
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even if all the students cashed out in 1 day on the major exchanges that people use for pricing bitcoin, 1000 coins wont make a dent.. if they cashed out through local bitcoins it definetly wont make a dent. and if they cashed out at different times using localbitcoins, foodler, overstock.com, and many other vendors. it will most definetly not even leave a scratch.

1000 bitcoins is nothing, when you look at the big picture of exchange volume each day. but the potential those 1000 coins can bring to students as part of MIT projects and USING bitcoin. can be astronomical.

you just need to realise that if atleast 20,000 businesses have entered the bitcoin ecosystem before even receiving a bitcoin. then imagine the tools, programs, mobile apps and other usful stuff smart people can come up with while using it.

now with all that said MIT could have saved alot of money by just offering the students coins from the testnet.

So... the long term will be beneficial. I agree that coming up with "useful stuff" (the innovation) will be what truly makes BTC useful.
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May 03, 2014, 01:13:58 PM
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MIT is giving 4500 undergrads $100 in BTC this Fall. What will happen to the price?

I don't think there will be any affect on short-term price.
It could bring us some new merchants, new developers and new projects later though, which will be beneficial to bitcoin. Smiley

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May 03, 2014, 01:40:52 PM
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I don't know what will happen, but over the long run it may convince other Universities to do the same, and thus the price will eventually rise as the demand by "higher-ups" increases for experiments such as these. I honestly is anyone's guess, but I think that it may only increase in the long run.














 

 

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May 04, 2014, 03:26:37 AM
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I don't know what will happen, but over the long run it may convince other Universities to do the same, and thus the price will eventually rise as the demand by "higher-ups" increases for experiments such as these. I honestly is anyone's guess, but I think that it may only increase in the long run.

I agree it will rise. I did not want to be making predictions at the start of the thread. Plus, the reward halving again in 2016 will surely make it rise even more.
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May 04, 2014, 04:59:34 AM
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The project is also getting local businesses to accept BTC.
Who cares about a (temporary) "spike in price", this exciting experiment is part of the massive long-term uptrend.  Smiley

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May 04, 2014, 07:06:29 AM
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As academic research .. would be nice if each student keep tracking in a database and report what they did with the coins .. could be a nice statistical data sample... just a opinion Wink

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May 04, 2014, 09:45:21 AM
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MIT is giving 4500 undergrads $100 in BTC this Fall. What will happen to the price?

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Not sure... but when some MIT students will dropout to build their dream around bitcoin, price will definitely surge.

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May 04, 2014, 10:35:23 AM
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Have to say if MIT students aren't already commonly using Bitcoin, it doesn't a great deal positive for Bitcoin.  What does anyone expect them to create that they couldn't already do so using a few 0.01 bitcoins themselves (or mine, or an altcoin)?  Only experiment i see from this is how quickly they will sell them or use them to otherwise buy something, expect Overstock to report a spike in Bitcoin sales.
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May 04, 2014, 10:03:01 PM
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Does it look like it is? The only thing that will make the value of BTC go up is when you go out there and spend your BTC and buy more of it.
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May 04, 2014, 10:14:50 PM
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This is great, student load money will get doubled in Bitcoin market in weeks  Grin
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May 04, 2014, 10:18:15 PM
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spike?? where? in witch MONITOR Huh

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May 04, 2014, 10:43:39 PM
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The only thing that will happen, there will be more stoned nerds shortly after that.

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May 04, 2014, 10:44:00 PM
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The project is also getting local businesses to accept BTC.
Who cares about a (temporary) "spike in price", this exciting experiment is part of the massive long-term uptrend.  Smiley

Traders care about those temporary spikes. That is how they make money. The spikes and ebbs of the BTC price can be taken care of. This year has been nothing but "ebb" so far.
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