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January 25, 2012, 04:09:11 AM
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Hell yes, this looks awesome! Too bad it probably won't hit my tiny central Ohio B&N. Also, too bad B&N won't take my Bitcoins Tongue

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January 25, 2012, 04:19:30 AM
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Awesome.  If I see it at B&N in mpls I'll buy 10 copies.

You should print a special edition version with the entire block chain to the date of printing (very small type) as a free speech printed press version establishing the authority of the btc chain via printed free speech as promised by the constitution.

I would buy 100 copies of that.  The edition should have as it's preamble the right to free press.
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January 25, 2012, 04:29:09 AM
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Awesome.  If I see it at B&N in mpls I'll buy 10 copies.

You should print a special edition version with the entire block chain to the date of printing (very small type) as a free speech printed press version establishing the authority of the btc chain via printed free speech as promised by the constitution.

I would buy 100 copies of that.  The edition should have as it's preamble the right to free press.

A colleague of mine likes your post but says that the genesis block alone might be enough to suffice.

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January 25, 2012, 04:29:50 AM
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...We're already in contact with Barnes and Nobles ...

They'll like you better if you refer to them as Barnes & Noble.

You're right, my mistake. 7 years in Korea and I'm no longer brainwashed to remember every corporate name perfectly LOL.


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January 25, 2012, 04:59:52 AM
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WOO

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January 25, 2012, 05:02:06 AM
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For fun you should put a private key in every edition.  A phrase or sentence that has like 10BTC on it.  First one to discover it gets the prize.
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January 25, 2012, 05:07:33 AM
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For fun you should put a private key in every edition.  A phrase or sentence that has like 10BTC on it.  First one to discover it gets the prize.

You're a genius. I'll see what we can do.


EDIT: What's the easiest way in the Bitcoin world to import a private key for a newbie?


EDIT 2: Turns out someone was already planning on a similar surprise game in the magazine. I guess I'm not allowed to talk about it here anymore for that reason. I will say that the first issue is going to have a whole mess of Easter eggs.

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January 25, 2012, 05:09:42 AM
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For fun you should put a private key in every edition.  A phrase or sentence that has like 10BTC on it.  First one to discover it gets the prize.

Would be cool to see this

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January 25, 2012, 05:10:09 AM
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For fun you should put a private key in every edition.  A phrase or sentence that has like 10BTC on it.  First one to discover it gets the prize.
A phrase somewhere that hashes to a private key.  Good idea.

BTC: 1CDCLDBHbAzHyYUkk1wYHPYmrtDZNhk8zf
LTC: LMS7SqZJnqzxo76iDSEua33WCyYZdjaQoE
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January 25, 2012, 05:10:29 AM
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EDIT 2: Turns out someone was already planning on a similar surprise game in the magazine. I guess I'm not allowed to talk about it here anymore for that reason. I will say that the first issue is going to have a whole mess of Easter eggs.

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January 25, 2012, 05:14:06 AM
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Im buying 2 of the first issue so one I will collect like the first issue of the batman comic lol.


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January 25, 2012, 05:42:58 AM
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EDIT: What's the easiest way in the Bitcoin world to import a private key for a newbie?

my opinion:

https://blockchain.info/wallet/

You guys have really come up with somethin'
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January 25, 2012, 05:52:02 AM
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EDIT: What's the easiest way in the Bitcoin world to import a private key for a newbie?

my opinion:

https://blockchain.info/wallet/
mtgox and strongcoin are two other options.

BTC: 1CDCLDBHbAzHyYUkk1wYHPYmrtDZNhk8zf
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January 25, 2012, 06:10:58 AM
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For fun you should put a private key in every edition.  A phrase or sentence that has like 10BTC on it.  First one to discover it gets the prize.

You're a genius. I'll see what we can do.

EDIT: What's the easiest way in the Bitcoin world to import a private key for a newbie?

EDIT 2: Turns out someone was already planning on a similar surprise game in the magazine. I guess I'm not allowed to talk about it here anymore for that reason. I will say that the first issue is going to have a whole mess of Easter eggs.

This: http://www.country-magazine.com/Misc_pages/needle.asp

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REGULAR READERS of Country magazine look forward to the Needle in the Haystack hunt. In each issue, we hide a small illustration of a needle. Those who find it qualify for a drawing to win a prize.
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January 25, 2012, 06:40:28 AM
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Matthew, if your magazine content is as rude and arrogant as your forum posts this should drive the publics opinion of bitcoin right into the ground.

However, at first glance it looks well put together.. I'll be buying the first issue to check it out. Hopefully it's a success for you and the bitcoin project.
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January 25, 2012, 07:06:17 AM
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After processing 117 124 issue orders through e-mail, I decided to just start using Bit-Pay until I get our own backend up and running.

Subscribers can now just click the "Bitcoin Order Now" button corresponding to their choice and streamline the process much easier.

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January 25, 2012, 07:07:18 AM
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Matthew, if your magazine content is as rude and arrogant as your forum posts this should drive the publics opinion of bitcoin right into the ground.

However, at first glance it looks well put together.. I'll be buying the first issue to check it out. Hopefully it's a success for you and the bitcoin project.

I do know how to troll, that's true. This magazine is serious business though. There is a clear difference in my mind between the two. If you can tell, there were a few 'easter eggs' in the 3rd page alone. That kind of thing will always exist so long as I have anything to say about it. Life should be fun. Thank you for giving it a chance just the same and judging the project on its merits and not by its producer.

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January 25, 2012, 07:17:32 AM
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Amazing cover art! Anything with Anonymous on it is sure to attract attention. I think you will do very well with this.
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January 25, 2012, 07:32:21 AM
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This is awesome!

The easter-egg idea is inspired as well.

Unfortunately, the easter-egg idea, while great from a promotional standpoint, doesn't put bitcoins into the hands of very many people.

I think the best way to convince people of the power of bitcoin is to let them play with it, like the old bitcoin faucet did.  The bitcoin faucet failed primarily because it was too easy for jerks to automate requests for bitcoins and suck the faucet dry.  But, if you are actually charging people money for a product, and give them a small amount of BTC as an added bonus, you shouldn't have to worry too much about chargebacks.  You can make the monetary value of the BTC to be small enough that it wouldn't be worth the hassle of actually ordering a subscription just to grab the bitcoins. Rather, their only real worth would be the entertainment value of trying out something new and different.

As such, I think it would be really cool if every magazine subscription was associated with a unique private key from which a person could claim a small amount of bitcoins, say ฿0.01 every month.  For example, you could generate a private key from the subsciber's name and address.  Or, you could print a QR code with a private key on the address label.  Alternately, you might find it easier to have them log into the magazine's website with their subscription ID, and have the site send them some BTC directly.
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January 25, 2012, 07:38:07 AM
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This is awesome!

The easter-egg idea is inspired as well.

Unfortunately, the easter-egg idea, while great from a promotional standpoint, doesn't put bitcoins into the hands of very many people.

I think the best way to convince people of the power of bitcoin is to let them play with it, like the old bitcoin faucet did.  The bitcoin faucet failed primarily because it was too easy for jerks to automate requests for bitcoins and suck the faucet dry.  But, if you are actually charging people money for a product, and give them a small amount of BTC as an added bonus, you shouldn't have to worry too much about chargebacks.  You can make the monetary value of the BTC to be small enough that it wouldn't be worth the hassle of actually ordering a subscription just to grab the bitcoins. Rather, their only real worth would be the entertainment value of trying out something new and different.

As such, I think it would be really cool if every magazine subscription was associated with a unique private key from which a person could claim a small amount of bitcoins, say ฿0.01 every month.  For example, you could generate a private key from the subsciber's name and address.  Or, you could print a QR code with a private key on the address label.  Alternately, you might find it easier to have them log into the magazine's website with their subscription ID, and have the site send them some BTC directly.


It is a good idea. One of our colleagues has already recommended something similar-- wrapping the magazines in plastic, placing a small bitcoin code sticker on the inside and having that be a small bitcoin reward. I believe this kind of bonus should be considered mandatory to a cryptocurrency magazine. The real problem then lies in our pricing. We have just sold over 100 issues at $6. If adding the plastics, the stickers, etc, raises the price to $7 per issue, would that still be worth it to those 100 readers? How about the other 1,900 we are marketing to?

I'm all ears to ideas, and I pride myself on being a solution maker-- but this one is a no-go for February in the least. I look forward to the day when we have 50,000+ issues being sold regularly and the cost of doing so is so low that we can give away anything we like.

Help us get there!

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