Bitcoin Forum
October 22, 2017, 08:44:31 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.0.1  [Torrent]. (New!)
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: Help us decide video about which bitcoin myth we should do next! Please.  (Read 1237 times)
Bitcoin For Dummies
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 131


View Profile WWW
May 28, 2014, 06:07:48 PM
 #1

Yesterday we published our 3rd video of the series "Bitcon For Dummies". In each episode we try to explain in just few minutes a common myth or misconception about Bitcoin.
 
The first 2 got over 55 000 views in just few weeks. Which is kinda neat but now we want to figure out collectively with you which is the best myth to explain in the next one.

So, after those 3, what is actually bitcoin, how it's not really a ponzi, and what is its intrinsic value, what's the most irritating but common misconception you keep hearing about it?

Help!  Huh

Bitcoin For Dummies Channel on Youtube -> https://www.youtube.com/user/BitcoinForDummies  Shocked
1508661871
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1508661871

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1508661871
Reply with quote  #2

1508661871
Report to moderator
1508661871
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1508661871

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1508661871
Reply with quote  #2

1508661871
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
DannyHamilton
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1946



View Profile
May 28, 2014, 06:10:51 PM
 #2

It's no good anymore. It got hacked, and the value crashed to nothing. 

keithers
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1344


This is the land of wolves now & you're not a wolf


View Profile
May 28, 2014, 06:32:08 PM
 #3

You could do one showing how btc transactions are not completely anonymous...
DannyHamilton
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1946



View Profile
May 28, 2014, 06:47:23 PM
 #4

A bitcoin transaction needs 6 confirmations to be irreversible.

Bitcoin Cat
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 53

satoshidice.com satoshicircle.com satoshislot.com


View Profile WWW
May 29, 2014, 04:45:05 AM
 #5

Bitcoin is deflationary (it's actually infationary as more bitcoins are generated over time, but oh well). The point it that we've been propagandized into believing that deflation is a bad thing for the economy. But facts are far from conclusive about this over the history of economies.
Bitcoin Cat
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 53

satoshidice.com satoshicircle.com satoshislot.com


View Profile WWW
May 29, 2014, 04:55:05 AM
 #6

Some interesting topics:
*Early adopters are unfairly rewarded
*Bitcoin mining is a waste of energy and harmful for ecology
*Bitcoin violates governmental regulations
ranlo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1610



View Profile
May 29, 2014, 04:58:45 AM
 #7

Some interesting topics:
*Early adopters are unfairly rewarded
*Bitcoin mining is a waste of energy and harmful for ecology
*Bitcoin violates governmental regulations


He said myths (as in things that aren't true). The waste of energy is definitely true, and on a pretty big scale. While it's distributed, the cost and damage is still being done.


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




















Earn Devcoins by Writing
Swordsoffreedom
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 938


Trumpin it up for a bit


View Profile WWW
May 29, 2014, 05:00:29 AM
 #8

Yesterday we published our 3rd video of the series "Bitcon For Dummies". In each episode we try to explain in just few minutes a common myth or misconception about Bitcoin.
 
The first 2 got over 55 000 views in just few weeks. Which is kinda neat but now we want to figure out collectively with you which is the best myth to explain in the next one.

So, after those 3, what is actually bitcoin, how it's not really a ponzi, and what is its intrinsic value, what's the most irritating but common misconception you keep hearing about it?

Help!  Huh


I would say the History of Digital Currencies might be a neat one
Show people what Bitcoin came from and its roots and how it can potentially impact financial systems.
CryptoKilla
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 112


View Profile
May 29, 2014, 05:08:34 AM
 #9

You could make one on all of the positive things Bitcoins are used for. Because of negative publicity, for example how Bitcoins have been used for illegal activities, whether it's purchasing illegal drugs or services on Silk Road. This may cause some people to associate Bitcoin in a negative way. I believe it would be good to show just how great Bitcoin actually is as well as the positive community behind it. It would be easy to show a lot of positive things Bitcoins have been used for. Smiley

Get Free Bitcoin on Crypto Account!   24/7 CryptoCurrency Trading   ▷ Check
ranlo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1610



View Profile
May 29, 2014, 05:10:01 AM
 #10

You could make one on all of the positive things Bitcoins are used for. Because of negative publicity, for example how Bitcoins have been used for illegal activities, whether it's purchasing illegal drugs or services on Silk Road. This may cause some people to associate Bitcoin in a negative way. I believe it would be good to show just how great Bitcoin actually is as well as the positive community behind it. It would be easy to show a lot of positive things Bitcoins have been used for. Smiley

If you go with the DNM route, you can also add in that cash is notorious for being used for drugs, weapons, prostitution, etc. and yet people still use it every single day.


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




















Earn Devcoins by Writing
Phinnaeus Gage
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358


Bitcoin: An Idea Worth Spending


View Profile
May 29, 2014, 05:28:28 AM
 #11

That Brock Pierce elected to the board of TBF wasn't fixed and that's he is indeed a flaming heterosexual. Hell, go for broke and prove that Sunlot is looking out for the best interest of Mt Gox's customers that lost millions.
Bitcoin For Dummies
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 131


View Profile WWW
May 29, 2014, 06:46:07 AM
 #12

A bitcoin transaction needs 6 confirmations to be irreversible.


Actually that give me the idea that we can make one explaining how bitcoin transactions are actually instant and how double spending attacks are not the boggie man some people make them to be?

Bitcoin For Dummies Channel on Youtube -> https://www.youtube.com/user/BitcoinForDummies  Shocked
Bitcoin For Dummies
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 131


View Profile WWW
May 29, 2014, 06:46:55 AM
 #13

That Brock Pierce elected to the board of TBF wasn't fixed and that's he is indeed a flaming heterosexual. Hell, go for broke and prove that Sunlot is looking out for the best interest of Mt Gox's customers that lost millions.

We are not doing drama episodes, sorry

Bitcoin For Dummies Channel on Youtube -> https://www.youtube.com/user/BitcoinForDummies  Shocked
ranlo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1610



View Profile
May 29, 2014, 06:48:44 AM
 #14

A bitcoin transaction needs 6 confirmations to be irreversible.


Actually that give me the idea that we can make one explaining how bitcoin transactions are actually instant and how double spending attacks are not the boggie man some people make them to be?

This is a good idea. It needs to tie in to hash rate as well (because it's the massive amount of power behind hashing right now that makes the 51% attack improbable).


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




















Earn Devcoins by Writing
Bitcoin For Dummies
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 131


View Profile WWW
May 31, 2014, 11:53:08 AM
 #15

A bitcoin transaction needs 6 confirmations to be irreversible.


Actually that give me the idea that we can make one explaining how bitcoin transactions are actually instant and how double spending attacks are not the boggie man some people make them to be?

This is a good idea. It needs to tie in to hash rate as well (because it's the massive amount of power behind hashing right now that makes the 51% attack improbable).

if there aren't better suggestions we are doing that next?

Bitcoin For Dummies Channel on Youtube -> https://www.youtube.com/user/BitcoinForDummies  Shocked
Swordsoffreedom
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 938


Trumpin it up for a bit


View Profile WWW
May 31, 2014, 10:55:00 PM
 #16

Well you guys could try more technical things like second level protocols for dummies or sidechains for dummies
Break it down so people are able to understand what they are and clear any misconceptions before they arise
Talk about Ethererum, Mastercoin, Maidcoin, Sidechains Blockchain compression etc.
BitCoinDream
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1232

The revolution will be digital


View Profile
May 31, 2014, 11:03:44 PM
 #17

Myth: Two persons may end up creating the same bitcoin address.

Needs to be busted...

Beliathon
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 784


https://youtu.be/PZm8TTLR2NU


View Profile WWW
June 01, 2014, 05:05:10 AM
 #18

"Investing in bitcoin is a gamble" (spoiler: it's not, there is no risk. The only risk is holding soon-to-be-worthless fiat money)
"Bitcoin is like a stock / similar to stock market"

I'd also like to see someone explore the possibilities of a post-capitalist future economy, and cryptocurrency's place in that economy. Meaning publicly shared "private keys". Err, public keys!


Remember Aaron Swartz, a 26 year old computer scientist who died defending the free flow of information.
grahvity
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 147



View Profile WWW
June 01, 2014, 06:25:49 AM
 #19

Ooh, Ooh! I have a good one that would help with merchants thinking about accepting Bitcoin payments but are concerned about the volatility.

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Myths#Shopkeepers_can.27t_seriously_set_prices_in_bitcoins_because_of_the_volatile_exchange_rate

Thanks for producing these!

COINIGYProfessional Tools For Cryptocurrency Traders ◾️ The Rational Investor’s School For Trader Development
Bitcoin For Dummies
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 131


View Profile WWW
June 01, 2014, 09:38:30 AM
 #20

Well you guys could try more technical things like second level protocols for dummies or sidechains for dummies
Break it down so people are able to understand what they are and clear any misconceptions before they arise
Talk about Ethererum, Mastercoin, Maidcoin, Sidechains Blockchain compression etc.

This series is targeted for the mainstream and Bitcoin. You have to keep your focus, right?

Bitcoin For Dummies Channel on Youtube -> https://www.youtube.com/user/BitcoinForDummies  Shocked
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!