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June 09, 2014, 05:53:11 AM
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So I usually get pretty excited whenever I hear about people (non-nerds and non-tech savvy) discussing bitcoins. However, today I overhead two physicians talking about buying $300,000 worth of bitcoins in order to protect themselves from the devaluation of the USD. Now I know that $300,000 isn't really THAT much in terms of the bitcoin marketcap, but more importantly is that we may have some of the educated people of the USA start buying bitcoins soon. The mere fact they 1) knew of bitcoin and 2) are considering dumping a large amount of their fiat into it, is a REALLY good sign.

I remember 2 years ago I did not hear a single person in the public discussing bitcoins. 6-8 months ago I began hearing very few people discuss it in passing, usually only in regards to it's recent price increases, and now I'm hearing people discuss bitcoins on a 1-2x per week basis.

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June 09, 2014, 05:55:15 AM
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So I usually get pretty excited whenever I hear about people (non-nerds and non-tech savvy) discussing bitcoins. However, today I overhead two physicians talking about buying $300,000 worth of bitcoins in order to protect themselves from the devaluation of the USD. Now I know that $300,000 isn't really THAT much in terms of the bitcoin marketcap, but more importantly is that we may have some of the educated people of the USA start buying bitcoins soon. The mere fact they 1) knew of bitcoin and 2) are considering dumping a large amount of their fiat into it, is a REALLY good sign.

I remember 2 years ago I did not hear a single person in the public discussing bitcoins. 6-8 months ago I began hearing very few people discuss it in passing, usually only in regards to it's recent price increases, and now I'm hearing people discuss bitcoins on a 1-2x per week basis.

Mass Bitcoin adoption is coming....I hope you're all ready for it Cheesy

My father in law actually asked me about bit coin on our last visit. He won't even use a smart phone so that in itself is kind of miraculous.

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June 09, 2014, 06:06:04 AM
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Viva la revolution!
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June 09, 2014, 06:12:24 AM
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I have brought it up around folks I wouldn't suspect to have a clue about and to my surprise they have absolutely heard of it.  I still must explain it but it's nice to see people becoming aware of what it is and somewhat open-minded.
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June 09, 2014, 06:20:47 AM
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With the recent good news about Dish adoption, Apple accepting btc in their apps, ebay CEO interview, Bitcoin is going mainstream so more and more people is speaking about it.

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June 09, 2014, 07:44:30 AM
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Right now, the majority of the general public (not only in the US, but also in other nations) is having a bad opinion about Bitcoin. It is due to the unrelenting media war being waged against the crypto-currency. But if we could spread the information about various advantages of Bitcoin, then I am sure that the popular opinion will change dramatically.

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June 09, 2014, 08:09:29 AM
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Bitcoin is starting to become a household word. I sometimes ask around people if they ever heard of Bitcoin, just a year ago.. most of the people I asked haven't heard of it. Now.. most of them have a tiny notion about it, that "it has something to do with the Internet, and money".
We're on the right track Smiley.

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June 09, 2014, 04:24:17 PM
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Right now, the majority of the general public (not only in the US, but also in other nations) is having a bad opinion about Bitcoin. It is due to the unrelenting media war being waged against the crypto-currency. But if we could spread the information about various advantages of Bitcoin, then I am sure that the popular opinion will change dramatically.
QFT, but it doesn't really matter. We're looking at 3-5 years for massive global adoption no matter what lies the media spreads.

Bitcoin is really shaking things up. The inevitable is coming.

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June 09, 2014, 04:27:45 PM
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Right now, the majority of the general public (not only in the US, but also in other nations) is having a bad opinion about Bitcoin. It is due to the unrelenting media war being waged against the crypto-currency. But if we could spread the information about various advantages of Bitcoin, then I am sure that the popular opinion will change dramatically.
QFT, but it doesn't really matter. We're looking at 3-5 years for massive global adoption no matter what lies the media spreads.

Bitcoin is really shaking things up. The inevitable is coming.
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June 09, 2014, 04:30:50 PM
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Bitcoin is starting to become a household word. I sometimes ask around people if they ever heard of Bitcoin, just a year ago.. most of the people I asked haven't heard of it. Now.. most of them have a tiny notion about it, that "it has something to do with the Internet, and money".
We're on the right track Smiley.
Yup.  I no longer have to ask 'have you heard about bitcoin?' before starting a conversation about it anymore Smiley


 
 
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June 09, 2014, 06:37:06 PM
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Bitcoin is starting to become a household word. I sometimes ask around people if they ever heard of Bitcoin, just a year ago.. most of the people I asked haven't heard of it. Now.. most of them have a tiny notion about it, that "it has something to do with the Internet, and money".
We're on the right track Smiley.
Yup.  I no longer have to ask 'have you heard about bitcoin?' before starting a conversation about it anymore Smiley

Right. Now I just open up with the standard "Have you heard the good news?"

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June 09, 2014, 09:53:57 PM
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How long until churches are accepting Bitcoin? I imagine that there is one that is already doing so. The wallet is always open then -_-

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June 09, 2014, 10:33:18 PM
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Seems as though not only is public awareness of bitcoin increasing but so is the overall favorable opinion.  The fact that it's managed to stick around despite all the cut-and-run plays seems to be shifting overall public opinion.

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June 09, 2014, 10:48:30 PM
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Seems as though not only is public awareness of bitcoin increasing but so is the overall favorable opinion.  The fact that it's managed to stick around despite all the cut-and-run plays seems to be shifting overall public opinion.

Imagine how we would be doing without all the scams and fraud.

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June 09, 2014, 11:00:07 PM
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Bitcoin?

Yah.

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June 09, 2014, 11:18:30 PM
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I've been mentioning Bitcoin to my friends and a few strangers and been having a few people get back to me after a few months asking for more information on how to get them, or to try and get a few free bitcoins here and there example the free 10 dollars students get for registering with coinbase a while back.
So it's kind of neat to see it growing
http://blog.coinbase.com/post/85758038492/10-of-free-bitcoin-for-college-students
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June 09, 2014, 11:22:51 PM
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I've been mentioning Bitcoin to my friends and a few strangers and been having a few people get back to me after a few months asking for more information on how to get them, or to try and get a few free bitcoins here and there example the free 10 dollars students get for registering with coinbase a while back.
So it's kind of neat to see it growing
http://blog.coinbase.com/post/85758038492/10-of-free-bitcoin-for-college-students

I have been mentioning it to small businesses that I frequent. The responses are generally positive and one of them even asked for the web address for one of the merchant processors. A low key approach works best.

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June 09, 2014, 11:32:41 PM
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I asked my maid service if she'd take it and she said she doesn't take foreign currency.  Smiley

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I asked my maid service if she'd take it and she said she doesn't take foreign currency.  Smiley

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Too bad I know of at least one maid service that takes Bitcoin and thats mangomaids not sure who else does
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June 10, 2014, 02:22:10 AM
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If we add to some list, I will keep voting, let's wait.

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