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April 24, 2011, 11:59:30 PM
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For Bitcoin to go mainstream we need to be able to buy stuff with it in our local city. Stores need to start popping up that take Bitcoins as payment. I think there is a demand for it but no supply. Chicken-egg-problem. I think part of the solution is making stores aware that there is people in their city that are looking to buy things with Bitcoins.

To demonstrate this demand perhaps a website should be made. Perhaps - buyerswithbitcoins.com or something

This website
-allows people to create accounts with their location(s) filled in along with email address
-the user then creates a bunch of tags of what they want to spend Bitcoins on the most
-the website then creates a map of all the cities along with how many people live there and what they want to spend Bitcoins on (no names just total number, and tag frequency)
-if MANY fill it out it will motivate some shops to try it
-if a store does want to try it, they tell the website who then emails all the people in that city
-store performs the experiment with success as all the people are advised they are trying it
-store tells media of success
-Bitcoin takes over the world!

Some of the early adopters could be:
-coffee shops
-internet cafes
-tech/comp stores

Good idea?


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April 25, 2011, 12:26:56 AM
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I think the internet should be on the internet. Thus, keeping BitCoins online would be better. Involving it into real world stores would require a lot more security. You may already know, but stealing a BitCoin Wallet and using it at the local store would be very easy. It would also require a lot of shops to have internet access, computer, and the client. I don't know about you, but I believe shops will not go for this as it is not a demand by people. I think BitCoins should try and get into the media, in order to get some real popularity.
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February 25, 2012, 07:22:06 PM
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That does seem like a good idea of how to alert stores to this demand.

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