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June 26, 2014, 01:40:26 PM
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http://www.coindesk.com/western-union-open-bitcoin-regulated-currency/

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“That’s the issue with bitcoin. We are a very regulated industry. If bitcoin is regulated and the customer wants that, I mean, why not? [...]

I am not sure bitcoin is a currency. Bitcoin is a system. It is not used as a currency, it is defined as an asset. When the reserve bank issues bitcoin and when it is regulated we would be more than happy.”

So basically...Western Union is whining because they have to follow regulations and want their competition, Bitcoin, regulated too.


Guess what Western Union? You are old news.

A Bitcoin ATM next to every Western Union in the world would make them obsolete.

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June 26, 2014, 01:42:31 PM
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http://www.coindesk.com/western-union-open-bitcoin-regulated-currency/

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“That’s the issue with bitcoin. We are a very regulated industry. If bitcoin is regulated and the customer wants that, I mean, why not? [...]

I am not sure bitcoin is a currency. Bitcoin is a system. It is not used as a currency, it is defined as an asset. When the reserve bank issues bitcoin and when it is regulated we would be more than happy.”

So basically...Western Union is whining because they have to follow regulations and want their competition, Bitcoin, regulated too.


Guess what Western Union? You are old news.

A Bitcoin ATM next to every Western Union in the world would make them obsolete.
To be honest if we could get banks to adopt bitcoins and keep them safe it would make a BOOM of the bitcoin market, we need not to be so ANTI bank right now (now i know i dislike them to) but the banks also need to be less Anti bitcoin and adapt and use them.

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June 26, 2014, 01:44:06 PM
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The central bank "issuing" BTC would kill the entire idea.. and probably the value as it would be so raped at that point.
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June 26, 2014, 01:45:11 PM
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http://www.coindesk.com/western-union-open-bitcoin-regulated-currency/

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“That’s the issue with bitcoin. We are a very regulated industry. If bitcoin is regulated and the customer wants that, I mean, why not? [...]

I am not sure bitcoin is a currency. Bitcoin is a system. It is not used as a currency, it is defined as an asset. When the reserve bank issues bitcoin and when it is regulated we would be more than happy.”

So basically...Western Union is whining because they have to follow regulations and want their competition, Bitcoin, regulated too.


Guess what Western Union? You are old news.

A Bitcoin ATM next to every Western Union in the world would make them obsolete.
To be honest if we could get banks to adopt bitcoins and keep them safe it would make a BOOM of the bitcoin market, we need not to be so ANTI bank right now (now i know i dislike them to) but the banks also need to be less Anti bitcoin and adapt and use them.

So much no.. just so much No. 

Do you even money bro?  Why in the Fuck of fucks would you want a central bank to print bitcoin into the trillion billion trillions?
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June 26, 2014, 01:48:30 PM
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Once upon a time internet came to kill the world of publishing. Rather than denying, those publishing houses embraced it, are now titan. Those who denied are now extinct.

Bitcoin is a protocol, just like SMTP. Anyone can embrace it and the businesses, who can see future, will do it as fast as possible. Banks/WU all will accept it at some point of time. Faster they do, better for their survival Smiley

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June 26, 2014, 05:43:44 PM
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Has anybody who has a job ever used WU ?
or anybody who is not the son of the king of Nigeria ?

The WU tellers are everywhere, I don't think I have heard of anyone I know ever using one.

and LOL at the banks using bitcoin, for us, suggestion. Why not just change its name to fiat and  get rid of the annoying blockchain while you are at it.
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June 26, 2014, 05:44:26 PM
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http://www.coindesk.com/western-union-open-bitcoin-regulated-currency/

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“That’s the issue with bitcoin. We are a very regulated industry. If bitcoin is regulated and the customer wants that, I mean, why not? [...]

I am not sure bitcoin is a currency. Bitcoin is a system. It is not used as a currency, it is defined as an asset. When the reserve bank issues bitcoin and when it is regulated we would be more than happy.”

So basically...Western Union is whining because they have to follow regulations and want their competition, Bitcoin, regulated too.


Guess what Western Union? You are old news.

A Bitcoin ATM next to every Western Union in the world would make them obsolete.
To be honest if we could get banks to adopt bitcoins and keep them safe it would make a BOOM of the bitcoin market, we need not to be so ANTI bank right now (now i know i dislike them to) but the banks also need to be less Anti bitcoin and adapt and use them.

So much no.. just so much No. 

Do you even money bro?  Why in the Fuck of fucks would you want a central bank to print bitcoin into the trillion billion trillions?
Did you read what i said, in no point did i say i want a central bank to print bitcoin or regulate it, i said adopt it and keep them safe (safety deposit style) so why don't you read.

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June 26, 2014, 06:03:21 PM
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Bitcoin will be regulated or at least the businesses that pop up around it will be so they have nothing to worry about. If they were smart they would be looking at how to work with Bitcoin because there's always going to be places where people need to easily exchange Bitcoin for cash like in the remittance market and they can take their cut that way, but I'm sure there'll be many other alternatives that will better accommodate for this.

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June 26, 2014, 06:55:53 PM
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bitcoins does not need to be regulated.. western union can just use the fiat policy of regulation

EG getting customer names, addresses, etc.. and continue 'as if' it was regulated, but just not needing to pay the fee's

afterall western union already has fiat licences. they have insurance policies.. they know who to report suspicious transactions to... so what practical real world extra feature would a bitcoin regulation bring.... answer: none..

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your at a crossroads, there are 2 directions you can go. you know the highway code, you know when its safe to cross. you already have life insurance.. but you wont go down the new road because you think you need to wear new shoes to access it..

my reply "use your knowledge of the rules you already know. and just walk forward"

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June 26, 2014, 06:59:19 PM
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I don't see any advantage to them in incorporating it. It is the biggest threat to their business model. Why would anyone send bit coin via western union when for .0001 they can send it anywhere and at a much faster speed?  

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June 26, 2014, 07:05:45 PM
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I don't see any advantage to them in incorporating it. It is the biggest threat to their business model. Why would anyone send bit coin via western union when for .0001 they can send it anywhere and at a much faster speed?  

because western union could become the new version of banking. and remove the old grotty system, making western union expand more then it can imagine. whilst offering customers a more secure and faster way to move funds without customers needing to personally download blockchains and have internet connections (same reason ATM's have a purpose, even though there are localbitcoin websites).

.. or western union can simply be scared, not evolve and just die a slow death

by western union moving over to blockchain value transmitting. thy could easily save money by sacking atleast half their IT support teams around the world, 75% of their IT security staff, 75% of their accountants, and reduce their servers down from a warehouse size, down to a small office size

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June 26, 2014, 07:26:10 PM
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I don't see any advantage to them in incorporating it. It is the biggest threat to their business model. Why would anyone send bit coin via western union when for .0001 they can send it anywhere and at a much faster speed?  

because western union could become the new version of banking. and remove the old grotty system, making western union expand more then it can imagine. whilst offering customers a more secure and faster way to move funds without customers needing to personally download blockchains and have internet connections (same reason ATM's have a purpose, even though there are localbitcoin websites).

.. or western union can simply be scared, not evolve and just die a slow death

by western union moving over to blockchain value transmitting. thy could easily save money by sacking atleast half their IT support teams around the world, 75% of their IT security staff, 75% of their accountants, and reduce their servers down from a warehouse size, down to a small office size

You make some good points, my natural bias against traditional money transmitters blinds me a bit. If they do it right it could be a win-win. I just don't trust them to do it right I suppose. 

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June 26, 2014, 07:48:51 PM
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I don't see any advantage to them in incorporating it. It is the biggest threat to their business model. Why would anyone send bit coin via western union when for .0001 they can send it anywhere and at a much faster speed?  

because western union could become the new version of banking. and remove the old grotty system, making western union expand more then it can imagine. whilst offering customers a more secure and faster way to move funds without customers needing to personally download blockchains and have internet connections (same reason ATM's have a purpose, even though there are localbitcoin websites).

.. or western union can simply be scared, not evolve and just die a slow death

by western union moving over to blockchain value transmitting. thy could easily save money by sacking atleast half their IT support teams around the world, 75% of their IT security staff, 75% of their accountants, and reduce their servers down from a warehouse size, down to a small office size

You make some good points, my natural bias against traditional money transmitters blinds me a bit. If they do it right it could be a win-win. I just don't trust them to do it right I suppose. 

i see it as getting some consumer confidence that bitcoin is a secure system.. but ultimately western union would still be a business, good for some consumers, but they wont stop you from doing your own bitcoin trades on the blockchain..

the way i see it, no new licences are needed or new regulations. the current ones do everything needed already no matter what currency it is, after all th regulations are purely about spotting crimes and reporting it. the other smal part (the cost) is just insurance, which most FIAT companies have insurances already to cover liabilities of upto to a few million+(billions in the case of western union. so nothing new is needed

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June 26, 2014, 08:14:33 PM
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I don't see any advantage to them in incorporating it. It is the biggest threat to their business model. Why would anyone send bit coin via western union when for .0001 they can send it anywhere and at a much faster speed?  

because western union could become the new version of banking. and remove the old grotty system, making western union expand more then it can imagine. whilst offering customers a more secure and faster way to move funds without customers needing to personally download blockchains and have internet connections (same reason ATM's have a purpose, even though there are localbitcoin websites).

.. or western union can simply be scared, not evolve and just die a slow death

by western union moving over to blockchain value transmitting. thy could easily save money by sacking atleast half their IT support teams around the world, 75% of their IT security staff, 75% of their accountants, and reduce their servers down from a warehouse size, down to a small office size

You make some good points, my natural bias against traditional money transmitters blinds me a bit. If they do it right it could be a win-win. I just don't trust them to do it right I suppose. 

i see it as getting some consumer confidence that bitcoin is a secure system.. but ultimately western union would still be a business, good for some consumers, but they wont stop you from doing your own bitcoin trades on the blockchain..

the way i see it, no new licences are needed or new regulations. the current ones do everything needed already no matter what currency it is, after all th regulations are purely about spotting crimes and reporting it. the other smal part (the cost) is just insurance, which most FIAT companies have insurances already to cover liabilities of upto to a few million+(billions in the case of western union. so nothing new is needed

That actually makes a lot of sense. People and companies seem to think we need new regulations and laws when the existing ones can all ready be applied. 

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June 26, 2014, 08:35:28 PM
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I suspect Western Union is terrified of bitcoin right now.  Just putting on a brave face.  Why wouldn't WU support bitcoin if their customers asked for it?  One simple reason, it would crush their existing profitability model all to hell that's why.

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June 26, 2014, 08:37:57 PM
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A central bank issuing Bitcoins that defeats the point of Bitcoin and I think they are well aware that bitcoin is superior for sending.
They were better off just saying if the regulatory environment changes around them we would consider using them
Geez they are getting outmoded and falling behind at this rate they might end up being Polaroid unless they build a new model in the next few years.
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June 26, 2014, 11:03:52 PM
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Sounds like they will be whining until their business model is on its death bed.  Cheesy

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June 26, 2014, 11:11:05 PM
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A central bank issuing Bitcoins that defeats the point of Bitcoin and I think they are well aware that bitcoin is superior for sending.
They were better off just saying if the regulatory environment changes around them we would consider using them
Geez they are getting outmoded and falling behind at this rate they might end up being Polaroid unless they build a new model in the next few years.

If you don't adapt you die. Forward thinking business are looking for way to integrate bit coin. The dinosaurs like western union will crumble. 

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A central bank issuing Bitcoins that defeats the point of Bitcoin and I think they are well aware that bitcoin is superior for sending.
They were better off just saying if the regulatory environment changes around them we would consider using them
Geez they are getting outmoded and falling behind at this rate they might end up being Polaroid unless they build a new model in the next few years.

If you don't adapt you die. Forward thinking business are looking for way to integrate bit coin. The dinosaurs like western union will crumble.  

True what they need to do is say we have a plan this is going to work we will integrate Bitcoin and at the same time make new online mobile apps and webpages for Western Union to attract and focus new users and augment our market lines to create new relationships and maximize the resources that we have.

Balance finances and challenges and have a focus for 2020 something to keep the shareholders appetites wet while having a 5 year plan of improvement and innovation.

Just a 2 minute example and yet 10 talking heads can't get it done in the board room  Grin
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June 28, 2014, 08:46:59 PM
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A central bank issuing Bitcoins that defeats the point of Bitcoin and I think they are well aware that bitcoin is superior for sending.
They were better off just saying if the regulatory environment changes around them we would consider using them
Geez they are getting outmoded and falling behind at this rate they might end up being Polaroid unless they build a new model in the next few years.

If you don't adapt you die. Forward thinking business are looking for way to integrate bit coin. The dinosaurs like western union will crumble. 
I think one of the issues that WU has is the question of taxes. If WU were to exchange fiat for bitcoin and then send bitcoin to a 3rd party, but the exchange rate was "below market" would they need to report income to this person? If they were to sell bitcoin at a premium would they need to report this markup as taxable income?

Another issue is that bitcoin itself kind of makes WU obsolete, if you wanted to send someone bitcoin you could just send them the coins to their address instead of going through WU and paying their fees (having to travel to a WU location, show ID to claim funds, ect.). The only thing that WU could really do bitcoin related would be to offer to exchange bitcoin for fiat and/or exchange fiat for bitcoin.

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