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Question: When will people start closing their bank accounts?
2011 - 4 (7%)
2012 - 5 (8.8%)
2013-2014 - 3 (5.3%)
2015-2016 - 7 (12.3%)
2017-2019 - 4 (7%)
2020-2024 - 2 (3.5%)
2025+ - 6 (10.5%)
It won't happen - 20 (35.1%)
I have no idea - 3 (5.3%)
I do not have a bank account/already closed it - 3 (5.3%)
Total Voters: 57

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April 28, 2011, 06:53:22 PM
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What do you think?
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April 28, 2011, 06:56:16 PM
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There are always people who are closing bank accounts in protest against something or other. And in the United Kingdom, many people can't even open a bank account because they don't have the right identity documents.
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April 28, 2011, 06:57:40 PM
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I just did!!!!

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April 28, 2011, 07:19:04 PM
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There are so many interesting projects in the works I think something will break this into the mainstream sooner than later and every new piece is progress.  BitcoinJ, an Android client, services like BitcoinExchange.  The list grows daily it seems.

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April 28, 2011, 07:24:37 PM
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I've never opened a Bank account so I have no idea

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April 28, 2011, 07:26:00 PM
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I've never opened a Bank account so I have no idea

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April 28, 2011, 07:29:36 PM
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I've never opened a Bank account so I have no idea

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can't change my vote anyway Tongue

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April 28, 2011, 07:36:03 PM
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I've never opened a Bank account so I have no idea

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can't change my vote anyway Tongue


Sorry about that. I didn't allow changing votes when I created the poll and now I think it's too late.

Also, may I ask what country do you live in and how is it even possible to survive without a bank account?
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April 28, 2011, 07:42:15 PM
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Sorry about that. I didn't allow changing votes when I created the poll and now I think it's too late.

Also, may I ask what country do you live in and how is it even possible to survive without a bank account?

Closed in 2007, USA. FRN/Silver/BTC. Any expenditures requiring FRN I use prepaid debit/credit cards.
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April 28, 2011, 07:49:43 PM
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I've never opened a Bank account so I have no idea

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can't change my vote anyway Tongue


Sorry about that. I didn't allow changing votes when I created the poll and now I think it's too late.

Also, may I ask what country do you live in and how is it even possible to survive without a bank account?
I'm in a local credit union for basic banking services. first and only account I ever opened.
I hear a lot about how bad banks are but none of that stuff applies to me.
I have all the convenience and none of the hassles  Wink

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April 28, 2011, 11:37:07 PM
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i am using bitcoins as my bank account
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April 29, 2011, 05:22:47 AM
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I've never opened a Bank account so I have no idea

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can't change my vote anyway Tongue


Sorry about that. I didn't allow changing votes when I created the poll and now I think it's too late.

Also, may I ask what country do you live in and how is it even possible to survive without a bank account?
I'm in a local credit union for basic banking services. first and only account I ever opened.
I hear a lot about how bad banks are but none of that stuff applies to me.
I have all the convenience and none of the hassles  Wink

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April 29, 2011, 05:42:38 AM
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Hashes>Hassles
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May 03, 2011, 05:51:11 AM
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Poll needs another option:
  _ When they start charging for inactive / $0 balance accounts.

Not closing it doesn't mean I use it much.

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May 13, 2011, 02:35:11 AM
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I think it deserves a bump
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May 14, 2011, 02:19:30 AM
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depends on your definition of a "bank account".
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May 14, 2011, 02:28:01 AM
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When there is a better, more stable option to store cash in for the long-term. Thanks to FDIC insurance, the only way I'd lose what is in my bank is if the government went under. Hey, we're in debt trillions of dollars, not like they can't cough up for my measly five grand.

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May 14, 2011, 02:29:47 AM
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depends on your definition of a "bank account".

Bank is usually a fair size building.
To explain account i could probably use a box analogy.

So it goes like this - you go into that building and they give you one of these boxes. Then you go find a job and if you do as you're told, your employer puts some peanuts into that box so you can survive.

My original question was regarding the timescale. Time is a difficult concept, so you don't have to worry about it, just know that you got a lot of it to waste. Anyways, I wanted to know when people will realize that they are empowering the system which enslaves them.

Is that clearer?
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May 14, 2011, 01:05:20 PM
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depends on your definition of a "bank account".

Bank is usually a fair size building.
To explain account i could probably use a box analogy.

So it goes like this - you go into that building and they give you one of these boxes. Then you go find a job and if you do as you're told, your employer puts some peanuts into that box so you can survive.

My original question was regarding the timescale. Time is a difficult concept, so you don't have to worry about it, just know that you got a lot of it to waste. Anyways, I wanted to know when people will realize that they are empowering the system which enslaves them.

Is that clearer?

lol, great, i am guessing 2013, maybe sooner though at the rate everything is going....

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May 14, 2011, 02:00:19 PM
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When I can buy food, other necessary things and pay my rent using only bitcoin I will at least maybe consider doing it but until then, nah.

I have done two transactions with other Swedish people.
1. I bought 10 btc for SEK.
2. Gave a newbie 0.01 btc just to be nice and show him that the system works.
I have actually never even seen anyone from Sweden trying to sell anything (other than actual btc for SEK) at all or so, so I'm guessing I won't be able to buy food or paying my rent with bitcoin in a near future.

But I'm sure hope that is about to change and that there will be a explosion of people and company’s accepting bitcoin as payment, even here in Sweden.

But as many people have pointed out before, the problem is that is currently very hard to live using only bitcoin. Plato is the only one I know who had the courage to even try.. But if that changes it would be awesome.

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