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Question: For those who buy Bitcoins on the markets (as opposed to those who mine them), what is your primary intended use of them?
For long-term investments - 31 (45.6%)
For short-term speculation - 18 (26.5%)
For purchasing services or goods that are either illegal or frowned upon - 5 (7.4%)
For purchasing legitimate services or goods - 14 (20.6%)
Total Voters: 44

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May 01, 2011, 10:59:53 PM
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I think this poll will interest many.
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May 01, 2011, 11:35:23 PM
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I think I may be interested in all the options at some point, but it wont let me vote them all Tongue
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May 01, 2011, 11:37:27 PM
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It accepted two choices for me. (legitimate goods and long term investment).

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May 01, 2011, 11:43:12 PM
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short and long term investment. Of course if I wanted to buy something like hosting, Bitcoin community has the priority.

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May 03, 2011, 02:37:59 AM
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The number of short-term speculation choices is vastly outnumbered by the other options (respectively 26.2% vs 73.8% after 42 voters). We can probably infer that the value of the BTC is not going to crash in the short-term. That is, unless more speculators start showing up.
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