Bitcoin Forum
December 08, 2016, 08:07:24 AM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: Lets get organized locally  (Read 2037 times)
adamstgBit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1904


Trusted Bitcoiner


View Profile WWW
April 01, 2012, 08:57:28 PM
 #1

Help us bring bitcoin to our local area!

1) Show your local restaurant how much demand their is in your area. Add your name to the petition, if enough people sign up in your area, we could easily convince a restaurant into accepting bitcoin!
2) Using the Umapper tool, anyone can easily add themselves to the map. on the map you can write a post, stating your wish list or items you want to sell for bitcoin.
3) At the very least, put a marker in your general location, so we can better target the best location for the first restaurant to accept bitcoin, in your area

Edit the map! http://www.umapper.com/maps/edit/id/126278/

adding to the map couldn't be easier. give it a try!


1481184444
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481184444

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481184444
Reply with quote  #2

1481184444
Report to moderator
1481184444
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481184444

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481184444
Reply with quote  #2

1481184444
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1481184444
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481184444

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481184444
Reply with quote  #2

1481184444
Report to moderator
amincd
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 772


View Profile
April 01, 2012, 09:00:09 PM
 #2

Great idea! One way we could do it is for each local bitcoin meetup to insist that the restaurant/bar they meet at on a regular basis accept bitcoin, and if they do, add their information to thebitcoinreview.
adamstgBit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1904


Trusted Bitcoiner


View Profile WWW
April 01, 2012, 09:06:56 PM
 #3

Great idea! One way we could do it is for each local bitcoin meetup to insist that the restaurant/bar they meet at on a regular accept bitcoin, and if they do, add their information to thebitcoinreview.

yes add the petition marker next to the meetup local, stat your demands, and start getting people to sign.

please make markers for anything "bitcoin local" related.

nedbert9
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 252

Inactive


View Profile
April 01, 2012, 09:22:35 PM
 #4

Great idea! One way we could do it is for each local bitcoin meetup to insist that the restaurant/bar they meet at on a regular accept bitcoin, and if they do, add their information to thebitcoinreview.

yes add the petition marker next to the meetup local, stat your demands, and start getting people to sign.

please make markers for anything "bitcoin local" related.


I was just thinking about this.  Great idea.

I want to make a point.  Which businesses will be most easily persuaded to give Bitcoin a go?  IMO, it will be the independent businesses.  My reasoning is that independent local business owners should be more accessible to Cash Mobbers to hear the case of Bitcoin.  Additionally, CC merchant charges weigh more heavily in the mind of smaller operations.
adamstgBit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1904


Trusted Bitcoiner


View Profile WWW
April 01, 2012, 09:26:33 PM
 #5

Great idea! One way we could do it is for each local bitcoin meetup to insist that the restaurant/bar they meet at on a regular accept bitcoin, and if they do, add their information to thebitcoinreview.

yes add the petition marker next to the meetup local, stat your demands, and start getting people to sign.

please make markers for anything "bitcoin local" related.


I was just thinking about this.  Great idea.

I want to make a point.  Which businesses will be most easily persuaded to give Bitcoin a go?  IMO, it will be the independent businesses.  My reasoning is that independent local business owners should be more accessible to Cash Mobbers to hear the case of Bitcoin.  Additionally, CC merchant charges weigh more heavily in the mind of smaller operations.

agreed,

place your general location on the map, as more people do this, we will be able to target the best location for the first restaurant/bar to accept bitcoin in your area

kjlimo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1498


View Profile WWW
April 01, 2012, 09:45:47 PM
 #6

I wanted to do something like this a while ago, but I don't make website & everyone told me no one will post.  Let's hope people post!

Two thoughts:

1) can we have people post how many bitcoins they have ready to spend?

This will help us understand how much capital stores can access.  Is it $100 worth of marketshare or is it $10,000 worth of marketshare?

2) we could verify these amounts just so that duplication of bitcoins for markets wouldn't happen by posting spending wallet addresses.

I'm sure this would be tough to track & have people be honest about, but it's a thought I had.

I think having market data on where the bitcoins are ready to spend is very valuable to help people like me focus my efforts on the markets with a critical mass of bitcoin users/spenders.


CampBX for buying BTCs, Coinbase for selling BTCs or Vircurex or Cryptsy for trading alternate cryptocurrencies like DOGEs

PM me with any questions on these sites!  Happy to help!

Bitcoin Poker at Seals                  Strike Sapphire Casino  Free games every hour & day!
  Get Free Bitcoins here.

Spondoolies-Tech or KnC Miner for the fastest mining hardware available!

Bitpay to help your business accept bitcoin payments!
adamstgBit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1904


Trusted Bitcoiner


View Profile WWW
April 01, 2012, 10:03:44 PM
 #7

I wanted to do something like this a while ago, but I don't make website & everyone told me no one will post.  Let's hope people post!

Two thoughts:

1) can we have people post how many bitcoins they have ready to spend?

This will help us understand how much capital stores can access.  Is it $100 worth of marketshare or is it $10,000 worth of marketshare?

2) we could verify these amounts just so that duplication of bitcoins for markets wouldn't happen by posting spending wallet addresses.

I'm sure this would be tough to track & have people be honest about, but it's a thought I had.

I think having market data on where the bitcoins are ready to spend is very valuable to help people like me focus my efforts on the markets with a critical mass of bitcoin users/spenders.



Yes, posting about how much you'd spend pre year would be good
I dont think we need to verify amounts, the fact that they signed says enough

I see Someone is playing with the map Smiley, please zoom out b4 saving the map
Thank you!



teflone
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 770


You're fat, because you dont have any pics on FB


View Profile
April 01, 2012, 10:18:50 PM
 #8

I think I did.. Smiley


For Canadians by Canadians: Canada's Bitcoin Community - https://www.coinforum.ca/
adamstgBit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1904


Trusted Bitcoiner


View Profile WWW
April 01, 2012, 10:54:10 PM
 #9

I think I did.. Smiley

cool,

everyone else, make bitcoin local, post you marker on the map!

or tell me why its not worth 2 min of your time Cheesy


Realpra
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 819


View Profile
April 01, 2012, 10:58:16 PM
 #10

Well I think we need a POS and smartcard implementation up and running first:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=7539.40


That done the bitcoin community should choose a town or city and massively launch bitcoin there.

At first we would launch one smallish town in each continent, then each state/country of 10 mil + people and so on.


A "Launch" could be something like the following:
1. Sending BTC smartcards to every or most residents - younger/marginalized/IMMIGRANT workers.
2. Renting out BTC POS terminals to many of the shops.
3. Free BTC donations to first time users in town.
4. BTC promoters/users/tourists/millionaires prioritize going to that town and spend a coin or two if they can.
5. Contact media outlets.
6. BTC businesses are already located there or re-locate there - paying in BTC naturally.

By focusing our energy we can skip over the slow adoption phase and accelerate things markedly.


Now what towns should we go with for (my ideas in parenthesizes):
Europe ("Totnes" - http://blog.inpolis.com/2012/03/19/towns-in-transition-resilient-innovation-as-response/)
North America
Asia
South America
Australia
Africa

Cheap and sexy Bitcoin card/hardware wallet, buy here:
http://BlochsTech.com
adamstgBit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1904


Trusted Bitcoiner


View Profile WWW
April 01, 2012, 11:44:27 PM
 #11

what do we need a smartdumbcard for?

just print out a QR code and let the bitcoiner's worry about sending coins to that address...

Realpra
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 819


View Profile
April 02, 2012, 12:09:52 AM
 #12

Well behaving like a douche won't get you organized much  Wink


How are you going to conveniently SEND bitcoins?

Ask everyone to get an Android phone?

Get lost if they only have IPhones?

Ask old grand mothers to manually punch in your BTC address on their old Nokia then send a text to this niche BTC sms pay site that turns out to be a scam later?


Everyone in the Western world uses credit cards/smart cards because it is EASY - get with the program.

Cheap and sexy Bitcoin card/hardware wallet, buy here:
http://BlochsTech.com
adamstgBit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1904


Trusted Bitcoiner


View Profile WWW
April 02, 2012, 12:58:19 AM
 #13

Well behaving like a douche won't get you organized much  Wink


How are you going to conveniently SEND bitcoins?

Ask everyone to get an Android phone?

Get lost if they only have IPhones?

Ask old grand mothers to manually punch in your BTC address on their old Nokia then send a text to this niche BTC sms pay site that turns out to be a scam later?


Everyone in the Western world uses credit cards/smart cards because it is EASY - get with the program.

I've been served !  Cheesy

In any case please add yourself to the map?

payb.tc
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 812



View Profile
April 02, 2012, 01:17:30 AM
 #14

i don't get how to add a marker... i zoomed in to my location but could find how to mark it.
adamstgBit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1904


Trusted Bitcoiner


View Profile WWW
April 02, 2012, 01:20:49 AM
 #15

i don't get how to add a marker... i zoomed in to my location but could find how to mark it.

i think your only viewing the map

to add to the map go to
http://www.umapper.com/maps/edit/id/126278/
on the left side their is a tool bar

payb.tc
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 812



View Profile
April 02, 2012, 01:21:16 AM
 #16

everyone else, make bitcoin local, post you marker on the map!

or tell me why its not worth 2 min of your time Cheesy

because it's taken me longer than 2 minutes to realise that you need to register to add a marker...
Realpra
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 819


View Profile
April 02, 2012, 01:22:00 AM
 #17

I've been served !  Cheesy

In any case please add yourself to the map?

I will.

The textbox deleted my text when I switched tabs once though.

Neat project though.

Cheap and sexy Bitcoin card/hardware wallet, buy here:
http://BlochsTech.com
adamstgBit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1904


Trusted Bitcoiner


View Profile WWW
April 02, 2012, 01:34:30 AM
 #18

everyone else, make bitcoin local, post you marker on the map!

or tell me why its not worth 2 min of your time Cheesy

because it's taken me longer than 2 minutes to realise that you need to register to add a marker...


you dont need to register
just go to http://www.umapper.com/maps/edit/id/126278/

Boussac
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1173


e-ducat.fr


View Profile WWW
April 02, 2012, 09:19:21 AM
 #19

@OP
Great idea! I am now on the map

kjlimo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1498


View Profile WWW
April 02, 2012, 11:12:21 AM
 #20

On the map.  Only 7 markers so far.  Need mores!

CampBX for buying BTCs, Coinbase for selling BTCs or Vircurex or Cryptsy for trading alternate cryptocurrencies like DOGEs

PM me with any questions on these sites!  Happy to help!

Bitcoin Poker at Seals                  Strike Sapphire Casino  Free games every hour & day!
  Get Free Bitcoins here.

Spondoolies-Tech or KnC Miner for the fastest mining hardware available!

Bitpay to help your business accept bitcoin payments!
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!