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September 01, 2014, 09:41:47 PM
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just read this article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/salaries-paid-in-bitcoin-a-growing-trend-in-canada-1.2752441

then switched over to the comments, let me summarize em here.

The_Voice:
"The solution is simple: Just don't work for any company that wants to use "bitcoin" to escape its financial obligations to pay an employee in real dollars."

Noharass
"When Bitcoin goes bust, I hope the Canadian government does not bail these people out of their financial mess."

booyakasha
"These people will end up broke one day and will be on here crying about the rest of us needing to pay more taxes to support their social welfare programs."

Jordan
"I wouldn;t do anything more than virtual work for such virtual money..."

nexxtep54
"Any savvy techie with the proper software and code can make his own coin and steal yours. No thanks."

Abdul Rahman Hussein
"why take bitcoin? bitcoins are shit, in my opinion.
It is based on the what people believe on it value and it is electronic.
which means that when blackout or hacker can wipe your wallet clean. The chance of that happen is more likely, than hyperinflation or economic collapse. Also Canadian dollar are backed up by gold reserve and protect by the government as a legal tender. Bitcoin has none.Also , big bank spend huge loads on internet security and bitcoin has none."


norain
"Dont go boo hooing to the goverment when you wake up with a empty screen one day. You have to be crazy to accept this rubbish. Like any ponzi scam it will come down. You wait some hacker is working on this as we speak. Your going to be sorry for messing with this junk and thats what you own is junk. what a waste of hard work. It really should be named bite coin because thats what its going to do bite you !"

sachmo
"Bitcoin started by an unknown in 2009 and people are buying into it. I think there is going to be a lot people either very broke or very disappointed in the end. Someone is making money here and it probably isn't the average Joe."

.... sums up how 'Average Joe' thinks... and why Bitcoin never truly went to mainstream acceptance within 5 years and most likely never will if theres no support from dumb people who constitute 98% of society

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yeah keep going giving a fuck about the dumb average joe
like this bitcoin is never going anywhere Cheesy

only if u can manage to let average joe use the thing without needing brains will massive large-scale adoption and mainspread use come in
otherwise u can go on forever with the nerdy tards, WALL Street laughing like little hardliners at this measly scene

u know this is how it is dont kid urselves
average joe doesnt give a shit about technical blabla from a podest.

~CfA~

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September 01, 2014, 10:19:23 PM
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THAT is hilarious, as if the Canada dollar was real, this Abdul guy must have been dropped as a baby!!!!

http://www.economicreason.com/usdollarcollapse/is-the-canadian-dollar-backed-by-gold/

The Gold Standard for the Canadian Dollar was officially abandoned on April 10th, 1933.

it is FIAT money, created by central bankers that type numbers in a computer and press SEND button

Can$ is a scam like all fiat currencies, some people are dumber than the bacteria in their intestines  Sad

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September 01, 2014, 10:24:32 PM
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"Any savvy techie with the proper software and code can make his own coin and steal yours. No thanks."
And I see these thing getting real these days.Bitcoin is also a part of some big financial game I guess.It has already made some people millionaire and for sure It's gonna make thousands come to street one day.

The quote above is just an example of how this shit is getting real.It's getting up like a HYIP or some such ponzi schemes now.
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September 01, 2014, 10:28:17 PM
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Just a side note, Come From Above is one of the few individuals fighting to keep scams out of the altcoin community!

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September 01, 2014, 10:28:51 PM
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I think the average joe says "What's Bitcoin?"  That being said, these quotes above while negative show that with some more knowledge,  they're likely to be more receptive .

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September 01, 2014, 10:29:06 PM
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I remember when some companies refused to have web sites because they didn't want to be associated to porn sites, places that stole credit card number, and web sites with dancing bear gifs.

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September 01, 2014, 10:36:10 PM
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Well those people don't seem very friendly. I thought Canadians were friendly people that wear Toques and eat tons of little round bacon.

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September 01, 2014, 10:47:03 PM
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ignorance is people second name, they will learn in future about bitcoin dont worry Smiley

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September 01, 2014, 10:51:12 PM
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I remember when some companies refused to have web sites because they didn't want to be associated to porn sites, places that stole credit card number, and web sites with dancing bear gifs.

What? I guess that haven't been in the intrnet from back then but this sounds just weird. People are not willing to take risks, maybe a payment system that offers what bitcoin does sounds too good to be true for them.














 

 

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September 01, 2014, 11:45:56 PM
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I remember when some companies refused to have web sites because they didn't want to be associated to porn sites, places that stole credit card number, and web sites with dancing bear gifs.

What? I guess that haven't been in the intrnet from back then but this sounds just weird. People are not willing to take risks, maybe a payment system that offers what bitcoin does sounds too good to be true for them.
I don't think it was many companies that were like this but it was somewhat of an issue in the early 90's when the internet was just starting to be used by the public.

Bitcoin used to be associated with a lot of bad things just like the internet was but is becoming less so.
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September 01, 2014, 11:52:20 PM
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just read this article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/salaries-paid-in-bitcoin-a-growing-trend-in-canada-1.2752441

then switched over to the comments, let me summarize em here.

The_Voice:
"The solution is simple: Just don't work for any company that wants to use "bitcoin" to escape its financial obligations to pay an employee in real dollars."

Noharass
"When Bitcoin goes bust, I hope the Canadian government does not bail these people out of their financial mess."

booyakasha
"These people will end up broke one day and will be on here crying about the rest of us needing to pay more taxes to support their social welfare programs."

Jordan
"I wouldn;t do anything more than virtual work for such virtual money..."

nexxtep54
"Any savvy techie with the proper software and code can make his own coin and steal yours. No thanks."

Abdul Rahman Hussein
"why take bitcoin? bitcoins are shit, in my opinion.
It is based on the what people believe on it value and it is electronic.
which means that when blackout or hacker can wipe your wallet clean. The chance of that happen is more likely, than hyperinflation or economic collapse. Also Canadian dollar are backed up by gold reserve and protect by the government as a legal tender. Bitcoin has none.Also , big bank spend huge loads on internet security and bitcoin has none."


norain
"Dont go boo hooing to the goverment when you wake up with a empty screen one day. You have to be crazy to accept this rubbish. Like any ponzi scam it will come down. You wait some hacker is working on this as we speak. Your going to be sorry for messing with this junk and thats what you own is junk. what a waste of hard work. It really should be named bite coin because thats what its going to do bite you !"

sachmo
"Bitcoin started by an unknown in 2009 and people are buying into it. I think there is going to be a lot people either very broke or very disappointed in the end. Someone is making money here and it probably isn't the average Joe."

.... sums up how 'Average Joe' thinks... and why Bitcoin never truly went to mainstream acceptance within 5 years and most likely never will

~CfA~

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September 02, 2014, 12:00:57 AM
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yeah keep going giving a fuck about the dumb average joe
like this bitcoin is never going anywhere Cheesy

only if u can manage to let average joe use the thing without needing brains will massive large-scale adoption and mainspread use come in
otherwise u can go on forever with the nerdy tards, WALL Street laughing like little hardliners at this measly scene

u know this is how it is dont kid urselves
average joe doesnt give a shit about technical blabla from a podest.

~CfA~

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September 02, 2014, 12:02:43 AM
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"Any savvy techie with the proper software and code can make his own coin and steal yours. No thanks."
And I see these thing getting real these days.Bitcoin is also a part of some big financial game I guess.It has already made some people millionaire and for sure It's gonna make thousands come to street one day.

The quote above is just an example of how this shit is getting real.It's getting up like a HYIP or some such ponzi schemes now.
This is actually becoming less common now as people who hold bitcoin are becoming more security aware and have figured out ways to keep their bitcoin secure.

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September 02, 2014, 12:03:46 AM
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"Any savvy techie with the proper software and code can make his own coin and steal yours. No thanks."
And I see these thing getting real these days.Bitcoin is also a part of some big financial game I guess.It has already made some people millionaire and for sure It's gonna make thousands come to street one day.

The quote above is just an example of how this shit is getting real.It's getting up like a HYIP or some such ponzi schemes now.
This is actually becoming less common now as people who hold bitcoin are becoming more security aware and have figured out ways to keep their bitcoin secure.

just so u come down to earth
in the real world ppl use passwords like 'jennifer31'
this is NORMAL for average people

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September 02, 2014, 12:23:01 AM
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The Average Joe uses a smartphone! When the time is right the average Joe will use Bitcoin as well.

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September 02, 2014, 12:29:29 AM
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I remember when some companies refused to have web sites because they didn't want to be associated to porn sites, places that stole credit card number, and web sites with dancing bear gifs.

What? I guess that haven't been in the intrnet from back then but this sounds just weird. People are not willing to take risks, maybe a payment system that offers what bitcoin does sounds too good to be true for them.
I don't think it was many companies that were like this but it was somewhat of an issue in the early 90's when the internet was just starting to be used by the public.

Bitcoin used to be associated with a lot of bad things just like the internet was but is becoming less so.

The internet is still related to bad things and most likely it will always be. But still billions of people use it daily, not all of them are marked as criminals. If bitcoin manages to get even bigger, I guess that those dark things it's being used for will just be a small portion of daily transactions. Because As long as there's neutrality and both bitcoin and the internet have this in common, there are going to be both great and bad things but it won't matter if it reaches mainstream use.














 

 

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September 02, 2014, 12:38:45 AM
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Average Joe just simply doesn't know enough about bitcoin, he doesn't get the concept, he doesn't understand, the source code is alien, the blockchain is ?huh?...

In short, they don't get it, even when they say they do get it. If the media is usually incorrect about it, what more the average joe?

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September 02, 2014, 12:48:32 AM
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That is why I do not worry about recruiting just anyone to come use Bitcoin.

The new economy does not need to be run by the old guard and idiots.

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September 02, 2014, 12:53:13 AM
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Average joe just says what they think about BTC and knows nothing about BTC. But it won't stop the increasing number of people join BTC and spend it. One day they will find many people around then are talking and using BTC. They will definitely use BTC as well.

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September 02, 2014, 01:04:41 AM
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The average joe will be the late adopters. Their time will come but we do not need them yet at this time.
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