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May 01, 2012, 04:55:46 AM
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The miners mine and hold, other mine and sell.

Investors and speculators buy, hold and sell.

You can buy random items in auctions and through the forums.

What are the reasons for the bulk of the bitcoin transfers? I read an article underlying the "dark side" of the internet and TOR network, and they seem to point out that bitcoins are now nearly the exclusive currency for the online "black market" (Note, they are not saying bitcoins are exclusively used for black market transactions)

What have you used bitcoins for?

Miner
Investor
Black Market
Other - explain


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May 01, 2012, 04:59:16 AM
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Poker!

Play Bitcoin Poker at sealswithclubs.eu. We're active and open to everyone.
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May 01, 2012, 05:36:09 AM
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I have brought PC bits and pieces, some subscriptions, I want some Tshirts but have not found a design I want yet, bitcoin from cassicus(sp) but I am mostly saving like I did with fiat that some like to call hoarding
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May 01, 2012, 06:31:58 AM
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I use Bitcoin to play Video Poker on:
https://strikesapphire.com/
and Lotto on:
http://www.bitlotto.com/
The rest I keep for my pension  Cheesy

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May 01, 2012, 07:54:28 AM
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I'm building a program that will use bitcoins.

I wanted to buy pure alcohol on the silk road for disinfection purposes, but of all the drugs they have, they don't have that lol!

Cheap and sexy Bitcoin card/hardware wallet, buy here:
http://BlochsTech.com
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May 01, 2012, 08:03:19 AM
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Music and eBooks at coindl (my site). Bitcoin schwag, Girl Scout Cookies and Candy.

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May 01, 2012, 01:42:21 PM
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Investing, black market, black market and black market
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May 01, 2012, 01:45:45 PM
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cigarettes, almost every week. bought my kindle fire with bitcoins also. investing in glbse.

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May 01, 2012, 01:49:22 PM
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I use bitcoins regularly to pay for a VPN. I find it easier than any other method.

I've also paid for a domain name + web hosting, played poker and the bitlotto.  


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May 01, 2012, 01:50:31 PM
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I bought some VPS and domains.

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May 01, 2012, 02:07:04 PM
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I consider myself a bitcoin success story even though I won't be quitting my day job anytime soon. I'm not a miner and I haven't had to exchange USD in order to get bitcoins for some months now.

I use my BTC to pay for graphic work, advertising, GLBSE stock, poker and other games, honey caramels, domain name registration, web hosting, and probably a few other items that don't spring immediately to mind.

I can also tell you that I've sold t-shirts, coffee grinders, coffee, tea, exhibit space at the San Antonio event in March, ad space on my sites, some short pieces of written work, and fees at bitcoinduit. I've got my hand in several upcoming projects with respected, established bitcoin community members so I expect this list to continue growing.

Still around.
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May 01, 2012, 02:38:34 PM
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Sports Betting of course!
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May 01, 2012, 02:49:54 PM
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I've taken a portion of my savings and invested it in bitcoin. Some of the coins I've mined I've used to savvier that I'm very had at poker

Avoid the Censored /r/Bitcoin on Reddit.
/r/BTC allows open discussion, and public moderation logs.
Read Satoshi's White paper: http://nakamotoinstitute.org/bitcoin/
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May 01, 2012, 02:51:56 PM
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unwashed cocaine and high quality maple syrup.
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May 01, 2012, 03:21:41 PM
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Collecting Bitcoins,

Buying:

The Bitcoin magazine,
Casascius coins, got to love em.
The great music by Alco from coindl. You should get it and support the first great music group that prereleased their album in Bitcoins.

Also donating and paying friends for lunch etc.

I will also be buying software as soon as possible.




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May 01, 2012, 03:26:00 PM
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They pay my electric bill each month now.
BTC already bought me 2- HD6870's for a gaming PC and little hashing and 1-HD5870 to hash away.

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May 01, 2012, 05:19:07 PM
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Creating a vertically integrated supply chain including coal mining, coal fired power plant, ore extraction and processing, steel production, wire making and foundry, manufactories for locally produced housewares as well as selling excess electricity to locals at a discount rate and armed facility security. Etc. Basically, building a new civilization from the ground up. PS, we have a M.A.D. deterrant, so please no nato airdrops unless you want to have a cold next 200 years. Smiley

.... I can dream.
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May 01, 2012, 05:47:06 PM
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Long-term investment
Trading/Arbitrage
Bitcoin magazine
International transfers without fees
Tips on ogrr.com
Buying stuff on bitmit
Donations

I think that's about it.

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May 01, 2012, 06:29:29 PM
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-Settling debts between friends (I'll pay a bill at the restaurant, they pay me in coin)
-VPS and hosting for several sites
-Savings (sanctuary from perpetually debased USD)
-Bitcoin magazine
-Some random things from the forum Marketplace
-Professional freelance work
-A bit of gambling
-Registration for PorcFest!
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May 01, 2012, 06:37:23 PM
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For now I want to invest in the bitcoin economy (glbse for starter, other projects I might find useful).

I might buy some stuffs like computers things,... if I need to.

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