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November 13, 2014, 04:12:05 PM
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Vision is a gift few possess...Branson has spent a lifetime envisioning the future...add another chapter:
http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/how-digital-currency-could-transform-the-world

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November 13, 2014, 05:19:58 PM
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This is a very positive note from Richard Branson. The title of his blog post is "How digital currency could transform the world", but he didn't go into much detail into the "how". I think he is in a very good position to promote bitcoin. If all of his companies could accept payments in bitcoin, it would be a real confidence boost for cryptos.
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November 13, 2014, 05:24:15 PM
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He maybe trying to promote his own coin since he has to recover he's recent losses.
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November 13, 2014, 05:29:21 PM
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Branson needs to get out there and promote bitcoin more. Imagine if he accepted it for some of his other companies or they even accepted it at Virgin Money?

He maybe trying to promote his own coin since he has to recover he's recent losses.

What coin and what loses?
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November 13, 2014, 06:00:57 PM
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What coin and what loses?
Could be his virgin money but he did lose one of his experimental aircraft a week or so ago in some explosion in SW USA, IIRC.
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November 15, 2014, 06:19:20 PM
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He maybe trying to promote his own coin since he has to recover he's recent losses.

Somehow I don't think Richard Branson needs to resort to price manipulation via blog entries to compensate for market fluctuations or recent losses.  With a net worth approaching $5 Billion...I'm guessing he's reached a point in his life where he says what he believes, regardless of financial implications...

As evidenced by the B-Team:
http://bteam.org

http://www.forbes.com/profile/richard-branson/

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November 15, 2014, 08:31:57 PM
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he owns a bank,Virgin Money, so if he really wants to help

accept Bitcoin, simple as that
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November 15, 2014, 08:44:15 PM
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he owns a bank,Virgin Money, so if he really wants to help

accept Bitcoin, simple as that

He does...

http://www.coindesk.com/virgin-galactic-will-accept-bitcoin-space-travel-says-billionaire-entrepreneur-sir-richard-branson/

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November 16, 2014, 02:34:18 PM
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you know what I mean Grin
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November 18, 2014, 12:15:12 PM
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He owns dozens of companies including a bank. Why can't he adopt btc via all of them? Let's be honest, Virgin Galactic is a ridiculously niche company and how many of the people who purchased a ticket on there will pay with bitcoin? I've only heard of one person doing so so far.

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November 18, 2014, 01:52:32 PM
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he owns a bank,Virgin Money, so if he really wants to help

accept Bitcoin, simple as that

Maybe he will in the future. I think if any mainstream bank was going to accept - or at least offer to do something with bitcoin - it would be Virgin Money, though I am also disappointed he hasn't branched out with bitcoin acceptance in all his other companies. That would indeed be huge for us.

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November 19, 2014, 06:19:31 PM
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he owns a bank,Virgin Money, so if he really wants to help

accept Bitcoin, simple as that

Maybe he will in the future. I think if any mainstream bank was going to accept - or at least offer to do something with bitcoin - it would be Virgin Money, though I am also disappointed he hasn't branched out with bitcoin acceptance in all his other companies. That would indeed be huge for us.

Recent forum posting on Virgin MoneyGiving...the more Bitcoin proliferates and people ask for it, the more likely BTC will be accepted:
https://developer.virginmoneygiving.com/forum/read/185174

Seems at least a half-dozen customers will be using BTC to pay for their Virgin Galactic flights...
http://www.coindesk.com/richard-branson-6-bitcoin-customers-confirmed-virgin-galactic-space-filght/

...including the Winklevoss Twins:
http://www.coindesk.com/winklevoss-twins-buy-virgin-galactic-tickets-bitcoin/

The cost is estimated at $250,000 or ~675BTC per seat at today's BTC-e rate.

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November 20, 2014, 09:06:33 PM
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Seems at least a half-dozen customers will be using BTC to pay for their Virgin Galactic flights...
http://www.coindesk.com/richard-branson-6-bitcoin-customers-confirmed-virgin-galactic-space-filght/

...including the Winklevoss Twins:
http://www.coindesk.com/winklevoss-twins-buy-virgin-galactic-tickets-bitcoin/

The cost is estimated at $250,000 or ~675BTC per seat at today's BTC-e rate.

Maybe the Winklevi will cancel? I wonder how many people will ask for refunds after the recent shuttle crash  Cheesy.

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