I had posted this in another thread, but it applies here as well.
But we don't solve it by simply using something else (e.g., Dwolla). We fight PayPal by doing what we can to make Bitcoin's ecosystem work for us. If you have a prepaid mobile phone, then you pay for your wireless phone refills using one of the three services that accept bitcoins for that:
- Tangible Cryptography: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=82924.0
-- Catalog: http://www.bitmit.net/en/user/TangibleCrypto
- BTCBuy.info - http://btcbuy.info/CallingCards.cshtml
- Bitcoin Wireless - http://signup.bitcoinwireless.com
Or next time you fly in the U.S., you try to take Southwest so that you can pay for the ticket through Spend Bitcoins:
Or you need some tools, or houseware's ...
And you carry around a few physical bitcoins, so that you can show people bitcoin in a way that might help them associate this abstract concept of digital money to a physical item familiar to them.
And you remind every merchant that uses PayPal or other payment system that there's this Bitcoin thing that has advantages they might like, ... like non-reversible charges, low cost transaction fees and fast settlement allowing the funds to be spent in about an hour or less.
That's how the road toward fixing Bitcoin's Bug #1 is traveled.
Love it. We just need to get the word out there! Do we have a facebook page?