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Cryptocurrency: Is It Still Alive or Dying? Part 2

Cryptocurrency: Is It Still Alive or Dying? Part 2
Cryptocurrency: Is It Still Alive or Dying?
Part 2. Political and Economic Trends in Favor of the Cryptocurrency Market Development

In the first part of the story we showed that the cryptocurrency market crash in 2018 and the beginning of its recovery in 2019 fit well into the general patterns of the financial bubbles’ development, and also repeat pretty well the Bitcoin dynamics of 2014-2016. But besides the analogies with other bubbles, there are a lot of other arguments in favor of the global growth of the market, among which are the political and economic trends of the recent years.

Relaxation of the Political Climate around the Cryptoassets

The entire year of 2017 has witnessed heated discussions as to the legal status of the digital assets. One of the central events of the year was their legalization in Japan in April. Precisely this legalization, according to many, spurred a dramatic growth of the cryptocurrency market in May (especially, altcoins). But the majority of other countries during this period held more skeptical positions.

The U.S. government on several occasions refused to register bitcoin-ETF - exchange-traded funds, the price of shares in which would repeat the price of BTC. The U.S. government also extremely tightened the conditions of the ICO procedure, while some countries, such as China and South Korea - have banned it completely. Certain countries, such as Indonesia and Salvador, have banned cryptocurrencies to the extent of criminal responsibility.

A number of countries, including Russia, have adopted a cautious wait-and-see attitude, regularly promising to impose restrictions of varying severity, but not hurrying to sign it into law.

A turning point on the way to the global recognition of the cryptocurrency was the beginning of trading the Bitcoin futures at the Chicago exchanges (CME) (the world’s largest stock exchange in terms of turnover) and CBOE in December of 2017. That is when the American government admitted openly that cryptocurrencies are now to be reckoned with. With the beginning of this trade, the powerful financial circles of the USA, whose opinion cannot be ignored by the political leadership, became interested in the development of the cryptocurrency market.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME – the world leader in terms of trade volume

In 2018, the following paradox became obvious: even if over the longer term cryptocurrencies are dangerous for the modern political system (tied up in the central banks and the currency exchange regulation), the countries that will be the first to prohibit them will be most affected along with those countries that will simply overdo stirring up negative attitude. Those countries that will settle on legalization will benefit. The drain of brains and capitals will be directed to these countries from the more repressive or unpredictable countries. A typical example of that - Crypto Project GRAM of the Russian businessman Pavel Durov, whose ICO in 2018 reached a record amount, but it was carried out in USA, and not in the legislatively uncertain Russian Federation.

The experience of the countries that have legalized the cryptocurrencies, proved successful both from the financial standpoint, and from the perspective of the international prestige. They proved themselves to be open to the progress and new freedoms. In addition to Japan, Switzerland is especially noteworthy here, because it legalized cryptocurrencies as early as in 2016, but the most brilliantly announced about itself in 2018, when its banks began to introduce cryptocurrency services one after another. Among the innovator banks there was even a Swiss subsidiary of the Russian Savings Bank (Sberbank). The very expression “Swiss bank” became a synonym of not only high reliability, but also innovation.

A milestone event of 2018 was legalization of cryptocurrencies in Germany – the leading economy of the European Union. Rather liberal measures relative to the cryptocurrencies are being applied today in Czechia, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Australia, Estonia, Norway, Finland, and a number of other countries.

“Legalization parade” has shown: the politicians with repressive attitudes cannot count on the global ban of the cryptocurrencies (which seemed theoretically possible in 2016-2017). Economically developed countries made an obvious choice: “if you cannot stop the process – become its leader”. And precisely in these countries the maximum capitals are being circulated, and the market situation depends precisely on their business activity.

Explosive Growth of the Retail Use of Cryptocurrencies

Despite obvious popularization of cryptocurrencies, there is still a myth that they are purely investment and speculative instrument, which, even if used as a payment method – only in the dark net, and as a means of payment for illegal commodities. But this is not the case today. As far back as 2013-2015, legal services accepting bitcoin emerged, and in 2016-2018 their market has undergone explosive growth.

The pioneers of the cryptocurrency market of goods and services in 2013, were, for example, Virgin Galactic – space tourism company, Victoria’s Secret lingerie company, Shopify - a supplier of software for the online stores. In 2014, the cryptocurrency was adopted by the Overstock online store, Expedia tourism service, Zynga – operator of the online games, the software monster Microsoft and many others. Some of these companies considerably went up due to the innovations: for example, the shares of Shopify and Overstock have increased in price several-fold since then.

As of today, the cryptocurrency is accepted by hundreds of large companies and thousands of small ones, while the range of their products is approaching the one in a traditional economy. The most popular categories of the goods for the cryptocurrency in the large famous companies are tourism and air tickets (Expedia), software and games (Microsoft, Shopify, Zynga, Steam), clothing and other consumer goods (Victoria’s Secret, Overstock.com, Rakuten), as well as food products (Subway, KFC, Burger King – in Russia). As an example, Playboy erotic products, premium accounts of the 4chan.org and reddit.com forums, Bloomberg.com business news, automobiles in the Czech show room Alza and many other goods can be also purchased for cryptocurrency.

A number of well-known companies, although they prefer traditional payments, nevertheless allow crypto payments through the intermediary services, such as gyft.com (trading with the card Gyft for BTC). For example, Ebay online store, Wallmart supermarket chain, Starbucks restaurants, Uber taxi service, etc. The turnover of gyft.com is evaluated in the amount of 25 million dollars with only 38 employees.
Small start-up companies often use ready-made multicurrency gateways such as coinpayments.net. It supports dozens of currencies, and hosts about 400 companies. In addition to mainstream, it contains a lot of specialized commodities. For example, crypto-armory.com sells cartridges, francvila.com – Swiss watches, directvoltage.com - 3D-printers, electric motors, CNC machines, etc. Some new stores not only accept cryptocurrencies, but also purposely give up fiat currency. For example, crypto-armory.com, explaining their refusal from fiat currency, state both ideological, and narrow pragmatic reasons. In the opinion of the owners of the store, it is easier to accept cryptocurrency payments both technically and legally.

Cartridges from the cryptocurrency store crypto-armory.com
An important trend of 2017-2018, in addition to the general growth of the commodity market - re-orientation of the stores to the multi-currency payments. Whereas previously most of them accepted only BTC, now a sign of good manners is to accept also LTC, ETH, XMR and at least several more currencies.

Thus, while the politicians were solving the problem in the manner “not possible to allow - disallow”, a vast market of commodities for cryptocurrency spontaneously emerged on the Internet. Some of its participants have multibillion capitalizations. This market is very international. The majority of commodities and services can be bought even from Russia and other countries, where cryptocurrency is not legal as an internal payment instrument, but is not prohibited as such. Today, it is hard to imagine a consumer good, which cannot be bought for cryptocurrency.

The Latest Trend – Support of Cryptocurrencies by Smartphones

The first smartphone with a cryptocurrency wallet was HYPERLINK "https://bitcryptonews.ru/blogs/sravnenie-blokchejn-smartfonov-exodus-1-i-finney"HTC Exodus 1, released in the autumn of 2018. Then, a crypto smartphone HYPERLINK emerged "https://bitcryptonews.ru/blogs/obzor-kriptosmartfona-finney"Finney. And in March of 2019, the baton was unexpectedly picked up by the smartphone from the major South Korean company, Samsung - Galaxy S10. And although Samsung refrained from the direct embedding of the cryptocurrency wallet into the standard supply set, a brand wallet of Samsung can be installed from the Galaxy Store.

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Galaxy S10 – the first smartphone from Samsung with cryptocurrency support
On the part of crypto enthusiasts, there are a number of claims to Samsung initiative, among which – the lack of bitcoin support (BTC). At the moment, Samsung Blockchain Wallet supports only Ethereum (ETH) and ERC-20 standard currencies and tokens created on its basis:
Basic Attention Token (BAT), Chainlink (LINK), BinanceCoin (BNB), True USD (TUSD), USD Coin (USDC), Paxos Standard (PAX) and others.

Anyway, from a political and PR perspective, the emergence of Galaxy S10 is a great event.

First of all, smartphone can attract to the cryptocurrency market new people who have greater confidence in the famous brand, than in the traditional bulky cryptocurrency wallets. Now, many people are frightened away from the cryptocurrencies only by technical difficulties, whereas smartphones on many occasions have proved their ability to promote to the masses those things, which previously seemed to be very complex.

Secondly, this step of Samsung is a clear signal both to the domestic and foreign governments: big business is on the side of the new technologies. South Korea has a reputation of a country not very friendly to cryptocurrencies, however, its business giant publicly demonstrated another attitude.

Thirdly, the initiative of Samsung with a high degree of probability will be emulated by other leading producers of communication devices. Thus, shortly after the release of Galaxy S10, there appeared a news that a cryptocurrency wallet will soon be available in iOS Opera Touch, which means that cryptocurrencies can be also stored in iPhone of Apple.

All this creates excellent prerequisites both for the world legalization of the cryptocurrencies, and for the growth of the market due to the increase of the number of users.

Conclusion

Thus, despite the “roller coaster” of the cryptocurrency exchange rates, some fundamental processes have developed steadily in the same direction in the recent years: expansion of the commodity market for cryptocurrency, increase in the number of countries with a liberal attitude to cryptocurrencies, adoption of cryptocurrencies as a strategic technology by more and more industrial giants. The total number of individuals who tried to work with the cryptocurrencies grows steadily, while the new technological trends (in particular, crypto smartphones), can additionally accelerate this growth.

The only thing that can seriously damage a cryptocurrency market is its global ban, but it seems to be unlikely. Right now there are about 40 million bitcoin wallets on earth. It is believed that on average their number is doubled annually, which means that within 5 years it can reach a billion. And if now a global ban on cryptocurrencies is unrealistic due to their profitability for the developed countries, by that time their prohibition will become impossible almost physically.

In the first part of the story we had put forward the arguments as to why the investors need not fear the bubble of 2017-2018: in the end, the bubble showed not so much the riskiness of the crypto investments, but rather their long-term prospects. Today we described political and economic events, which have occurred in parallel “behind the scenes”, and in which there were no “drops” – only progressive development toward the construction of the crypto economy. And in the next, third part, we will try to describe in detail specific financial reasons of the collapse and recovery of the market in 2018-2019.

Analytical department, Trident company, Victor Argonov, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
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Cryptocurrency: Is It Still Alive or Dying? Part 2.

Cryptocurrency: Is It Still Alive or Dying? Part 2.
Part 2. Political and Economic Trends in Favor of the Cryptocurrency Market Development

In the first part of the story we showed that the cryptocurrency market crash in 2018 and the beginning of its recovery in 2019 fit well into the general patterns of the financial bubbles’ development, and also repeat pretty well the Bitcoin dynamics of 2014-2016. But besides the analogies with other bubbles, there are a lot of other arguments in favor of the global growth of the market, among which are the political and economic trends of the recent years.

Relaxation of the Political Climate around the Cryptoassets

The entire year of 2017 has witnessed heated discussions as to the legal status of the digital assets. One of the central events of the year was their legalization in Japan in April. Precisely this legalization, according to many, spurred a dramatic growth of the cryptocurrency market in May (especially, altcoins). But the majority of other countries during this period held more skeptical positions.

The U.S. government on several occasions refused to register bitcoin-ETF - exchange-traded funds, the price of shares in which would repeat the price of BTC. The U.S. government also extremely tightened the conditions of the ICO procedure, while some countries, such as China and South Korea - have banned it completely. Certain countries, such as Indonesia and Salvador, have banned cryptocurrencies to the extent of criminal responsibility.

A number of countries, including Russia, have adopted a cautious wait-and-see attitude, regularly promising to impose restrictions of varying severity, but not hurrying to sign it into law.

A turning point on the way to the global recognition of the cryptocurrency was the beginning of trading the Bitcoin futures at the Chicago exchanges (CME) (the world’s largest stock exchange in terms of turnover) and CBOE in December of 2017. That is when the American government admitted openly that cryptocurrencies are now to be reckoned with. With the beginning of this trade, the powerful financial circles of the USA, whose opinion cannot be ignored by the political leadership, became interested in the development of the cryptocurrency market.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME – the world leader in terms of trade volume

In 2018, the following paradox became obvious: even if over the longer term cryptocurrencies are dangerous for the modern political system (tied up in the central banks and the currency exchange regulation), the countries that will be the first to prohibit them will be most affected along with those countries that will simply overdo stirring up negative attitude. Those countries that will settle on legalization will benefit. The drain of brains and capitals will be directed to these countries from the more repressive or unpredictable countries. A typical example of that - Crypto Project GRAM of the Russian businessman Pavel Durov, whose ICO in 2018 reached a record amount, but it was carried out in USA, and not in the legislatively uncertain Russian Federation.

The experience of the countries that have legalized the cryptocurrencies, proved successful both from the financial standpoint, and from the perspective of the international prestige. They proved themselves to be open to the progress and new freedoms. In addition to Japan, Switzerland is especially noteworthy here, because it legalized cryptocurrencies as early as in 2016, but the most brilliantly announced about itself in 2018, when its banks began to introduce cryptocurrency services one after another. Among the innovator banks there was even a Swiss subsidiary of the Russian Savings Bank (Sberbank). The very expression “Swiss bank” became a synonym of not only high reliability, but also innovation.
A milestone event of 2018 was legalization of cryptocurrencies in Germany – the leading economy of the European Union. Rather liberal measures relative to the cryptocurrencies are being applied today in Czechia, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Australia, Estonia, Norway, Finland, and a number of other countries.

“Legalization parade” has shown: the politicians with repressive attitudes cannot count on the global ban of the cryptocurrencies (which seemed theoretically possible in 2016-2017). Economically developed countries made an obvious choice: “if you cannot stop the process – become its leader”. And precisely in these countries the maximum capitals are being circulated, and the market situation depends precisely on their business activity.

Explosive Growth of the Retail Use of Cryptocurrencies
Despite obvious popularization of cryptocurrencies, there is still a myth that they are purely investment and speculative instrument, which, even if used as a payment method – only in the dark net, and as a means of payment for illegal commodities. But this is not the case today. As far back as 2013-2015, legal services accepting bitcoin emerged, and in 2016-2018 their market has undergone explosive growth.

The pioneers of the cryptocurrency market of goods and services in 2013, were, for example, Virgin Galactic – space tourism company, Victoria’s Secret lingerie company, Shopify - a supplier of software for the online stores. In 2014, the cryptocurrency was adopted by the Overstock online store, Expedia tourism service, Zynga – operator of the online games, the software monster Microsoft and many others. Some of these companies considerably went up due to the innovations: for example, the shares of Shopify and Overstock have increased in price several-fold since then.

As of today, the cryptocurrency is accepted by hundreds of large companies and thousands of small ones, while the range of their products is approaching the one in a traditional economy. The most popular categories of the goods for the cryptocurrency in the large famous companies are tourism and air tickets (Expedia), software and games (Microsoft, Shopify, Zynga, Steam), clothing and other consumer goods (Victoria’s Secret, Overstock.com, Rakuten), as well as food products (Subway, KFC, Burger King – in Russia). As an example, Playboy erotic products, premium accounts of the 4chan.org and reddit.com forums, Bloomberg.com business news, automobiles in the Czech show room Alza and many other goods can be also purchased for cryptocurrency.

A number of well-known companies, although they prefer traditional payments, nevertheless allow crypto payments through the intermediary services, such as gyft.com (trading with the card Gyft for BTC). For example, Ebay online store, Wallmart supermarket chain, Starbucks restaurants, Uber taxi service, etc. The turnover of gyft.com is evaluated in the amount of 25 million dollars with only 38 employees.
Small start-up companies often use ready-made multicurrency gateways such as coinpayments.net. It supports dozens of currencies, and hosts about 400 companies. In addition to mainstream, it contains a lot of specialized commodities. For example, crypto-armory.com sells cartridges, francvila.com – Swiss watches, directvoltage.com - 3D-printers, electric motors, CNC machines, etc. Some new stores not only accept cryptocurrencies, but also purposely give up fiat currency. For example, crypto-armory.com, explaining their refusal from fiat currency, state both ideological, and narrow pragmatic reasons. In the opinion of the owners of the store, it is easier to accept cryptocurrency payments both technically and legally.

Cartridges from the cryptocurrency store crypto-armory.com
An important trend of 2017-2018, in addition to the general growth of the commodity market - re-orientation of the stores to the multi-currency payments. Whereas previously most of them accepted only BTC, now a sign of good manners is to accept also LTC, ETH, XMR and at least several more currencies.

Thus, while the politicians were solving the problem in the manner “not possible to allow - disallow”, a vast market of commodities for cryptocurrency spontaneously emerged on the Internet. Some of its participants have multibillion capitalizations. This market is very international. The majority of commodities and services can be bought even from Russia and other countries, where cryptocurrency is not legal as an internal payment instrument, but is not prohibited as such. Today, it is hard to imagine a consumer good, which cannot be bought for cryptocurrency.

The Latest Trend – Support of Cryptocurrencies by Smartphones

The first smartphone with a cryptocurrency wallet was HYPERLINK "https://bitcryptonews.ru/blogs/sravnenie-blokchejn-smartfonov-exodus-1-i-finney"HTC Exodus 1, released in the autumn of 2018. Then, a crypto smartphone HYPERLINK emerged "https://bitcryptonews.ru/blogs/obzor-kriptosmartfona-finney"Finney. And in March of 2019, the baton was unexpectedly picked up by the smartphone from the major South Korean company, Samsung - Galaxy S10. And although Samsung refrained from the direct embedding of the cryptocurrency wallet into the standard supply set, a brand wallet of Samsung can be installed from the Galaxy Store.

Galaxy S10 – the first smartphone from Samsung with cryptocurrency support

On the part of crypto enthusiasts, there are a number of claims to Samsung initiative, among which – the lack of bitcoin support (BTC). At the moment, Samsung Blockchain Wallet supports only Ethereum (ETH) and ERC-20 standard currencies and tokens created on its basis:
Basic Attention Token (BAT), Chainlink (LINK), BinanceCoin (BNB), True USD (TUSD), USD Coin (USDC), Paxos Standard (PAX) and others.

Anyway, from a political and PR perspective, the emergence of Galaxy S10 is a great event.

First of all, smartphone can attract to the cryptocurrency market new people who have greater confidence in the famous brand, than in the traditional bulky cryptocurrency wallets. Now, many people are frightened away from the cryptocurrencies only by technical difficulties, whereas smartphones on many occasions have proved their ability to promote to the masses those things, which previously seemed to be very complex.
Secondly, this step of Samsung is a clear signal both to the domestic and foreign governments: big business is on the side of the new technologies. South Korea has a reputation of a country not very friendly to cryptocurrencies, however, its business giant publicly demonstrated another attitude.
Thirdly, the initiative of Samsung with a high degree of probability will be emulated by other leading producers of communication devices. Thus, shortly after the release of Galaxy S10, there appeared a news that a cryptocurrency wallet will soon be available in iOS Opera Touch, which means that cryptocurrencies can be also stored in iPhone of Apple.
All this creates excellent prerequisites both for the world legalization of the cryptocurrencies, and for the growth of the market due to the increase of the number of users.

Conclusion
Thus, despite the “roller coaster” of the cryptocurrency exchange rates, some fundamental processes have developed steadily in the same direction in the recent years: expansion of the commodity market for cryptocurrency, increase in the number of countries with a liberal attitude to cryptocurrencies, adoption of cryptocurrencies as a strategic technology by more and more industrial giants. The total number of individuals who tried to work with the cryptocurrencies grows steadily, while the new technological trends (in particular, crypto smartphones), can additionally accelerate this growth.

The only thing that can seriously damage a cryptocurrency market is its global ban, but it seems to be unlikely. Right now there are about 40 million bitcoin wallets on earth. It is believed that on average their number is doubled annually, which means that within 5 years it can reach a billion. And if now a global ban on cryptocurrencies is unrealistic due to their profitability for the developed countries, by that time their prohibition will become impossible almost physically.

In the first part of the story we had put forward the arguments as to why the investors need not fear the bubble of 2017-2018: in the end, the bubble showed not so much the riskiness of the crypto investments, but rather their long-term prospects. Today we described political and economic events, which have occurred in parallel “behind the scenes”, and in which there were no “drops” – only progressive development toward the construction of the crypto economy. And in the next, third part, we will try to describe in detail specific financial reasons of the collapse and recovery of the market in 2018-2019.

Analytical department, Trident company, Victor Argonov, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
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Who Accepts Bitcoin?

Who Accepts Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is the, without doubt, the biggest cryptocurrency. Many major companies around the world are now accepting bitcoin payment for online goods and services (in Denver, you can even use Bitcoin to pay for your parking!) An aggressive campaign led by Coinbase (where $1 million worth of transactions were processed for free) prompted large companies to start accepting bitcoin by using third-party services like Bitpay & Cryptopay. As the trend has been started it appears to be growing, so who accepts Bitcoin? There are some surprising companies and we’ve listed them below.
Who accepts Bitcoin?
KFC Canada – The world’s largest chicken franchise – KFC, is allowing customers in Canada to pay for “The Bitcoin Bucket” using bitcoins for a limited time. “The Bitcoin Bucket”, a themed container can be purchased for $20 CAD, and is delivered to customers. The digital currency is accepted only via BitPay – an online payment mode and does not encourage customers to pay crypto at the cash counters.
Overstock.com – This large online retail store sells electronic products at minimal prices due to excess stock. Overstock.com allows customers to buy using bitcoin. It is the first major retailer to accept bitcoins and other major cryptocurrencies.
Subway – Subway in Buenos Aires has begun to accept bitcoin as a payment method. The belief is that accepting bitcoin as a method of payment would increase business.
Microsoft – The tech giant Microsoft is enabling users to create a Microsoft account in which the user can deposit Bitcoin. A well-structured process allows users then, to utilize these funds for purchasing movies, games, and apps in Xbox stores and Windows.
Reddit – Reddit; a community that provides thousands of your favorite things. It allows you to buy premium features with bitcoins.
Virgin Galactic – Bitcoins are taking the place of old conventional currencies at a fast pace. Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group including Virgin Galactic, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Airline, (and many more) has said that Virgin is accepting bitcoins to reserve tickets for a space travel. Branson feels that Bitcoin is a low-risk option; he has invested in it in the past and encourages others to do so now. Space travel costs 98 bitcoins or 250,000 US Dollars.
OkCupid – OkCupid, the world’s most popular dating site has started accepting cryptocurrency. By partnering with Coinbase, OkCupid allow users to subscribe with bitcoin. The costs for a “premium subscription” list called the “A-List”, can be up to 0.10 bitcoins or $10 a month.
Namecheap – A domain name registrar and web hosting company with nearly 3 million domains are accepting the digital currency as a method of payment for their services. Namecheap is the first company among numerous domain name registrar companies to accept bitcoins for registering a website, hosting domains, etc.
CheapAir.com – Now, you can spend a little of your cryptocurrency on airline reservations, hotel bookings, and car rentals. CheapAir.com, a travel booking site enables customers to purchase both domestic and international flight tickets with bitcoin. It is the only company to accept bitcoin currency for air travel and customers can pay from their Coinbase wallets.
Expedia.com – The exclusive online travel booking agency Expedia, has partnered with Coinbase to create a bitcoin payment option. Since June 2014, Expedia users have been able to book their hotels with bitcoins. As of now, Expedia is accepting digital currency only for hotel bookings.
Gyft – Gyft, a leading digital gift card retailer offers gift cards in exchange for bitcoin. The association of Gyft with Coinbase ensures that bitcoin payments are made via a Coinbase wallet. Gift cards can be redeemed or used to purchase goods at over 200 retailers.
Newegg.com – Popular online computer hardware and electronics retailer now accepts bitcoin as payment. With bitpay as the digital currency processing partner, Newegg expects to see higher sales in certain product categories.
Wikipedia – Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia with more than 4,570,000 articles has established a partnership with Coinbase to accept donations in the form of virtual currency. To provide users with an ease of choosing payment options, Wikipedia’s donation page is now flexible to make one-time or recurring donations using bitcoin.
Alza – The biggest and most successful Czech e-retailer store has introduced bitcoin payments for shoppers. In many of its showrooms, bitcoin ATMs are available to facilitate smoother transactions for those paying in bitcoin. It is accepted via BitPay.
The Internet Archive – The internet archive provides free access to web documentation such as music, software applications, games, and so on. It has expressed its interest in accepting digital currencies as donations. This nonprofit organization assures its supporters to use bitcoins to enhance its operations and achieve its mission of providing free and secure services to the public.
PizzaforCoins – Want pizza? Order now and pay using bitcoins at PizzaforCoins. Any pizza joint including Pizza Hut, Dominos or Papa John’s is available with this service. Order now, enjoy your meal and pay with bitcoins. It also accepts more than 50 other cryptocurrencies.
Reeds Jewels, Inc. – At REEDS.com, you can shop exclusive jewelry, watches, and loose diamonds with your bitcoins using a bitcoin wallet like Coinbase. Reeds Jewels has brick-and-mortar stores in 13 states and also offers online shopping. Purchase of loose diamonds is complimented with a free delivery.
Shopify Stores – Looking to spend bitcoins? Shopify – an e-commerce platform, helps merchants to sell their commodities through an online platform similar to eBay. Shopify has recognized digital currency and is integrated with BitPay to simplify the payment process.
Final thoughts…
Many companies are embracing digital currencies by partnering with crypto platforms to transfer digital funds in exchange for goods and services. Though many of the larger companies have started t0 accept bitcoin, so many are still lagging behind and have yet to jump on the band-wagon. The reality is that the future of online shopping is definitely heading towards virtual currencies and the time has come for bitcoin to be a staple payment option when you reach the tills. If you’re not in, you can’t win.
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The fastest, easiest and cheapest way to send micro-donations (as well as Macro-payments) around the world, instantly: Bitcoin

So right now I can send you 10 cents or 1 million dollars instantly from my phone wallet, using bitcoin. Anywhere in the world, fee-free, instantly. The blockchain technology is amazing!, here is some info about it:
Decentralized/peer-to-peeworldwide distributed systems are the way to empower the people and bypass banks and all centralized financial institutions, the path to re-set the control from the few to the many, are the future for everything. The potential implications of the development of distributed consensus technologies is revolutionary.
We have now an open source peer to peer decentralized digital currency. It is very safe, since is cryptographically secured by a distributed global mathematical algorithm and public decentralized open source ledger, a revolutionary disruptive technology called 'Blockchain'. https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Block_chain
This could be the future of money for everything, from donations, micropayments, money transfers, online shopping and bill payments, etc.
Empowering and welcoming to the game to billions of unbanked people. And the blockchain peer-to-peer open source decentralized secure technology will be used for many more applications, like escrow, contracts, voting, global ledger, etc.
We shouldn't be like the ones that were dismissing the internet not long ago as a "den of pedophiles, drug dealers and terrorists". The blockchain is the biggest thing since the internet and will benefit also the billions of under and unbanked people.
Bill Gates: “Bitcoin Technology is Key” https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/bill-gates-bitcoin-technology-key/
WSJ article about FINCEN recognizing bitcoin: http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323407104579037301852662422 Bloomberg article about IRS legitimizing bitcoin as property: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-25/bitcoin-is-property-not-currency-in-tax-system-irs-says.html
PayPal now lets shops accept Bitcoin: http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/26/technology/paypal-bitcoin/index.html?iid=HP_LN
Bitcoin goes mainstream: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/29/bitcoin-circle-cryptocurrency-jeremy-allaire
Bank Of England: Digital currencies and how do they work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxDKE_gQX_M&feature=youtu.be
Transfer money anywhere, safely, no fees, no middlemen, no charge-backs for merchants and no fraud.
These are just physical businesses accepting bitcoin:
http://coinmap.org/
With tens of thousands more online:
http://www.coinjabber.com/
Some of the Big companies accepting Bitcoin:
PayPal, VirginGalactic, CheapAir, Uber, Wordpress,Wikipedia, Zynga,Dish Network,Suntimes, Gyft, CheapAir, TigerDirect, OverStock, Expedia, Newegg, 1-800-Flowers.com, Dell,LordandTaylor, Shopify, Foodler, Digital River, Scan.co, Overclockers.co.uk, Takeaway.com, Wix.com, Cheaperthansteam.com, eGifter.com, Etsy.com, King’s College, OKCupid, Mint.com, Pizzaforcoins.com, Reddit, Square, Twitch.tv, Zappos.com, Menufy
If you want to learn more:
http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/
https://www.weusecoins.com/en/
https://www.trybtc.com/
https://bitcoin.org/en/
http://www.thebitcoinpage.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP9-lAYngi4
Quotes:
"Not having an internet strategy in 1995 is the equivalent of not having a bitcoin strategy now.” -Moe Levin
“I’m a big fan of Bitcoin … Regulation of money supply needs to be depoliticized.” -Al Gore
“Bitcoin is a technological tour de force.” -Bill Gates
“Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry.” -Rick Falkvinge
“With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless.” -Satoshi Nakamoto Historical graph: How much bitcoin a $1 dollar can buy? https://i.imgur.com/pR4ptme.jpg
Runaway Dollar Inflation Graph: (Source: the FED) https://i.imgur.com/t8oBzH0.jpg
How safe is bitcoin?
https://i.imgur.com/CzyO1yv.jpg
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Battle of Bitcoin Documentaries: CNBC vs. SQ1.tv...one is much smarter, much better

Yes, it's a jerky thing to say (perhaps even petty)...but ours really is much better.
1) SQ1.tv has Gavin Andresen, Erik Voorhees, Peter Vessenes, Trace Mayer, a top VC, co-founder of Coinbase, co-founder of Buttercoin, Angela Keaton of Antiwar.com...I think our roster is vastly superior. And we let them talk...
2) SQ1.tv doesn't use narration. If a person didn't say it to us on camera, there is no reason for us to say it through narration. With narration, the journalist or producer can drive any story they want whether a bitcoiner said it or not. It doesn't take the same skill in extracting information.
3) No gimmicks. Open-cry floor trading of bitcoin? Give me a break. It is a gimmick. I don't think a modern currency that touts instantaneous transfer needs trading mechanisms from the movie Trading Places. Even NYSE stocks are barely traded on a floor. So we left out anything that smacks of gimmickery even if it is a part of Bitcoin today. Just like dudes buying groceries using a Gyft card is a total gimmick. That's not the future. Bitcoin is abstract, yes. Showing it in action is more understandable, but intelligent people want rationale and philosophy, not contrived uses...3 steps to buying groceries is not more efficient than 1.
4) No promotion. We don't allow anyone to position their brands on camera as if we're producing an infomercial. Kudos to Cloudhashing for pimping free game...but no way in hell would I have allowed my program to be used as an informercial.
Gavin and Peter explain the history. Erik Voorhees explains why Libertarians like it. VC explains the business opportunity. No narration. Straight from the horse's mouth. Intelligent conversation. Objective. You be the judge:
https://www.sq1.tv/bitcoin
vs.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101588166
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Log of AMA with GopherCard.com - @Tricia (Tricia Lin), @bitjedi (Brad Chun)

boldninja Let us all welcome team from GopherCard.com - @Tricia (Tricia Lin) and @bitjedi (Brad Chun). You can all start asking them questions. I'd ask team from GopherCard.com to use @ username to the one they are responding to and I'd like to ask all the community to give them some time to catch up if too many questions in backlog, before asking more so questions don't get lost. Thank you!
Tricia hey everybody
bitjedi hi
tranzer hi
thebitarchitect hi
Tricia good to be here
tranzer I'm gonna start with a question. Will Gopher be a credit card type of a deal or something else?
Tricia hey @tranzer. we're launching in November as a crypto digital gift card mall - pay in bitcoin or any other alt coin, and get discounts on gift cards.
Tricia we looked at open loop cards but decided against it.
Tricia we will also give you guys a mechanism to earn any crypto in a p2p exchange
tranzer How will you deposit BTC on Gopher and how will they verify?
reconnico Could you give us a small hint about your roadmap and plans for the next 2 years?
Tricia @tranzer we'll operate as a P2P exchange - so no depositing BTC necessary
bitjedi @reconnico can you clarify your q
tranzer So Gopher will be similiar to Gyft? Will you host ICO or how are you getting the funds not much info on the website atm.
Tricia Similar yes!
reconnico @bitjedi: What are your planned next steps?
Tricia @tranzer yes - full website up soon. We're similar to Gyft but diff biz model
arklover2018 whats the difference with Gyft ?
bitjedi @reconnico angel/seed funded. ico tbd
tranzer Can you elaborate more on the difference I'm interested. Gopher sounds promising I won't lie, but I'd need more info
Tricia @arklover2018 diff is 2 things
Tricia 1) we are giving you the oppty to earn any crypto also. 2) we're crypto-agnostic. any coin
Tricia also, we'll give you discounts.
thebitarchitect what partners for gift cards will be available at Nov launch? can you shed some insight?
Tricia @thebitarchitect we'll launch in nov w/10 top brands
Tricia can't spill the beans yet but they are good :slightly_smiling_face:
tranzer Ark will be included ?
Tricia @thebitarchitect however we are excited to tell you that we're rolling out a bunch of promotions for our first 1000 sign ups - i.e. free digital gift cards of stocks in conjunction with StockPile.
tranzer And how can you earn crypto? With buying in those malls like get something back on the card?
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bitjedi @tranzer there will be a loyalty program
Tricia @tranzer as Brad said, you can earn crypto in 2 ways: 1) earning points or 2) selling your digital gift cards in the open market on our platform
thebitarchitect repeate from @tranzer will Ark be included?
Tricia the crypto ecosystem is all about collab now, let's hope so
djselery AMA
thebitarchitect @Tricia what brands are in the top 10? follow up to my previous questions
tranzer Is Gopher going to be only in America or you launching worldwide?
Tricia @thebitarchitect sorry I can't reveal yet but we have brands in entertainment, travel, hospitality, and food
Tricia etc.
bitjedi @tranzer soft launch in USA and Canada
bitjedi worldwide in the roadmap
thebitarchitect @Tricia can you talk a little bit mroe about earning crypto?
tranzer How will someone get Gopher card will there be like KYC or?
Tricia @thebitarchitect sure. we're a P2P exchange. there are 2 parties: the person who has crypto and wants to spend it, and the person who wants to earn crypto
Tricia for the latter party, they'll fulfill the purchase request and get paid out in crypto
bitjedi @thebitarchitect we are building a matching algorithm
tranzer So everything is P2P, I like that
Tricia @tranzer yes we are doing light KYC
Tricia @tranzer yes. we're the first fully P2P crypto exchange
Tricia pretty powerful stuff
thebitarchitect whats on the roadmap for 2018? also are you both ios and andriod?
tranzer What about security how are you gonna handle this I mean exchanging on platform will it be centralized or decentralized in a way?
bitjedi @tranzer define centralized / decentralized
Tricia @tranzer we're building highly secure ability to catch potentially fraudulent activity - we'll be watching all the transactions in real time
del @bitjedi I think what he is referring to is that the exchange won't be connected to any third party companies, such as banks that may install regulations on how you conduct business.
tranzer Well you said people will exchange on your platform ( someone who wants to spend and someone who wants to earn) will that platform be decentralized or centralized?
del @bitjedi He just wants to know whether or not you will be operating and securing under your own independent regulations. (edited)
Sonobit please define light KYC
bitjedi @del thanks @tranzer all in house
Tricia @Sonobit email, phone number and optional Facebook links to start but we want your feedback
tranzer What if I lose Gopher card can you cancel it and reissue ?
Tricia @tranzer there's no physical card, it's your membership. We'll be watching everything in real-time so we can cancel your account any time.
thebitarchitect @Tricia how may i use gopher card at a local vendors within urban environment? Are small businesses going to be on-boarded as well?
tranzer So everything via mobile correct?
bitjedi @tranzser mobile and web
bitjedi @tranzer mobile and web
Tricia @thebitarchitect yes every merchant in the world
Tricia :slightly_smiling_face:
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thebitarchitect following @Sonobit is identity managed all in house proprietary? or edge?
Tricia @thebitarchitect we are spending a lot of time trying to educate merchants about the merits of accepting bitcoin etc. too
tranzer how much will membership cost for user or is it free? How much will it cost for vendor?
tranzer I mean how are you gonna make money with fees or something else?
Tricia @thebitarchitect identity + KYC managed in-house proprietary with our team
Tricia @tranzer to start it will be free. we make money from the merchants on the volumes of gift cards we sell. we will also take a small transaction fee.
lars Wil it be only US or at more places?
tranzer Will vendors opt-in which coins they accept or will they all need to accept all?
Tricia @lars US and Canada to start - but will roll out in every continent.
del @Tricia what is your current ETA to begin operations, not including current time of development? (edited)
Tricia @tranzer for gift card purposes, no opt-in necessary
Tricia @del we're about 30% of the way through our build - targeting Nov 15
Tricia @del want to make sure you can buy gift cards for yourself, friends and family ahead of the holiday season
tranzer Do gift cards have expiration date ?
del @Tricia That's very soon, do you believe that your team will be able to implement the technology and make it sustainable through Q1 of 2018?
del At 30% completion now seems rather quick for development that has a due date mid Nov. Will you be releasing a beta that users can simply click around and get a feel for what you are offering? (edited)
Tricia @del will answer your dev question first
Tricia yes, let's say a beta launch in Nov. our tech is not super difficult to build, it is a transaction platform that integrates about 5 different parties at a minimum and our matching algo.
thebitarchitect @Tricia would you consider licensing the technology to others? what data sharing principles are you building? is data only going to be used to improve the experience? or are you sharing with retailers?
Tricia @del wrt the expiration date question - the FTC requires closed loop and open loop to not expire for 5 years from when the card was initially purchased, but inactivity fees can be levied after a year of no use.
Tricia because our brands are pretty big, we don't think that the 5 year will be a problem, but you guys tell us
Tricia @thebitarchitect yes we would consider
tranzer Really cool I must say you have model pretty thought out
Tricia @thebitarchitect re: data sharing - ultimately we want to protect identity of our users as our #1 priority -it's the crux of our success. #2 priority - to make the UX/UI across the Gopher platform (both how data will be used) totally integrated. no sharing
bitjedi we must remain compliant with all local regulations and try to reduce fraud but we will try to also balance this with user privacy and use the best practices around storage and transmission of personally identifiable information.
tranzer so there is no fiat involoved with Gopher right?
Tricia @tranzer @bitjedi exactly - we've spent a long time getting the international and state jurisdiction legal requirements right
Tricia @tranzer should we?
tranzer nope not as far as I'm concerned I'm fine with everything crypto
Tricia @tranzer that's what we thought too initially but we also want to get non crypto users to see the value of shopping with crypto so might be worth giving them the option too
del @Tricia @bitjedi Thank you for answering my questions, and best of luck on your project!
bitjedi @del thanks
tranzer but with fiat it gets complicated with more regulations and KYC?
Tricia @tranzer absolutely and we've prepared for fiat also
Tricia we want to be totally currency agnostic - in our view of the world, that's crypto, but not everyone shares that view :slightly_smiling_face:
tranzer true, true
Tricia we want crypto to be a global reserve currency
boldninja How many vendors you have lined up atm (not just big ones) ?
Tricia @boldninja can you ask that again at the end of next week?
boldninja Sure :smile:
Tricia thanks :slightly_smiling_face:
tranzer Thanks @Tricia and @bitjedi for answering all my questions without much info on site I got a pretty clear picture now and I like it and I ran out of them since you covered it all :smile:. Hope you guys can collaborate with Ark as well at some point seems like a good match.
DarudeMyDude Shoot, didn't get to ask. Will you guys be accepting USD and PayPal payments along with crypto payments?
Tricia @tranzer thanks for the great questions! the website is lean right now but look out for a new one tb released next week!
Tricia @tranzer definitely
bitjedi @DarudeMyDude yes we are integrating PayPal, Stripe
bitjedi USD
Tricia @DarudeMyDude yup but goes back to @tranzer's question about fiat
Tricia do you think we should?
DarudeMyDude I say give people the option to pay with Fiat but not has good of a cheaper price
Tricia Kinda like with gyft, you can pay with Bitcoin and get maybe 5% back in rewards
Tricia @Tricia
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Tricia :+1:
boldninja OK we are nearing 1 hour mark where we usually start closing AMA. Any last questions? If GopherTeam would like to say anything else, please feel free to write any closing statements :D
DarudeMyDude @Tricia I will definitely be a user since I use things like Amazon a lot and hold some crypto. Thank you again and I am looking forward to hearing more from you guys!
Tricia Thanks @boldninja and the Ark team for the opportunity to talk about what we're building
Gstauf Thanks, very interesting
Tricia @DarudeMyDude big thanks-- we're building this for people like you and finding ways to reward you too to stay tuned!
bitjedi thank you all! we look forward to working closely with the ARK community!
boldninja Thank you Tricia and Brad for taking the time to do this AMA and I pretty much look forward to learning more about Gopher in the upcoming weeks! All the best with the project and you are always welcome to hang around our Slack
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I'm one of the largest Bitcoin holders in the world with 750BTC (AMA)

Hi Everyone,
Hope you're well and having a good day. I'm up late at night, a bit bored, and wanted people to see the perspective of someone who has a large position in BTC. I'm using a throwaway account for obvious reasons. If you wish you can ask questions.
So first off, I heard about Bitcoin in late summer of 2012. I read about it for a while, thought it was kinda neat (but confusing as hell), and then proceeded to download Bitcoin QT. After watching it download the "blockchain" for about 10 minutes I said Fuck this and proceeded to delete the program and forget about Bitcoin :)
Fast forward to March 2013 (or April, can't remember). I'm not sure how I heard of Bitcoin again, but I think it was on some mainstream news site (like CNBC or something). I saw that the price was rising and something "clicked" in my head (for better or worse)
I spent a few days reading/researching Bitcoin heavily. It became like a good drug. I was engrossed by the news in a good way. I really "got" Bitcoin by this point and what it could be. (keyword "could", not a guarantee)
As quickly as I felt comfortable, I began wiring a fuck load of USD to Mt.Gox. Looking back I don't know how on earth I had the courage to do this, but user testimonials of Mt.Gox doing well by people, and them being the most popular at the time, got me to do it.
I did about 4 or 5 wire transfers from my bank over the course of a month as I was able to movie money around. They began to ask questions of what I was doing. They were joking but a little serious when one said "Man don't try to launder money over there." I mentioned to them what I was doing (Bitcoin) and they didn't really understand/get it so I left it at that.
Around the $70-$100ish range I bought 528 BTC. When the price hit $266 or so and then crashed (because of Mt. Gox locking up) I was literally cracking up. :) I just found it so funny that people scare so easily.
When the summer came I kinda monitored Bitcoin, bought a little thing here and there, etc etc.
When early fall came, I noticed that I was REALLY unhappy with some stock that I held and how the company was doing, so I sold the fuck out of it and brought my total to 750BTC. (poured $130k total into it for my BTC purchases)
It was really fun to see the price hit $1,200, but I decided not to sell any. My main fear being that what I think is a top really isn't, and it would leave me behind with fewer coins. I'm not very good at calling tops.
As the price last night fell to the upper $300's, I was awoken by my phone (price alert). I will admit I was a little worried as I'm human (thinking of potential sell strategies if need be), but when in a short amount of time it rocketed back up to $500 or so I said fuck it and went back to sleep calmer.
I don't really spend my BTC but I do purchase $75 worth of BTC every week to "stimulate" the BTC economy. I'll use that $75 on Christmas Gifts, Gyft cards, little tipping here and there.
At the moment there are only about 16,000 people in the world that can hold as many BTC as me, and I'm very proud of that. I feel that I'm on the forefront of something special, and am always trying to share it with friends. When friends freak out about crashes, I try to calm them down with common sense (yet I always make sure they know I don't have a crystal ball).
With Bitcoin I feel like the "cat is out of the bag" so to speak. It's out and can't be contained now. I feel countries are best to embrace it or they will have a competitive disadvantage.
Also, the U.S. Fiscal situation is fucking terrible, and I believe BTC will be one of the many flights to safety in the years to come. Do not ignore the Fed's relation to the Bond market (let me know if you have questions about this topic)
So long story short, I could be wrong about Bitcoin and what happens to it someday, but I've done a lot of research and I feel comfortable with it. I don't know if I have a "sell price" so to speak, or if I'll choose to just hold the BTC and spend as necessary. I do know though that upon reaching the $10Kish mark I would like to do something simple like treat myself to a sports car (cliche, I know...but it is what it is)
Thank you for reading! It's fun to share this with people (even if strangers) because it's something I can't really talk about with people!
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[RANT] I believe in the concept but the current greed culture is questionable. I'm done with bitcoin.

for all intents and purposes I am officially done with bitcoin. The mere sight of the logo makes me gag with nausea now.
This community, for the most part, breeds and attracts a culture of greed and get-rich-quick types who have no qualms of relieving people of their hard earned monies.
The fake ass bitcoin "mining industry" is a perfect case in point. ASICMINER aside, every single company has misrepresented themselves and feel that they don't need to provide good customer service whatsoever. Still waiting on a KnC refund going on 6 weeks (Don't even get me started on KnC).
I have been involved with bitcoin since June 2011 and initially was blown away by the potential of the innovation. But with unparalleled paranoia over the last 2 years, lost passwords, scams upon scams, bitcoin mining stocks, late delivered and underperforming mining gear, etc. I have lost more than gained from it's usage. I can't see how bitcoin can or ever will be something of value. I for one, don't want to spend any coins with anyone because I just do not trust anyone anymore. I just assume cash out to USD or buy Gyft cards.
It's ashamed because it could be really powerful… I'll be watching from the stands.
EDIT: the expected negative and generally unhelpful comments below is another perfect case in point of this jackass filled community.
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Where to buy eBay Gift Card with BitCoin?

Gyft and eGifter removed the ability to buy eBay gift cards with bitCoin. It's still possible with other gift cards, JUST NOT eBAY. Raise rarely has them in stock and when they do, the denominations are set.
Please share where you can buy eBay gift cards with bitcoin.
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I just bought a PS4 with bitcoins and it was fantastic!

Hi /bitcoin ! I thought I'd share my experience purchasing a PS4 with bitcoins earlier today. So, if you don't know, Amazon.com has PS4's in stock right now for $400 per console (Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BGA9WK2/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p63_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1NVPR7XMNSF83XG6X4CS&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630083502&pf_rd_i=507846 ) - This isn't a referral link is it?
I've been wanting a PS4 since they've released, but missed the release day purchase and now everybody locally wants like $600 per console, which is ridiculous. So I purchased a Amazon.com gift card through Gyft to cover the cost of the PS4, paying with bitcoins, and made the purchase on Amazon. It took less than 5 minutes to do all this, it was great!
If you haven't tried out Gyft yet, definitely do so, I've used it so much, they have great support and speedy service.
So now I'll be spending (part of) my Christmas break playing PS4! Now I just need to purchase PS+ and a game and I'll be set. :)
So, technically I didn't buy it straight with bitcoins, but in a way, I bought it with bitcoins. I like to think I bought it with bitcoins. :p
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Looking for a printer, shipping soon, that takes bitcoin.

A few of us have asked over in /bitcoin in the last few weeks with limited success. With the price of bitcoin going up so much recently, there are apparently at least a few geeks like me looking to part with one or two btc and get our first 3d printers.
Unfortunately, both of the manufacturers I've found that take it directly - the robo3d and the phoenix - have long lead times - in the 1-2 months range.
While I've got a bunch of tools and some electrical/mechanical know-how, I'm leaning towards an assembled printer rather than a kit.
I'm considering just getting some amazon gift cards on gyft and picking up one of the machines that are sold there since they're in stock, but before I pull the trigger on that, I figured I'd ask here and see if anyone else has ideas for printers that:
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Transaction times...

So today I needed to go pick up some accessories for my new Xbox one and visited GameStop to do it. I wasn't sure if they had ps4s in stock yet, so I waited until I got there to hop onto gyft and buy myself a gift card off of gyft using bitcoin. Upon arrival I found no ps4s and just bought a 50$ gift card for GameStop while in the store. By the time I was at the register ready to pay my gift card was already loaded on my phone and I was able to pay quicker than you can say "pay with bits." This had me thinking though; how long does gyft wait to verify their transactions? 1 confirmation? 0 confirmations? Even sitting here at home 2 hours later my blockchain wallet still states that the transaction is unconfirmed after 10 confirmations, though obviously the gift card worked within minutes of my transaction. Anyone care to explain a little more in detail on how confirmations work for someone who thought they understood it but would like some more in depth info?
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