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Bitcoin Blossom Update

I have been away a couple years and am just getting back to the world of Bitcoin. I should share what I have learned today in the world of Bitcoin. Ready?

  1. I got a new Bitcoin Ticker for this site (see it in the sidebar) because mine was not supported any more (still said $400 something per BTC when its $780 now). You can click the link to get the free bitcoin ticker code for your website or blog. There were a few in the google search. if you know of a better one, let me know.
  2. You can buy bitcoin from your Coinbase wallet using Bank, Credit/Debit card or PayPal! Yay!
  3. Logging into Coinbase with the 2 Step verification is not bad really. As soon as you login you get an instant text sent to you to verify your account. Oh and in case you can not get text messages, you CAN use a free US Google Voice phone number to get texts by email. It works with Coinbase text verification! Yay!
  4. However buying from a bank takes 5 business days, (Coinbase uses the ACH transfer system). Buying with credit/debit card costs a 3.7% fee and PayPal requires a government photo ID, Drivers lic. preferred. However, its webcam verification of your ID is not working well and Support chat told me they are working on fixing this known issue.

    I am looking forward to being able to buy BTC at Coinbase using PayPal!

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  6. LocalBitcoin is a site I just joined where you can trade bitcoin and search for sellers by criteria like your location, your currenty or the payment method. Interesting. You can become an affiliate pretty fast and easy. Here is my Localbitcoin affiliate link.

lastly, I realized the old link to join my Bitcoin skype room in the side bar no longer worked so I updated that too. It was an old Skysponder room join link. Want to join the conversation in Skype?

MtGox gone – why its good news for bitcoin

I read this in a Skype Room for my Bitcoin Social Network … then had a great chat with a couple of Skype contacts about it. Read on and enjoy the bitcoin news.

Bitcoin Leader MtGox is Gone

As you might have heard, MTGox (ex leading marketplace) went out of business. This might sound like bad news, but we see it as a good news for bitcoin. and here is why

Why is This Good News for Bitcoin

  1. Mtgox issues are nothing new to the market. If you are following the scene, you know that they stopped payouts over a year ago and their troubles were long anticipated and already included in the bitcoin price index. They are already replaced by the promising marketplaces such as Coinbase, Bitstamp and Btc-e. So nothing new here really.


  2. A lot of people worried that Mtgox was dragging the btc price down which is true. Finally after it is officially closed, there is no more concern about it. The price will start rising.


  3. Low bitcoin price is a good opportunity to buy bitcoins cheap. This is probably the cheapest bitcoins you will see this whole year! take advantage!


  4. A lot of newbie traders when they hear bad news they start a “panic sell”. Should I Panic Sell ? Here is the answer http://shouldipanicsell.com/ In short, where most people see negativity, the rich people see opportunity. Most world riches were made during the time of crisis.


Have You Joined My Bitcoin Social Network Yet?

Some people think you have to invest hundreds of thousands to get involved with Bitcoin and start to acquire it. This is not the case when you can get started for a very low risk of just $12 and let it grow as the community grows. I feel that everyone shold be able to acept bitcoin, especially business people. Every entrepreneur should have a bitcoin account to be able to recieve bitcoin payments … IMHO. If you need help getting started either with bitcoin or set up with a Coinbase wallet to be able to be paid in bitcoin, please skype me here. That link is my Skype contact buttons and Skype resources. Please leave a text IM message first. No calls on skype with out appointment please.

…but back on topic…

Is the loss of MtGox Bitcoin a Problem?

Bitcoin is limited. Thats what insures its value. Only 21 Million bitcoin can ever be mined or created, and we are not there yet, by the way. Some feel this permanent loss of bitcoin is a problem. One Skype contact of mine said this …

One of the fundamental problems of bitcoin though is its inability to create new currency when the old currency is taken out of circulation. With the bankruptcy of mtgox it actually takes another 750,000 bitcoins out of circulation artificially inflating the price until the market realizes that their currency has been cut in half and so has the market availability.

My Response: Bitcoin is Infinitely Divisible

… interesting point Joshua. Thanks for that thought. But doesn’t this increase the value of bitcoin? and this is a good thing, the value is down now and a good time to get some. And doesn’t the fact that bitcoin is infinitely divisible solve that scarcity issue really?

… oh and the skype chat continued and gets interesting…

My highly intelligent and skilled online blogger expert friend Joshua said to me on Skype:
“Its actually similar to the US currency issues we have. When we destroy currency there isn’t enough in circulation we create artificial inflation to compensate but eventually it will collapse. Because there isn’t enough currency in circulation to actually pay the debts out there.”

Inflation, Fiat Currency vs Bitcoin

Yes, interesting. From what I understand, its the creation of currency from nothing, backed by no value. That causes inflation. Thats why I love bitcoin. It could turn out to be an alternative to save us from this endless inflation and potential collapse of so many global currencies.

Every Entrepreneur Should Have Bitcoin as a Payment Option …

Every entrepreneur should have a bitcoin account to be able to receive bitcoin payments … IMHO. I love it when people think Bitcoin is fiat… its not. What they call money is truly backed by nothing … except debt. That is fiat currency. Bitcoin is backed by real value. Its limited, more like Gold and Silver, and as long as its used for payments and accepted by merchants and businesses it has value. yes its value will be volatile at times, and I understand value will stabilize when all 21 Million are mined. Meantime, many are trading in bitcoin volatility.

I like getting small bits of bitcoin, even $2 or $3 worth, as part of my bitcoin community here … its a good thing and it cant hurt to acquire bitcoin at so little risk, right?

What If Bitcoin Was Normal & Cash Invented Today

Watch This Video I Made…

How Cash Would Be Seen by the Media if Invented Today

Antonis Polemitis is Managing Director of Ledra Capital. He has written a series of blog posts about bitcoin which can be found here. In this article, he casts a satirical eye over how a new currency ‘cash’ would be described by the press if invented today.

Breaking News: Bizarre, Shadowy, Paper-Based Payment System Being Rolled Out Worldwide!

Are ‘bills’ too complex?

Perfect tool for criminals

Consumers unprotected

‘Physical wallets’ reveal security flaw

Physical presence required

A step backward for economics

Environmental and health impacts

What comes next?

A Bitcoin Social Network… Funding Union

Overstock Accept Bitcoin?

Why Does OverStock.com Accept Bitcoin?

While Patrick M. Byrne, CEO of online retailer Overstock.com says he is “agnostic” regarding the future value of bitcoin, he believes bitcoin is a viable medium of exchange for Overstock.com to better serve their customers. Read Why …

When U.S. Accept Bitcoin It Creates a Robust, Viable Alternative Currency

Overstock is the first major online shopping retailer to commit to accepting the digital currency bitcoin as payment for any of millions of products. Doing this for both business and philosophical reasons, lets explore both reasons, as both are fascinating perspectives to add to the public opition of bitcoin.

Business Reasons To Accept Bitcoin

First, the business reasons: The increasingly large numbers of bitcoin holders are eager to patronize firms that will accept this form of payment, but so far, their options have been limited. By being the first major online retailer to accept bitcoin, Overstock will acquire a significant group of loyal consumers, resulting in over all growth of market share.

Accept Bitcoin For Lower Transaction Fees & More Profit

Another reason for merchants small and large, like Overstock, to choose to accept bitcoin for sales, is the cost of carrying out credit-card transactions. It is roughly 2 percent. This means more profit for bitcoin friendly businesses. In Overstock’s case, their net margin is approaching 2 percent, therefore the savings of such fees will make bitcoin sales that much more profitable.

If you are not into mining for bitcoins, try accepting it for payment of your products or services. Though you may need to buy your supplies with your currency for now, just as in the case with Overstock. While it’s true that the value of bitcoin has proven more volatile than that of gold, this will not be a risk to Overstock.com. They will immediately convert bitcoin to dollars which minimises their bitcoin risk of devaluing.

A Fascinating Philosophical Reason to Accept Bitcoin

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Accept Bitcoin. Limit Government. A Better Business Model For Our Nation & Constitution Consistent

Byrne believes limited government is a better business model for our nation than is unlimited government. Limited government has the additional benefit of being consistent with our Constitution, he says. “Among the many vices of authoritarianism is that it can sustain itself only by offering more things to more people than it can actually deliver, and one way it makes up the difference is by debasing its currency.”

Government Can Not Create Gold At Will. More Reason To Accept Bitcoin

People who share the belief in limited government often favor gold-back money, because for millennia, mankind’s supply of gold has increased at a rate of 2-3 percent per year. Government has no power to print additional gold into existence, as is done with all fiat currency.

Bitcoin as a digital currency, works well for online transactions. However, it possesses key virtues of gold and silver. Bitcoin is mathematically limited in that there can be no more than 21 million (infinitely divisible) units. Bitcoin supply will grow in a predictable manner.

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Lost Bitcoins

$7.5 million worth of Bitcoin Lost

Bitcoin watchers have you heard the story of James Howells lost 7 thousand bitcoins? That is $7.5 million worth!

He inadvertently threw away $7.5 million worth of Bitcoin when he disposed of his old computer hard drive with 7,500 peices of this online cryptocurrency. This Welshman purchased bitcoin in 2009, soon after bitcoins became available, for less than $6. James Howells now is often found digging through a British dump.

Bitcoins Programmed To Self-Generate Until 21 Million Total

The full article in mashable explains that the anonymous creator has programmed Bitcoin to self-generate new units of the currency at a gradually decreasing pace during the coming years. Once 21 million bitcoins have been virtually minted, there will be no more. That means the 7,500 bitcoins tossed out by James Howell can never be replaced. Shocking!

There are numerous circumstances under which bitcoins can be permanently lost

His plight isn’t as unique as it first seems, though. There are numerous circumstances under which bitcoins can be permanently lost.

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Keep your bitcoins safe. Here are my posts about how to get bitcoins free.

I’ve Been Bit

Welcome to Bitcoin Blossom. My first bitcoin domain. We have discovered bitcoin and are addicted. More to come. Not sure what I will focus on yet. So for now this site will be about everything I discover about Bitcoin and crypto currency. Oh you want I should give you an action to take? OoooK. You twisted my bitcoin.

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