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
"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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