Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thinking of Bitcoin as just a digital currency is like thinking about the Internet as just e-mail. Its potential is much more exciting than that.


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You don't know anyone who has a turnkey operation to allow you to put a widget on your site and accept bitcoin? Mark Andreesen, you had him on your show for pete's sake! How can you be so blind!?

Mar. 27 2014 08:42 AM

Your business manager hasn't done his due diligence. BitPay allows merchants to convert bitcoin payments to market rate immediately with next day settlement. At 1% or $30 per month, whichever is lower, it is much more advantageous to accept bitcoin than credit card payments.

I don't think he's doing his job by missing an opportunity to accept bitcoin donations prior to this episode. It really is a lost opportunity. I even recommended BitPay to tour show in the past in order to mitigate all risk. What a shame.

Mar. 27 2014 07:26 AM
Josh R from Spokane WA, USA

Nice show..

Andreesen's venture Coinbase has a turnkey no volatility risk "accept Bitcoin" system that could be installed in any website in a jiffy.. The kind of think your business manager was looking for..

Plug it in and see what happens!

Mar. 27 2014 03:06 AM

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