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  • Jacob P.

    Hi everyone, I posted a few discussions as well about meeting/conversing online and the handouts. Anyone is also welcome to suggest a new meetup and see if it sticks. It looks like saturday was good, although Ben suggested it might be better to do it in the morning. It was also suggested that we have it a locally owned store rather than a chain. I'm up for anything! Have a great evening everyone.

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Dennis C.

      We should really look at supporting someone who accepts bitcoins and have our meetings there. Anyone know of a local merchant that we could support in that manner???

      1 · November 17, 2013

    • Joshua J.

      I found a local coffee shop who at least knows what bitcoin is. We need to ask for this payment option!
      https://www.facebook.c...­

      December 16, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    Well, that sucked!! Here is the link to the page. I was researching my own question about Ripple and ran across this page that discuss 9 alternatives to Bitcoin and at the bottom of the page is a group discussion about cryptocurrency. Here is the link to that page.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/9-alternatives-to-bitcoin-you-probably-havent-heard-of-2013-11

    December 1, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    I am on a roll!! Check out this video, great analogy comparing bitcoin to advances in communication:
    <script height="450px" width="799px" src="http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#pbid=6e12e8b3387a44daacfb73afba25a76e&ec=dxYnFnaDpz71YS0LI9iUihbHxMuBokIb"></script>;

    December 1, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    Off topic alert!!!!
    What are Ripple Credits?
    http://www.bitcoin-charlotte.com/index.php?topic=4.0

    December 1, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    Mining!
    Come on, this subject has always been very polarized!!
    I got this email earlier this month:
    http://www.bitcoin-charlotte.com/index.php?topic=3.0

    December 1, 2013

  • craig

    okay.... all is better. i realized why i was not making anything. my computer was going into sleep mode while i was at work - duh! just today my little machine has all ready pulled in $21.05 lol. i know it isn't much but hell if it aint interesting. anyone else notice how fast btc have shot up in past week?

    1 · November 8, 2013

    • Dennis C.

      This came for their sources., but i urge you to check it out from top to bottom.

      November 10, 2013

    • Dennis C.

      Craig, how is your mining doing?

      December 1, 2013

  • craig

    ok, btc going a little too high imo.

    November 28, 2013

    • Maverick M.

      That was actually very good Josh. As a stock trader for 33 years I quite get the analogy. When I posted those two extreme transactions it was intended as lighthearted points of interest. I didn't realize it was going to create the kind of stir that it did. In retrospect I probably shouldn't have posted them. Lol

      November 30, 2013

    • Joshua J.

      I don't know about that. It's an important distinguishing factor. Currency has Forex, but anyone can charge what they want for an exchange rate actually. I didn't exchange my Euros recently after my trip overseas because I didn't want the exchange rate offered at the time.

      November 30, 2013

  • craig

    difficulty shot up an hour ago

    November 29, 2013

    • Andrew

      I was just up yesterday! haha. Have you heard about the block cap @ 1MB?

      November 30, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    Ok, As I have said in previous posts we should all be looking for merchants that support Bitcoin and patronize their establishments. There is a message board at www.bitcoin-charlotte.com for 1) merchants to post that they are supporting the Bitcoin community and 2) for any other discussions that affect the Charlotte Bitcoin community. Please utilize the site and lets make it a good place to exchange ideas and strategies concerning Bitcoins!

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • craig

    difficulty level shot up this weekend.

    November 18, 2013

    • Joshua J.

      Just work harder. :P

      November 18, 2013

  • Mark

    Thanks Jacob, great meeting.
    This website has some useful tutorials about Bitcoin (for beginners):
    https://www.udemy.com/bitcoin-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-crypto

    November 17, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    Great Food, great place, great company!!! although I would like a little more privacy to discuss these topics. We did recieve a few strange looks! :-)

    1 · November 17, 2013

    • Jacob P.

      Innovation and new ideas always get strange looks at first... :) Yea, i will be brainstorming about some better locations.

      1 · November 17, 2013

  • craig

    sorry folks. wish i could have gone. my 7 1/2 mo. pregnant wife and 2 kids had other plans for me.

    November 17, 2013

    • Jacob P.

      No problem. Hope to see you at the next one. What is a good time and place for you?

      November 17, 2013

  • Maverick M.

    That was one enthralling, mind boggling 3 hour discussion. I cannot believe how much homework you guys(and gal) gave me. Thank you each and every one of you. Techie-smart AND gracious.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Robert K.

    I thought it was a great success. It was so nice to meet you all, and I learned a lot.

    If you were interested in getting a pin like the one I was wearing. You can acquire one at http://muslimagorist.com/products/shiny-badges

    And yes. He does take Bitcoin.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Jacob P.

    Wow, looks like it is going to be an excellent turnout! Can't wait to meet everyone. I'll have a couple handouts at the meetup but have a limited supply. For instance I have 10 printed off version of "Wrapping Your Head around Bitcoin" which I would like to give to people brand new to Bitcoin. Here is a direct link to it: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1791401/Wrapping%20your%20head%20around%20Bitcoin.pdf

    See you soon!

    November 16, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    OK, does anyone that is going to the meet up have Skype on their phone or laptop??? My lovely, beautiful and adorable wife scheduled a furniture delivery between 12:00-6:00 and she, of course, has a hair appointment that she MUST make!!!!! AGH!!!!!!!!

    November 12, 2013

    • Dennis C.

      Omera, want to do a test run???

      November 15, 2013

    • Dennis C.

      Omera, you can reach me at[masked]

      November 16, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    I see where KnCminers has "SOLD OUT" of their Jupiter and Saturn models,,,,updates to follow.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Robert K.

    Will anyone be interested in selling Bitcoin this weekend? (Nothing big.) Otherwise, I might try cash to coin dot com. I thought it would be more fun though, at the MeetUp.

    November 13, 2013

  • Benjamin W.

    Agreed. I'd be less of a curmudgeon on mining if that ROI pans out. Keep us posted?

    November 13, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    Jacob, I think this is the most back and forth conversations I have seen in this forum for a while!! :-)

    November 8, 2013

    • Jacob P.

      For some reason every Bitmessage address I try to add in is telling me they are invalid. I'm going to try and reinstall it fresh and see if I can get anywhere.

      November 11, 2013

    • Joshua J.

      Have you tried sending to the echo-reply test address? BM-orkCbppXWSqPpAxnz6jnf­TZ2djb5pJKDb

      November 11, 2013

  • craig

    a 4TH machine would pull in roughly 4.0 BTC/ day

    November 10, 2013

    • Joshua J.

      I always have to ask myself. Why would someone sell a money machine?

      November 10, 2013

    • craig

      man, i was just having that conversation with my wife

      November 10, 2013

  • craig

    man, i was just having that conversation with my wife

    November 10, 2013

  • craig

    would i be out of my mind purchasing a 4Th machine from a man in California? He can deliver is roughly 30 days. Purchase would be through ebay/paypal. he has a guarantee delivery date by Jan 31. If I dodn not have item in hand he would refund monies +3%.

    November 10, 2013

    • Joshua J.

      I don't think PayPal supports those sort of agreements. What repercussions does he have if he doesn't deliver? What sort of guarantee do you have? How would you recover the funds?

      November 10, 2013

  • craig

    Anyone here make rigs? I wanna know if these[masked]GH rigs can be made with a more "modest" investment. I am very new to this and think i just wasted money on a 60Gh machine. I am new to this :(

    November 4, 2013

    • Joshua J.

      The bitcoin-qt client itself will mine if you set the command switch. I'm not saying it isn't necessary, or undesirable, I'm just saying it generally isn't economically feasible.s

      November 8, 2013

    • Benjamin W.

      Seriously, you will have better results at Satoshi Dice then mining on your own without an investment of > ~$20K. If you want to make some cash, just buy some BTC (or other alt) and stash it. You can cash out in a couple years and the stress level, risk level and power bill will be far easier to swallow. Just my current opinion on it...

      November 8, 2013

  • craig

    my easyminer software from BFL shows this machine at its current hashrate with todays BTC value should be pulling 1.98btc/month. but my deposits say another thing. im getting confused.

    November 7, 2013

  • Joshua J.

    Security. Let's talk about security! ;)

    November 7, 2013

  • craig

    I have a new machine arriving today with a new power supply. ill let you know how things pan out tomorrow. i think it can be profitable but one must make a sizable investment for new technology first.

    November 6, 2013

    • craig

      use any estimator out there. it's a hard pill to swallow there is no profitability. too many people getting willingly duped? doesn't seem likely. if you are runnng a little 5GH machine you are not going to make any money.

      November 6, 2013

    • Joshua J.

      I'm willing to consider it and would like to see your numbers. Any mining dollars I've seen spent on bitcoins instead has been paid back much much sooner than purchase of mining equipment. Perhaps it's timing but I've seen a pay back of a $3,000 investment of bitcoins within months. That same investment in mining hardware would still be nearly 180 days out for pay back.

      November 6, 2013

  • Robert K.

    Oh you are still paying for them. Between the rig and the electricity miners pay. Nevertheless I think they will make out as the price of Bitcoin increases. ...but it's not free.

    November 6, 2013

    • Joshua J.

      If you are relying on bitcoins to increase when mining you are still better on relying on buying bitcoins and having them increase.

      1 · November 6, 2013

  • craig

    can anyone give me any advice on pools? or make a suggestion which one to use?

    November 5, 2013

    • Dennis C.

      I have used bitminter, it is easy and software is very user friendly

      November 6, 2013

    • craig

      great! i have a little 85GH/s system. There is a discrepancy in what the software says i'm brining in and what actual deposits are. I think i may be using the wrong pool (Elgius)- there are options that I am not familiar with that i may need to play with.

      November 6, 2013

  • Robert K.

    Thanks for having a Meet up on the weekend.

    1 · November 4, 2013

    • Robert K.

      What has between the biggest turn out so far?

      November 5, 2013

    • Jacob P.

      4 or 5... this seems to be way more convenient.

      2 · November 5, 2013

  • Andrew

    Looking forward to seeing others around the Charlotte area interested in the digital currency of the future! I, myself will be investing in BTC in the next day or so, thinking of making a local transaction. Anyone know someone around?

    November 5, 2013

    • Andrew

      Request sent. Looking for a quick transaction today.

      November 5, 2013

    • Jacob P.

      Nice meeting you and thanks for the trade!

      November 5, 2013

  • RLH

    Hey guys, I know it's been a while. I think I might be able to attend this meet-up. Hope to see you all and I'm really glad to see that there are quite a few new faces.

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • craig

    howdy folks, i will make it. hope to meet some others interested in bitcoins.

    November 2, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    Bryan, I hope you can make this one.

    November 2, 2013

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