This is the eight video in our series called “Bitcoin as a Disruptor”. What are the future implications of Bitcoin around the World? What should we think about Bitcoin with terms of Neutrality? Will Bitcoin become widely accepted around the World?
Presentation by Andreas Antonopoulos, The Bitcoin Foundation. Source Cryptorcurrencies
Andreas discusses the philosophy and the principle of Bitcoin Neutrality, as well as the main drivers towards mass adaption of the currency.
He also look at how banking actually works around the world, and how Bitcoin could evolve in the future to meet the needs of the unbanked.
This is the fifth video in our series called “Bitcoin as a Disruptor”. We look at the advantages for merchants accepting bitcoins over credit cards.
Source World Bitcoin Network
We look at five features where bitcoin’s inherent features could take over 5 different trillion dollar markets. This video gives you a quick history on the evil aspects of credit cards, then looks at the SEISMIC changes offered by Bitcoin.
This is the fourth video in our series called “Bitcoin as a Disruptor”.
Ever since people have tried to send money home, perhaps 10,000 years, there have been sharks in the water trying to gobble it up. The same is true today.
Source: World Bitcoin Network
Western Union, Money Gram and others make billions each year off the poor families sending money to even poorer countries. Bitcoin can change that better than any tool the world’s ever seen. With 500 billion sloshing around in the remittance markets, there’s a lot at stack. Further it seems likely the market would be even bigger, perhaps 1 trillion if there were no fees. This is a real game-changer.
Cryptocurrency is a new thing for almost everybody. It is a revolutionary way of thinking money as well as using it. In this quick guide we review three options to buy bitcoin all over the world.
> 1st Option – Buy Bitcoin Face to Face from a Seller
Nowadays there are firm possibilities of finding other bitcoin enthusiasts in your city town that would like to make a face to face deal with you. This could be a great first experience since it allows you to research who the seller is before taking your chances, and spend some time exchanging ideas and personal experiences if you arrange the meeting.
For this purpose you can find people in many places. From eBay to Facebook and Linkedin groups, Twitter and local Meetups.
There are also companies in the bitcoin ecosystem that have seen this need and created a marketplace to connect bitcoin buyers and sellers. Two of them are LocalBitcoins and TradeBitcoin.
> 2nd Option – Buy Bitcoin Using Exchanges
Bitcoin exchanges have popped up everywhere. You can use global exchanges widely accepted in many regions, or choose a local dedicated bitcoin exchange at your country. Both options have positive and negative connotations, so you should try to make the most informed decision.
Take this three suggestions to help your decision:
A- Local exchanges are incorporated as local companies, meaning that while bitcoin might not be recognized by the local government, companies are still regulated under the jurisdiction. They pay taxes, adjust to the local legal frame and have responsibility towards customers.
B- Regional or global exchanges do not provide the advantage above, but might have enough social/user proof on their records to justify your choice. Have in mind that some of them have received large sums of money in VC funding to support their operations and take it to the next level, what doesn’t provide 100% assurance but is an element that others might not have.
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> 3rd Option – Buy Bitcoin as an Exchange for Goods or Services
This is probably a zero risk way to build your bitcoin first capital. I’m sure you might be an specialist in something that somebody else could need and would accept as a payment for his bitcoin. In the same way, if you have goods not currently in use, you can exchange them for bitcoin. The benefits of bitcoin for small business owners are encouraging!