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gizmoflak
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You can spend bitcoins at your local mall


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brings the number of locations where customers can effectively pay with bitcoins from around 8,000 nationwide to over 50,000


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Bitcoins have been a giant hit for at least one merchant: New York City bar EVR has logged more than $26,000 in Bitcoin sales since it started taking the currency just over a month ago. That's about 10% of the bar's overall revenue.







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re: You can spend bitcoins at your local mall


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$26,000


Odd that they never use bitcoins as an actual value.






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Waffle House
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You quote seems a little disingenuous. It is just a proxy service to allow you to buy gift cards with bitcoins, which you can then take to the mall to purchase items. It doesn't seem much different than some of the other bitcoin offerings.

I will be interesting if Google jumps into this digital currency market in a big way. It seems like they would have a pretty easy time integrating all of their restaurant customers using Breadcrumbs POS to accept the payments from google wallets seamlessly.






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Broke
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re: You can spend bitcoins at your local mall


Dude, they aren't paying with bitcoin.





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Broke
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It seems fricking ridiculous to me. Let me convert my dollars to bitcoin. Then I'll convert my bitcoin to giftcards, which are in USD. Then I'll go to the mall and spend my gift card.

Why not go to the fricking ATM, get $500 out and walk into the mall?






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LSURussian
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Why not go to the fricking ATM, get $500 out and walk into the mall?







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Broke
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I mean frick, this mountain of fricking work all to spend your money is crazy.





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Lsut81
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You can spend bitcoins at your local mall It seems fricking ridiculous to me. Let me convert my dollars to bitcoin. Then I'll convert my bitcoin to giftcards, which are in USD. Then I'll go to the mall and spend my gift card. Why not go to the fricking ATM, get $500 out and walk into the mall?



You obviously don't understand crypto-currency

:saidinbiglebowskivoice:







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gizmoflak
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Why not go to the fricking ATM, get $500 out and walk into the mall?


because bitcoins are much much more .. je ne sais quoi






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WikiTiger
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Do you think Gyft accepting bitcoins is a positive or negative for the bitcoin economy?





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Broke
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Do you think Gyft accepting bitcoins is a positive or negative for the bitcoin economy?


I don't know because:

A) I don't give no fricks about the bitcoin economy
B) See A






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Vols&Shaft83
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re: You can spend bitcoins at your local mall


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It seems fricking ridiculous to me. Let me convert my dollars to bitcoin. Then I'll convert my bitcoin to giftcards, which are in USD. Then I'll go to the mall and spend my gift card.

Why not go to the fricking ATM, get $500 out and walk into the mall?




MOTHER frickING THIS






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Vols&Shaft83
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Do you think Gyft accepting bitcoins is a positive or negative for the bitcoin economy?


It's another useless business providing a useless service, so I see it as irrelevant






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ZereauxSum
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Do you think Gyft accepting bitcoins is a positive or negative for the bitcoin economy?


Hard to say. Like Broke said they're still paying with dollars.

It's good press though, which is definitely necessary if bitcoin is going to be anything in the future.






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ItNeverRains
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re: You can spend bitcoins at your local mall


Excuse me, you charged me 0.43765, it clearly was marked 0.38794.








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acgeaux129
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re: You can spend bitcoins at your local mall


That bar seems like a perfect place for you man. Just use your PUA tactics and that bar becomes a barrel full of fish for you to shoot.





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ZereauxSum
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Excuse me, you charged me 0.43765, it clearly was marked 0.38794.


Yeah, as awesome as the average American is at math, this won't cause any problems at all






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Poodlebrain
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Why not go to the fricking ATM, get $500 out and walk into the mall?
Why not just use the debit card at the mall and skip the whole ATM?






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WikiTiger
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re: You can spend bitcoins at your local mall


What do y'all think of WebMoney announcing the integration of bitcoin? As I understand it, WebMoney is pretty much the Russian equivalent of PayPal.

( reddit thread discussing it )






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Broke
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I didn't realize Paypal wasn't global.

And this is America brah. I don't care about a Russian money service. I aint in Russia






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