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    fyi- APUG now accepting Bitcoin for subscriptions and donations..

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    Hi All,

    Just to let you know we now accepts payments via bitcoin. Currently this is available only for subscriptions or donations. If you wish to subscribe by bitcoin payment please contact me at apug.org@gmail.com we can work out the current price from there.

    If you wish to simply donate some bitcoin to APUG our bitcoin address is: 1A3dfXo52jFz8sXs9ZvMtfpEMwq12yfiQw

    I'm not sure if this will be used much but it could be a nice option for some of our geekier members

    I have updated the "Support Us" link with the above details as well.

    Thanks!
    Sean

    P.S. for those asking "What the heck is Bitcoin?" this might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs6F91dFYCs

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    Whoa. I haven't tried bitcoin, but I like the concept.
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    Hmm, I imagine a world with a "Milti-Pass" bitcoin system... Hah!

    After reading the wiki, I'm not sure I want to join just yet LOL
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    So can I buy film on Silk Road yet?

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    Bitcoin does sound a sketchy at first glance, but it's now gaining in mainstream acceptance as a viable global virtual currency. Transactions are secure, instant, free of fees and fraud. Over 100,000 merchants now accept it. I think Paypal and other such companies should be slightly worried.. It will be a few more years until it's fully mainstream though. Check out some of the new VC funded startups http://www.coinbase.com for example, just got a 25 million funding from Andreessen Horowitz. I wish I would have acquired a 100 or so bitcoins when they were only a few dollars.

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    You mean, after all the questions I've answered, insight, expertise, and human warmth I've shared, APUG in not paying ME? Hmm... I should take my free business to a better site. Problem is, there isn't one. I'll google up what a bitcoin is some other time. But after the property tax is paid, I might wave green American cash at this joint, it you'll have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Bitcoin does sound a sketchy at first glance, but it's now gaining in mainstream acceptance as a viable global virtual currency. Transactions are secure, instant, free of fees and fraud. Over 100,000 merchants now accept it. I think Paypal and other such companies should be slightly worried.. It will be a few more years until it's fully mainstream though. Check out some of the new VC funded startups http://www.coinbase.com for example, just got a 25 million funding from Andreessen Horowitz. I wish I would have acquired a 100 or so bitcoins when they were only a few dollars.
    Wait so bitcoins are their own currency within a market of other made up currency (like the US as it's not based on silver or gold anymore) so it's it's own country basically.... Hmm that's scary lol!

    You don't pay fees because it's it's own market, but doesn't that mean they might increase the available bitcoins to up the "price" of the bitcoins? Who's regulating this? Seems like the 1920's before the crash... Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    You mean, after all the questions I've answered, insight, expertise, and human warmth I've shared, APUG in not paying ME? Hmm... I should take my free business to a better site. Problem is, there isn't one. I'll google up what a bitcoin is some other time. But after the property tax is paid, I might wave green American cash at this joint, it you'll have it.
    There's a link to the wiki on the first post...no need to google...
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    Sean, does this mean that you are no long accepting blue jeans and Beatles tapes as payment?
    Kick his ass, Sea Bass!

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    just make sure you don't landfil your hard drive by mistake!
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