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I tried to explain bitcoin to a coworker and even showed him some transactions and how they worked. He thought it was a joke and doesn't seem to take the currency seriously.

I am wondering what the general public thinks of cryptocurrency, whether it has relevance in the future or if it's just a short-term fad.
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I have a friend who uses it to buy drugs. I'm sure that will keep it going in niche markets for awhile.
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I'm still holding on to my $3 investment in bitcoin.
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I have a friend who uses it to buy drugs. I'm sure that will keep it going in niche markets for awhile.


It will have its niche for illegal activities or activities that you don't want to be tracked.

But it will never catch on for mainstream users. Hell - mobile payments hasn't even caught on in the US.
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CS - if your employer offered to pay you in Bitcoin would you elect that option?
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CS - if your employer offered to pay you in Bitcoin would you elect that option?
No, I wouldn't. Not in its current state. But if there's ever a government-backed, secure cryptocurrency that gets developed, I would prefer that over paper money. That's why I geared the poll towards cryptocurrency in general rather than just bitcoin.
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i bitcoin but i don't think it's going anywhere serious.

CS, if you get tired of your BTC, feel free to send it my way.

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No, I wouldn't. Not in its current state. But if there's ever a government-backed, secure cryptocurrency that gets developed, I would prefer that over paper money. That's why I geared the poll towards cryptocurrency in general rather than just bitcoin.
I guess that's the thing, yes if a government decided to accept payment of tax in a crypto-currency it would catch on. Without that fall back there is little to allow for common use of the crypto currency.
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