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Submitted May 08, 2016 at 05:29AM by codiox
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German giftcards shop CARDFY.COM accepts bitcoin
after my suggestion;-)
Following gift cards (vouchers) are available: Amazon.de, Zalando, Conrad, itunes, Dehner, Toom, Tchibo, Real, Penny, Karstadt, ATU, Neckerman, weg.de, opodo, Rossmann, Douglas, Kaufhof, mobile prepaid recharge, and many others.
Germany and Austria.
Submitted May 07, 2016 at 11:02PM by itogo
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Bitcoin has on average a quarter million transactions per day. And it is the most transparant transaction system in the world. Who doesent want to hook in to that?
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Submitted May 07, 2016 at 06:42PM by dellintelbitcoin
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Lets talk about the company Silicon Graphics (SGI) & BTC.
The Economist has a recent article about Wright that references the company Silicon Graphics (SGI) four times. SGI was formerly named Silicon Graphics Computer Systems. Here are two consecutive paragraphs as a sample:
As proof of existence for his supercomputer, another element of the December story that was disputed, Mr Wright offers a >letter signed by a local SGI director, which states, among other things, that the firm is pleased to work with Cloudcroft, one >of Mr Wright’s firms, “in assisting the development of their hyper-density machines and supercomputers.” Asked about this, >SGI, which is based in Silicon Valley, has replied that its Australian director “acted as an individual and was not authorised.” >The firm has no record of selling a supercomputer to Cloudcroft, but says that it “could have been purchased on the grey >market.”
The reason why SGI has distanced itself from him, explains Mr Wright, is because he has combined the firm’s gear with that >of a competitor, Supermicro. But he doesn’t want to say much more, mainly because of security: “It’s a big expensive >machine, and we don’t want people to know where it is.” If C01N, as the machine is called, exists, it would indeed be big: >with a claimed number-crunching capacity of 3.5 petaflops (a petaflop is a thousand billion floating-point operations per> >second), it would rank 17th on the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. All this computing power, says Mr Wright, is >used to test his ideas about how to improve bitcoin.
Where have I seen SGI, or its predecessor, before? How about here:
Backup in case edited: http://bit.ly/24Bs7cC
Interesting . . . Plot thickens maybe. You're welcome "journalists."
Submitted May 08, 2016 at 12:42AM by v2Felt
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0.262 Bitcoin for your best bitcoin joke.
In Germany, there is a small weekly satire TV show callen "Neo Magazin Royale" with Comedian Jan Böhmermann who recently rose to national and even international fame because he moked Turkish President Erdogan which resulted in what some even called a "Staatskrise" (crisis of state) between Germany and Turkey. The german media was full of the topic for 2 weeks.
Google trends for "Jan Böhmermann", "Bitcoin" in Germany for the past 12 Months:
The news even was featured in John Oliver's Last week tonight:
Following this completely irrational interest in his persona and show (which usually only targeted at 14-29 demographics) he decided to make a pause for 3 weeks.
Now he is back and his next show will air on May 12. And following the huge national interest in his persona will probably have 10-100x the usual viewership. For this first show he just announced to crowdsource and let his viewers send in the jokes for the standup part. A joke that makes it into the show is awarded € 103. I thought this is a great opportunity to get a Bitcoin related joke into a show viewed by millions of Germans.
The joke (setup+punchline) has to be around 300 letters (2 tweets). Because its a German TV show the jokes needs to work translated.
tl;dr: I will award the best joke here myself € 103 (BTC 0.262) regardless of whether it makes it into the show or not. Remember the general audience probably does not read /r/Bitcoin 24/7 and has only a vague idea of Bitcoin.
I'm pretty sure the recent developments have great joke potential. Also Jan Böhmermann likes black/dark comedy. Give me your best and worst reddit!
Good Luck everyone.
Edit: emphasized target audience. While I get and love all these insider jokes, they are not suitable for a general audience.
Submitted May 07, 2016 at 04:35AM by bitcoin-traveler
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