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[Proposal] Bitcoin as a payment option for either PLEX or Subscriptions

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Max Therion
Jita Ikami Bank
#1 - 2013-04-15 18:20:38 UTC
Please add Bitcoin as a payment option for either PLEX or Subscriptions! This is really a no brainer.

http://bitcoin.org/

Please comment or like.
Nariya Kentaya
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2013-04-15 23:15:51 UTC
Max Therion wrote:
Please add Bitcoin as a payment option for either PLEX or Subscriptions! This is really a no brainer.

http://bitcoin.org/

Please comment or like.

Yep, it really is a no-brainer, no intelligent company should ever accept unestablished and non-govenment backed currency (even though the physical AND virtual value of those government backed bills are faith-based at best).

maybe in 10-20 years, if bitcoins are still "stable" and carry a predictable and consistent value, CCP can consider it.

whats that? they arent stable, and vary wildly in value NOW? well, then i guess HELL NO.
sabre906
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2013-04-16 00:51:10 UTC
Nariya Kentaya wrote:
Max Therion wrote:
Please add Bitcoin as a payment option for either PLEX or Subscriptions! This is really a no brainer.

http://bitcoin.org/

Please comment or like.

Yep, it really is a no-brainer, no intelligent company should ever accept unestablished and non-govenment backed currency (even though the physical AND virtual value of those government backed bills are faith-based at best).

maybe in 10-20 years, if bitcoins are still "stable" and carry a predictable and consistent value, CCP can consider it.

whats that? they arent stable, and vary wildly in value NOW? well, then i guess HELL NO.


Yeah, because additional internet spaceship pixile clones cost money to make, right?Roll
Danika Princip
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#4 - 2013-04-17 11:10:51 UTC
sabre906 wrote:
Nariya Kentaya wrote:
Max Therion wrote:
Please add Bitcoin as a payment option for either PLEX or Subscriptions! This is really a no brainer.

http://bitcoin.org/

Please comment or like.

Yep, it really is a no-brainer, no intelligent company should ever accept unestablished and non-govenment backed currency (even though the physical AND virtual value of those government backed bills are faith-based at best).

maybe in 10-20 years, if bitcoins are still "stable" and carry a predictable and consistent value, CCP can consider it.

whats that? they arent stable, and vary wildly in value NOW? well, then i guess HELL NO.


Yeah, because additional internet spaceship pixile clones cost money to make, right?Roll



Yes, the game does cost money to run...
sabre906
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2013-04-17 11:19:39 UTC
Danika Princip wrote:
sabre906 wrote:
Nariya Kentaya wrote:
Max Therion wrote:
Please add Bitcoin as a payment option for either PLEX or Subscriptions! This is really a no brainer.

http://bitcoin.org/

Please comment or like.

Yep, it really is a no-brainer, no intelligent company should ever accept unestablished and non-govenment backed currency (even though the physical AND virtual value of those government backed bills are faith-based at best).

maybe in 10-20 years, if bitcoins are still "stable" and carry a predictable and consistent value, CCP can consider it.

whats that? they arent stable, and vary wildly in value NOW? well, then i guess HELL NO.


Yeah, because additional internet spaceship pixile clones cost money to make, right?Roll



Yes, the game does cost money to run...


And it doesn't have to run had a few extra subscriptions not been there.Cool
Max Therion
Jita Ikami Bank
#6 - 2013-04-18 02:32:08 UTC
Nariya Kentaya wrote:
Yep, it really is a no-brainer, no intelligent company should ever accept unestablished and non-govenment backed currency (even though the physical AND virtual value of those government backed bills are faith-based at best).

maybe in 10-20 years, if bitcoins are still "stable" and carry a predictable and consistent value, CCP can consider it.

whats that? they arent stable, and vary wildly in value NOW? well, then i guess HELL NO.

Sad Did you get your economics education the same place as your spelling skills?

In today's world economy any fiat currency (and they all are) has no intrinsic value and is thus susceptible to fluctuation and even collapse. Virtual decentralized and non-government attached units of value for trade would be of great benefit in continuing your "virtual existence" whilst all the rest of the worlds currencies spiral into collapse. Don't you want to be able to still play EVE from your bunker? Big smile

Nothing in today's hyper connected world takes 10-20 years to either improve or decay. Most experts are saying that Bitcoin will prove itself somewhere between 12-18 months.

You can determine a exchange rate based on fluctuating market values; have you heard of Forex, do you know how currencies are traded?

Scatim Helicon
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#7 - 2013-04-18 18:05:10 UTC
It is kind of appropriate to allow subscriptions in a currency that amounts to little more than a real-life version of the typical Eve Ponzi scheme.

Every time you post a WiS thread, Hilmar strangles a kitten.

Callduron
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#8 - 2013-04-21 22:34:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Callduron
Hi, I'm issuing a fiat currency, The Callduron. It's being announced here as a world exclusive.

I'd like CCP to accept 30 Calldurons (worth $30) per month instead of charging me real money to play Eve.

Let me know, tia.

I write http://stabbedup.blogspot.co.uk/

I post on reddit as /u/callduron.

sabre906
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2013-04-22 01:56:38 UTC
Please! Everything is a Ponzi scheme by your standard. Gold value fell 13% in 2 days just last week. Gee, gold must be a Ponzi scheme and less "trustworthy" than BitCoin now? Everything's a commodity. Get over it.
Tsobai Hashimoto
Perkone
Caldari State
#10 - 2013-04-22 02:15:16 UTC  |  Edited by: Tsobai Hashimoto
sabre906 wrote:
Please! Everything is a Ponzi scheme by your standard. Gold value fell 13% in 2 days just last week. Gee, gold must be a Ponzi scheme and less "trustworthy" than BitCoin now? Everything's a commodity. Get over it.



I dont think I call it a Ponzi scheme but them gold selling commercials targeting old people on CNN sure are a scam :-P

The more gold we buy at Cash4Gold pawns and sell overpriced on TV ads the more the commodity goes up, till no one buys it anymore cuz we soaked up all the retirement funds into gold, and it drops back down to a more "true" (term used loosely) value

Smart though


I'd still guess that a few of the gold sellers from TV pushed to far and risked to much and got hurt from the current gold prices dropping.... all part of the game


To the OP, yeah no..... your cyber money is worth even less than carbon credits, and thats sad because Carbon Creds are worth ****
Draconus Lofwyr
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2013-04-23 02:57:12 UTC
any currency that can be price manipulated solely by the power of a DDoS attack is not significantly stable enough to be considered a world currency, but more of a criminals plaything.
sabre906
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2013-04-23 03:13:30 UTC
Draconus Lofwyr wrote:
any currency that can be price manipulated solely by the power of a DDoS attack is not significantly stable enough to be considered a world currency, but more of a criminals plaything.


Do you actually know what DDoS is?Roll
Gallowmere Rorschach
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2013-04-23 10:29:49 UTC
Callduron wrote:
Hi, I'm issuing a fiat currency, The Callduron. It's being announced here as a world exclusive.

I'd like CCP to accept 30 Calldurons (worth $30) per month instead of charging me real money to play Eve.

Let me know, tia.


Hey, that's not a bad idea. Besides, "The Callduron" rolls off the tongue infinitely better than the names of most of the world's current fiat currencies. Also, something tells me that you are far more trustworthy than Ben Bernake...though, that really isn't saying much.
Draconus Lofwyr
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2013-04-23 17:38:22 UTC
sabre906 wrote:
Draconus Lofwyr wrote:
any currency that can be price manipulated solely by the power of a DDoS attack is not significantly stable enough to be considered a world currency, but more of a criminals plaything.


Do you actually know what DDoS is?Roll


I have been involved in network engineering since dial up and isdn lines were the only mass connection options available to non businesses. so yes, I am VERY aware what a DDoS is, http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/10/bitcoin-crash/

the primary market for bitcoin trades is online only, and does not have the infrastructure stability of the major trading markets. The currency is not backed by any financial or governmental entity, it is purely the bittorrrent of ponzi marketing, perhaps they should have called it Scamway.
Sravaw
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2013-04-28 04:12:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Sravaw
sabre906 wrote:
Please! Everything is a Ponzi scheme by your standard. Gold value fell 13% in 2 days just last week. Gee, gold must be a Ponzi scheme and less "trustworthy" than BitCoin now? Everything's a commodity. Get over it.


Why yes, actually, all those people trying to sell you gold on TV are scams. Unlike Bitcoin, however, at least gold doesn't gain and lose 50% of its value every 10 minutes.
EvilweaselSA
GoonCorp
Goonswarm Federation
#16 - 2013-04-28 05:40:57 UTC
i support this because as a leader of an alliance skilled at separating morons from their money, bitcoin offers a rich vein of untapped morons that will spigot more isk than tech moons ever did
EvilweaselSA
GoonCorp
Goonswarm Federation
#17 - 2013-04-28 05:42:45 UTC
max therion, you seem like the sort of enterprising young go-getter we here at Goonswarm Recruitment are always on the lookout for

naturally someone with your talents would be offered an immediate director spot, we'll just need the standard security deposit, send me an evemail
Frying Doom
#18 - 2013-04-28 05:53:43 UTC
EvilweaselSA wrote:
max therion, you seem like the sort of enterprising young go-getter we here at Goonswarm Recruitment are always on the lookout for

naturally someone with your talents would be offered an immediate director spot, we'll just need the standard security deposit, send me an evemail

I am sure that would depend on whether you accept Calldurons.Lol

Any spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors are because frankly, I don't care!!

Vertisce Soritenshi
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2013-04-28 06:20:23 UTC
The only currencies that will always retain value even after an economy fails is precious metals such as Gold and Silver. Virtual currencies will fail just as easily as the false currencies we all use today.

Bounties for all! https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=2279821#post2279821

Seatox
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#20 - 2013-04-28 08:40:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Seatox
Vertisce Soritenshi wrote:
The only currencies that will always retain value even after an economy fails is precious metals such as Gold and Silver. Virtual currencies will fail just as easily as the false currencies we all use today.


I'd rather invest in tinned food, firearms, medical supplies, books on agriculture, farming tools, seeds and construction equipment.

"Precious" metals are only that way because humans like shiny rocks - if the world goes so bad that money becomes worthless, a years' worth of food is worth more than it's weight in gold. The equpiment and knowledge to grow more reliably, priceless.

Edit: Also, lol bitcoins. EVE Online ISK is a more stable currency than bitcoin, and we can print ISK by shooting little red crosses with a spaceship.
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