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Yeahhhh Sweden accepts Bitcoin!

We visited Sweden and Bitcoin acceptance is at an average rate. In the big cities, you can find some places that accept Bitcoin or other currency. We still had some Bitcoin Cash left so we went to a bar that accepted Bitcoin Cash. We wanted to know why they didn’t accept Bitcoin so we asked. In the opinion of one of the employees, people are not spending their Bitcoin because they expect is to increase in value and because of the transaction speed and fees. Will in the feature Bitcoin become a store of value and will we use Bitcoin Cash for our daily Payments? I don’t know but we will probably know real soon. Maybe the Bitcoin Cash fork wasn’t because of a disagreement and maybe all the forks are well planned. Then Bitcoin will be the store of value, Bitcoin Cash will be used for daily payments and Bitcoin private will be used for the private transactions.

I hope it was all planned and if not in the future BTC, BCC and BTCP will understand that if they work together in the future and accept each other’s qualities and role in the new monetary system they will be the strongest. Let me know your thoughts!

During our visit to Sweden, we went to the BarFoxx to have a coffee and some drinks and we paid with crypto. BarFoxx is a very Nice bar with amazing drinks and food. It’s am amazing vide so if you are in Goteborg visit them.


BarFoxx
Vasagatan 32
41124 Göteborg

Check their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BarFoxx/

We will keep doing this in every country to show you that crypto is more and more accepted in offline places as well. I wish we had more time so we could visit all places but we will just choose the places we encounter during the travels. Check our video on it as well.

This is a list of Swedish sites, stores, etc. We know where you can pay with bitcoins.

**3D Center »http://3dcenter.se/**
3D Center offers a wide range of 3D printers with different technologies and materials for professional use and production.

**Alternativhälsan Östermalm »http://www.alternativhalsan.nu/**
Stockholm’s largest floating center and Sweden’s second largest, with three floating rooms ..

**Anonine »https://anonine.com/en**
With Anonine VPN, you can quickly and easily anonymize and secure your internet connection through our encrypted VPN tunnel that can be used on anything from both your mobile and computer as well as tablet.

**Askari »http://www.askari.nu**
Askari is a webshop selling martial arts clothes and equipment.

**Backyard Hero »http://backyardhero.se**
“We want to be first with the latest in BBQ and BBQ, and be able to offer good products to the right Pickadollars. Here you will find both must have the stuff, and the latest to make your hobby easier, funnier and cooler. “

**Bar Foxx »https://www.facebook.com/BarFoxx**
At this café at Vasagatan 32 in Gothenburg you can now buy coffee and other good for bitcoin.

**Bitcoinpresentkort.com »https://bitcoinpresentkort.com**
Buy gift cards at Swedish merchant with bitcoin

**Bokbörsen (seller Fredrik Persson) »http://www.bokborsen.se/?storeid=1484057**
Bokbörsen is a Swedish marketplace for used books, series, discs, movies and games.

**Brisingasmycket »http://brisingasmycket.se/**
Necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets etc. “I mainly manufacture jewelry with symbolism, in modern and stylish design. Virtually all jewelry I do have their own story and many of them are based on ancient myths and symbols. “

**Christers Hair Care »http://www.christersharvard.se**
Christers Hårvård is a hairdresser located in Kompassen in central Gothenburg.

**Djenee »https://www.djenee.se**
Djenee is your digital concierge service. Send a request for anything, anytime. You will receive an answer within 5 minutes.

**Djur.nu »http://www.djur.nu**
Djur.nu is a community of animal loving youngsters where you can buy and care for virtual animals. In order to access additional features, so-called Gold coins are bought and this is done with bitcoins.

**DWH »http://www.dwh.se**
DWH.se sells and markets the hottest and latest trends. Here you will find computer accessories, headphones, mobile phones and much more.

**EQ Cigs »https://www.eqcigs.se/**
Buy electronic cigarettes online

**expandtalk »https://expandtalk.se**
Get help with digital marketing, SEO, etc.

**Fitness-Aware »http://www.fitness-aware.com/**
Personal Trainer Online, offers diet and training plans as well as online coaching.

**Gide Get »http://gideget.se/**
At Gide Get in Trehörningsjö you can buy goat for bitcoins when you visit their iron side.

**Hamaca »https://www.hamaca.se**
Hammocks, hammocks, etc.

**https.se »http://https.se**
On https.se you can purchase SSL certificates from a variety of publishers.

**Rent a cabin in Hemavan – Tärnaby »http://hemavan.org/**
If adventure or relaxation attracts, it is Hemavan & Tärnaby you will visit. With our cabin between Hemavan & Tärnaby as a starting point, it is not far to Sweden’s best ski slopes and snowmobile trails.

**IPredator »https://ipredator.se/**
IPredator offers VPN as well as various other related services.

**Japanese Experts »http://www.japanexperterna.se/**
Japanese experts are a tour operator who arranges trips in small groups throughout Japan.

**JisIT HomeSupport »http://www.jisit.se/**
Data Engineer Jonas Renliden offers world-wide IT support, web design, application development, etc. for private individuals and entrepreneurs via remote logging, phone, email and home search.

**Jonsborg’s grill »http://www.jonsborgsgrill.se/**
Jonsborgs is located right on the Avenyn in Gothenburg and is a barbecue with a focus on vegetarian and vegan food (but they also have plenty of meat options)

**Lars Bohlins Massage »http://larsbohlin.se**
“Do you want help to reduce your stress and get more peace and quiet in life? Welcome to a massage treatment at Brickebacken, Örebro ”

**Liljeholmens Kiropraktorklinik »http://www.kirokliniken.se/**
“Our goal is to help you and your family achieve optimal health and well-being through chiropractic care and life coaching.”

**Carpets Online »https://www.mattor-online.se**
Carpets in natural materials

**Min-Fritid.se »http://www.min-fritid.se/**
Rental of kayaks, outdoor equipment, avalanche equipment, etc.

**Mizific »https://mizific.com/**
Web agency that helps you with websites, search optimization and digital marketing

**Monzén Architects »http://www.monsenarkitekter.se**
Architectural services for bitcoin. Building permits, sketches and more.

**Mullvad »http://www.mullvad.net**
Owner’s description: “Mullvad is a VPN service for anonymization and encryption of internet connections. Protects against censorship and interception, for example, in wireless networks and from FRA. “

**Mypashmina »https://www.mypashmina.se/**
Cashmere and Pashminashalar

**NeoNex.com »http://www.neonex.se/**
NeoNex offers web hosting, server services and domain registrations.

**Nootropika.se »http://www.nootropika.se**
Nootropika sells dietary supplements with cognitive enhancement properties. “Nutritional Supplement for the Brain”

**OVPN.com »http://www.ovpn.com**
OVPN.com is a Swedish VPN service. Avoid hackers and authorities who intercept your internet traffic. Surf anonymously, secure and fast with OVPN.

**Pizza24.se »http://www.pizza24.se**
Order pizza online. Get it home-run. Pay with bitcoin. NOTE! Many have warned that Pizza24 has a poor exchange rate and therefore, paying much more if using Bitcoin.

**Primaleva »http://www.primaleva.se**
Primaleva in Gothenburg offers prevention and rehabilitation massage, with connective tissue, pressure and healing.

**Robotshops »http://www.robotshopen.se**
“The robot shops aim to offer robots that make our lives more comfortable and fun. In short, robots and various automated things that make each and every one have more free time and time to deal with things worth valuing. ”

**Saturno AB »http://www.sokmotoroptimering.nu**
Saturno AB sells search engine optimization services.

**Segeltorps Golvservice AB »http://www.segeltorpsgolvservice.se**
Segeltorps Golvservice specializes in wood floors and offers grinding, varnishing, oiling, sowing, etc.

**Semesterbostad.org »http://www.semesterbostad.org**
Rent nice holiday homes in Ban Huay Yang and Hua Hin in Thailand, Banyuls sur Mer on the French Mediterranean coast and on Oknö in Småland.

**Skytours »http://www.skytours.se**
Buy airline tickets for bitcoin!

**Studio Hanna »http://www.studiohanna.se/**
Beauty salon in Gothenburg. Hanna is a certified nail therapist, certified French stylist and French stylist teacher. All treatments can be paid in bitcoin.

**Swedron »https://www.swedron.se**
E-commerce site that offers everything that has to do with drones to do.

**Taxi 600000**
In Gothenburg you can pay with Bitcoin when you go for a taxi, at least if you go with Mats at Taxi 600000

**Tekungen »http://www.tekungen.se**
At Tekungen there are tea of all kinds and flavors you can imagine.

**Vetgirig »http://www.vetgirig.nu**
At Vetgirig you can learn new things in a playful way. Quizzes, competitions, etc. It is now possible to buy their Premium service with bitcoins.

**Västra Götalands caravan scrap »https://skrotahusvagn.com**
Webshop with used caravan parts

**Webbdo »http://www.webbdo.se/**
Webbdo is a web agency that includes offers web hosting from $ 9 a month, search engine optimization and stylish mobile home pages.

**Web Hall »http://www.webhallen.com/**
Webhallen is one of Sweden’s leading online retailers for multimedia and hardware

The list will probably be growing every day but as you can see Bitcoin is being adopted more and more. If your store is not on it let us know so we can add it and if you store shouldn’t be listed please let us know as well and we will delet is from the list. What do you think this will do with the prices?

Thanks for reading and greets

Didi, Romaine, Joli, Jun, and Jessa
The Bitcoin Family

The Bitcoin Family goes Europe! EU blog 1

Our adventure is now really getting started as we will soon start the European Bitcoin tour. Why a Bitcoin tour and not just enjoying some cocktails on the beach the rest of our life? The answer is quite simple. We want to contribute to the monetary revolution and support crypto and blockchain to the fullest.

We will start on the 1st June and drive up to Sweden and Norway first. How will we drive? We were sponsored a campervan by the Bitcoin sponsor http://www.xwise.eu/ together with altcoin sponsors http://vergecurrency.com, http://www.cryptotrader.nl/ and http://www.deleukstecamper.nl

What is the goal of the tour?
Our goal is just to show people through our vlogs, blogs, and interviews how the amazing technology of blockchain and Bitcoin are changing the world. Showing people that both are far more accepted then most people think. We will visit places where Bitcoin is accepted and show you this through our video’s, photos and blogs. Yes, we will also upload them on https://d.tube and go live on https://dlive.io We will start vlogging a few times a week and go live on a daily base so you can keep track of our adventure. Our kids will probably do it in dutch and we will vlog in English.

Places we are going to visit?
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal, France, UK. We have some time so we could add more places during the tour. You can see a roughly monthly schedule on http://www.thebitcoinfamily.net/ontour but we will go with the flow. We will attend some conferences where I will be a keynote speaker. We will visit a huge ming farm, the village with the most BTC transactions of Europe, Hotels, and restaurants that accept crypto, Blockchain companies and for example Liberland. We will try to interview some interesting crypto people and much more. Check our website, http://www.thebitcoinfamily.net, for our social media links and more information.

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Help
We are very excited to do this and again we are doing it to support crypto to the fullest. We can use your help with for example finding interesting places and crypto related companies. If you want us to visit a place just contact us. If you want us to attend an event or speak at your event or even stay in your garden with our campervan, don’t hesitate to contact us as well. We are open to all suggestions.

Ok, you can help us with a few things at the moment.

  1. We need a vlogging camera. Which one would you recommend?
  2. Do you want us to visit a certain place ?
  3. Do you know beautiful free places to stay?
  4. Spread the word and share our story.

If you would like to sponsor then contact us for the PR we can give you get back in return. Thanks for taking your time to read and help us. Let’s show the world what crypto is about.

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Didi, Romaine, Joli, Juna and Jessa
The Bitcoin Family

Coincidence or serendipity ?

Was it serendipity?

A short story about how life can bring you together without even knowing it did. We have been on Koh Phangan for 3 months now and we met many very interesting people. A few days ago we again had a strange story of serendipity.

Our youngest daughter Jessa has been playing with Antalia, a French girl, for 2 months now. We met the parents but we just daily greeted each other. The family has been traveling for 5 years now and was in Nepal some time ago. In Nepal a friend of them told them about crypto and that there was a family that sold everything they had to buy Bitcoin. Since then they talked a lot about Bitcoin and whether to buy it or not. At that moment we have been staying for 2 months in the same resort without them knowing that we were this family they heard about in Nepal.

Society Paris

A few days ago a French friend visited them in the resort and brought them some French magazines to read. One of the magazines was Society and we were in it. They recognized Jessa from the picture and then realized they were greeting us for 2 months without knowing we were the family they previously heard of. They immediately came to us and told the story how they heard about us. We laughed about it and agreed that meeting each other was meant to be. Of course, they quickly started asking questions about whether to buy Bitcoin or not. I started to tell our story, our view on crypto and what we did.  They decided to buy Bitcoins because meeting us couldn’t be a coincidence.

It’s so strange how life seems to connect people to each other at the right moment. Why did I  share this with you? Because 1). To show you how huge Bitcoin is becoming and that even in Nepal in the mountains people talk about it. 2) How things, that seem to randomly happen, often happen for a reason, serendipity. 

Break the circle

If you take time to look around and pay attention to people, you are able to see amazing things you would not have seen if you just run the hamster wheel. If you walk the same circle every day and if you are continuously living in your head it’s not easy to spot the magic of life.

Start discovering the world and just break the circle you live in, create some space and open up to new amazing things in life. And no you don’t have to start traveling the world for this. You could, for example, next Monday after work, not directly go home but stop somewhere randomly on the way back and to take a walk in a village where you would normally not stop. Say hello to new people and have a short chat with them or offer to help somebody that needs it at that moment. Just see how it feels and if you like that feeling.  You wouldn’t have felt like that if you just drove past that village to get home as fast as possible to continue the daily routine. These small things will make you realize that there is more to life than just running the hamster wheel.

Want to start buying bitcoin visit this page here on our website. Do you want to see more about our life?  check our youtube channel.

It’s important that our children experience other cultures

Respect someone for who he/she is.

This is not always easy since there are so many different people on this planet and not everyone thinks like you do. Although we can be so different, first try to understand why before you judge them. But how can you understand someone when you have no idea what his or her motivations are for acting in a certain way? 

A large part of one’s motives comes from his / her culture. There are many different cultures and by experiencing these cultures yourself it will be more easy to understand. By letting your children experience other cultures now, we believe that this will contribute positively to the rest of their lives. They will know why someone does or doesn’t do something in a certain way. Through this knowledge, understanding arises and this creates respect. You do not always have to agree with each other, but we can give each other the respect that everyone deserves.

Different countries different religions

When we travel through Indonesia our kids will discover the Islam religion, when we travel through Thailand they will meet Buddhism religion, In India and Bali, they will learn many things about Hinduism. In Australia, they learned which values the aboriginals religion has and in new Zeeland could see the Maori religion. Yes, there are many more religions but what the kids discover by taking them there is that they are all people and all the same. They just believe in different things and in our opinion that’s positive and we teach our kids what the positive things are of every religion instead of the negatives things because it’s only negative in your eye’s but not in theirs. Mutual respect is very important in life.

Let’s give an example. If you are eating in a restaurant in China you might hear people burping and making a lot of other sounds while they eat. In the western part of the world, we teach our kids that burping or slurping is not done and really rude. So your kids might end up thinking that for example, Chinese people are rude people but as strange as it may sound, burping is not considered rude in parts of India and China. Burping after a meal shows a sign of appreciation, satiety and being well fed. In Japan, slurping is considered polite. It’s also an indication that the food is good. You’ll look weirder for not slurping your noodles. Can you imagine how much fun it is to go and eat with your children and allow them to slurp and burp, hahaha. In some religions, it’s not ok for different genders to hug and in others, man kiss each other on their cheek when they meet. Kids need to understand why they do it like this and respect those people for it instead of making fun of it. The more people they see doing it all over the world the easier it becomes for them to understand it’s totally normal. These are just a few examples and we could name many more of them but maybe you could mention some in the reactions below this article.

Why we visit temples?

This is one of the reasons why we visit temples and many other religious spots with our children. This time we were in Koh Phangan in a very nice small temple, Wat Paa Sang Tham which we would recommend visiting with kids. You will get some free bananas and water and of course, in return, they love you to buy a lucky bracelet or do a donation etc. The kids were dressed in sarongs to hide naked shoulders and they got to light up incense sticks and offer them. They learn that they always need to use three sticks when offering. In Thailand, it’s often said that the three incense sticks pay homage to the Triple Gems: Buddha, Sangha, Dhamma. They learned that in Buddhism, incense acts as an offering to Buddhas, or enlightened ones, as well as a symbol for various aspects of Buddhist belief and an aid to positive thoughts and actions. So basically they learned that these sticks are not just used to give your house a nice smell, hahaha.

So we had some fun while they learned some things and that is in our opinion the best way to educate kids while traveling and again teach them that yes we all have different believes and live by them but at the end, we are all just humans which need to respect each other.

RESPECT

A typical bitcoin beach day

Bitcoin Beachday

I was on the beach yesterday in Koh Samui and I a somewhat older German guy started talking to me. I think he was late 60’s and black painted hair with a too big golden necklace in my opinion hahaha. You can’t judge the package from the outside as I learned and I love chatting to all kinds of people so I did. He was talking about so many things that I got dizzy. What he was doing here, bla bla bla and eventually the question came how do you earn money?  And bam that was the moment I started talking but my answer was short, “ Bitcoin” . The man started laughing and was like, man thats fake, thats something what will disappear very soon. You and your family will go bankrupt and will end up with nothing. Pointing at his real beautiful and big gold necklace he said, this is worth money and will never go away. Bitcoin isn’t backup up by anything and so it can’t be worth something. Its only for computernerds and will never be accepted as a standard payment method.

I needed to control myself and so I just responded with lets see what the future will bring us. Off course I could have responded in a other way because I really don’t agree with him. The thing is that I have had these discussions many times now and I learned that when people react this aggressively negative they are just afraid off the changes they need to face. I think this is the problem with many people, companies, governments etc. They are so afraid of revolutionary innovations that wil change the future that their first reaction is aggressively negative.

The same way they reacted when internet came in the 90’s. It was just for criminals and porno and they where sure that nobody would send all there post by e-mail in the near future. Maybe office Clercqs and nerds would use email but not the average person. Watching television on a mobile was never going to be possible and was just for star wars movies. Looking at the earth or even streets with google maps was a ridiculous idea and could only be seen if you were an astronaut. I could mention 1000 things like this and so could you. It seems tat every time a revolution is born the first few years 80% of people fight against it and 20% of the people understand that it will change the world and support it.

Why fear?

Why is this ? Why do people always fight against the unknown? Why do people not embrace the unknown and live by the day and support innovative exiting new things?

FEAR is the answer. People lost contact with their inner-self and are just to afraid to follow their guts of which they know it is right in most of the cases. This is something that schools should teach our children. They should teach our children how to feel and how to live life and embrace exiting new things instead of walking around like small Robots repeating what third parties told them. Kids should be taught to use their creativity and passion instead of suppressing it and replacing it with lust for materialism. When Kids finish schools they think they are only successful when they have the best job, a big house, a few cars and 1.000.000 instagram followers that want the same life. Is this really how we want our kids to be ?

To be clear I am not blaming the schools for this fear, that is rooted deeply inside all of us, but schools could make a difference and start changing their approach. Our children have the future is a saying and thats why we chose to show our children a different life and we just hope they will follow and pass this on to their children. And yes of course I understand that we are part of those 20% in the world that embrace new things but we think blockchain, crypto and many other applications on this amazing technology will soon contribute to a shift in these percentages. More and more people will realize that life can be lived different.

Blockchain and Crypto are real game changers. I understand the old German guy and I feel his fear but he and many other people need to understand that blockchain and crypto are here to stay and will change this world like the industrialization and the internet did. Just take some time every day to read about how crypto and blockchain are changing things and just google a bit and see how many websites, companies, foundations, shops etc are being build because of crypto and blockchain. read about how big companies like Expedia, Microsoft, Virgin, Wikipedia, Tesla , Subway and Shopify already accept crypto as a payment method. Why would they do this ? Because they think it is something that will soon disappear?  And please understand that all the negative news is needed to slow down this (r)evolution so everybody has time to adapt to this new technology.

Believe me this change will even be bigger than the internet and will influence our lives in a way than we can’t imagine at this point.

But what are we so afraid of and what can we loose ?

Yes off course you can loose some money but there also is a chance you will win some because of crypto. More importent is that you will win freedom, independency and control of your own money by supporting this crypto revolution

Just question yourself if this 2nd car, new laptop, life savings plan or bigger house is so important ? Or is it more important that you support our freedom, independency and control on money? Maybe you should diversify a bit and invest a % of your capital in crypto or buy a cheaper 2nd car so you won’t miss this boat, or train, no let’s call it a spaceship that soon will launch and change our world.

Start opening doors and look behind them to see what is there instead of waiting in front of this closed door because you are afraid that if you walk through, that ……… ………. Yes tell me how should I end this sentence? What are you afraid of, if you walk through this door?

Are you afraid that if you close the door, everything you left behind, will be gone if you return ?
Are you afraid that the door doesn’t open again if you want to go back ?

Nothing will change, you will only discover that after every choice you can make new choices again and again and again.

I really don’t understand this FEAR but it must feel like for example bungee jumping. You are climbing up that stairs and then at the top and even if you know nothing can go wrong but you still you get a bit afraid of jumping (yes there is a small risk that the rope will break). You feel the tension building up and a crazy feeling in you stomach and your mind starts to play games with you and you start talking to yourself. You start doubting to jump or just walk back. But then you jump and feel this amazing feeling of joy without thinking of anything else. Just joy and you are proud you did it. So yes new things can be scary but most of times if you take the step the result is amazing. Now the same situation, you again walk up this stairs and at the end you don’t jump because of fear. Your friends do jump and afterwards tell you how amazing it was. How do you feel then ?

With crypto there is no chance the rope brakes and that you die but just a chance that you loose some money. As you probably know money comes and money go’s. Yes we as a family took a huge jump and I am not telling you to do the same, but we just think that if it go’s wrong we can always start over again and start a new adventure. We were not afraid of opening this door and looking behind it and we were sure we didn’t want the things that we left behind. We wanted a new life. Maybe that’s what made it more easy for us.

Lucky later that day on the beach I met some dutch guys and girls, around 29 years old from Rotterdam and The Hague (den haag). Ik chatted with them as well about crypto and they understood the need and meaning of crypto and have way less fear and even now one or two things about it. Man that I could chat some dutch about crypto made my day hahahaha. Oh yeah and not to forget the hand reading fortuneteller on the beach who offered to read my hand. I said, sorry I don’t have money, only bitcoin and even he new about bitcoin and what it was and was positive about it. So at the end of the day I had a satisfied feeling of more and more people knowing what Bitcoin is and even understanding the importance of it.

Yep, just a typical day on the beach which used to be so relaxt but now not a day go’s by that somebody speaks to me about Bitcoin and to be honest I am glad they do.

To the old German guy I just wanna say;

Wir werden sehen wie der Zukunft aussieht aber Bitte hab keinen angst fur neue Sache und verkauf die Golden Kette und kauf Bitcoin davon. Innerhalb ein par Jähr können sie ein par golden Kette kaufen hahaha. ( we will see how the Future will look but don’t fear new things and please sell that golden necklace and buy bitcoin. In a few years you can probably buy many necklaces from the profit.

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