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Yeah, the kids can use a BTC visa card now as well!!

Up till now one of the biggest issues we have during our travels is that our kids have a Bitcoin wallet but they can only use it at places where Bitcoin is accepted directly. This has now changed !

We pay the kids allowance in Bitcoin using the lite.im wallet. The kids all have their own wallet and  use it when they order stuff online or exchange btc to cash at a BTC ATM or pay for goods when shops accept BTC direct. Normal kids of the age of 14, 12 and 9 already have a bank account with a bankcard that they can use everywhere over the world. In Bitcoin we are, sadly enough, not that far yet and if we could have learned anything from the bank it is the following.

The Lite.im Bitcoin / Litecoin / Ethereum Wallet

What did banks do better than Bitcoin?

Think about it. How dit you get involved in the banking system ? Probably your parents received a letter from the bank when you were born that they should open a savings account for their kid.  Then around 12 years old you received a letter from that same bank that you could now have a junior account and that the bank would give you €25 and a piggy bank with it.

Wow  a big step and you were happy because  you were able to get that plastic card you could use all over there world. You  could buy your first snack, candy or nike shoes on your own without asking money from your parents. This was a huge change in your life and that’s why you will never forget that bank because they made that huge change  possible for you!

This is exactly what we need to do in Bitcoin as well. Every time a kid gets born we should send the parents a link to open a BTC wallet for the kid and tell the parents to start saving in that BTC wallet. When the kids turns 12 they will have a BTC wallet and at that time he will be able to use his (probably increased in value, no financial advise haha)  BTC wallet all over the world. Yes this is the future but that doesn’t help my kids at the moment.

Up till now my kids used my BTC debt card to pay for stuff in stores when they can’t use their lite.im wallet, but we found a solution for our oldest daughter Joli.  The solution is a BITSA young card.  At Bitsa, kids from the age of 14 can now have a BTC prepaid Visa debt card and this changes a lot for Joli. She can even buy a voucher to top up her Bitsa card in Fnac, Carrefour and hundreds other physical and online stores and then buy video games, clothes and everything she wants. She can even share expenses with her friends and Transfer to another “Bitzer” from the same Bitsa App, INSTANTLY AND FOR FREE

How does it work ?

I send her allowance to her Lite.im Bitcoin wallet where she Hodl’s her BTC because she has full control on the private key, then when she wants to spend BTC in a store she sends some BTC to her Bitsa young card and then she can spend her BTC everywhere where Visa is supported!  Yeahhhh, financial Freedom is what Joli shouted when she received the card.

Not, yet Joli, hahaha It’s total financial freedom when we can spend our Bitcoins directly without any third party solution but for now I am very happy and thankfull that Bitsa provides the youth of this possibility because we all need to understand that the youth has the future!  They will be the biggest users of cryptocurrencies in a few years times and the youngest children will even never use physical money. 

The youngest kids will grow op in a digitalized world where everybody pays everything with their phone or a chip in their hand. Do you really think so Didi ? Yes, most people around the world are earning and spending money without ever touching it. In fact, economists estimate that only 8% of the world’s currency exists as physical cash. The rest exists only on a computer hard drive, in electronic bank accounts around the world. The future is clear and if I was you I would download a BTC wallet right away so that you will get full control on your funds and nobody will ever be able to close your account, confiscate your BTC or keep you from spending them!

Bitcoin is providing us of financial freedom in many ways, so what are you waiting for. Click on the link and set up a BTC wallet in a few steps. It’s not difficult if you are used to using Facebook messenger or telegram. Give it a try!


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Like and share the video and tag one of your friends and be ready to start using BTC everywhere where visa is accepted!

Do Italy and the Pope accept bitcoin ?

Bitcoin in Italy

We have been traveling through Italy for a month to discover how Bitcoin is accepted by the maffia hahaha. No of course how it’s accepted in this beautiful country. We visited a few of places where Bitcoin was accepted and Rovereto was the most impressive for me.  But first an often asked question about taxes in Italy. 

Taxes on crypto in Italy

At the moment there is no Italian law that requires an owner of Bitcoins or other cryptos to declare that he/she owns cryptos, nor does he/she have to pay taxes just because he/she is holding cryptocurrencies. At present, there is no Italian law that regulates taxes due on capital gains obtained from cryptocurrency transactions, such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Verge, Bitcoin private Ethereum or xlm. For this reason, it is not clear what a taxpayer must do in case he obtains capital gains by buying and selling cryptos. According to many fiscal experts, if you are operating as a private citizen there is no speculative purpose and, thus, your income is not taxable, unless you pass the (equivalent to) €51,645.69 threshold for at least 7 days in a year. 

Back to Rovereto

There I was parking my campervan in Rovereto. I wanted to visit this town during our European Bitcoin Tour because it is called Bitcoin valley. And yes Bitcoin valley it is. Rovereto is this beautiful traditional town in the north of Italy with an amazing historic center. If you don’t know about Bitcoin you would never guess that this traditional town is all about Bitcoin. I started to cycle into the center to discover how many stores were accepting cryptocurrency. I could already stop after 2 minutes when passing a shop with ” we accept Bitcoin” on the door. As always I didn’t have a plan so I just asked if I could film and make some pictures. There were flyers in the shop about what Bitcoin was and on how to accept and use Bitcoin. I immediately felt at home in this town. Back on the bike to find some more businesses but I needed to stop after a few hundred meters because the next store was already there. I decided to walk further as all the shops were so close by. This store was a traditional butcher where you can buy meat, homemade olive oil etc. with Bitcoin. The amazing thing was that it was a small store and the woman behind the register was an elderly woman. A bit like my grandma but then this one knew about Bitcoin and how to accept it etc. WTF,  this couldn’t be true and I pinched myself to see if I wasn’t dreaming. No, I was alive! 

By the way a small thing I love to share about being alive. A lot of people talk about mindfulness and many other ways to become happier but I love the way a very respected Indian guru ,Sadghuru,  brings it. 

“ If you wake up in de morning, the first thing you do is check if you are alive. If you are breathing and alive realize that this morning hundreds of thousand people didn’t wake up. Then check on your partner and kids. Are they alive? Yes, again realize that you all woke up while many people didn’t and enjoy the day. Pinch yourself every hour to remind yourself that you are alive, which of course is the most important thing in life” 

Did you just read in a beautiful Indian English way, Hahaha? If not try it again but now with an Indian accent, lol.

So I was alive and all these shops were really accepting Bitcoin as if it is the most normal thing in life. To be clear, for me it is but for many, it is still not real. I walked a bit further and I discovered more and more shops that were accepting Bitcoin. If I wanted I could have bought, groceries, meat, bread, clothes, toys in a toy store, get my driving license, pay the hairdresser, doctor and dentist, buy a motorcycle and even buy E-cigarettes. The most impressive shop was Compro euro where you could buy Bitcoin at their BTC ATM, Paper wallets, and many other Bitcoin Items. I, of course, bought a few t-shirts etc and because they recognized me from The Bitcoin Family, they gave me some caps for the kids for free. I have to admit because I am a man, that the girl working in the shop looked like a model that just came from the catwalk. Yes, bitcoin is sexy hahaha. I will leave a link to the shop at the end of this article. 

It kept amazing me how a traditional Italian town like this evolved into a Bitcoin-accepting town and  I realized every town just needs one motor that drives them in accepting Bitcoin. For Rovereto, this motor probably is Compro Euro combined with inbitcoin.it  So if we want Bitcoin to go mainstream we need to address the entrepreneurs in every town and just one of those needs to simplify accepting Bitcoin for all the shops in town. If an old traditional town like Rovereto can do it, believe me, any modern town can do it as well. 

What else?

During our travels through Italy, we discovered that so many people nowadays know about Bitcoin. I was so happy to see that the tower of Pisa was wearing a BTC cap. Of course, it’s amazing how this tower still stands. It has been corrected  just like Bitcoin needed a correction to keep existing. Many people are afraid and I receive many negative messages and emails which indicates to me that we are in the anger/depression phase. Huh, anger/depression phase? What is that? I will tell you. Every coin has his market cycle which mostly depends on the emotions of the people that are buying and selling in the market. This cycle repeats itself every time and starts with disbelief and ends with depression. To be a good trader you need to learn to buy in the anger/ depression phase and sell in the euphoria phase.  

Looks easy but believe me it isn’t. Every coin will make this cycle. Even Bitcoin made it as you can see on the image below. Very similar isn’t it? Yes, the points are not perfect but its just an example to illustrate the market cycle.

That a coin follows this cycle doesn’t mean it won’t go up in value as you can see in the following three pictures these cycles repeat itself while the value slowly goes up. Yes, you can take a peek to the end of the curve to see where BTC could end hahaha. 

      

Back to Italy. From the elderly people in Rovereto to the pope. Everybody has heard about Bitcoin so in my opinion, we are in the pre mass adaption phase. Many people know about it and the next step is that more and more people will understand it and start to adapt and use it. The people just need to lose fear like they lost the fear of using ATM machines, using credit cards online and using PayPal. This takes some time but eventually, everybody will start using crypto and we all will say “ we knew it” My advice, don’t be the person that in a few years time will say I knew it but I didn’t believe it enough to buy it. If you have some spare money then make sure you get 1 bitcoin and just hodl it for a few years. In my non-professional opinion the best investment you can make at the moment. Check as an illustration these images about phases of adaption.

Adoption technology bitcoin

Rome

I could write pages on Italy and accepting Bitcoin but I will keep it to Rome. Yes, Rome is a very beautiful city and it is also accepting Bitcoin. To start with Italy’s largest taxi fleet, Cooperativa RadioTaxi 3570, now accepts Bitcoin. The company boasts over 3,700 cars in Rome, providing more than 10 million cab services each year. Then there is this amazing mansion being sold for €38.000.000, about 6765 bitcoin when I wrote this article. Check the video I made on this amazing house in the center of Rome https://youtu.be/xV8nzb8YwrI   

Of course I visited the pope to see what he had to say about Bitcoin but he was a bit too far away from me to hear me. He stood in this window in a building giving his speech, which he does every Sunday so he couldn’t hear me because of the huge crowd gathering in front of the cathedral, hahaha. People started to look weird at me and I didn’t understand why but then it came to me. 

Bitcoin Jesus Didi Taihuttu visits the pope

I was wearing flipflops, a bitcoin shirt and my long hair loose. They all must have thought that I was the new Jesus bringing them enlightenment in the form of a new international decentral honest currency called Bitcoin that will change the world forever!

Thanks for reading and if you like my post share it with the world.

Love Didi 

Comproeuro: https://www.comproeuro.it 
Buy Bitcoins? http://bit.ly/bitcoinfamilybuybitcoins 

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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