UberNifty.com Salutes These Awesome Ladies:
UberNifty.com has been profoundly inspired by a small handful of women, including:
- Karen Hudes (KaHudes.net),
- Kashmir Hill (Editor at Forbes.com),
- Pua Pyland (Mrs. P, from TheBitcoinWife.com),
- and Elizabeth T. Ploshay (BitcoinFoundation.org Board Member).
UberNifty.com Core Values:
These awesome Ladies have deeply influenced the very Values that UberNifty.com holds dear:
- Doing selfless acts of good for others.
- Building tight connections & relationships.
- Consideration for the viewpoint and needs of others.
- Creating fun opportunities for women to explore Bitcoin.
- Treating one another with decency, compassion, and respect.
These are things truly worth being proud of. Due largely in part to being inspired by these remarkable Ladies, now Ladies from all walks of life can finally have FUN exploring the yummy benefits of using Bitcoin via a highly intuitive, easy-to-follow approach.
Historically, Bitcoin has been disproportionately male-dominated (96% according to research). All this is about to change for the better. To further this goal, UberNifty.com is a 100% female-friendly Bitcoin site focused purely on the needs of women. And yes… minus all the techno mumbo-jumbo. Enjoy!
Bitcoin Baroness, Episode 1
(starring Betty Boop & featuring Pua Pyland & Karen Hudes)
A Really Juicy Bitcoin Secret
Now before you dive into all of the great Bitcoin info & resources below, I’d like to inform you of a Really Juicy Bitcoin Secret. And this isn’t just some boring old & stale Bitcoin ‘secret’ that everyone already knows about. Nope. As a matter of fact, this secret is…
The #1 Most Jealously-Guarded Really Juicy Bitcoin Secret Ever
But first… if you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it a hundred times by now: “Bitcoin is too unstable / volatile to be taken seriously as an everyday currency” or something to that effect. And without a doubt, making purchases with Bitcoin can radically alter in price from one day to the next… sometimes even just one hour to the next.
However, this is not the ‘Big Bad Ugly’ everyone makes it out to be. Misinformation, hyperbola, & hater BS aside… this is actually a very highly-to-be-desired Good Thing, as you are about discover. At the time of this writing (Oct. 31st, 2013) absolutely NOBODY is teaching what I am about to reveal to you.
I can say that with 100% complete confidence, as I have spent over 300+ hours in exhaustive Bitcoin research. Long to short, well over 1000++ web sites, posts, and videos later… I had a rather exciting “epiphelation” (a cross between an epiphany & a revelation).
And remember. Ladies… you discovered it right here on UberNifty.com first!
Perhaps you recall the book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, by Dr. John Gray. Well, along a similar vein… the way women typically approach shopping tends to be holistic, or ‘whole essence’ if you will. Whereas the average male shopping experience is more like ‘in, out, and gone’.
And this is exactly why this Really Juicy Bitcoin Secret has completely slipped under the radar. What’s more, is that the precious few males that DO know it are keeping it “under hat” and away from the Ladies for one reason: It will disrupt the very Bitcoin monopoly ‘stranglehold’ that males have enjoyed for almost five long years now, once the “cat’s out of the bag”.
However, since I whole-heartedly advocate for the Ladies, I stand to lose nothing by sharing it with you. Ironically, it actually benefits me to let you in on the most jealously-guarded Bitcoin Secret of all time. How so? Earning your respect, and that of Ladies the world over, is utterly priceless.
Nonetheless, it’s extremely important that only those who actually want in on this Really Juicy Bitcoin Secret are granted their desire. Although I charge neither money, nor Bitcoin to discover it… it will “cost” you a user name (of your choosing), and a reliable email address to send your custom-generated password to.
This is THE game-changer that’ll turn the tables, and make Ladies the ‘Ruling Class’ of the Bitcoin ecosystem they deserve to be. And it’s my distinct pleasure to empower you for such a majestic transformation, so you can finally connect with your Inner Bitcoin Baroness! ]
Simply click the button below, choose your user name, grab your password, log in, and finally discover the #1 most jealously-guarded Really Juicy Bitcoin Secret ever: 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Bitcoin Table Of Contents
(Click on the headings to reveal each)
Essentially, Bitcoin is a globally-recognized legitimate digital currency (aka “cryptocurrency”, or “altcoin”).
- Germany has already adopted Bitcoin alongside it’s own currency.
- China is in the midst of an unprecedented passionate love affair with Bitcoin.
- Argentina warmly embraces Bitcoin as a safe haven from corrupt government antics.
- However, it’s Canada that earns the “Bitcoin Brag Rights” as the first country to actually roll out public Bitcoin ATM’s.
A fair comparison of Bitcoin would be the comparison between “snail mail” & email. Just as email is the digital counterpart of snail mail, Bitcoin is the digital counterpart of both fiat currency and gold. The ‘money of the Internet’, if you will.
Unlike Bitcoin, fiat currency is debt-based “funny money” that can be printed at will, which boils down to…
- The most your fiat currency will be worth, is what it’s worth right now.
- Accounts can be seized without notice or recourse by draconian controllers (i.e. the Fed).
- Random rules that only benefit the market manipulators can be imposed at will upon fiat currency users.
- Fiat currency printed at a mere whim causes even worse inflation (whereby making your hard-earned money worth less by the day).
However, because Bitcoin is decentralized, it both avoids and solves all of these problems. In other words, there are no manipulative overlords controlling your money (you are essentially your own bank). Bitcoin has even passed the extremely rigid Tyranny Test with flying colors!
“American dollars are backed by nothing but greed, fear, and lies. At least Bitcoin removes the lies.” – Sandra Larkin
Bitcoin Advantages Over Electronic Fiat Currency
- Is frozen-account proof.
- Is not controlled by a nefaious bank cartel.
- Stores real value (i.e. not debt-based, like fiat currencies).
- Bitcoin transactions are as anonymous as you’re willing to make them.
- Cannot be inflated, as they are precisely limited in supply (a grand total of 21 million, ever).
- More secure than traditional online banking (Bitcoin cryptography is stronger than that used by online banks).
- Unlike credit / debit cards, the person or business you send Bitcoins to has no access whatsoever to your private wallet keys).
- Total system transparency. The Bitcoin code is Open Source, and even the blockchain (Bitcoin’s public ledger) is accessible to everyone 24 / 7.
- Safe. Hundreds of thousands of coders from around the world have reviewed the Bitcoin code and continuously monitor it for bugs & anomalies.
- Unlike gold, Bitcoins are easy to to transfer, store, secure, verify, and convert into smaller units.
- It is FAR easier to corrupt physical gold bars than Bitcoin, especially when there’s a handy company that does the
corruptionhard work for you.
- Since Feb, 2009, Bitcoin has risen in value from approximately three pennies a Bitcoin to a whopping $1275.00 per Bitcoin (as of Nov. 2013).
It’s also worth noting that since 2012, merchant solutions such as BitPay have made point-of-checkout Bitcoin conversion completely seamless. These types of services continuously grab the latest market rates from one of the major exchanges (i.e. Mt. Gox) and automatically adjust the checkout prices accordingly. So from the end consumer’s point of view, it all happens smoothly behind the scenes.
Bitcoin Myth # 5: 21 million Bitcoins isn’t enough to go around for everyone. Fact: In actuality, 1 Bitcoin can be divided down to eight decimal places (the smallest possible unit is called a satoshi). This means that there are a total of 2,099,999,997,690,000 possible Bitcoin units (just under 2.1 quadrillion). The value of 1 Btc represents 100,000,000 of these satoshis.
So in other words, If a Bitcoin was actually worth $100,000,000… you could still buy a $1 cup of coffee with a satoshi. As the value of Bitcoin continues to rise (and 1 Btc becomes too large for typical day-to-day shopping)… smaller units will become the norm, such as 1/1000th of a Bitcoin (i.e. a milliBitcoin, or mBtc) or perhaps even 1/1,000,000th of a Bitcoin (i.e. a microBitcoin, or μBtc).
Bitcoin Myth #4: Since Bitcoins are stored in wallet files, they can just be copied for more coins. Fact: A critical part of what Miners do, is confirm transactions (hence why they are rewarded with small transaction fees on outgoing transactions, often referred to as “miner fees”). These confirmations ensure that Bitcoins cannot be replicated, and that double-spending is practically impossible.
Consequently – like fiat cash – if your paper money is lost or stolen… it’s gone. There is no retrieving it, or getting it back. Hence why it absolutely crucial to get in the habit of practicing safe Bitcoin right from the beginning. Bitcoin is not ‘play’ money. According to several financial expert, it’s is far more ‘real’ that any fiat currency. So be sure to guard your Bitcoin wallets accordingly.
And on that note… one of the many great benefits of becoming an Uber Nifty Member (registration is free), is that I will be sharing truly valuable, practical tips & tricks to help keep your Bitcoins private, safe, and out of the hands of thieves.
So you might be thinking to yourself “Why is there no way to get back lost / stolen Bitcoins?” The simple answer: because there is absolutely no difference on the blockchain between a ‘stolen’ coin, a ‘lost’ coin, a ‘spent’ and a ‘saved’ coin.
Bitcoin Myth #3: Bitcoin will be shut down just like Liberty Reserve. Fact: Liberty Reserve did, in fact, produce it’s own in-house cryptocurrency. However, it’s important to note that Liberty Reserve was a centralized, closed-source “black box” private venture (like the Federal Reserve) that was established as a money laundering business from the beginning.
Whereas Bitcoin was established from the beginning as a decentralized Open Source alternative payment system; not controlled by any one company, individual, or government. What’s more, is that unlike Liberty Reserve, it’s code has been extensively peer-reviewed. Even you, yourself, are welcome to review Bitcoin’s code any time you so choose.
- A Texas Federal Judge ruled Bitcoin as a form of money, in August, 2013.
- The SEC has deemed it acceptable provided that companies who act as money transmitters (i.e. PayPal) comply with U.S. money-transmitting laws.
- The Silk Road incident proved that while criminals still get prosecuted regardless of financial medium of exchange… Bitcoin is here to stay.
Comparing Bitcoin to Liberty Reserve is like comparing Liberty Dollars to U.S. Dollars. Simply not a realistic, nor fair comparison.
Bitcoin Myth #2: Bitcoin was hacked Fact: Never in the history of Bitcoin has there been an attack on the blockchain, itself, that resulted in stealing money from a confirmed output. Likewise, there is no known theft directly resulting from a vulnerability in the original Bitcoin client or protocol.
Bitcoin is secured by widely-accepted cryptographic practices that have been extensively peer-reviewed by cryptography experts and considered unlikely to be breakable in the foreseeable future. In other words, the currency itself has never been ‘hacked’.
However, it’s certainly no secret that several major websites using the currency have been hacked (often resulting in high profile Bitcoin heists). Consequently, these attacks have been falsely reported by certain media outlets and made to sound as if the Bitcoin cryptocurrency was hacked.
This is as ludicrous as a bank getting hacked, and the media reporting that the US dollar itself was hacked. In reality, the VAST majority of Bitcoin thefts are due to the negligence of Bitcoin users, themselves (via practicing unsafe Bitcoin). The two leading causes of Bitcoin theft are:
- Inadequate wallet security.
- Lack of proper privacy precautions (i.e. not taking online privacy seriously.)
As a result of so many Bitcoin thefts throughout 2011 and 2012, the Bitcoin Community has really ramped up security efforts.
Examples Of Bitcoin Safety & Security Solutions In Ongoing Development:
- Paper wallets,
- Wallet encryption,
- Offline transactions & cold storage (i.e. safe offline Bitcoin storage),
- Multiple signature support, and even hardware wallets just to name a few.
Naturally, as more & more end users and merchants utilize these powerful solutions, the Bitcoin crime rate will drop dramatically. However, even the best security features cannot save a person from themselves. In other words… the REAL solution begins with taking issues like online privacy, and wallet security seriously via continuous self-education.
Bitcoin Myth # 1: Bitcoin is a giant ponzi scheme / pyramid scheme Fact: Simply stated, a ponzi scheme is a zero sum game. In other words, early adopters of a ponzi scheme can only profit at the expense of late adopters, and the late adopters always lose. Bitcoin actually has a win-win outcome:
- Early and present adopters profit from the rise in value as Bitcoins become better understood.
- The merchant has a new means to generate additional revenue with bare-minimal barrier to entry (mainly just brushing up on the benefits, and security precautions).
- The end consumer benefits from a currency in which a draconian bank, corporation, or government cannot freeze & seize accounts at will.
- Impoverished continents such as Africa and financially-oppressed countries (such as Argentina) benefit by having an honest, fair system in which to conduct commerce.
- The entire world benefits from an economy that is not debt-based.
And to that end, Bitcoin is simply a honest digital currency used by a community who seeks to build an honest economy. It neither assumes nor holds debt as a basis for currency. Your Bitcoins are debt-free (private, peer-to-peer loans notwithstanding). Real ponzi schemes (i.e. fractional reserve banking) cannot make the above claims.
These thieving shysters must instead resort to bait-n-switch “shell game” deception and scandalous lies in order to trick you into believing in fiat currency.
Insofar as Bitcoin being compared to a pyramid scheme…
Fact: Mathematically, Bitcoin is practically the exact opposite of a pyramid scheme. Because Bitcoins become algorithmically more scarce over time, there is no exponential benefit derived by introducing new users to it. Furthermore, pyramid schemes always involves multiple levels or tiers (like a typical MLM gig). Which is also why this simply does not apply to Bitcoin, as there are no levels or tiers involved whatsoever.
To get started, the first thing is to understand what a Bitcoin wallet is.
- ALL Bitcoin wallets consist of exactly two things: a private address key (the one only you know about) and a public address key (the one you use to shop with Bitcoin).
- Bitcoin wallet clients are online-based, hardware, or software-based solutions that help you interact with your wallet (as well as juggle multiple wallets).
- The blockchain is the public ledger in which ALL Bitcoin transactions are permanently verified by Miners and archived.
- Although the blockchain contains zero directly-identifiable personal information, careless Bitcoin usage does leave a distinct trail of sorts.
Now it’s time to grab yourself a Bitcoin wallet. By FAR the easiest one I’ve found is EasyWallet.orgs’s online Bitcoin wallet. It’s extremely quick to set up, easy to use, and offers reasonably decent security features (as far as online Bitcoin wallets go).
That said, it’s best used as a learning aid to get your toes wet with Bitcoin, before jumping into a more sophisticated Bitcoin wallet. And on that note, I suggest not keeping more than 0.01 Btc in it. Remember, you can always transfer your Bitcoins between different wallets. There’s absolutely no restrictions on how many wallets you can have.
Nonetheless, EasyWallet is well worth it in just ease of use alone. Plus, EasyWallet users pay no fees whatsoever when sending & receiving Bitcoins between other EasyWallet users -AND- transfers between EasyWallet users are instant!
What’s more, is that it also instantly creates a QR code for your wallet (suitable for mobile devices). And, unlike many online wallet services… EasyWallet.org requires no personal info or signup whatsoever. Sweetness!
Important – Read First:
- This Bitcoin wallet is SO simple, that it’s easy to misunderstand. for example, there is absolutely nothing to download / sign up for, to use this wallet on a standard computer. However, they do provide a handy free QR code reader app for iPhone & Android mobile users.
- EasyWallet.org does not store your wallets on their server. If you lose your private wallet key link, there is no retrieving it. So be sure to stash your private keys in a very safe place.
- The way this wallet works, is by creating a brand new wallet (via an encrypted URL link) the first time a browser lands on EasyWallet.org. That link is the URL-encrypted version of your private key (for that particular wallet).
- If you were to toss your browser cookies and cache, then go back and revisit EasyWallet.org… you’ll have a different string of letters and numbers at the end of the URL (another brand spanking new wallet). Again, there is no limit to the number of wallets you can have.
- While EasyWallet.org’s wallets are excellent for ‘getting your feet wet’ with Bitcoin… not safe for any substantial amount of Bitcoin (more than 0.01 Btc). There are far more safer, powerful & secure wallet clients to choose from for serious Bitcoin usage / storage.
I will be reviewing the pro’s & con’s, and important considerations of the different Bitcoin wallet types in the days ahead. So if you haven’t already, be sure to register here (free).
One Truly Simple Step:
While the screenshot below will give you a visual idea of what to expect, all you need to do is to go to EasyWallet.org. The URL you see in your address bar when you get there is your private wallet key encrypted URL. Copy, paste and store it in a safe place. For standard computer usage, that’s it. Seriously. Told you it was super easy!
Note: The 0.003 Btc fee shown in the illustration below applies to outgoing transactions (that are not sent to another EasyWallet user). Incoming transactions do not incur a fee. You’re now ready to start playing with Bitcoin! However, it’s a good idea to test your wallet first.
On that note, I’ve collected several free Bitcoin sites (yes, free Bitcoin) and will be posting them inside the the UberNifty Member Area in the days ahead (as my schedule permits). To stay in the know, be sure to register for free. Be sure to use a reliable email address, as this is where your custom-generated password will be sent.
1 Additional Step For Mobile Bitcoin Users:
EasyWallet.org also links to a QR code reader app that will make using your Bitcoin wallet a breeze (for both Android and iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch). Here’s a screenshot of each:
Bitcoin for Androids…
Bitcoin for iPhones / iPads / iPod Touches…
To grab your Bitcoin wallet, simply head on over to EasyWallet.org
To ensure your wallet QR codes are functioning properly, here’s a free handy online QR code reader. Simply download your wallet QR code(s) to your desktop, then test each one with this handy tool.
The following resources are provided to help increase Bitcoin interest among women & enhance the visibility of female Bitcoin users & support groups. If you know of any other female-centric sites, posts, articles, etc… please comment below, and I’d be glad to add it!
Bitcoin Tips Jar
(Thank you so much, every last little satoshi goes to serving you even better!)