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James Altucher: ‘First Book Ever To Be for Sale ONLY on Bitcoin’

Author James Altucher is letting his fans buy his book with Bitcoin–weeks before you can buy the book with more traditional currencies. According to the author, this is the “first book ever to be for sale ONLY on bitcoin.”

Altucher currently charges 0.1 BTC for a PDF copy of his Choose Yourself book. On June 3rd, you can purchase the book on Amazon using other currencies.

If you are interested in selling your own book with Bitcoin currency, you can contact Altucher for support.

Altucher explained why he believed in Bitcoin:

It is not dependent on any one person (for instance, a Federal Reserve Chairman). It is not dependent on a government (for instance, a government that relies on a fiat currency). It is not dependent on complicated central bank operations to have the money transfer from one wallet to another (every wire or transfer from one human to another in US currency involves the central bank at some level unless it is in small amounts like a cash transaction). Nor is it dependent on “In God We Trust”, a phrase that was invented in 1862 so Lincoln could take us off the gold standard, print money to fund the civil war, and rely on God and a little prayer that the fiat currency would work which, thank God, it did.

If you are want to learn more about Bitcoin, Mediabistro will host an Inside Bitcoin conference in July. Check it out:

Virtual currencies are taking off, as platform and processing systems become more reliable and traditional merchants begin to adopt new forms of payment. The Inside Bitcoins conference and expo on July 30 will explore key issues including the future of currency, FinTech business trends, investment strategies and opportunities, and more. The program is designed to provide an overview of where the virtual currency industry is today and what business opportunities are on the horizon.

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