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An Open Letter to Overstock

I've tried to reach out to Overstock multiple times now. For whatever reason I haven't been able to reach the proper person to chat to at the company. If anyone can reach them, please forward this request along.
We'd like for you guys to participate in Bitcoin Black Friday.
This is more than just Black Friday deals we're talking about. It is an event, every year, where pretty much everyone in the Bitcoin community joins together and helps each other out.
I know that I, personally, as a Bitcoiner, want to spend a ton of my coins with you guys. You've been great for the community, helped it grow, and been incredibly supportive. Please continue to be supportive by having a special sale just for us.
I will regardless shop on Overstock and use the same Black Friday deals as everyone else, but I would love if there was something exclusive, just for Bitcoiners.
Please consider doing a exclusive sale. There is still time to set something up.
Thank you,
Jon Holmquist
BitcoinBlackFriday.com
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Jon Holmquist - Will Consumers Ever Use Bitcoin? - Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast

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First time I spotted Bitcoin while out, and it's of one of our own, Jon Holmquist of Bitcoin Black Friday! Magazine Cover in Orange County.

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[x-post] We are Bitcoin Black Friday, Jon Holmquist (Founder) and Fight for the Future (Co-Organizers) ask us anything! /r/IAmA

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Jon Holmquist - Will Consumers Ever Use Bitcoin? - Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast

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Jon Holmquist - Will Consumers Ever Use Bitcoin? - Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast /r/Bitcoin

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LE42: Jon Holmquist – Will Consumers Use Bitcoin?

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Black Bitcoin-Friday project announces the closure

Black Bitcoin-Friday project announces the closure
Black Bitcoin Friday announced its closure. According to the creator of the project, Jon Holmquist, the mission is fully completed, and the use of BTC for consumer payments no longer appeals to him personally.
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Holmquist explained that over the seven years of the project, he fell out of love with the use of bitcoin as a means of payment for consumers.
In his opinion, the first cryptocurrency is primarily an investment and financial instrument.
He recalled that the project was launched to dispel the image of bitcoin as a shadow market currency. In partnership with retailers, Holmquist organized the participation of coin owners in the traditional Black Friday sale day.
He does not oppose anyone else to continue the project and is opened to negotiations.
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The first of many updates from the GoCoin Team

Hey folks!
My name is Jon Holmquist. I was recently brought onboard to work for GoCoin.
I have worked across the board with Bitcoin and altcoin companies providing marketing services and community management. I worked with early Bitcoin companies, when Bitcoin was growing. I worked with the early Dogecoin community, when Dogecoin was growing, and I worked with Ripple Labs, when XRP was growing.
For GoCoin, I’ll be focusing a lot of my efforts on revitalizing ZiftrCOIN.
I’ll dive right into the changes that will be happening with ZiftrCOIN. First of all, a brand name change from calling the coins itself, ZiftrCOIN, instead to ‘GoCoin’. It’s shorter, more memorable, and will make the company merger more seamless.
Next, we’ll be integrating GoCoins as an opt-in payment method for all existing GoCoin merchants. Future merchants will also have the option of using GoCoins as a reward option for their customers.
We are also going to be aiming for a much wider merchant base by adding credit card acceptance.
We are currently in what we’re calling ‘Phase 1’ of the merger process. The goals of Phase 1 are to bring credit card acceptance online. We have currently finished more than half of the legwork to make GoCoin compliant for credit card acceptance. Once it is ready to integrate, I will push out another update as we roll it out to a couple test merchants.
Phase 2 will be the full integration of GoCoins across the GoCoin merchant network. During the end of this phase we’ll be using the 300 million pre-mined coins for giveaways and promotions with our merchants. At this point the Redemption Guarantee ($1 or 5%) will be active with participating merchants.
While we’re finishing up integration, I’ll be working to recruit more GoCoin merchants and looking for ways to grow the newly named GoCoin community. If anyone is interested in getting involved please shoot me a PM. I’m also interested in hearing your guys’ ideas on how we can best help this community grow and flourish.
From this point on, expect more frequent (and probably shorter!) updates on what is going on.
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Only 4 Dogecoin Merchants Signed Up for Dogecoin Black Friday (28th November 2014), 60 Needed

In this CryptoCoinsNews article, BitcoinBlackFriday.com founder Jon Holmquist gave the following answer to the question "Where do altcoins stand in Bitcoin Black Friday?" :
"We are an inclusive event. Obviously we focus mainly on Bitcoin merchants but I’ve reached out to a couple altcoin communities about running an event with merchants that accept their currency. The communities have grown enough where it might be feasible. Right now, I’ve opened it up publicly to the Dogecoin community: http://www.reddit.com/dogecoin/comments/2lpu59/dogecoin_black_friday/ but only if they get a minimum of 60 merchants to participate. If the 60 merchant level is reached they will get a separate specifically designed landing page for the event."
After reading this article, I reached out to Jon and asked him how many Dogecoin merchants had signed up following his post on /dogecoin. His answer was rather disappointing: so far only 4 Dogecoin merchants have signed up.
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petition for sunlot and OKcoin to join forces!

copy/paste from https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=587295.msg6475141#msg6475141
Hey guys!
I'm on the SaveGox team. If you guys have questions for the team, please post them. I'm opening this thread because Goat closed the other one.
Thanks, JonHolmquist
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hi jon, thanks for your communication effort. i have a question for you and johnbetts:
why are you guys don't join forces with the OKcoin team? from what i've heard, they offered their know-how and to license their trading software to make it easy for you, to restart gox as fast as possible.
i understand, that you want to run this on your own without the need to license anything. especially since you already put in a lot effort to make that deal possible. i'm quit sure your team has the legal capacity and a lot of experience in the financial business which are some badly needed qualifications. but you seem to forget, that dealing in bitcoin is quit special! at least i get that impression, when i read statements like that:
[09:10] I have been involved in electronic trading Since 2004 - bitcoin is just another asset class, not different to stocks when it comes to trading (http://pastebin.com/SbH84VDr)
since your initial rehab plan was leaked (http://www.goxdox.org/) and everybody got the impression, that you don't care to much about the creditors, there is almost no support left for sunlot. statments like this only make things worse:
[09:06] we could go and build a new exchange - though if we did that - who would be challenging the courts to protect the customers intersts, and creating a mechanism for them to earn back their losses, and go after the stolen funds?
[09:26] fishfish - I said the OK Coin discussion of them joining us formally did not materialize - and I said I will not say anything negative, and wrote to them to give them support for their efforts (in the sense that we want the same thing, and if they win, we are just interested in customers being taken care of)
to me and almost everyone this reads between the lines like something more or less like this: "shit, our plan got leaked and now everybody knows that we only want to make a quick buck and don't give a shit about the creditors! lets tweak the plan a little and repeat everywhere how importand the creditors are to us, maybe that way we'll get their support back"
don't get me wrong, i'm not saying that's the case! i'm just saying it kind of sounds like that! there is absolutely no harm in admitting that this is business! it's about money and helping ppl can never be the first priority. we, the creditors, understand that! sunlot has to make money and there won't be any restart if you can't get a good deal for yourself. we don't blame you for that! but to get our support the deal has to be fair! as long as it feels like a total fuck over there won't be much support.
my impression is that the sunlot team learned from their mistake and is now trying to do better, i.e. work together with the creditors for a solution everybody or at least the majority can agree to. so far there is still much greater support for the OKcoin proposal or, lets say, for what the OKcoin proposal is expected to be.
my personal impression is, that OKcoin might be somewhat optimistic regarding the legal and regulatory hurdles and what they can promise the creditors without cripling the new gox right from the beginning. you guys might be somewhat optimistic when it comes to all the possible technical glitches that can fuck up a bitcoin exchange! ("bitcoin is just another asset class, not different to stocks when it comes to trading" johnbetts)
even if i'm wrong and you have the expertise, your leaked initial plan lost you the community support. OKcoin has our support and a approved bitcoin trading engine ready to go, sunlot has the connections and resources to deal with all the non technical issues.
sounds like a dream team to me!
and last, but not least: if there is no chance to join forces for whatever reason, you might want to come up with a better plan to get more support. i personally don't need 49% equity! but i can't trust sunlot as long as you just use mt.gox [our] assets at the beginning. i'm talking about the 10m you want to take out to get started. put a reasonable amount of your own money at stake! trust can be bought. at least in this case...
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Bitcoin Friday needs your help! Let's move some of those stale bitcoins around and stimulate the Bitcoin economy!

Hi!
I'm Jon Holmquist from Coinabul.com and WeUseCoins.com. I've just launched an event to help promote the Bitcoin economy called Bitcoin Friday - More details about the event are located here: http://codinginmysleep.com/bitcoin-merchants-announce-bitcoin-friday/
First off, I would like to make a formal request inviting merchants to get involved. If you'd like the free advertising (Yes! This is free! So far funded out of my pocket.) please shoot me an email (jon [at] coinabul.com).
Second, I'd like to see if anyone in the community would like to help volunteer with promoting the site. I've already built the site and I'll be showing a taste of what it'll look like sometime this next week. However, I need a lot of help tracking down more merchants and most importantly talking to members of the press. If you'd like to volunteer or intern or build your resume, or just support the Bitcoin economy, please email me (jon [at] coinabul.com)
Third, If anyone has any questions about the sale or the exact details of the site, please ask them here. I'll answer any questions you have. If they're private questions, feel free to shoot me an email.
Fourth, send me a PM if you'd like to financially support Bitcoin Friday. All donations will be spent on expenses and advertising.
Make sure to sign up on the site to get a reminder when the sale goes live! http://bitcoinfriday.com
TL;DR: New site, mega sale for Bitcoin businesses, we need your help!
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Announcing my resignation from Coinabul - Jon Holmquist

Hello,
I've officially resigned from my position at Coinabul.
I put in my two weeks notice about two weeks ago on Wednesday March 6th.
I've thought long and hard about my decision and I decided that my time was better served helping other Bitcoin companies. I was recently brought onto the team for BitcoinStore and will continue spending more of my time working on that project.
I'd like to thank all the customers I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with! You guys rock, seriously. All the troubles and delays Coinabul went through and yet most of you were patient and kind.
As for the recent kerfuffle, I guess that is partly why I am leaving Coinabul. Jay has now resolved both issues that gained notoriety on the forums and this subreddit, but I felt pretty much helpless to solve the issues because "Jay's in charge".
We've recently been disagreeing on which directions to head and well, I now know which way I'm heading. This does not imply that the direction he wants to take Coinabul is not a valid one. This is not me saying that the company is bad, it isn't. I'm still amazed at how quickly we amassed orders and how much we've grown in less than two years.
It was great working with you guys to build a new site and company and hopefully you'll continue to support me on my new venture with Roger Ver at BitcoinStore!
Thank you,
Jon Holmquist
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Bitcoin Black Friday:Warning about other sites email

"Hey folks, normally we do not send out more emails but a number of users have fell victim to a scam site that was promoted heavily on a competing Bitcoin Black Friday site.
Employees of Gyft reached out to me and wanted me to warn everyone to verify if that if they are doing any holiday shopping that they are actually on gyft.com. Additionally their actual deal is 5% back on all bitcoin purchases, not 25%.
I've personally verified all of the deals listed on BitcoinBlackFriday.com to not be phishing sites. If you did all of your shopping through us don't worry about this email! It is only if you visited Gyft through a competing site.
Thanks for the great turn out this year, I hope you guys got some awesome gifts for Christmas! If you haven't gotten a chance to look at all the deals, they're all live on http://bitcoinblackfriday.com
-Jon Holmquist"
SFYL
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Only 4 Dogecoin Merchants Signed Up for Dogecoin Black Friday (28th November 2014), 60 Needed

In this CryptoCoinsNews article, BitcoinBlackFriday.com founder Jon Holmquist gave the following answer to the question "Where do altcoins stand in Bitcoin Black Friday?" :
"We are an inclusive event. Obviously we focus mainly on Bitcoin merchants but I’ve reached out to a couple altcoin communities about running an event with merchants that accept their currency. The communities have grown enough where it might be feasible. Right now, I’ve opened it up publicly to the Dogecoin community: http://www.reddit.com/dogecoin/comments/2lpu59/dogecoin_black_friday/ but only if they get a minimum of 60 merchants to participate. If the 60 merchant level is reached they will get a separate specifically designed landing page for the event."
After reading this article, I reached out to Jon and asked him how many Dogecoin merchants had signed up following his post on /dogecoin. His answer was rather disappointing: so far only 4 Dogecoin merchants have signed up.
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Comunidade de Bitcoins cria sua própria Black Friday

A comunidade das Bitcoins resolveu aproveitar a Black Friday para ajudar na disseminação da moeda virtual criando um evento próprio, o Bitcoin Friday. Centenas de lojas já aderiram ao evento criado pela organização Fight for the Future. Entre as empresas confirmadas estão a Cheapair (venda de passagens aéreas com desconto) e a GSM Nation (venda de aparelhos celulares desbloqueados). A Gyft também vai aceitar Bitcoins na compra de Gift Cards da Amazon e da Target. Além disso, os compradores podem fazer doações com as Bitcoins.
“Boas empresas que realmente entenderam a tecnologia e o potencial das Bitcoins estão se juntando a nós”, disse Homes Wilson, da Fight for the Future. Jon Holmquist, co-criador do Bitcoin Friday, destaca que as taxas de transações com as Bitcoins são consideravelmente menores que as de cartão de crédito. De acordo com Holmquist, as compras podem sair de 3% a 5% mais baratas.
Essa será a segunda Bitcoin Friday, apesar de que no ano passado o evento ocorreu algumas semanas antes da Black Friday. Desde então, a moeda virtual ganhou bastante notoriedade, o que fez com que Holmquist decidisse fazer o evento no mesmo dia da famosa data. “Eu acho que nós somos grandes o bastante para assumir a Black Friday” disse. “A Black Friday é o maior dia de compras do ano e é um ótimo modo de começar”.
Cerca de 150 empresas participarão do Bitcoin Friday esse ano. O dobro em relação às participantes do ano passado. Holmquist espera que até sexta-feira (29) o número de empresas participantes chegue a 500. Ele também espera uma quantidade maior de consumidores. Até agora, o site já recebeu 2.500 e-mails de cadastro; no ano passado, menos de 500 pessoas compraram com as bitcoins.
Além do Fight for the Future, a Bitcoin Friday está sendo apoiado pelo Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT). Barry Silbert, fundador do BIT, disse que a organização está apoiando o evento para “contar a todo mundo e promover a adoção das Bitcoins”.
Fonte e materia completa canaltech
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