New Hampshire Home to “Special Concentration” of Dash-Accepting Merchants

Those in New Hampshire have been at the vanguard of cryptocurrency penetration since the creation of Bitcoin a decade ago. From developers who have constructed crypto ATMs, payment solutions, and digital marketplaces to entrepreneurs who made it easier to  buy and sell of cryptocurrency, to early-adopters who have informed their friends, family and neighbors about the empowering aspects of being ones own bank. It’s no surprise then that Amanda B. Johnson — a one-time resident of the ‘shire — makes mention of this special place in her recent video recounting Dash-accepting merchants worldwide.


From the video:

So while Dash-accepting merchants in the U.S. are geographically diverse. There is a special concentration in the state of New Hampshire.

There you’ll find Dash-accepting dentists and ophthalmologists, to auto repair shops and even car dealerships. In fact, Dash usage is so relatively concentrated in New Hampshire that CNN even went to do a special report about it.…Here in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Dash is the cryptocurrency that’s king.

Kudos to everyone on the ground in the ‘shire who has embraced cryptocurrency. We’re a decade in, I can only imagine what another decade will bring.

For me personally, it has since the beginning stood out as a peaceful tool for self-liberation. It facilitates the divestment from regimes and policies that are an affront to ones conscience and helps to connect us with our fellow human, no matter their political boundary.

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6 Comments

  1. “Those in New Hampshire have been at the vanguard of cryptocurrency penetration” It’s hilarious to read quotes like this with no credible backing.

    Bitcoin remains to volatile to “count your chickens before they hatch”. It’s still not backed up by any financial institution that could guarantee your bitcoins from loss or stolen . If you lose your wallet online, it’s gone for good.

    Most people 90% at this time,who dabble in bitcoin are speculators. That doesn’t help anyone down the road. It also doesn’t show as much faith in bitcoin as you say.

    A couple of small health care clinics have tried to use bitcoin for their payments from patients. Unfortunately to them no one uses it. I do not foresee bitcoin used in the medical field until a lot of problems with it show good faith. Only private clinics could use bitcoin. State owned, investor owned college owned clinics won’t use it. They have to account for the money they get especially for loans, grants, and such. No paper trail? No money. No bitcoin.

  2. Jacks my sweets, haven’t you heard? Speculators make up only 23% of active bitcoin users.

    https://www.bitcoinmarketjournal.com/how-many-people-use-bitcoin/

    And bitcoin isn’t particularly “volatile” these days either, pookums. In fact, they’ve been holding their value quite nicely since December. Considering this is always your primary criticism, I’m really surprised you didn’t know about this. If I didn’t know you better, I’d say you were lying. You’d never tell a lie, now would you Jacks?

  3. “It’s hilarious to read quotes like this with no credible backing.”

    The first real world acceptance of Bitcoin by merchants in a concentrated area occurred in New Hampshire Jacks. Even before the very first Bitcoin conference there was Porcfest at Rogers Campground in Lancaster, NH where many vendors accepted Bitcoin from everything from food to a pipe shop and silver purchases. You could even buy computers and parts thereof. What is more shocking is how ignorant, deluded, and intentionally blind you are about it. I suppose not being in NH though you wouldn’t know just how widely accepted it is here.

    “It’s still not backed up by any financial institution that could guarantee your bitcoins from loss or stolen ”

    Can you point to even a single financial institution or government that will guarantee your fiat currency from being lost or stolen after it leaves the bank? Didn’t think so.

    “If you lose your wallet online, it’s gone for good. ”

    If you lose you wallet offline it’s also “gone for good” to whatever degree this could be imagined online as well. Though technically your claim Jacks is wrong. There is something called a backup. If you do as directed and write down the words to your wallet you can recover it if you lose your phone. You can’t do that with fiat.

    “Most people 90% at this time,who dabble in bitcoin are speculators.”

    Where is the evidence Jacks? You demanded it prior. So now I’ll demand some as well. However I don’t disagree entirely with the general sentiment. This story isn’t about Bitcoin though now is it. It’s about Dash- which guess what Jacks isn’t Bitcoin. Stocks are also valued based on speculation. Are you saying stocks have no value Jacks? This also ignore the people who aren’t dabbling in Bitcoin, but actually use it at a currency.

    “A couple of small health care clinics have tried to use bitcoin for their payments from patients. Unfortunately to them no one uses it.”

    This is like going back to the 50s and saying nobody accepts credit cards and therefore credit cards will never be used by anybody. However your assertion is false. I can personally name three people I know alone who have used health care providers and paid in Bitcoin. Given I know a lot of crypto currency users in NH though I’m sure I know more people who have used it to pay health care bills, but just haven’t communicated it to me personally that they did.

    “Only private clinics could use bitcoin”

    You do realize that lots of public non-profits and charities accept Bitcoin right? One example in Keene: http://hundrednightsinc.org/help-us/support/

    So do governments. Ohio accepts Bitcoin for taxes currently and so do some cities and even some countries. New Hampshire has a bill right now that is going to enable people in New Hampshire to pay taxes in Bitcoin.

  4. Now this is a terrifically worthwhile page, including some perspicuous comments. There’s an extreme urgency about establishing alternatives to the totally fake thin-air ‘dollar’. Hope BC has a great future — and Dash far greater!

  5. kk – I believe you misunderstood me. “Can you point to even a single financial institution or government that will guarantee your fiat currency from being lost or stolen after it leaves the bank”? I am not talking about “money that has “left the bank” I’m talking about what if money was removed from your account in you have with the bank. Your money is insured. Bitcoin is not.

    “There is something called a backup. If you do as directed and write down the words to your wallet you can recover it if you lose your phone. You can’t do that with fiat”. Bitcoin has been stolen by hackers. Once it is gone, it is gone. Again if your money was stolen from a bank, the bank has insurance to pay you back. Bitcoin doesn’t.

    “This is like going back to the 50s and saying nobody accepts credit cards and therefore credit cards will never be used by anybody. However your assertion is false. I can personally name three people I know alone who have used health care providers and paid in Bitcoin. Given I know a lot of crypto currency users in NH though I’m sure I know more people who have used it to pay health care bills, but just haven’t communicated it to me personally that they did”.

    You are wrong. As an owner of a health care short term rehab facility, I assure you bitcoin use in the medical community is not being used. It has been brought up but it is not conducive to the facility. I know of no clinics or hospitals in New Hampshire that take bitcoin as payment. What I do know is a couple of small clinics in the south have tried bitcoin as payment for medical services but abandoned the idea after no one uses bitcoin in those areas and it isn’t cost effective. When I talk about bitcoin in medical facilities, I am not talking about fundraisers and charities. Regardless if these charities and fundraisers use bitcoin, they still have to report their earnings to the government.

  6. Jacks honey, the FDIC can go broke. And it has. Remember the bank failures in 2008 and 2009? I sure do. Exchanging cash for gold and even crypto could save you a lot of heartache. Government assurances just aren’t worth the paper they’re written on – especially during a financial crisis. Too bad you’re not smart enough to learn this lesson as quickly as the rest of us have, eh pookums?

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