Bitcoin hits $200 just ahead of our eBook release

4/9/2013 Portland, Oregon – Pop in your mints…

The Bitcoin is currently trading at $235, and fortunately, by forfeiting a few hours of sleep and employing the miracle of digital distribution channels, we have been able to deliver on yesterday’s promise to have our small contribution to the Bitcoin universe available.

Bitcoins:  What they are and how to use them:  A Beginner’s Guide to adopting the Gold Standard in Digital Currencies

It is now available and can be had for just $0.99, or roughly 0.00442340 Bitcoins at the current USD/Bitcoin conversion rate.  You can pay in Bitcoins and download a the PDF here at The Mint.  It is also available in multiple formats over at and on Amazon’s Kindle.  For the time being, you will have to pay the later two distributors in US Dollars.

However, should Mark Coker and Jeff Bezos read and implement the steps in our guide, they will no doubt be well on their way to Bitcoin adoption, as you will be, by the time you read these words.

Bitcoins: What they are and how to use them
Bitcoins: What they are and how to use them

While it is by no means a complete Bitcoin bible, it is akin to a Bitcoin gospel, full of observations, setting, and the practical implications of the Bitcoin’s emergence.  The information contained in the guide will leave the reader with both a solid understanding of what a Bitcoin is, its usefulness in trade, and finally and most importantly, how to use it.

Admittedly, it is a roughly hewn gem.  However, the Bitcoin phenomenon is moving at a pace unimaginable just years ago and time is of the essence.  As such, we are presenting the introduction to Section II as well as the first and most important step to personal Bitcoin adoption, establishing a Bitcoin wallet, today as a public service here at The Mint.  You may click here to read it.

A final note that those of you who have taken the step of purchasing the eBook, to whom which we are eternally grateful, if you do not need to be convinced of Bitcoin’s usefulness, we recommend diving straight into Section II of the guide:  It contains a roadmap which, if followed, will set you well ahead of your online peers in terms of being able to accept and trade in terms of Bitcoins.

As the Bitcoin phenomenon takes off at lightening speed, this may be one of those rare times that it pays to leap before looking.  There will be plenty of time to reflect and read section I and the appendix once you are comfortably retired as a result of being an relatively early Bitcoin adopter.

For, if we are correct, the Bitcoin represents not merely another fad, it will come to represent digital gold, the measuring stick by which all subsequent digital currency issues will be measured.

Stay tuned and Trust Jesus.

Stay Fresh!

David Mint


Key Indicators for April 9, 2013

Copper Price per Lb: $3.44
Oil Price per Barrel:  $93.94
Corn Price per Bushel:  $6.44
10 Yr US Treasury Bond:  1.75%
Mt Gox Bitcoin price in US:  $235.11
Gold Price Per Ounce:  $1,586 THE GOLD RUSH IS STILL ON!
MINT Perceived Target Rate*:  0.25%
Unemployment Rate:  7.6%
Inflation Rate (CPI):  0.7%
Dow Jones Industrial Average:  14,674
M1 Monetary Base:  $2,534,800,000,000 LOTS OF DOUGH ON THE STREET!
M2 Monetary Base:  $10,501,300,000,000