I am using Ubuntu 11.10. I have downloaded Bitcoin-Qt, but I don’t think it has installed itself. The instructions say “download and install” the software, but I’m afraid I need instructions that are a little more specific. If you can tell me how to install the software it would be greatly appreciated.
Slightly off topic, but perhaps it is still marginally on topic because it’s about a Bitcoin-oriented business:
Is it a profit-oriented business? A charity? Does it make money? Where do its budget come from? (I saw they’re advertising on the Bitcoin forum today)
I know they issued some GLBSE stocks, that might explain the source of the money – are Muslims effectively “donating” to this bank by purchasing stocks?
I’m trying to communicate with the new Bitcoin-Qt -server via a command line on Mac. I run ./Bitcoin-Qt -server, the application starts, but my terminal window is stuck on an empty line (no matter what I type in, there is no response). Only when I quit Bitcoin am I able to run any commands, but then I can’t communicate with Bitcoin, because it is already off.
How do I start Bitcoin-Qt -server on Mac and control it through command line?
In many games, such as Lord Of Ultima, players can purchase a special type of currency with real money, as opposed to earning it in a game. This currency is then used to purchase premium items and services, which normally are unavailable to the players otherwise.
I am wondering whether it is feasible to use Bitcoins as a form of currency in a game? Are there any games out there that have already implemented that?
I am contemplating designing some minor sites that uses bitcoins, but as far as I can see, a manual action is needed for every payment.
Is it possible to set up a “subscription” system or repeating transactions?
If not, I am planning to design a system where you can replenish your subscription, by simply “filling up” your account and then over time the allocated coins will be depleted.