I started paidwithbitcoin.com with the goal of promoting the use of Bitcoin as a payment method for online purchases. Bitcoin has attracted a lot of attention since it's creation due to its tremendous growth and its controversial news coverage. Because of this, many users have used Bitcoin as an investment vehicle. This serves a purpose like in any other economy but it doesn't do much to support and promote merchants who accept bitcoins. I believe the Bitcoin economy could grow much larger if a more significant portion of its volume was used daily in regular transactions paying for goods and services instead of speculative trading. This could also contribute some stability to the market.
The Bitcoin currency has the potential to change the way we perform transactions online and beyond but it has a long way to go before it is widely adopted. The best way to get there is to spread the word. Learn about it and share with others what you learn. Share with the world when you buy things online with Bitcoin, it will help promote the use of bitcoins and the merchants where you spent them.
Bitcoin was created in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto. It is an open source peer to peer crypto-currency. Wait, what? Unlike other currencies, Bitcoin is decentralized. It relies on a network of peers (users) and cryptography to perform transactions and enforce security without going through a financial institution. You are not required to "sign up" or share any private information in order to use bitcoins. The transactions happen within seconds, get verified within 10 to 60 minutes, are irreversible and your computer does not need to be turned on for you to receive your funds.