I'm noticing a lot of demand for bitBTC because of bitstamp and the recent bitshares.tv video.
It's unfortunate we still don't have an easy to use BTC -> IOUBTC/BitBTC gateway yet. We need something that works just like shapeshift for IOUBTC, bitBTC or bitUSD, and then we'll be golden. Anyone knows who's closest to making it and what the ETA is yet?
I know there's the GATEBTC gateway, but according to bitsharesblocks it seems to not be operational and it works through a complicated method where you need to import your private key so isn't feasible for most users.
We really need just a single bitcoin gateway, or shapeshift integration, ASAP. It's the only thing that's missing before bitcoiners can begin using bitshares as an easy to use decentralized exchange.