Just use lightning network for the first time. Was amazing!

Took about 10 minutes to go from not having anything to buying a skype prepaid card.

Steps:

  1. Downloaded the ECLAIR wallet from the google play store

  2. Loaded the wallet with some BTC

  3. Opened a clannel with ACINQ Node

  4. Went to bitrefill.com

  5. Requested to buy a Skype $ 10 gift card

  6. Scanned the code

  7. Had to wait for BTC and Channel to confirm (3 minutes)

  8. Scanned the code again

  9. Instantly got my gift card.

This is amazing technology!

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Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet

This is fucking amazing.

I'm new to bitcoin. Over the last 2-3 weeks I've jumped right onto the hype train, and while I'm not quite standing full titanic at the front of the train, I'm pretty blown away by the whole concept. I even got carried away enough to buy at the tippy top of the recent peak (I'm buying for super long term, so I'm not too fussed). But anyway, the more I learn about bitcoin, the more I'm amazed by it. It really is a fucking awesome idea, that has the opportunity to make such huge positive change in our global society. The liberation of money!

From an investment point of view, I feel reassured by the fact that it really seems to be a ridiculously good idea. And ridiculously good ideas tend to make it.

The only concern I have is that the current financial system, which bitcoin will ultimately destroy, is sooooo entrenched, and has got its manipulative tendrils in such powerful places (politics), that there's a very real risk that it will undermine, or smother, bitcoin through regulations.

But fucked if I'm going to let my decisions be swayed by corrupt systems.

I might just be getting too carried away here, and this is probably all old news to most of you, but I feel like bitcoin is on the verge of breaking out of the "alternative" currency title very soon.

Full steam ahead yo.

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