Unpopular opinion: Those who use bitcoin to buy drugs online are doing more for bitcoin than the vast majority of HODL’s

I’m not the first person to say this and I won’t be the last, treating bitcoin as an investment and leaving it in a wallet for years at a time does nothing for the coin or the community. As much as it puts a bad taste in congressional mouths and casts a dark shadow on bitcoin, people who use it to buy stuff on the dark net are using bitcoin for its intended purposes

You know, as a currency?

Look, I get it, when you buy in at 10 grand you don’t want to buy a hotdog with bitcoin at 4 grand, everybody’s afraid of becoming the next million dollar pizza. But putting the coin in a wallet and doing nothing accomplishes nothing (except for added anxiety)

disclamer I’m not advocating for using bitcoin to buy illegal goods, just stating my thoughts on the matter

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in my opinion what we really need now is an easy way to accept LN payments

It's now very easy to pay LN invoices, so easy in fact that there's even an app out on android and that was a huge step.

I ordered a sticker the other day and read articles on yalls.org and it's amazing, if you haven't tried it yet definitely grab a handful of satoshi and try it for yourself.

With that done the bottleneck in public testing has now moved on to accepting payments, it still takes quite a bit of work and technical knowledge to set up a node etc. In fact I'm currently struggling through that myself (new node soon yeay) and I'm not stupid but it's hard and takes considerable effort.

I can't wait until some sort of easier way comes along, maybe even a buffer that takes LN payments and forwards substantial sums to a BTC address.

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Erik Voorhees: “Roger – please stop referencing me to back up your opinion that Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin. It isn’t. Bitcoin is the chain originating from the genesis block with the highest accumulated proof of work. The Bitcoin Cash fork failed to gain majority, thus it is not Bitcoin.”

Erik Voorhees: “Roger - please stop referencing me to back up your opinion that Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin. It isn't. Bitcoin is the chain originating from the genesis block with the highest accumulated proof of work. The Bitcoin Cash fork failed to gain majority, thus it is not Bitcoin.” submitted by /u/eragmus
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