| submitted by /u/Pascalboyart
When going out with friends and the restaurant/club does not accept BTC, have your friends pay the bill on their card and then reimburse them using BTC. Have your friends download a wallet ( have them write their 12 words ) and then send them your portion of the tab. Tell them to think of it as a long term retirement plan. They will love you for it in a few years. BRD wallet is an easy download, no KYC mess at the initial download.
After weeks of consolidation, bitcoin finally broke through support. The market now finds itself cruising toward prior lows. On expanding volume and …
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The Bitcoin Lighting network has been up and running on mainnet for almost a year. There are over 16000 lightning channels open today. (https://p2sh.info/dashboard/db/lightning-network?orgId=1).
Have you tried it?
Some people are too lazy to give it a try. Give them an incentive by sending some bitcoin over the Lightning Network using the lntipbot.
You can find instructions here;
The more people giving tips the more likely someone is to setup a LN wallet and join the network – Either as a way to withdraw or to add to their balance and pass on the favor.
There are over 1 million r/bitcoin subscribers. If only 10% were encouraged to open a lighting channel the network would grow substantially.
These type of micro transactions are the perfect use case for Lighting. [Near] free and instant medium of exchange.
If your interested in setting up a Lightning wallet, but don't have much technical knowledge (like me) try the Bitcoin Lighting App for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lightning.walletapp&hl=en_US).
This app supports sending and receiving Lighting payments. Receiving requires some spare capacity in a channel.
It would be awesome if we could get this implemented on some other crypto subs to help spread awareness.
thanks u/drmoore718 for the great work.
Numerous signs of maturity can be noted across the cryptocurrency industry. A growing number of Bitcoin ATMs is making their mark on the world.
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My name is Simon AKA Komodorpudel (I know, my name on Reddit is Komodor123, but that is a different story 😊) and I help manage the translation efforts for Bitcoin.org (https://bitcoin.org/en/). Bitcoin.org is by no means Bitcoin’s official website, but it has been one of the most visited Bitcoin websites for quite some time. And a few months ago, in August, Bitcoin.org turned ten years old.
When I started to assist with the German translation in 2013, the site was just redesigned, numerous pages were added, additional Bitcoin-software was listed, and the translation system was created. The objective was providing an independent and transparent source of information; I was happy to help. Back then, Bitcoin was hovering around a one billion USD market cap and MtGox was still a thing (at least for a few more months 😊).
A lot of things have changed since then. Bitcoin has matured; exchanges have grown out of nowhere and millions of people have entered the space. Bitcoin now offers relief for people in countries such as Venezuela, Big 4 firms provide blockchain services, US presidential candidates accept bitcoin donations, and in general blockchain is the new “solution” for everything 😊.
But a few things stayed the same. Bitcoin.org remains a leading source of information about Bitcoin, currently available in 27 different languages. While the site has had its share of controversies, this does not change the fact that just about everything is still handled publicly through GitHub (https://github.com/bitcoin-dot-org/bitcoin.org/) and everyone can participate (unlike some of the other Bitcoin-related websites people may end up on). I personally do not agree with certain opinions of Cobra-Bitcoin, the co-owner of Bitcoin.org, but Bitcoin.org itself remains very transparent and I can personally vouch for the content on the website.
Over the years, many dedicated volunteers have helped Bitcoin.org by adding content and translating it into their language; thank you very much! But like for all of us, life goes on. Many volunteers got a new job and no more time to spare, founded a family, or simply lost interest in Bitcoin and dedicated their time to new projects. Nobody can blame them for that, but this ensures that Bitcoin.org is in constant need for volunteers that help translating the site.
Thus, I want to address a new generation of Bitcoin-interested people here on Reddit – please help support Bitcoin and Bitcoin.org! Help us spread Bitcoin around the world! There is a lot of stuff to translate and we are more than happy to welcome you!
You can find information on how to get started with translating here: https://github.com/bitcoin-dot-org/bitcoin.org/blob/master/docs/assisting-with-translations.md#getting-started-with-the-translation-team
Feel free to join or Telegram Group (Infos can be found in the previous link) and introduce yourself!
All work is on a voluntary basis, but thanks to a previous sponsorship from Paxful, people who translated during the summer were contacted so they could be paid some bitcoin for their efforts, and we plan to offer more of these opportunities in the future!
Thank you very much for your time! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask them here or by writing me on Telegram (Username: “@Komodorpudel”).