Decentralized exchange, Bisq, to launch their first USD liquidity week Monday 2/26. BTC/USD trading fees reduced by 75%, new payment methods recently added (venmo, cash app, +more). Only problem is they are busy coding, not doing PR + marketing. Let’s help spread the word!

If you have access to USD payment methods, put an order in the order book for a week, and help encourage USD liquidity growth.

Text of their email newsletter:

Greetings, Bisq users!

Tomorrow—Monday Feb 26th—begins Bisq’s first-ever USD liquidity week. It’s an effort to bootstrap BTC/USD trading activity to a level where organic growth can really take off.

Sound interesting? If you have access to US payment methods and are eager to see Bisq’s BTC/USD market grow, you can help!

First, upgrade to Bisq v0.6.6, where you’ll find several new features that make trading and market making better than ever:

  1. Trading fees have been reduced by 75%. It now costs just 0.00005 BTC to make an offer at market price.

  2. Several popular US payment methods have been added, including Cash App, Venmo, Popmoney, Uphold and ACH/WIRE.

  3. You can now deactivate and reactivate your offers with no loss of trading or mining fees.

Next, you can do any or all of the following:

Join us on YouTube at 11a Pacific / 2p Eastern, where Bisq contributors Chris Beams and Felix Moreno will screencast a live BTC/USD Bisq trade using Cash App as the payment method.

Be a USD market maker for the week. This will mean keeping one or more BTC/USD offers open throughout the week. We’ll discuss the details and take your questions during the live stream.

Spread the word. Follow @bisq_network and retweet tomorrow’s live stream announcement and other news about USD liquidity week. Let's see how big this thing can get.

Thanks for your support!

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According to this study,

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Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet

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