A gentle request for /r/bitcoin members: please upvote more liberally whatever you like or want to make visible on Reddit. It’s good for Bitcoin.

Reddit is a hugely important platform for helping pushing BTC into the mainstream and it all depends to you, the /r/bitcoin members and hodlers.

One upvote is not much, but nobody knows better than us how small notches can add up to huge results. Make a habit of regularly sifting through posts and upvote the relevant, constructive ones. A large scale bitcoin adoption depends of many factors, but one of them could be you habitual daily click on the posts you like. Yes, you are a hodler and technically cannot do much for the market to grow besides hodling – except this: help keeping Bitcoin on the front page of the front page of the internet.

Also, as a side note, the highly upvoted memes pouring at each crypto market downtick are a cancer for the large scale adoption. If you believe in the future of Bitcoin, focus on positives.

Thank you, and happy hodling!

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I want to set my barber up for accepting crypto

So my barber has posted flyers all over his business saying that credit cards will no longer be accepted. I'd like to get him set up for accepting crypto and have been doing a lot of reading. His main focus is to save the $ 1000 monthly that credit cards/banks take every month.

He can easily open a wallet and customers can send him crypto by scanning his QR code. I don't care for Bitpay or Coinbase Commerce because I believe they both convert to fiat currency and take a 1 or 1-1/2% fee. That defeats the purpose. With a wallet he can just transfer his crypto to an exchange and sell it for the transaction fee (0.3% or so). No need for a wallet to do that.

A POS system running on a tablet would be nice but there are very few on the Apple App Store and they also want a cut. I did see the thread on BTCPay and that looks interesting. Perhaps I can set up a simple website/storefront with his menu items that he could access on a tablet.

I envision that at the end of each day he'll transfer his crypto to an exchange and sell it for USD. Or perhaps once per week. Then maybe twice monthly transfer the USD to his bank account.

Keeping in mind that low cost/fees is the goal: 1. What is the best wallet? 2. What is the best point of sale app if any? 3. What is the best exchange?

If someone developed a POS app for merchants and sold it for a one-time fee it would probably do very well. That's what I'm looking for but there doesn't appear to be any.

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u/Kain_niaK, I don’t want your money.

Yesterday after the Charlie Lee and Roger Ver debate video came out u/Kain_niaK made a bet that I couldn't complete a lightning payment to one of the 4000 merchants that CoinGate enabled, if successful he would pay me 1 BCH. You can see our exchange here https://np.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9ldi7t/roger_ver_debates_charlie_lee_the_lightning/e766136/. He lost. The video of my transaction is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryW1NhpgF7w. So far he has sent me around .1 BCH and has stated he will pay it in increments. I am here to let him and all others know I am forgiving his debt. If he wants to move forward with payment that's on him but I am not interested in frivolously shaming and taking money from someone who needs it for his other real life obligations. $ 500 to me isn't easy to come by and I assume the same goes for him. I intend to return the money he already sent.

The thing is we all know why we are here, aside for those looking to make a quick buck, and that’s to see the embodiment of real life sound liberating money. Something the world needs to move to the enlightenment of mankind. After watching his youtube videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLni7r-xOl68fPgmQEsAGAA the guy just seems like a normal dude who like all of us is excited about this technology. u/Kain_niaK doesn't seem like an asshole and doesn't came off like a real arrogant rich twat like some in this space. If that were the case I would have no problem taking his money. He is a normal person who has struggles and finds enjoyment in certain things.

u/Kain_niaK I am also a piano/keyboard player. In fact my that is one of my life’s greatest pleasures. My username CP70 is in fact a reference to the Yamaha CP70 electric piano. What say you that we put this behind us, be more open to our opposite communities and instead have a chat about our instruments and bands we enjoy? That is more interesting to me.

*edit: I have cross posted this in r/btc https://np.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9ln5m5/ukain_niak_i_dont_want_your_money/

edit2* u/Kain_niaK has agreed the funds have been sent back and he wrote a wonderful little tune to boot. Thread here: https://np.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9ln5m5/ukain_niak_i_dont_want_your_money/e78a6zo/?context=3

Tune is here: https://soundcloud.com/matthijsbos/id-say

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I just want to say how happy it makes me that people on both sides are doing responsible disclosure of critical vulnerabilities. This works out better for EVERYONE.

Both sides of the camp very vehemently disagree with each other and say incredibly unkind things to each other and treat each other very poorly, but I can't even express how happy it makes me that at the end of the day people realize that it is in everyone's best interest to look out for one another. Cory Fields pointed out in his write up that no matter what he thinks about bitcoin cash it is in his and the project he has an affinity for's best interest to responsibly disclose bugs to them because in the future it may turn out to be the case that someone on the other side will have information about a critical vulnerability that he would like to have responsibly disclosed as well. Fast forward to today and here we are. A critical vulnerability was found in bitcoin core and it was indeed responsibly disclosed to them and not kept hidden or sold or exploited.

I don't think I can even express how important this is for both bitcoin cash and bitcoin core. I really hope this continues into the future or we are going to be headed in the direction of an inevitable disaster.

Thank you so much to both cory fields and awemany for setting such a precident on both sides. I hope this continues to be the case into the future.

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