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@dannydxviii do you need to accept BTC payments in a non-manual way? BTCPayServer allows you to accept BTC payments online without depending on a third party (like bitpay, for example). If you run a web shop or something like that, it may be useful

What is BTCPay Server? Is this something I should be getting into?

@pj @dannydxviii note that with pruning node enabled, you can lower the storage requirements of bitcoin-core substantially. I believe the minimum is just 550 MiB.

@htimsxela @dannydxviii

The wallet recommended by
bitcoin.org/en/wallets/desktop

"This wallet is a full node that validates and relays transactions on the Bitcoin network. This means no trust in a third party is required when verifying payments. Full nodes provide the highest level of security and are essential to protecting the network. However, they require more space (over 200GB), bandwidth, and a longer initial synchronization time."

@pj @dannydxviii technically, a full node does not have to keep a complete copy of the blockchain; it can discard the history irrelevant to it’s wallet after validating it (pruning). It also does not confirm transactions, a miner does that.
More accurately, a full node is a node that has independently validated the current chainstate, allowing the user to interact with the network trustlessly.

@dannydxviii Full node has a complete copy of the blockchain and confirms on-chain transactions. Lightning node quickly routes off-chain payments through channels, these payments are eventually summed up and confirmed by full nodes.

What's the difference between a full node vs. Lightning node?

there's a funding initiative by Square for Bitcoin Core devs, apparently? twitter.com/jack/status/110848 (sorry for birdsite link)—if you're actively involved in Bitcoin Core's development and need this funding, and would like me to write a recommendation for you, let me know!

What are the best exchanges for trading Bitcoin?

@dannydxviii Andreas Antonopolous' youtube channel is good for starters. He has a few new-to-bitcoin vids there amongst others.

I'm looking for sources on presenting in 5 minutes the features and benefits of Bitcoin. Where is a good place to start?

@dannydxviii @notmandatory

Using the search engine of your choice, search for "coinatmradar" + the name of your city.

It will show you your city and if there is an ATM.

If there isn't, search for the nearest large city and they likely will.

If you find one and purchase bitcoin from the ATM, get a new wallet and do not mix your new bitcoin with your tainted KYC Bitcoin

@dannydxviii if you're just looking for a convenient way to buy a small amount I like the CashApp, but if you're looking for more privacy or larger amounts (and more risk) then someplace like LocalBitcoins is worth a look, a few other options are here: bitcoin-only.com/#get-bitcoin

Other than Coinbase, how would one go about obtaining Bitcoin?

Please help: sent 0.1 Bitcoin from slushpool to Samourai wallet. It never showed up in the wallet and the transaction id link provided by Slushpool takes me to an error page on blockchain.com. Any suggestions?

@bitcoinedu Theory: the media is how politicians attempt to 51% attack the government system.

I am ready to go to the next level.
I’m at the point where my private keys are on a trezor. I’m ready to move to the level where I run my own node/lightning node so I can participate in the interesting things being built.

Let’s assume I have no computer.
The first reccomendation I am looking for is what computer to purchase, assuming it will only be used for bitcoin related things. Assume low but growing technical abilities and economical mindset.

WASABI WALLET VIDEO #1
Downloading over Tor, verifying PGP signatures and setting up a wallet.

Next video: We learn to manage bitcoin UTXOs according to provenance and anonymity set... and clean some deanonymized coins going through a few Coinjoins 😎

youtu.be/zPKpC9cRcZo

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