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Bitcoin - The Currency of the Internet

A community dedicated to Bitcoin, the currency of the Internet. Bitcoin is a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority whatsoever: there is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. You might be interested in Bitcoin if you like cryptography, distributed peer-to-peer systems, or economics. A large percentage of Bitcoin enthusiasts are libertarians, though people of all political philosophies are welcome.

List of largely unknown online merchants that accept Bitcoin. Alpaca socks, loose leaf tea, spy gear, and some of the stuff in between.

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"I would take my salary in Bitcoin if merchants accepted it." The way Bitcoin wins is if WE show demand for the merchants who ALREADY DO accept it. 10,000's of merchants accept Bitcoin, but we can't find them online. Screw another website tracking price. We need a website that facilitates trade.

If you think that this ecosystem is too big for you to make an impact, you're sadly mistaken. The guy who started was a college kid living in Brooklyn.
It's up to us to build the future. It's up to us to drive demand. Many merchants offer a discount for paying in Bitcoin - Fuck it, I'd gladly pay 5% more if you let me pay in Bitcoin.
Create a website. Make a little database search. Email merchants asking if they want to be listed.
Get popular, make a millino bucks no problem.
Microsoft was started in a garage. Coinmarketcap was started by a guy who bought a website domain sitting in his bedroom.
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Do you know of any online merchants or store that only accept bitcoin?

This is part of a research project. Could you help?
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Amazon Bitcoin Payments: Mainstream Cryptocurrencies SCAM, Part 2

This is a followup to yesterday's [ ] central bank cryptocurrencies report. I want to expand a little bit further on this topic since some folks are now arguing that Amazon is about to announce that it will start to accept bitcoin payments.
Why that too should be a good thing for bitcoin and its loyal followers is not clear to me because the reality of the matter pictures a totally different state of affairs.
Lets be very clear about it, none of the major payment gateways, that offer bitcoin payments, that are currently being used by any major corporation such as PayPal or eBay remain loyal to the core principle of bitcoin being a "crypto" currency because there is literally zero secrecy involved anymore through these payment gateways and related merchant websites, including Amazon.
If this is something that you do not agree with then I ask you to take a look at these images first before continuing.
Signup/registration forms for:
Clearly ALL secrecy ("crypto") and anonymity has been removed once you register at one or more of these payment gateways. You can argue that you don't need them to use bitcoin and that is true but if you want to receive or send (pay with) bitcoins at PayPal, eBay, hundreds of registrars and the thousands of other (online) merchants that accept bitcoin payments you'll - in at least 75% of the cases - have to signup at one of the above listed payment gateways. That is also true.
Therefore, by doing so, all essence of bitcoin or any other "crypto" currency is lost and it becomes completely useless to even consider making such payments at major corporations, of which Amazon is one for sure, or any other company. What is the point of using bitcoin as a cryptocurrency when you can just pay with euros, yen, dollars and so on, which everyone has anyway? Bitcoins are still hard to get if you don't want to buy them at the various exchanges. And there too all anonymity, in most cases, is lost because the registration forms are pretty much identical in most cases.
Sure, bitcoin can be an asset, an investment, and there's nothing wrong with that when you actually know what you are doing but you can forget about bitcoin still being a "people currency". Those days have already long gone.
For a cryptocurrency to be a true decentralized and independent currency for a population of any size it MUST remain detached and it must remain non-mainstream and 100% "CRYPTO" (secret). That is the entire point of it. Once a crypto, or anything else, is suddenly mainstream - or linked to it - it is reduced to being an extension of the global control grid under the BIS and the various secret societies that own it.
In theory a true people's cryptocurrency can exist but it must be totally parallel to the global financial system at all times (never part of it) and it can even become as big as the mainstream society's 'alternatives' or even bigger. For example, if a cryptocurrency would exist that is as big and widely used as the Japanese yen but entirely detached from the mainstream financial system it would considerably reduce the effectiveness of the global control grid and its operators and owners. And that is the exact essence of a decent cryptocurrency. You want to destabilize the power structure and dismantle their web of oppression.
So, for any serious truther or activist out there it should not matter anymore whether or not Amazon will accept bitcoin payments. They likely will though since its competition is ahead on this issue.
Bitcoin has become (too) mainstream and can never be considered a rebel currency, or underground currency anymore. To a certain extent bitcoin is even no longer "crypto" worthy since thousands of people, and likely many more, have already been identified through their transactions via the major payment gateways.
In addition, the payment gateways are being bought by the biggest players, creating a completely mainstream "Big Crypto" establishment or complex that is out to dominate and sabotage. Similar to big pharma, big media, big oil and so forth.
In a dream about liberty, bitcoin still has potential. In reality it is a mainstream-occupied asset that is being stripped of its own reason to exist and it will gradually pave the road for a global 'pseudocoin'. A fake cryptocurrency operated by the BIS or the UN system. - KJ, Intel Sector
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Which online merchants don't accept bitcoin that you think should?

I would like to know which online merchants or services you have come across that did not have a bitcoin option in checkout that you expected would or you wish had?
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How will merchants and online businesses that accept bitcoin adapt to ever-changing and vague crypto laws? /r/Bitcoin

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Online merchant that accepted my order & bitcoins, now wont ship product without more bitcoins.

I am leaving the name of the store out for the time being for hope they may see this and fix it. I placed an order for a custom item from an online store and I also wanted to contribute to the bitcoin community. I had previously bought products from the company before. I transferred the amount, received the confirmation that they had received it, and the next day got an email that the item would be ready for shipping in 3 days time. About ~4 days later I received an email that told me the item is ready for shipping but the balance for the rest needs to be paid. I emailed them back and gave them the payment details and all the info they sent me. I receive an email that I paid that amount but the price of the item was higher. The bitcoin price had been changed on the item page and they wanted the difference. I explained that I paid on that date and that was the price, they are arguing that the price is only a number to help people understand what it might cost until the product ships. I explained that this was not the case with my previous orders and it doesn't state that policy anywhere on the item page or that I could find on the site.
The problem: -I am not willing to make up that difference, it is a large amount of money. Even if it was really small I still would not make up the difference on principle. -They will not give me a refund since the item is ready to ship and was not cancelled before the item was started. -I am still willing to accept the item but I will not pay more. Or I am willing to accept the refund since the value will go back up soon enough.
-What options do I have? BBB?
Update 1:
My intention was to update this along the way when it was appropriate. I am going to try and provide as much information as I can. The way I choose to approach this situation had several reasons that will be listed below. I will also try an answer some of the feedback and questions I have read as well as provide some input on what I learned from this. When I posted this situation I was trying to achieve a few things. I also had some concerns about how this might turn out:
1) To have my product shipped for the price I felt I had agreed too. I was aware that the company had been monitoring reddit related to bitcoins and was active on at least several occasions. I had sent my text ahead of time to the company and informed them of my intentions of posting it on reddit (I did not receive a response before posting). The item was part of a Christmas gift that I had already boasted about to my family. It was important to me that I receive the item. While I did not convey this in the initial post, I was in fact contemplating sending the additional funds. I believed that if I had indicated this, my chances of having this resolved might have gone down. The item was unfortunately that important to me. I was an anomaly when it came to online ordering in this regard.
2) I choose not to name the company at the beginning. Naming the company would most likely have caused hostility and lessened my chances of receiving the product. I was not sure of the possible legal implications that could happen. I have read over the years about companies going after people who post negative feedback (both legitimately and illegitimately). While I did review the page several times, and looked around the website, I wasn't 100% sure I had not missed some policy on the website. The company had taken a risk by accepting bitcoin and being part of something that is now still gaining mainstream acceptance (it is getting better every day). I felt that they had provided me with a positive experience previously so this greatly influenced my decision. I didn't want a circus to erupt. It might have turned into a storm of people looking for blood (I expected the comments about pitch forks right away). This is not what we need. We need calm, rational, and constructive discussion.
3) If things didn't turn out in my favor, I wanted to know my options. I knew they were fairly limited. I really wanted to stay away from the "bitcoin vs credit card chargeback" debate. It doesn't have that much to do with the situation other than I could have used a credit card. If I had paid cash for an item I would have been in the same situation. Similarly, the sudden drop in bitcoin value, overshadowed the reasons for this happening in the first place (my next section). Though this was my initial conclusion and I still believe it played in important factor.
4) Over several tickets, and an actual phone call (this actually scared me a bit since it felt like we both were being very careful about our words). An agreement was made. For the time being, the company will not be named (not by me unless another agreement is made). The initial price is the price. I was also given credit towards a future order and an upgrade in shipping (I assume I was to disclose this). I don't know if they plan to do a follow up themselves and explain. So my next part is solely my interpretation of what happened based on my own knowledge and what I could piece together from our communications.
5) The product page is not dynamic. They must manually enter the btc amount. I don't know the frequency to which it is updated. The only other currency is USD. They accept credit cards & paypal (not sure if this is done through paypal). From there end, it is possible currency adjustments is done totally outside their control. Accepting bitcoin may have been their first attempt at accepting another currency where they had to do the conversion themselves. The specific product is a custom order, so it is not the same as the other products. This may have caused some of the problems I had experienced. The special option boxes (part of the custom order) may not be have been part of the system they use to accept non-custom bitcoin orders. This is my conclusion based on the tickets. Let's hope they do decide to come on and tell us what happened and correct me if I made mistakes in my interpretation (My feeling is that they will. Possibly after they make adjustments to show that everything has been fixed).
6) I read the comments and other users had suggested using X services. I have no idea about how this works, so I will have to leave that to the informed. Based on this recent update, I would like others to provide input on if I am making logical conclusions and what steps could be taken for the future so this does not happen to anyone else. I feel that I cannot be the only person this has happened too.
7) As pointed out in the comments, the account I used was a new account. I knew this would come up. My account has information that identifies me, and other aspects of my life. I am aware that a lot of people feel really passionately about a lot of things. Every community has a few bad apples, and I was concerned I might be on the receiving end of some very weird events. Never mind myself, but my family, my friends, and my work could have been involved.
Thank you everyone on viewing this. Even if this was primarily self serving, I was at least able to work it out and provide a new topic that can help merchants transition to not just bitcoin but international trade.
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Spend Bitcoin Online at Any Merchant that Accepts VISA with E-Coin’s New Virtual Debit Card

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Where to find historical data on Bitcoins

Hey all, I am writing a paper on Bitcoins for my economics class. I am trying to find some charts and background information. Does anyone know where I can find the following information:
  1. I would like to show some information about the increased number of purchases made using bitcoins. This is not transactions on exchanges like Mt. Gox, but transactions made using bitcoins during online commerce. Does anyone have a good source for this.
  2. Is there a good estimate for the number of online merchants that accept bitcoins?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Spend Bitcoin Online at Any Merchant that Accepts VISA with E-Coin’s New Virtual Debit Card

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Preliminary patch notes for 12.8 patch!

New equipment:
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Quality of Life changes:
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The 12.8 patch will NOT be on this week! Need to polish everything!
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Cash: use it or lose it!

Is this the last decade of cash?

The corona pandemic is not helping. Belgian media is picking up the Australian news about the coronavirus found active 28 days on banknotes, without understanding that the 28 days is on the Australian polymer and paper banknotes, while Euro banknotes are made of cotton fibers on which the coronavirus gets inactive rather quick.
You are touching so much in shops, including the pay terminals everyone is touching, that cash won't add much risk.

Until this year, I used to not care, and pay everything electronically.

But in March I became the victim of an identity theft. My bank account was frozen, my bank cards and payment app blocked. Opening new bank accounts or credit cards was impossible due to being on a blacklist.

My employer could not pay my salary in cash. For most professions this is forbidden by law since 2016.

Friends lent me cash. But I discovered cash was refused at supermarkets, shops, public transport, parkings, fuel stations, hospital, physiotherapist, online webshops, Uber, Deliveroo, etc. Sometimes because of corona anxiety, but often already from before 2020.

Prepaid cards could be a nice solution. But even while they are debit cards, in Belgium they seem to be refused where credit cards are refused, since they are Visa or Mastercards cards. These are refused in many Belgium places, since merchants don't like the higher costs. Not many prepaid cards allow charging with cash. And their availability is in recent decline: this year at least the following prepaid cards stopped or are announced to stop: Carrefour prepaid Flex card, BNP and Hello. The decline might be due to new very strict EU anti-money laundering laws. The anonymous prepaid cards (and generic gift cards) are now restricted to 100 euro maximum recharge in their lifetime and 50 euro payments.

Cryptocurrencies are also in theory a nice solution. But their acceptance in Belgium is extremely limited. Thanks to Takeaway accepting bitcoin, I could order delivery from many local snack restaurants.
But I discovered that bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies, while having an "anonymous" reputation, are actually only pseudonymous and extremely open and transparent: for every transaction the origin address, destination address, amount and timestamp are recorded for eternity in a public ledger for everyone open to consult. When I buy something, the merchant can see how many coins I have in my wallet address. Buying, spending or selling coins are activities that can get your name connected to your addresses. Developers try to solve this privacy issue, but I'm afraid the war on anonymity (related to the war on cash) will crush that before cryptocurrency payments become popular.

So, my identity theft experience has awakened me: sharing your personal details in so many places caries a lot of danger. Think about it: while the law became more strict, there are still many (online) shops and restaurants taking knowledge of your credit card number, expiry date, CCV and your name. That's still enough information to do fraudulent payments in many places.

The cashless society is a surveillance society, with every payment traced. And it creates a lot of dependencies: electricity, internet, and permission by the banking and payment system. Once you are on a blacklist, even if you did nothing wrong, but somebody pretended to be you and did fraudulent payments, you are screwed for at least months.

So, now that I'm finally off the blacklist, I opened several bank accounts. That will not help for all issues, but still: having only 1 bank is really dangerous.

And from now on I pay everything possible with cash. Not just to keep my personal details safe, but also to keep the cash usage statistics high. Did you notice that the financial sector is regulary reporting the cash withdrawals decline? They report both the total amount withdrawn and the number of withdrawals.

I learned that the bank and payment processors are fighting a war on cash and they are actively lobbying the government for a reduction of the cash payment limit to 50 euro. Yes, an insane fifty euro! The banks are lazy about cash and want to impose negative rent without risking a bankrun. No cash is no bankrun. The payment processors just love the percentage they get from every payment.

Currently the acceptance of euro banknotes and coins for debts is compulsory by European law. But many merchants violated the law and we had at least one Belgian minister ignoring the enforcement. See e.g. this article from 2019:
The law has exceptions, e.g. for security reasons such as a pandemic. After the pandemic I will try to report all cash refusing merchants.
Merchants that refuse to accept cash payments can be reported at or But I guess it is better to wait until after the pandemic.

We need to defend the right to use cash. And a crucial action to avoid the end of cash is to keep using it as much as possible.

Every time you pay with a bank card or app, you contribute to a cashless future where:
Use cash or lose it!
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🔥Not your keys, not your coins : Why you should not use Paypal for Bitcoin

Today, PayPal announced that they will be launching a cryptocurrency digital wallet for buying, selling and storing Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin.
This confirms rumors which circulated earlier this year, and it is seen as a significant milestone by many in the community.
A milestone it may be, but it will impact millions of daily users who have, until now, never considered getting into cryptocurrency. For them, PayPal will be the leading authority in a space that it has long sought to discredit.
Over 221 Billion dollars were transacted in Q2 of 2020 using Paypal. That represents a rise of 10% in volume in just six months. PayPal is growing and dominating online payments as well as other services such as credit and insurance.
It has a long-established reputation of occasionally freezing user funds and censoring payments that conflict with its outlook but the payments giant continues to hold relevance where Bitcoin should have long overtaken it. Perhaps this news marks the beginning of a transition?
Is PayPal’s announcement good news for Bitcoin? Until very recently, PayPal was anti-crypto. Writing in 2018, ex-CEO Bill Harris called Bitcoin “the greatest scam ever”, so what’s changed?
This sudden turnaround is encouraging, especially as private companies like Microstrategy and Square make grandiose announcements about their own crypto diversification.
Should the community embrace them with open arms? After all, this is the start of mass adoption we’ve all been waiting for, right?
When a household brand like PayPal starts selling Bitcoin, it’s probably not because they want to spur healthy adoption. In the press release announcing their new cryptocurrency service, PayPal sends out mixed messages.
On one hand, the service will be entirely custodial, meaning users will not have the key to their own coins, while on the other they intend to “provide account holders with educational content to help them understand the cryptocurrency ecosystem”. The idea that anyone informed about bitcoin would agree to not holding their private keys might indicate that this educational content will overlook the fundamental rule of “Not your keys; not your coins”.
If millions of newcomers are onboarded to Bitcoin by PayPal, there could be a very serious information gap that jeopardizes their experience and undermines key principles of cryptocurrency.
This statement from their FAQ is, in practical terms, false: “You own the Cryptocurrency you buy on PayPal but will not be provided with a private key.” No-one should consider money held entirely by a third party as owned by them.
Time after time, exchanges have lost user funds, often leaving them with no recourse. A benefit for some will be a promise of greater regulation, where funds can be insured and new users may feel more comfortable than dealing with cryptocurrency exchanges directly, but they will be restricted from actually utilizing their coins. The only reasons to own Bitcoin which cannot be used, would be to invest for the long term, which is incredibly reckless to do when your funds are held by a third party, or speculate on its price, which again, would be introducing the masses to financial mechanisms they do not understand.
Is PayPal positioned to be a cryptocurrency leader? As it steps into the forefront, PayPal will be closely watched by companies, institutions, and consumers. While they can boast of “digital payments expertise”, they have historically taken an aggressive stance against users who bought cryptocurrency on exchanges, citing their acceptable use policy, forbidding transactions which “involve currency exchanges or check cashing businesses”.
The fact that this clause remains in their policy suggests that they intend to limit users to use only their platform for cryptocurrency, stifling competition and preventing users from ever withdrawing their cryptocurrency to the safety of a wallet they control the keys to. That said, there is something to be said for PayPal’s statement that they will “enable cryptocurrency as a funding source for digital commerce at its 26 million merchants”. Currently, the options for cryptocurrency funding are in their infancy, and Bitcoin loans could see future growth. There is only one thing about PayPal’s announcement that long-term hodlers will be celebrating today: the pump in price. Long-term, if PayPal proceeds without consulting the community and letting their users control their own keys, it offers no value to the space.
The greatest risk is that the clout they carry in traditional electronic payments will be interpreted as expertise in crypto. This would threaten the expert advice so carefully crafted by our community, which could be drowned out by the misinformed masses that PayPal brings to the space. For now, no-one can tell how it will turn out, but there are big concerns to address before informed users will turn to PayPal.
Welcome PayPal’s initiative with open arms, but by no means look to them for leadership. At best, this announcement indicates that they may fear sinking into irrelevance.
*Do not use PayPal for Bitcoin; there are many other places to buy crypto which will let you keep ownership of your coins. *
PayPal is conceding to Bitcoin, and the many other aspirational, educational projects within the community should be highlighted to prevent newcomers from falling into a trap of trusting one of Bitcoin’s greatest long-term adversaries.
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Bitcoin Newcomers FAQ - Please read!

Welcome to the /Bitcoin Sticky FAQ

You've probably been hearing a lot about Bitcoin recently and are wondering what's the big deal? Most of your questions should be answered by the resources below but if you have additional questions feel free to ask them in the comments.
It all started with the release of the release of Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper however that will probably go over the head of most readers so we recommend the following videos for a good starting point for understanding how bitcoin works and a little about its long term potential:
Some other great resources include, the Princeton crypto series and James D'Angelo's Bitcoin 101 Blackboard series.
Some excellent writing on Bitcoin's value proposition and future can be found at the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute.
Some Bitcoin statistics can be found here and here. Developer resources can be found here. Peer-reviewed research papers can be found here.
Potential upcoming protocol improvements and scaling resources here and here.
The number of times Bitcoin was declared dead by the media can be found here (LOL!)

Key properties of Bitcoin

Where can I buy bitcoins? and are helpful sites for beginners. You can buy or sell any amount of bitcoin (even just a few dollars worth) and there are several easy methods to purchase bitcoin with cash, credit card or bank transfer. Some of the more popular resources are below, also check out the bitcoinity exchange resources for a larger list of options for purchases.
Here is a listing of local ATMs. If you would like your paycheck automatically converted to bitcoin use Bitwage.
Note: Bitcoins are valued at whatever market price people are willing to pay for them in balancing act of supply vs demand. Unlike traditional markets, bitcoin markets operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Preev is a useful site that that shows how much various denominations of bitcoin are worth in different currencies. Alternatively you can just Google "1 bitcoin in (your local currency)".

Securing your bitcoins

With bitcoin you can "Be your own bank" and personally secure your bitcoins OR you can use third party companies aka "Bitcoin banks" which will hold the bitcoins for you.
Note: For increased security, use Two Factor Authentication (2FA) everywhere it is offered, including email!
2FA requires a second confirmation code to access your account making it much harder for thieves to gain access. Google Authenticator and Authy are the two most popular 2FA services, download links are below. Make sure you create backups of your 2FA codes.
Google Auth Authy OTP Auth
Android Android N/A

Watch out for scams

As mentioned above, Bitcoin is decentralized, which by definition means there is no official website or Twitter handle or spokesperson or CEO. However, all money attracts thieves. This combination unfortunately results in scammers running official sounding names or pretending to be an authority on YouTube or social media. Many scammers throughout the years have claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin. Websites like bitcoin(dot)com and the btc subreddit are active scams. Almost all altcoins (shitcoins) are marketed heavily with big promises but are really just designed to separate you from your bitcoin. So be careful: any resource, including all linked in this document, may in the future turn evil. Don't trust, verify. Also as they say in our community "Not your keys, not your coins".

Where can I spend bitcoins?

Check out spendabit or bitcoin directory for millions of merchant options. Also you can spend bitcoin anywhere visa is accepted with bitcoin debit cards such as the CashApp card. Some other useful site are listed below.
Store Product
Gyft Gift cards for hundreds of retailers including Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Whole Foods, CVS, Lowes, Home Depot, iTunes, Best Buy, Sears, Kohls, eBay, GameStop, etc.
Spendabit, Overstock and The Bitcoin Directory Retail shopping with millions of results
ShakePay Generate one time use Visa cards in seconds
NewEgg and Dell For all your electronics needs, Coinbills, Piixpay,, Bylls,, Bitrefill, LivingRoomofSatoshi, Coinsfer, and more Bill payment
Menufy, Takeaway and Thuisbezorgd NL Takeout delivered to your door
Expedia, Cheapair, Destinia, Abitsky, SkyTours, the Travel category on Gyft and 9flats For when you need to get away
Cryptostorm, Mullvad, and PIA VPN services
Namecheap, Porkbun Domain name registration
Stampnik Discounted USPS Priority, Express, First-Class mail postage
Coinmap and AirBitz are helpful to find local businesses accepting bitcoins. A good resource for UK residents is at
There are also lots of charities which accept bitcoin donations.

Merchant Resources

There are several benefits to accepting bitcoin as a payment option if you are a merchant;
If you are interested in accepting bitcoin as a payment method, there are several options available;

Can I mine bitcoin?

Mining bitcoins can be a fun learning experience, but be aware that you will most likely operate at a loss. Newcomers are often advised to stay away from mining unless they are only interested in it as a hobby similar to folding at home. If you want to learn more about mining you can read more here. Still have mining questions? The crew at /BitcoinMining would be happy to help you out.
If you want to contribute to the bitcoin network by hosting the blockchain and propagating transactions you can run a full node using this setup guide. If you would prefer to keep it simple there are several good options. You can view the global node distribution here.

Earning bitcoins

Just like any other form of money, you can also earn bitcoins by being paid to do a job.
Site Description
WorkingForBitcoins, Bitwage, Cryptogrind, Coinality, Bitgigs, /Jobs4Bitcoins, BitforTip, Rein Project Freelancing
Lolli Earn bitcoin when you shop online!
OpenBazaar,, Bitify, /Bitmarket, 21 Market Marketplaces
/GirlsGoneBitcoin NSFW Adult services
A-ads, Advertising
You can also earn bitcoins by participating as a market maker on JoinMarket by allowing users to perform CoinJoin transactions with your bitcoins for a small fee (requires you to already have some bitcoins.

Bitcoin-Related Projects

The following is a short list of ongoing projects that might be worth taking a look at if you are interested in current development in the bitcoin space.
Project Description
Lightning Network Second layer scaling
Blockstream, Rootstock and Drivechain Sidechains
Hivemind and Augur Prediction markets
Tierion and Factom Records & Titles on the blockchain
BitMarkets, DropZone, Beaver and Open Bazaar Decentralized markets
JoinMarket and Wasabi Wallet CoinJoin implementation
Coinffeine and Bisq Decentralized bitcoin exchanges
Keybase Identity & Reputation management
Abra Global P2P money transmitter network
Bitcore Open source Bitcoin javascript library

Bitcoin Units

One Bitcoin is quite large (hundreds of £/$/€) so people often deal in smaller units. The most common subunits are listed below:
Unit Symbol Value Info
bitcoin BTC 1 bitcoin one bitcoin is equal to 100 million satoshis
millibitcoin mBTC 1,000 per bitcoin used as default unit in recent Electrum wallet releases
bit bit 1,000,000 per bitcoin colloquial "slang" term for microbitcoin (μBTC)
satoshi sat 100,000,000 per bitcoin smallest unit in bitcoin, named after the inventor
For example, assuming an arbitrary exchange rate of $10000 for one Bitcoin, a $10 meal would equal:
For more information check out the Bitcoin units wiki.
Still have questions? Feel free to ask in the comments below or stick around for our weekly Mentor Monday thread. If you decide to post a question in /Bitcoin, please use the search bar to see if it has been answered before, and remember to follow the community rules outlined on the sidebar to receive a better response. The mods are busy helping manage our community so please do not message them unless you notice problems with the functionality of the subreddit.
Note: This is a community created FAQ. If you notice anything missing from the FAQ or that requires clarification you can edit it here and it will be included in the next revision pending approval.
Welcome to the Bitcoin community and the new decentralized economy!
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PayPal vs Square: Which Fintech Stock Is A Better Buy?

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating digitalization and has led to a spike in online transactions and e-commerce sales. According to PayPal, the penetration of e-commerce as a percentage of retail sales in the first half of 2020 outpaced prior external forecast by 3 to 5 years. Both consumers and merchants are increasingly adopting digital payments as contactless transactions have become increasingly important amid the current crisis.
The rapid penetration of digital payments led to double-digital revenue growth in the second quarter for PayPal and Square. Using the TipRanks Stock Comparison tool, we will place these two fintech payment firms alongside each other to assess which stock offers a more compelling investment opportunity.
PayPal Holdings (PYPL)
PayPal, which was spun off from eBay in 2015, has emerged as the digital payment leader. In the second quarter, PayPal added 21.3 million net new active accounts, reflecting a 137% Y/Y rise and marking the strongest growth in the company’s history thanks to a surge in e-commerce and digital payments. As of the end of 2Q, PayPal had 346 million active accounts with over 26 million merchant accounts.
The company’s 2Q revenue surged 22.2% Y/Y to $5.26 billion. And adjusted EPS rose 49% to $1.07 as the adjusted operating margin expanded 504 basis points to 28.2%. Total Payment Volume or TPV, which indicates payments processed through the PayPal platform, grew about 29% to $222 billion. Venmo, Paypal’s mobile payments platform, witnessed a 52% growth in its TPV to $37 billion.
Following the strong 2Q momentum, PayPal reinstated its 2020 guidance and in fact, raised it. The company expects revenue growth of 20% and adjusted EPS growth of about 25%. It anticipates adding 70 million net new active accounts this year.
To boost its top-line further and promote touchless payments, PayPal launched QR Code technology in 28 markets globally in May. CVS Pharmacy will be the first retail chain to offer its customers the option to use PayPal and Venmo QR codes at checkout in its US stores. The company will also launch Venmo credit card this year.
PayPal has also expanded its Visa Direct partnership globally to accelerate real-time access to funds for small businesses, consumers and partners across its platform. This collaboration enables PayPal to extend global white label Visa Direct payout services through PayPal and its Braintree, Hyperwallet and iZettle platforms.
On Sept. 22, Mizuho Securities analyst Dan Dolev reiterated a Buy rating for PayPal with a price target of $285 as the Mizuho E-Commerce Tracker showed that unique views across key PayPal partner sites (like Etsy, Groupon and Wayfair) remained strong in July and August and also pointed to potential signs of life in the beleaguered travel category.
The Tracker also indicated that PayPal’s unique views continued to grow ahead of partner websites in the last two months, reflecting persistent share gains for the checkout button. Overall, the analyst expects strong July and August e-commerce trends coupled with share gains to bode well for the company’s second-half TPV. (See PYPL stock analysis on TipRanks)
PayPal stock has rallied about 74% year-to-date and could rise further by 17% in the coming months as indicated by the average analyst price target of $219.77. The stock scores a Strong Buy consensus based on 28 Buys, 5 Holds and no Sell ratings.
Square (SQ)
Payment facilitator Square is growing rapidly as consumers and businesses are migrating online at a faster pace amid the pandemic. From February through August 2020, there was a 13.2 percentage point increase in the share of Square sellers accepting online payments and by August, over 40% of all Square sellers were accepting online payments. Also, by August, more than 7 in 10 Square sellers were accepting contactless payments.
The company’s Cash App ecosystem delivered $1.2 billion in revenue in the second quarter, reflecting a whopping 361% Y/Y growth. The Cash App had over 30 million monthly transacting active customers in June. Aside from the accelerated digital migration, Cash App also gained from the impact of Fed stimulus, unemployment checks and tax refunds.
Second-quarter revenue grew about 64% Y/Y to $1.92 billion. But excluding bitcoin revenue, net revenue of $1.05 billion was flat Y/Y. Meanwhile, 2Q adjusted EPS declined 14.3% to $0.18. The strong growth in Cash App revenue was offset by the 17% decline in the company’s core higher-margin Seller business to $723 million. Square’s gross payment volume or GPV fell 15% Y/Y to $22.8 billion.
The Seller segment was impacted by lower volumes as several businesses were forced to close amid the shelter-in-place orders triggered by the pandemic. However, the company stated that the Sellers business improved with each month in the quarter as restrictions eased and more sellers adapted to the contactless platform.
Meanwhile, GPV from online channels grew over 50% and accounted for 25% of the Seller GPV reflecting the rapid adaption of online solutions by the sellers. (See SQ stock analysis on TipRanks)
Recently, the company announced two new features called On-Demand Pay for employees and Instant Payments for employers. These new features will further integrate Square’s Seller and Cash App ecosystems to offer financial services and simplify payroll.
Loop Capital analyst Kenneth Hill has just initiated coverage of Square with a Buy rating and a price target of $169. The analyst sees a great deal of upside ahead in the fintech company, driven by further investment in the business and monetization of the Cash App. Hill also believes that on the Seller side, the SMB network should "hold in well and continue a sustained recovery."
The Street has a cautious Moderate Buy consensus for Square with 14 Buys, 12 Holds and 2 Sells. Square stock has risen a stellar 149% year-to-date, so the average analyst price target of $151.77 indicates a possible downside of 2.5% ahead.
Bottom line
Both PayPal and Square have strong growth prospects in the digital payments world. If we look at the Street’s consensus and further upside potential, PayPal stock appears to be a better choice than Square currently.
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