Bitpay verarbeitet $ 5 millionen im märz, finsternisse ...

Why does ledger only accept bitpay? They also have the Bitpay logo before the Bitcoin logo

At checkout they only accept credit card, paypal, and bitpay.
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Just Realized BitPay Puts the Bcash Logo Before Bitcoin on the "Currencies Supported" Page /r/Bitcoin

Just Realized BitPay Puts the Bcash Logo Before Bitcoin on the submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

BitPay moves into Amsterdam - The launch of our new brand and logo aligns with our open-source culture. It’s also an exciting time in the Bitcoin space and with the opening of our new office in Amsterdam, we are looking to hire the world’s best developers to build the world’s best payment system.”

BitPay moves into Amsterdam - The launch of our new brand and logo aligns with our open-source culture. It’s also an exciting time in the Bitcoin space and with the opening of our new office in Amsterdam, we are looking to hire the world’s best developers to build the world’s best payment system.” submitted by haweinn to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] Awful to see @BitPay changing the original logo of #Bitcoin in their new wallet update. What a wa...

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Awful to see @BitPay changing the original logo of #Bitcoin in their new wallet update. What a way to manipulate people #BitcoinCash

Awful to see @BitPay changing the original logo of #Bitcoin in their new wallet update. What a way to manipulate people #BitcoinCash submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

As an online merchant, I have a small wrinkle accepting crypto...

Totally behind crypto in general and it absolutely makes sense for our business (accepting payments of $1,000 or more, getting our commission, then passing the rest on to our partners which are all over the world, operating in multiple currencies).
We have our website and I want to show that we accept crypto (along with Visa, Mastercard, Amex, wire transfer - those graphics are straightforward)
What's the most recognizable, trustworthy logo to use to indicate that?
These are the options we're considering
1) just the bitcoin logo: why? rightful or not, feel it has become globally recognized as a 'catch-all' for crypto. a big plus is that it's just one logo.
2) coinbase commerce logo: presumably people who have crypto, know who the big players are and have developed their trust in payment processors. (I believe we're going with coinbase, but maybe bitpay or someone else)
3) list individual crypto logos: whether it's "bitcoin", "ethereum", "litecoin", etc. We'd be forced into widdling it down to just a couple, even though through coinbase, we could accept 5 or more and that gets to be too much.
Interesting side node: I'm just discovering there's an ethereum unicode symbol: "Ξ" I gotta say i'm very disappointed, and not thrilled with the alternatives: https://ethresear.ch/t/proposal-change-ether-currency-symbol-from-to/120/13
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PSA: If you want to pay using Bitcoin Cash but all you see in the merchant checkout is 'Pay using Bitcoin' - DO NOT FRET. Chances are they are using Bitpay which gives you the option of paying with BCH.

I just had this experience with Ledger Wallet. So happy that I can buy Ledger Nanos with BCH! I always keep one unopened in-case a friend wants to try it!
It really sucks that it reads "Pay using Bitcoin" instead of "Pay using Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash"
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Copay/Bitpay wants to harm you - be careful! Deinstall the Copay maleware!

Copay/Bitpay wants to harm you - be careful! Deinstall the Copay maleware! submitted by Bitcoin_Bug to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Why I’ve transitioned from supporting the orange logo to the green.

I know the logo and color situation has been discussed endlessly already, but as I’m working on a new Bitcoin Cash project I’ve had to wrestle with the issue directly in deciding which logo to endorse. I’ve spent months supporting the familiar orange logo we’ve developed and endorsed over the past 9 years. I’ve even felt that many of the posts on btc supporting the green logo were troll posts by the same people referring to Bitcoin Cash as “Bcash” in an effort to imply that Bitcoin Cash is not Bitcoin. To distinguish Bitcoin Cash from Bitcoin Core, I supported the opposite rotation and the rectangular background. I did, and still do, feel that we shouldn’t do too much to disavow the branding we’ve developed over the years. Orange has been the bitcoin color and I had no interest in changing that.
As Bitcoin Cash continues to grow in adoption and Bitcoin Core continues to struggle with high transaction fees and unreliable confirmations, however, two things have become clearer to me. First, the orange color is not widely recognized as part of Bitcoin branding by the general public. Newspaper articles simply use physical Bitcoins as our logo. By continuing to use orange we’d be holding on to an orange color we’re all familiar with, but the rest of the world is not. Secondly and importantly, we need to make sure new Bitcoin users don’t accidentally purchase Bitcoin Core. Exchanges like Coinbase have already adopted a green logo for Bitcoin Cash using the block height of the fork (#478559) as the hex color code. If they are directed by an orange logo to Coinbase to buy Bitcoin Cash, they may mistakenly purchase Bitcoin Core despite the more subtle rotation distinction. Bitcoin Core is unlikely to change their logo as radically as they’ve changed their coin, and embracing a color distinct from Core is a cosmetic change that would help separate us from Bitcoin Core but does very little to separate us from our Bitcoin identity.
I hope we can finally come together on this issue and realize a new color is an inconsequential change that was never important to the public in identifying our Bitcoin logo. Today, however, we can use color to our advantage by introducing it as a new factor that allows the public to separately identify Bitcoin Cash from Bitcoin Core. I hope you’ll all join me in using a green logo going forward!
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Why Cryptocurrency is Failing at Adoption - We're Giving Control Back to Banks, Corporations, and Government

Why Cryptocurrency is Failing at Adoption

Cryptocurrency has come a long way in a short amount of time. That said, one area I think cryptocurrency is falling short is adoption. By adoption I mean people buying things from stores, people buying things online, and people conducting transactions between themselves ie I pickup dinner for a buddy and he pays me back with say Litecoin for example.
Now I'm not saying this is a small feat, the concept of getting people to change their entire worldview on money and commerce is a tall task. That said, until we see greater adoption and use of cryptocurrency, it remains nothing more than something we can speculate and gamble on. The utility is there, but if that utility is not being used, it's just something to speculate on and nothing more.
Now before you start thinking I'm being overly critical of crypto, I'm one of cryptos biggest cheerleaders. I'm self employed and work full-time in e-commerce. One of my businesses is considered "high risk" by the merchant processing industry and therefore it's very difficult to get credit card processing. I had to contact over 300 processors to find one who would take me on, even then I had to jump through hoops to get accepted, and I pay 7% for processing when your average business pays 2.9% or even substantially lower, so I have a personal use case for crypto in my business, the problem is not enough of my customers are willing to pay in crypto.

Where is Crypto Falling Short?

So you may be asking okay smart guy, where have we gone wrong?
With cryptocurrency the beauty of it is that there's no central authority, however that's also a shortfall as there's not necessarily one person to give direction, and when things do fall short there's nobody to blame but "they" or "we", basically the community itself, so this makes it challenging to make changes.
Here's where I feel cryptocurrency has fallen short at adoption...

Crypto Debit Cards

Crypto debit cards were way overhyped. I get it, people are used to using debit cards so tying crypto into debit cards makes it familiar and makes it more usable to many people. That said, as we've seen, when you have a Visa or Mastercard logo on the front of a credit or debit card that puts all the power back into Visa and Mastercards hands.
All the benefits of crypto ie anonymity, no chargebacks, no rules about what can and can't be sold, no holds or reserves, all these things go out the window as soon as Visa and Mastercard get involved. We've seen this happen time and time again when we hear stories about Visa and Mastercard shutting down various crypto debit cards.
Also on a KYC and compliance front, there's often rules such as you can only load $500 or $1,000 onto a debit card without providing name, address, ID, social, etc.
While I'm not saying crypto debit cards are completely pointless, they aren't the answer to mass adoption as they remove nearly all the benefits of cryptocurrency, I may as just be using my regular debit card. I think the community fucked up making these things seem like the best new thing since sliced bread.

Focusing on Merchant Processing Instead of Payment Gateways

I'm sure you guys have heard of Bitpay and Coinbase's crypto merchant processing programs. You use a third party company like Bitpay or Coinbase to accept crypto on your behalf. This kind of goes back to the problem above, introducing third parties.
The whole point of cryptocurrency is getting rid of third parties and intermediaries who tack on fees and try to control you and make rules for you. By using a third party processor were back to the problem of introducing unwanted third parties.
The point of cryptocurrency is to be direct payments from consumer to merchant. Now I realize that some companies sell products with a hard cost and can't be subject to the volitility of crypto.
We'll take someone selling DSLR cameras for example, if they buy a Canon SL2 for $500 and they sell it for $700 that leaves a $200 profit. That said if they accept crypto as payment and they accept $700 worth of Bitcoin, and don't sell it right away, it's possible that the camera they paid $500 for, they now only have $400 in Bitcoin for the payment, because of that volatility.
Because of that I think it's understandable that some merchants will need to use a merchant processing company to immediately convert crypto to fiat, or at least a portion of each transaction to at least cover their hard costs.
On the flip side however someone who is selling digital products which have no hard cost, they can afford the volatility since they won't necessarily be losing money. Imagine I create digital wallpappers and sell them online. The cost to create them is my time, and whether I sell 1 of them, or whether I sell 1,000 of them, it's not really costing me anymore money to sell more so I can afford a bit more volatility.
Here's what it basically boils down to though. We need more Payment Gateways and not Merchant Processors. So what's the difference? A Merchant Processor is like Paypal or Stripe. They collect the money from the customer, and then a day or so later issue it to you. They are actually holding the funds. Because of this they have to follow KYC policies, they need to be registered as an Money Transmitter or Money Services business, and they are also required to offer chargebacks. It's for these reasons that they often have such stringent rules and high fees.
In the world of eCommerce when we bring in a third party, in a large way that kind of defeats the point of cryptocurrency.
So Coinbase rolled out a new service called Coinbase Commerce. I havn't personally used it, but from the research I've done it seems that this is a payment gateway and not a merchant processor. I say this because the money goes to your own wallet where you control the keys. Coinbase never touches that money, they simply offer the software that allows it to be sent and which helps you on the backend of your SHopify store matchup a payment on the site to a transaction on the blockchain.
This solves a huge problem. A while back I tried to accept crypto through a Shopify store and there was no good way to do it. It wans't streamlined or automated. I would have to add a custom payment option. The customer would then have to say I want to pay with Bitcoin. I would need to e-mail them to give them an address to send to. They would have to send me the Bitcoin at which point I would then have to manually check the transaction on the blockchain to make sure it was actually sent and to make sure the amount was correct, and then I could ship their product.
This process was not convenient or easy on myself or my customer. What Coinbase Commerce does from my understanding is pretty much automate and streamline this whole process. This means my customer and I don't need to talk with one another just to make a simple crypto transaction, the whole process is automated, and I can easily see that the customer has made payment through my Shopify store. If my understanding of Coinbase Commerce is correct this also means that at no point during this process does Coinbase actually touch the money.
The beauty of Coinbase never touching the money is that they aren't a money transmitter or a money services business. They don't have to follow rules about chargebacks, they don't have to track my business and issue a 1099 at the end of the year, and they don't have to place rules on what I can and can't sell, that's completely on me.
I think this is what crypto needs more of. We need more payment gateways and less merchant processors. Merchant Processors while they do serve an important role for businesses with hard costs, for other businesses they just get in the way and have too many costs and too many rules.

Conclusion

I guess my point is this. Cryptocurrency is unique to money and payment processing. We need to embrace this uniqueness and take advantage of the lack of power and control it allows corporations and government.
To date most of the adoption of crypto I have seen is nothing more than partnering with and giving power back to banks, credit card companies, and merchant processing companies.
*** I neglected to add something about Litepay. Litepay came to a screetching halt before it even began because it relied top much on the current banking system allowing it. Only a registered business can accept Litepay where as with stripe or paypal anyone can start as a soleprop today in minutes
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Subreddit Stats: Monero top posts from 2019-01-07 to 2020-01-05 20:57 PDT

Period: 363.37 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 32255
Rate (per day) 2.75 88.32
Unique Redditors 413 4359
Combined Score 87276 146123

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 11193 points, 116 submissions: dEBRUYNE_1
    1. 'Monero in many respects is closer to what Bitcoin was intended to be than Bitcoin itself' - binaryFate (245 points, 61 comments)
    2. "It was a huge misstep that Satoshi’s original design has weak privacy. It set in stone an expectation that digital assets must have worse privacy than cash. Didn’t have to be this way." - Udi Wertheimer ‏ (215 points, 61 comments)
    3. 'Privacy should not be optional (and that’s why we made it a default).' - Firefox (214 points, 24 comments)
    4. Monero receives 'not a security' rating (best possible rating) by Crypto Rating Council (joint council created by Coinbase, Kraken, Circle/Poloniex, Bittrex, Paxos/itBit, Cumberland, Genesis and Grayscale) (214 points, 30 comments)
    5. GUI v0.14.1.0 'Boron Butterfly' (with Ledger Nano X and Trezor Model T support) released! (213 points, 243 comments)
    6. 'Apple CEO Tim Cook says privacy isn't a feature that should be built into products after the fact' (212 points, 39 comments)
    7. "you’ve been asking... we finally delivered! $XMR is live in [Exodus] Eden version 19.2.2" (202 points, 68 comments)
    8. The Bitcoin.com Exchange has listed Monero (190 points, 73 comments)
    9. Preliminary information thread regarding the scheduled protocol upgrade of November 30 (183 points, 141 comments)
    10. GUI v0.15.0.1 'Carbon Chamaeleon' released! (177 points, 278 comments)
  2. 3214 points, 41 submissions: SamsungGalaxyPlayer
    1. Some generous donor(s) topped off ALL of the proposals in funding required! (193 points, 38 comments)
    2. Tentative Monero 0.15 Release Schedule (162 points, 51 comments)
    3. Monero: Monero Adds Blockchain Pruning and Improves Transaction Efficiency (143 points, 23 comments)
    4. Logs from the 2.5 hr dev meeting on Monero's PoW (124 points, 124 comments)
    5. New logo for the Monero Community Workgroup YouTube channel, courtesy of u/anhdres! (119 points, 19 comments)
    6. Announcing the "Beware of Bitcoin" campaign for Mastering Monero (117 points, 98 comments)
    7. Preliminary support for Monero on BTCPayServer has been merged! (116 points, 19 comments)
    8. OpenBazaar dev call tomorrow discussing proof of concept for Monero integration (111 points, 21 comments)
    9. "Linking Anonymous Transactions via Remote Side-Channel Attacks" - Now-Fixed Network Analysis Attacks on Monero and Zcash (102 points, 50 comments)
    10. Monero added to Exodus mobile (100 points, 33 comments)
  3. 3157 points, 32 submissions: OsrsNeedsF2P
    1. Alright everybody pack it up. US Attorney General says encryption creates a security risk; if your wallet requires a password to unlock, you're doing acts that are used by terrorists, and it's time to stop. (317 points, 56 comments)
    2. What a shame Monero isn't included ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (254 points, 47 comments)
    3. Linus Tovalds believes processor vendors are approaching the end of Moore's Law, and optimization of code is going to be needed to increase performance (245 points, 61 comments)
    4. Fluffypony Appreciation Thread (199 points, 62 comments)
    5. IRS wants to subpoena Google, Apple & Microsoft to see if users have downloaded cryptocurrency related applications (190 points, 96 comments)
    6. Soon ™ (151 points, 55 comments)
    7. Privacy matters: Bitpay donations to Hong Kong Free Press not going through (141 points, 20 comments)
    8. IBM, MIT and Elliptic release world’s largest labeled dataset of bitcoin transactions to help identify "Bad Actors" (119 points, 22 comments)
    9. Celebrating 10 years of Tails (114 points, 5 comments)
    10. Former CTO of Purism, the developers of the Librem 5 Linux mobile phone, notes the PR momentum they got with GNOME, Matrix, and Monero (96 points, 12 comments)
  4. 2106 points, 29 submissions: ErCiccione
    1. Church Of Monero: Enough is enough - How the leader of the Church tried to fool the community to make look like the Church is organizing the Monero Konferenco and even adding his own Monero address on the flyer (166 points, 268 comments)
    2. [URGENT]Call for translators! - We have two days to submit as many translations as possible for the next release of the GUI wallet! We need your help! (123 points, 46 comments)
    3. Monero translators, we need you to make one final sprint! The code freeze is imminent. (112 points, 15 comments)
    4. 2 new projects joined the Monero Ecosystem! MoneroBox, a plug-and-play, zero-configuration Monero full node and Monero-Javascript, Monero wallet and daemon JavaScript API (107 points, 12 comments)
    5. PSA: We've posted an announcement regarding the potentially compromised CLI binaries on getmonero.org (101 points, 47 comments)
    6. New language for Monerujo: Esperanto! Will be available in next release (97 points, 6 comments)
    7. Monero Python - A comprehensive Python module for handling Monero cryptocurrency, has officially joined the Monero Ecosystem Project! (94 points, 12 comments)
    8. Getmonero.org is now available in German! (89 points, 16 comments)
    9. Getmonero.org updated: New user friendly download page, Welcome video in Brazilian Portuguese, 5 new merchants accepting Monero and more (76 points, 12 comments)
    10. My last proposal as coordinator of the Localization Workgroup has ended. A recap, some updates, plans for the future of the internationalization of Monero and a huge thanks (73 points, 22 comments)
  5. 1257 points, 14 submissions: xmrhaelan
    1. A response to the Reuters article about Monero (183 points, 28 comments)
    2. CoinDesk research shows Monero is #4 by Reddit post volume community metrics. Kudos to you all! (172 points, 57 comments)
    3. A response to Coinbase regarding their criticism of Monero’s approach to PoW security (171 points, 91 comments)
    4. Graphic idea for Boron Butterfly release, courtesy of Monero Outreach (170 points, 36 comments)
    5. PSA: Seeking Volunteer Reviewers for PoW RandomX (104 points, 55 comments)
    6. PSA: Mine Monero to Support the Network (77 points, 80 comments)
    7. Looking for ways to help, volunteer, or contribute to the Monero community? Look no further! (70 points, 20 comments)
    8. SWOT Analysis of Monero [draft] (59 points, 35 comments)
    9. Monero Konferenco Press Release (55 points, 9 comments)
    10. A Simplified Guide to Monero Wallets, from Monero Outreach (40 points, 9 comments)
  6. 1220 points, 9 submissions: geonic_
    1. Monero is second only to Bitcoin in terms of number of commits for the past 4 years! (269 points, 59 comments)
    2. Joe Weisenthal (Bloomberg): Until true anonymity (or near anonymity) is developed into Bitcoin, it's still incomplete, and not delivering on its promise. Without anonymity, there's no censorship resistance, and no store of value. (173 points, 38 comments)
    3. Nick Szabo puts Monero on an equal footing with Bitcoin: “deeply safe Bitcoin & Monero” (170 points, 41 comments)
    4. Chainalysis: Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency accepted on dark markets, followed by Monero. Dark web spending to reach $1B this year. (150 points, 39 comments)
    5. BTC maximalist QOTD: “If you send me bitcoin, I would prefer if you used coinjoin first. I would prefer to not know the history of your sats. Don't put that liability on me. Thanks.” (142 points, 45 comments)
    6. Peter Todd wishes Bitcoin had perpetual inflation -- 2140 is much closer than you think (101 points, 89 comments)
    7. nopara73, creator of Wasabi Wallet: "Compared to privacy coins Wasabi is just a temporary hack. I think without Confidential Transactions, as the transaction fees grow, privacy will be priced out of Bitcoin's main chain." (95 points, 48 comments)
    8. Scott Stornetta, inventor of the first blockchain: “When I first read the Bitcoin white paper I thought [...] there’s no privacy at all here! What you’ve got is a completely traceable record of what’s going on.” @12:00 (68 points, 17 comments)
    9. Let's discuss: is Monero a privacy tool (i.e. Tor, CoinJoin, etc.) or a secure layer one protocol (https)? how aligned is it with Bitcoin ideologically (consider current vs original Bitcoin ideology)? is Monero's blockchain a temporary solution? (52 points, 27 comments)
  7. 1186 points, 12 submissions: hyc_symas
    1. RandomX Audit Status (148 points, 29 comments)
    2. RandomX Status Update (134 points, 82 comments)
    3. RandomX Audit Status - Final (130 points, 54 comments)
    4. RandomX Audit Status (116 points, 9 comments)
    5. RandomX Audit Status (110 points, 24 comments)
    6. RandomX testnet (99 points, 23 comments)
    7. Blockchain Growth stats (87 points, 26 comments)
    8. RandomX Auditor Selection (86 points, 47 comments)
    9. CCS: RandomX Audit now in Funding Required (78 points, 45 comments)
    10. RandomX Audit Funding Request (76 points, 14 comments)
  8. 1171 points, 13 submissions: Thunderosa
    1. Blend in the Crowd with Carbon Chamaeleon v0.15.0.0 (161 points, 25 comments)
    2. @monero Twitter banner (141 points, 25 comments)
    3. A little Christmas card for my favorite freaks. Happy Holidays! (136 points, 4 comments)
    4. Boron Butterfly ASCII (117 points, 23 comments)
    5. Monero Torch (111 points, 73 comments)
    6. Konferenco funding! (105 points, 19 comments)
    7. supportxmr-gui Update - Twice the features, half the size. All vanilla. (98 points, 15 comments)
    8. Happy 5th (70 points, 16 comments)
    9. Explore the expert speakers and important topics of Monero Konferenco 2019! (57 points, 11 comments)
    10. RandomX - Monero and Arweave to Validate New Proof-of-Work Algorithm (52 points, 12 comments)
  9. 1129 points, 14 submissions: pinkphloid
    1. [NEWS] CAKE WALLET for Monero has crossed 20,000 unique installs on iOS. (123 points, 69 comments)
    2. [PUBLIC BETA] Cake Wallet for Monero is now available on Android! (104 points, 48 comments)
    3. Going to the Monero Konferenco? Don’t miss MoneroTalk’s party Saturday night Casa De Monero! It’s THE party of the weekend! (99 points, 13 comments)
    4. [UPDATE] Cake Wallet version 3.1.7, now with Address book, Back-up to iCloud and other locations, and BCH is back in the exchange! (92 points, 70 comments)
    5. [UPDATE] Cake Wallet version 3.1.17 with Hidden balance mode plus other new useful features! (90 points, 16 comments)
    6. Cake Wallet is hiring! (88 points, 14 comments)
    7. If you like using Cake Wallet, please vote! Thank you 🙏🏼🙏🏼 (87 points, 20 comments)
    8. NYC Monero meetup featuring guest speaker Justin Ehrenhofer of XMR Community Work Group. - by Cake Wallet and Monero Talk (82 points, 10 comments)
    9. [UPDATE] Cake Wallet - Version 3.1.20 Black Forest Cake Edition (73 points, 23 comments)
    10. Cake Wallet (small news) - we have acquired the domain cakewallet.com! (67 points, 16 comments)
  10. 1054 points, 13 submissions: jman76358
    1. Monero receives A rating (194 points, 43 comments)
    2. Exodus Wallet now supports Monero (128 points, 38 comments)
    3. I tell a lot of people about Monero who don't know anything about crypto and they instantly get it. They ask me the same thing over and over, so why do people still use Bitcoin? (127 points, 119 comments)
    4. How trustyworthy is the Cake wallet for iOS? (80 points, 43 comments)
    5. Why don't other coin devs like talking about fungibility? They seem to shrug it off even though it's a necessary component to being a currency. (77 points, 85 comments)
    6. Any idea what's going on with the Official Monero Twitter page? (67 points, 33 comments)
    7. Should Quantum Resistance research for XMR be started soon? I would love to see what the great minds of the dev community could come up with ! (64 points, 55 comments)
    8. The End of Mainstream Privacy is Upon Us (62 points, 28 comments)
    9. Non-KYC exchanges coming to an end, even for small amounts. DEX with Monero as main coin when? (57 points, 18 comments)
    10. I find it funny that people think the gov doesn’t want people to use bitcoin, trust me , they’re estatic that people want to voluntarily be tracked and surveilled. (55 points, 45 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. dEBRUYNE_1 (9070 points, 1572 comments)
  2. OsrsNeedsF2P (5373 points, 757 comments)
  3. hyc_symas (2954 points, 332 comments)
  4. gingeropolous (2345 points, 313 comments)
  5. SamsungGalaxyPlayer (1897 points, 271 comments)
  6. rbrunner7 (1844 points, 299 comments)
  7. spirtdica (1835 points, 544 comments)
  8. pebx (1596 points, 318 comments)
  9. SarangNoether (1244 points, 115 comments)
  10. Same_As_It_Ever_Was (1234 points, 248 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. VLC accepts XMR for donations. Owner has turned down millions to keep it open source and ad-free. by tempMonero123 (468 points, 34 comments)
  2. Monero’s New Mascot by deepdarksea (433 points, 33 comments)
  3. Monero fashion spotted in the wild by Peterb88 (406 points, 34 comments)
  4. Found this in Basel, Switzerland. Then bought 0.968745 with no ID. by _0_1 (395 points, 120 comments)
  5. Bye-bye ASIC's! :-) by TheFuzzStone (357 points, 167 comments)
  6. Art by me by nikitko13 (328 points, 58 comments)
  7. Analysis: More than 85% of the current Monero Hashrate is ASICs and each machine is doing 128 kh/s by MoneroCrusher (324 points, 427 comments)
  8. Hi guys, long time no see 😁 this is what I do when not painting. Tools are printed on 3D printer. by cryptopaintings (322 points, 47 comments)
  9. Alright everybody pack it up. US Attorney General says encryption creates a security risk; if your wallet requires a password to unlock, you're doing acts that are used by terrorists, and it's time to stop. by OsrsNeedsF2P (317 points, 56 comments)
  10. India's ban could be Monero's boon by whotookmycrypto (313 points, 60 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 175 points: MoneroTipsBot's comment in Soon ™
  2. 139 points: MoneroCrusher's comment in Analysis: More than 85% of the current Monero Hashrate is ASICs and each machine is doing 128 kh/s
  3. 132 points: jonaemahina's comment in Kidnappers demand Monero ransom for wife of one of the Richest men in Norway.
  4. 116 points: leonardochaia's comment in Monero's Fluffypony reveals why he stepped down
  5. 111 points: katiecharm's comment in Tax Ramifications of Buying Coffee with Cryptocurrency
  6. 102 points: AlexAnarcho's comment in Kidnappers demand Monero ransom for wife of one of the Richest men in Norway.
  7. 100 points: fluffyponyza's comment in Fluffypony Appreciation Thread
  8. 96 points: Same_As_It_Ever_Was's comment in [Moderation Announcement] Religion related posts are now considered off-topic and will be removed
  9. 94 points: Flenst's comment in Security Warning: CLI binaries available on getmonero.org may have been compromised at some point during the last 24h.
  10. 93 points: moneroh's comment in Name Monero 0.14!
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r/Bitcoin recap - September 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 33rd monthly Bitcoin news recap.
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com
A recap of Bitcoin in September 2019
Adoption
Development
Security
Mining
Business
Education
Regulation & Politics
Archeology (Financial Incumbents)
Price & Trading
Fun & Other
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r/Bitcoin recap - August 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 32nd monthly Bitcoin news recap.
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you an overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com
A recap of Bitcoin in August 2019
Adoption
Development * Bitcoin Core Developer Andrew Chow is straming his code tests on Twitch (7 Aug)
Security
Mining
Business
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BTCPay Server Launches Tor Crowdfunding Campaign

In solidarity with the developers of open source solutions, the popular Bitcoin community processing service BTCPay Server supported a campaign to raise funds for the privacy-oriented users of the Tor browser, according to Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/btcpay-server-launches-tor-crowdfunding-campaign
As stated on the company's page, the funds raised through the #BitcoinForTor Project will be aimed at supporting the gratuitous work of people committed to the idea of protecting human rights.
"Every day we, Tor Project members, defend the rights of people to universal and private access to the uncensored Internet. Tor has become the most powerful tool in the world in the struggle for network privacy and freedom,"- the project description says.
Also on the project page says that the raised funds are stored on a customized hardware wallet Ledger Nano S, decorated with the well-known onion, the Tor logo. The donations themselves can be made both with the help of an ordinary on-chain transaction and using the Lightning Network, there is also an alternative onion link.
BTCPay Server was launched as a project offering an alternative to BitPay processing service. Its Creator Nicholas Dormer implemented BitPay fork in 2017, giving users the ability to host processing on their own servers and thus have full control over their commercial activities.
BTCPay Server framework also has a built-in accounting system and sometimes it is very useful for crowdfunding projects, which, for example, showed the case with the collection of funds for legal expenses for the user Hodlonaut in his confrontation with the self-proclaimed Creator of Bitcoin Craig Wright.
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Bitcoin Orange Lamborghini - license plate "Bitpay"

Bitcoin Orange Lamborghini - license plate submitted by bruce_fenton to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

[Reference] Here's a raw list of ~300 retailers that accept BCH via Gyft & eGifter. It's fun to spendl both online & in your neighborhood!

Confused? Scroll to bottom.
Gyft.com:
1-800-Baskets.com 1-800-Flowers.com 1-800-PetSupplies.com Adidas Aerie Aeropostale Allposters.com AMC Theatres American Airlines American Eagle American Frame App Store & iTunes Applebee's Aquarium Restaurants Art.com Athleta Babin's Seafood House Bahama Breeze Banana Republic Barnes & Noble Bass Pro Shops Bath & Body Works Bed Bath & Beyond® Belk Best Buy® Big Fish Seafood Bistro Bloomingdale's Boomerang Grille Brenner's Steakhouse Brinker Restaurants Brookstone Bubba Gump Shrimp Buca di Beppo Buffalo Wild Wings Build-A-Bear Workshop Burger King Burlington buybuy BABY® Cabela's Cadillac Bar California Pizza Kitchen Callaway CanvasPop Captain D's Caribou Coffee Casual Male XL Catherines CB2 Champs Sports CharityChoice Charleston's Restaurant Charley's Crab Chart House Chef'd Cheryl's Cookies Chili's Chipotle Christmas Tree Shops® andThat! Claim Jumper Cold Stone Creamery Columbia Sportswear Cost Plus World Market Crate & Barrel Crutchfield D'Angelo Darden Restaurants Dell Delta Air Lines Destination XL Domino's Dunkin' Donuts eBay EXPRESS Fandango Fish Tales Fisherman's Wharf Foot Locker FragranceNet.com Fruit Bouquet GameStop Gap Factory Gap Gilt.com Go Play Golf by Fairway Rewards Golden Nugget Google Play Great American Days Grotto Groupon Hal Smith Restaurant Hallmark Harlow's Food & Fun Hefner Grill Hollie's Flatiron Steakhouse Hollister HomeGoods Hot Topic Hotels.com Hulu IHOP JCPenney Jo-Ann Stores Kemah Boardwalk Kmart Kohl's L.L.Bean La Griglia Lady Foot Locker Landry's Landry's Seafood Lands' End Lane Bryant Legal Sea Foods Levy Restaurants Lighthouse Buffet Lobster Gram Logan's Roadhouse LongHorn Steakhouse Lord and Taylor Louie's Grill & Bar Lowe's Lucille's BBQ Macy's Magazines.com Maggiano's Little Italy Mahogany Steakhouse Mama Roja Kitchen Marshalls McCormick & Schmicks Microsoft Office 365 Home, 1-year subscription Microsoft Office 365 Personal, 1-year subscription Mitchell's Fish Market Morton's Muer Seafood NASCAR.com NFLShop.com Nike Nintendo Nordstrom Nordstrom Rack Old Navy Olive Garden Omaha Steaks On The Border One Kings Lane Overstock.com Panera Bread Papa Gino's Papa John's Pizza Peohe's Petco Pro Am Golf Rainforest Cafe Red Lobster Red Robin Red Sushi Redrock Canyon Grill Regal Cinemas River Crab/BlueWater Inn Rixty Rochester Big & Tall Romano's Macaroni Grill Rosetta Stone TOTALe Royal Caribbean Saks OFF 5TH Saltgrass Steak House San Jose Earthquakes San Luis Resort Sears Sephora Sheetz Shutterfly Simms Steakhouse SiriusXM Southwest Airlines Spa & Wellness by Spa Week SpaFinder Staples Starbucks Steak 'n Shake Stein Mart Steiner Sports Memorabilia StubHub T-Rex T.J.Maxx Target GiftCard TGI Fridays The Cheesecake Factory The Children's Place The Crab House The Flying Dutchman The Garage The Home Depot® The Oceanaire The Popcorn Factory The Red Door Salon & Spa ThinkGeek Toby Keith's Bar & Grill Tony Roma's Torrid Tower of America Uber - INCLUDING Uber Eats (food delivery from your local takeout restaurants!) Ulta Beauty Under Armour® Unleashed by Petco Uno Chicago Grill Upper Crust Pizza Vic and Anthony's Victoria's Secret Walmart Whole Foods Market Willie G's Wine Country Gift Basket Wine Enthusiast Wine.com Xbox LIVE Yak & Yeti Yard House Zappos.com 
eGifter.com
1-800-Flowers.com Abercrombie & Fitch Acorns Adidas Aerie Aeropostale Alamo Drafthouse AllPosters.com Amazon.com AMC Theaters Amella Caramels American Airlines American Eagle Outfitters American Frame Applebee's Aquarium Restaurants Athleta Babin's Seafood House babyGap Bahama Breeze Banana Republic Bar Toma Barnes & Noble Booksellers Bass Pro Shops Bath & Body Works Bed Bath & Beyond Belk Best Buy® Big Fish Restaurant BJs Restaurants Black Angus Steakhouse Bloomin' Brands Bloomingdale's Bonefish Grill Boscov's Boston Market Boxed Brenner's Steakhouse Bridge Bar Brookstone Bubba Gump Buffalo Wild Wings Build-A-Bear Burger King Burlington Coat Factory buybuy Baby Cabela's Cadillac Bar Cafe Spiaggia California Pizza Kitchen Callaway CanvasPop Captain D's Captain Morgan Club Caribou Coffee Carnival Cruise Lines Carrabbas Italian Grill Casual Male Celebrity Cruises Champs Sports Charity Choice Charleston's Restaurant Charley's Crab Chart House Restaurant Chef'D Children's Music Shop Chili's Chipotle Christmas Tree Shops Cirque du Soleil Claim Jumper Cold Stone Creamery Columbia Sportswear CrossFire Crutchfield CVS/pharmacy D'Angelo Darden Dell Delta Airlines Destination Maternity Destination XL Domino's Pizza Downtown Aquarium Dunkin' Donuts Ebay Express Facebook Game Card Fandango Fish Tales Fisherman's Wharf Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Foot Locker FragranceNet.com Fulton’s Crab House Fulton’s on the River GameStop Gap Gap Options GCodes® AT&T Prepaid Plans GCodes® Verizon Prepaid Plans Gilt Go Play Golf GoCash GolfThere Googie Burger Great American Days Grotto Groupon Guitar Center Gymboree Hal Smith Restaurant Group Harlow's Hefner Grill Hollie’s Flatiron Steakhouse Hollister HomeGoods HOOCHs Hot Topic Hotels.com Hulu IHOP IMVU IndieFlix iTunes JAGEX Jake Melnick's Corner Tap JCPenney Jiffy Lube Jo-Ann Fabric JumpStart School of Dragons Karma Koin Kemah Boardwalk Kingsisle Pirate Kingsisle Wizard Kmart Kohl's Krispy Kreme La Griglia Landry's Landry's Seafood Lands' End Lane Bryant Legal Sea Foods Lobster Gram Logan's Roadhouse Longhorn Steakhouse Lord & Taylor Louie's Grill & Bar Lowe's Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ Macy's Magazines.com Maggiano's Little Italy Mahogany Prime Steakhouse Mama Roja Mexican Kitchen Marshalls McCormick & Schmick's Microsoft Office 365 Home Microsoft Office 365 Personal MobileLocate Morton's The Steakhouse Muer Seafood Restaurants NASCAR.com Superstore Neopets NetDragon Universal Nike Nintendo eShop Digital Cards Nordstrom Nordstrom Rack O'Charley's Oak Street Beach Food + Drink Old Navy Olive Garden Omaha Steaks On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Outback Steakhouse Overstock.com P.C. Richard and Son Panera Bread Papa Gino's Pizzeria Papa John's Peohe's Petco PetSupplies.com Portobello Princess Cruises ProAm Golf Rainforest Cafe ReallyColor Red Lobster Red Robin Red Sushi Redrock Canyon Grill Regal Entertainment Group REI Rixty ROBLOX Rochester Big & Tall Ruby Tuesday Saks OFF 5th Saltgrass Sears Sephora Sheetz Shutterfly Simms Steakhouse Simply Magazine Sirius XM Skype Sling TV Sony Playstation Southwest Airlines Spa and Wellness by Spa Week Spa Finder Spiaggia Stage Stores Staples Steak 'n Shake Stein Mart Steiner Sports Memorabilia Stitch Fix Stockpile StubHub Studio Movie Grill Swap.com T-Rex T.J.Maxx Target Texas Roadhouse TGI Fridays The Cheesecake Factory The Children's Place The Crab House The Flying Dutchman The Garage The Home Depot The Oceanaire ThinkGeek Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill Tony Roma's Torrid Tower of the Americas Tracer Pix Uber - INCLUDING Uber Eats (food delivery from your local takeout restaurants!) Ulta Unlimited eBooks Uno Upper Crust Wood Fired Pizza Vic & Anthony's Vimbly Walmart Wargaming World of Tanks Wargaming World of Warships Whole Foods Willie G's Wine Country Gift Baskets Wine Enthusiast Wine.com Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe WWE Network XBOX Xbox Live Gold Yak and Yeti Yard House 
For those who don't know, Gyft.com & eGifter.com sell gift cards online (Amazon, iTunes, BedBathBeyond, etc., like you see in the revolving rack at the corner convenience store). Both services accept BitcoinCash (via Bitpay). Instead of a plastic card, they send you a "virtual" card (an activation code). So you can buy stuff from all the stores above with BCH (& then replace your BCH so you don't later feel like you spent $500 on diapers :)
I scraped and massaged the lists from both services for you because I find it easier to refer to than browsing their sites that make you scroll through logos instead.
Many of the retailers are found on both services. Many are unique to one. The superset is probably about 300 (plus thousands of local restaurants that participate with Uber Eats).
There's a lot more than Restaurants, Starbucks & Playstore! You'll find Uber, airlines (Southwest, American, Delta), Hotels.com, XBOX, Playstation, Dell, Microsoft Office, Hulu, Ebay, Wine.com, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, CVS Pharmacy, Marshalls, Panera, Nordstrom Rack, Nike, Adidas, Zappo, Foot Locker... You can literally live on BCH now (if only there were a way to pay utilities and rent/mortgage).
You can have a super smooth experience buying a card while queuing for the register. When you tap to pay in BitcoinCash (or BTC) from the Gyft app, android prompts you to launch your wallet! The amount, fee, and receiving address is already filled in. Simply take a look to confirm and then slide to pay. In seconds (before the next register is open) the new gift card is in your Gyft app "wallet" and ready to be scanned by the cashier. You can also regift/send the gift card to a friend instead of activating/revealing the card's code.
Note that Uber credit is how you pay for Uber Eats, so an Uber gift card can not only get you around town but also bring food to your door from restaurants in your neighborhood.
Feel free to paste the lists into the weekly/monthly or any BCH updates, or to categorize it (i should have but I don't know them all). It's not my data obviously. I don't know how often the two services update the lists.
(Not sure which are limited to regions. I can confirm that Uber gift card was credited when pasted in the Uber app, in Japan, but wasn't usable for rides in Japan. The balance was perfectly usable later, in USA.)
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BitPay Launches Rebranding

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Went to a Bitcoin Meetup this week, Rep'd Bitcoin Cash...

My experience: The topic being presented was "how to build a SegWit transaction", very technical, probably over most of the crowds' heads, including mine really, but I was also focused more on my beer...
I wore my Bitcoin Cash logo'd "HODL" shirt ;)
The presenter at least admitted his bias against Bitcoin Cash, and also admitted a couple of times that SegWit was "a sort of hack on Bitcoin", also admitted fees were very high now/lately, so people would rather just buy/accumulate/hold than spend.
I asked him a few questions, like how does an unused currency actually help people? And why did they need to "hack" the system off-chain rather than the simple increase in block size. I don't remember his answers if there were any.
A newbie in the crowd chimed in he had just bought his first amount of BTC that week. I asked him if he knew anything about Bitcoin Cash - No. I pulled out a Paper Wallet I made on cashaddress.org, funded it with 5,000 Bits BCH ($2.50) right there to show him how it's done, and then handed it to him. The fee from the BTC.com app was only 348 satoshi = less than 2 tenths of a cent. SegWit presenter saw it too and liked it.
Then I tried to pay for my food and beer bill with Bitcoin, as I've done before, but of course their BitPay service doesn't take Bitcoin Cash yet and the fee would have been over $5. I said I guess I'll just have to pay with credit card this time and you get to pay the fees...
All in all it was a fun and rewarding evening ;)
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BTCPay Server Launches Tor Crowdfunding Campaign

In solidarity with the developers of open source solutions, the popular Bitcoin community processing service BTCPay Server supported a campaign to raise funds for the privacy-oriented users of the Tor browser, according to Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/btcpay-server-launches-tor-crowdfunding-campaign
As stated on the company's page, the funds raised through the #BitcoinForTor Project will be aimed at supporting the gratuitous work of people committed to the idea of protecting human rights.
"Every day we, Tor Project members, defend the rights of people to universal and private access to the uncensored Internet. Tor has become the most powerful tool in the world in the struggle for network privacy and freedom,"- the project description says.
Also on the project page says that the raised funds are stored on a customized hardware wallet Ledger Nano S, decorated with the well-known onion, the Tor logo. The donations themselves can be made both with the help of an ordinary on-chain transaction and using the Lightning Network, there is also an alternative onion link.
BTCPay Server was launched as a project offering an alternative to BitPay processing service. Its Creator Nicholas Dormer implemented BitPay fork in 2017, giving users the ability to host processing on their own servers and thus have full control over their commercial activities.
BTCPay Server framework also has a built-in accounting system and sometimes it is very useful for crowdfunding projects, which, for example, showed the case with the collection of funds for legal expenses for the user Hodlonaut in his confrontation with the self-proclaimed Creator of Bitcoin Craig Wright.
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BTCPay Server Launches Tor Crowdfunding Campaign

In solidarity with the developers of open source solutions, the popular Bitcoin community processing service BTCPay Server supported a campaign to raise funds for the privacy-oriented users of the Tor browser, according to Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/btcpay-server-launches-tor-crowdfunding-campaign
As stated on the company's page, the funds raised through the #BitcoinForTor Project will be aimed at supporting the gratuitous work of people committed to the idea of protecting human rights.
"Every day we, Tor Project members, defend the rights of people to universal and private access to the uncensored Internet. Tor has become the most powerful tool in the world in the struggle for network privacy and freedom,"- the project description says.
Also on the project page says that the raised funds are stored on a customized hardware wallet Ledger Nano S, decorated with the well-known onion, the Tor logo. The donations themselves can be made both with the help of an ordinary on-chain transaction and using the Lightning Network, there is also an alternative onion link.
BTCPay Server was launched as a project offering an alternative to BitPay processing service. Its Creator Nicholas Dormer implemented BitPay fork in 2017, giving users the ability to host processing on their own servers and thus have full control over their commercial activities.
BTCPay Server framework also has a built-in accounting system and sometimes it is very useful for crowdfunding projects, which, for example, showed the case with the collection of funds for legal expenses for the user Hodlonaut in his confrontation with the self-proclaimed Creator of Bitcoin Craig Wright.
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BTCPay Server Launches Tor Crowdfunding Campaign

In solidarity with the developers of open source solutions, the popular Bitcoin community processing service BTCPay Server supported a campaign to raise funds for the privacy-oriented users of the Tor browser, according to Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/btcpay-server-launches-tor-crowdfunding-campaign
As stated on the company's page, the funds raised through the #BitcoinForTor Project will be aimed at supporting the gratuitous work of people committed to the idea of protecting human rights.
"Every day we, Tor Project members, defend the rights of people to universal and private access to the uncensored Internet. Tor has become the most powerful tool in the world in the struggle for network privacy and freedom,"- the project description says.
Also on the project page says that the raised funds are stored on a customized hardware wallet Ledger Nano S, decorated with the well-known onion, the Tor logo. The donations themselves can be made both with the help of an ordinary on-chain transaction and using the Lightning Network, there is also an alternative onion link.
BTCPay Server was launched as a project offering an alternative to BitPay processing service. Its Creator Nicholas Dormer implemented BitPay fork in 2017, giving users the ability to host processing on their own servers and thus have full control over their commercial activities.
BTCPay Server framework also has a built-in accounting system and sometimes it is very useful for crowdfunding projects, which, for example, showed the case with the collection of funds for legal expenses for the user Hodlonaut in his confrontation with the self-proclaimed Creator of Bitcoin Craig Wright.
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The B Foundation. What some of us don't like about it / why we fight.

You might have noticed there is a flamewar going on on Twitter about "The B", aka Bitcoin Foundation 2.0 aka "we are not a Bitcoin Foundation!".
I would like to clarify some of the criticism we are giving:

1- The name.
The B Foundation, especially with the Bitcoin logo as the "B", was definitely of bad taste. Even if it was a joke or trolling, there was no way it would have been accepted. This is not the main criticism, but an obvious one.

2- The people.
Basically, The B lists the best people on crypto-twitter today, but more importantly very heavy-weight in the industry itself. Adam Back, Slush, Giacomo, Starkness, Jameson Lopp, .... an amazing and very respected group of individuals. None of the criticism is against the individuals, but against the group itself. Why is there a need for such an "authority" (as in respect, not as in control)? Does The B need to place itself as THE foundation? This would be the major criticism, media and newcomers will see this group as the representative of Bitcoin. Or at the very least as the representative of the ecosystem and industry. But people change, interest and alignment of ideology change too. Remember Gavin? Remember Bitpay? even Roger Ver. These were the face of Bitcoin at some point. Why would we create an even bigger figure? Another remainder would be The Bitcoin Foundation, set up with good intentions and with public figures too, and ended up being a scam. Did you know they still receive donations from major companies that believe they are funding Bitcoin development?

3- "Marketing and PR".
This is a very contentious point, and comes back to what is Bitcoin. Should we make it mainstream (that seems to be the goal of The B) now? If this is the case, The B and the community will again be under pressure for scaling, speed, costs... and all of those will come at a cost in censorship resistance if we rush it. Now imagine this Marketing and Public Relations entity also is responsible of funding the developers... what could go wrong? oh wait, that's what The B is about.

4- Do we need it?
Many organizations are funding developers, and we should all participate. Blockstream, BHB, Lightning Labs, Trezor... all support developers. The stated goal of The B is to facilitate the administrative burden to fund devs. It totally makes sense, any central entity will be more efficient than a decentralized counterpart. The problem will be to get rid of it when the time comes, so far we haven't been able to get rid of the previous ones.

What do people arguing want then?
Well first of all there should not be a politically strong entity representing (though marketing or whatever) "Bitcoin". It's perfectly fine and encouraged to create alliances and teams, but these should not create a legacy that can become a threat (like Bitcoin(dot)com, the Bitcoin Foundation, etc). A great execution of this is Bitcoin Core: it's not a legal entity, is always changing and is kept sane by being under attack and scrutiny all the time. Other examples would be the No2X movement, UASF, and others that gathered people for when it was needed, but didn't end up with becoming any "authority" in the space, only an idea/ideology.
A list of ALL THINGS to respect would be:
- Don't call yourself or behave anything like a (shitcoin) foundation. Slush pointed out that it's necessary in the legal name, great, but not in the material as far as I know. If we wanted a funding and marketing foundation, we would be on Ethereum.
- Don't promote The B as a group of all the top people. This would have the same effect as being perceived as a Bitcoin Foundation, as a de-facto authority.
- Don't centralize the public relations AND funding, under any circumstances. The pressure would be unbearable for the entity.
- DO offer solutions for grants, education, research, but maybe as separate entities each.
- Have a board, but not of "the whole industry", especially if we don't know how they are chosen/"elected". And even more if you don't need it. (Why do you need all these people in such an organization anyways, if the goal is not governance of Bitcoin???)

The risk is not what The B would be today, but what it could become tomorrow. Is the reward worth the risk? I really don't think so. Rushing for solution might come back an hunt us for a very long time, so let's argument and find a better solution.
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