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4 hours 51 min ago

Get your coins out of the Segwit2x companies

5 hours 49 min ago

I just got my money out of Copay (Bitpay) following their shady update on the Segwit2x hardfork.

Check the whole list of companies supporting Segwith2x and plan your move accordingly: https://medium.com/@DCGco/bitcoin-scaling-agreement-at-consensus-2017-133521fe9a77

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Lightning really is going to be the game-changer

6 hours 33 min ago

Honestly, we should all be getting VERY excited about Lightning. It's the killer app bitcoin needs for mass adoption and it's days/weeks away from reality.

If you haven't already, Android users download Eclair Wallet Testnet https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.acinq.eclair.wallet

Then get yourself some coins from the faucet https://testnet.coinfaucet.eu/en/

Open a channel, wait a bit then go shopping at Starblocks https://starblocks.acinq.co/#/

This will put all those 'but bitcoin is just for speculators' arguments to bed.

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10 hours 16 min ago