Bitcoin Could Drastically Reduce Its Energy Consumption With This Fix
So a few days ago my grandma actually got saved by a person that knew about bitcoin.
She received a call from one of those CRA scammers and my grandma is innocent and gullible and wants everyone to be safe and by the book. This asshole on the phone kept scaring my grandma so she can pay. She didn’t call us because she didn’t want to worry us, but now she knows to always keep us informed and that we are here for each other.
Anyways, she was directed to some convenience store to use a bitcoin ATM of some sort. There was a man that was ordering something, but noticed my grandma being hesitant or confused. After his purchase, he approached my grandma and asked her about the paper she was holding. It was a paper my grandma wrote “CRA” and the location of the ATM. He asked her if she was making a payment to the “CRA”. My grandma told me she was nervous and ignored him. So he just said, please don’t do it because its a scam if you’re making a bitcoin payment to the CRA. He pulled out $20 and gave it to her and said I will pay you not send bitcoins to these scammers, please do not do it and go to the police station and give them any information you possibly can about these scammers. She never took his $20, but she believed him. She mentioned how he said he knows a lot about bitcoin, so obviously there is my grandma asking him questions about it.
Who ever you are, thank you so much on behalf of me and my grandma. She needed that money and because of you, she still has it.
It’s clear to me that the only way for us to be able to take control back from the market manipulators pushing down the price of Bitcoin is for us to all move our Bitcoin off these exchanges into addresses that we have a private keys for. Go ahead and take a look at it for yourself. Go on over to coinbase Pro and look at the BTC USD Market in real time . You will see that there are people / bots just waiting to bring in huge sells with a hundred plus Bitcoin at the ask price only to delete it instantaneously and then push it down even further to the next lower price when there’s not enough purchasing power at the buy side . I believe that until everyone with any amount of Bitcoin moves their bitcoins from all the major exchanges to their own addresses that the price will continue to be manipulated in any way that these manipulators want it to via typical Wall Street financialization techniques. Big money is all over this market right now and they are trying to get enough Bitcoin to be able to control the market indefinitely. They’re using ingenious techniques of market manipulation with over-the-counter markets and cash settled Futures to heavily manipulate the price of Bitcoin. This system has never been present in any of the previous bull or bear markets that Bitcoin has experienced and we are therefore going to have to make it our mission to spread the word about the importance of taking physical custody of Bitcoin asap and avoiding custodial Solutions as much as possible. Otherwise they will continue to manipulate the price as they see fit to achieve their goals.
#cryptocurrency market, scam issue in korea
I wanted to test if it’s already possible to create an e-commerce store without getting stuck somewhere when you don’t have any coding knowledge.
Honestly, I was surprised how easy it is to set up one with the help of some sort of CMS and additional plugins. I did some research and it seems WordPress is still the king for creating simple e-stores using Woocommerce plugin.
So for testing, I bought cheap shared hosting plan for $2 bucks (paid using bitcoin) from [lowendbox](https://lowendbox.com) offers
Bought a domain from [NameCheap](https://www.namecheap.com/) for $2 bucks as well (also paid using bitcoin)
Installed WordPress on it using automatic installer that every hosting provider has nowadays.
Activated a free theme compatible with Woocommerce from Themes section in WordPress
I thought the biggest challenge will be the integration of lightning merchant into woocommerce as its a fairly new thing but it seems there is already bunch of merchants that have native plugins for it! Great! My eye got caught two of them [Strike](https://strike.acinq.co/) and [OpenNode](https://www.opennode.co/)
After this I got myself a free SSL certificate from [sslforfree](https://www.sslforfree.com/) and activated it using cPanel.
I’ve choosen Strike (was the first one I tried and it worked anyway), downloaded the plugin, activated it, entered my API Key and ta-da! it works!
I’m a proud owner of useless store that costed me $4 bucks. Cannot be happier.
Didn’t have to touch any code, nothing! I can also expand functionality of the store using another plugins as well.
Some other plugins I used:
Checkout Field Editor for WooCommerce — To get rid of the billing fields.
Disable cart page for WooCommerce — To get rid of the unnecessary cart page.
Really Simple SSL — Easily enabling https everywhere.
Anyway… Who is fancy to buy some prayers for 1 sat today? I guess I will keep the site online until host expires but for now feel free to invite friends to test the glorious lightning network. With the help of @GiverOfBitcoin anyone should be able to try it easily now. I also added a quick tutorial how to get free sats from him on the website as well.