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u/sonoran-spores99 was giving away these San Pedro cactus as prizes during their 5-day giveaway. I didn't win one but I had to have one. Price was very fair and shipping was also very fast. Beautiful cactus and well worth it. Paid with Bitcoin as well. Now go buy one. u/sonoran-spores99 is the 🐐!
How I ruined my life with Bitcoin for the 2nd time
I have been meaning to get this out of my chest for a while for years but only today I decided to tell my story for whoever wants to listen. I will not go in much detail but I guess this is a typical gambler story. I'll start by saying that I'm sort of an gambling addict. I started it as soon as I the bank mailed me a credit card when I was a college student. I had a very small idea what credit cards were used for but never in my life it occurred to me to ever use one. But there it was, in the mailbox with some sweet limit for me to spend but I quickly put it in a drawer because I knew it was a bad thing to touch. At the time I had "discovered" a method to make money guaranteed with hedging bets between different sportsbooks. I must say that back in the day you could make a living doing that and in my young adult life that was amazing. It was a very decent extra money for a broke college student, but I quickly run out of sportsbooks to apply the method so I couldn't gain guaranteed money anymore. So I started to gamble with that money I won. Ofc as the usual gambler, I lost it all. That's when it kicked me. I had this credit card in my drawer and one thing led to another bigger things. It took me like 6 years to pay this credit card debt and finally be free and be gambling free also. My life was back to normal after I ruined it for years. I don't know if you can imagine the stress and anxiety this addiction carries. I was working long hours just to pay this debt. Some months I didn't have money to pay utility bills or food. I contemplated suicide for months, until I moved to a little better job and it lifted me up a little bit so I managed to pay all debts. Finally I was **free**. That's when I heard about **bitcoin**. 2016. I started very small, bought a little and sold when high. "Reinvested" years later, got burnt, back to where I started and ofc I had to use the credit card again. At this time the limit was way higher than back when I started to use it and my gambling addiction kicked in again to recover the wins. After the credit card failed, I made loans to pay it off. Used loans to buy more bitcoin, etc etc I invested again heavily and ofc the big crash came in 2017 and I was left with debt and my life ruined forever once more. I ended up with almost 2 bitcoins, but like 3x the debt and I don't think I will ever be able to pay it off. I put a stop to it right after the crash and for all this time I never touched my bitcoin or any gambling site again, but the monthly debt bills keep coming. With my salary I'm able to keep paying the bills but always back to zero after the end of the month. With this pandemic and staying so much time at home it got me thinking why not use the bitcoin and my addiction started kicking again. I tried to stop it but once it got me pumped up there is no going back. I have no other addiction. Just this very expensive life ruining addiction. I started withdrawing some bitcoin to feel the high of winnings and long story short I ended up losing it all. I still have this 1 bitcoin that I don't want to touch. I'm writing this so I convince myself to not touch this last bitcoin. It's my last savior and hope. I feel like if I touch this bitcoin I will fall into the depression that I haven't had in years. I'm already shaking and can't sleep at night for what I've done. Bills keep piling up, girlfriend doesn't suspect a thing and is talking about saving money for a house and having a baby, but how can I? All my income goes to paying the debt I accumulated over the years and I got nothing to show for it. I have no fancy cars, fancy clothes or anything. I hope whoever sent me that credit card back when I was 18 didn't do so. It started a down spiraling down in my life that I don't see an out of it. But that's banks for you. They want to control us from the very beginning of life. I wasn't strong or savvy enough to say no to banks. I hope someday I can give this bitcoin to my child and for whatever its worth at the time I will know that it saved my life in the end.
Every solution attempted for dealing with Bitcoin's on-chain congestion has seen a catastrophic security vulnerability in the past month
(aside from bigger blocks, though BCH and BSV are also disasters on their own) Because Bitcoin has on-chain bandwidth roughly equivalent to a 14.4kbps modem, it sees huge transaction fee spikes whenever there's a meager transaction volume. Various solutions to mitigating on-chain congestion have been proposed, however they all had severe vulnerabilities in the past month. A quick round up:
[WTB] Want a used Sigma Metalytics machine to test my first gold coin ever. I pay with Bitcoin
I was told to buy this machine to test my gold instead of chemical testing. I bought my first coin [arrives today] and am pretty excited. A little worried because I bought it from someone in this sub. I will pay with bitcoin only. EDIT: NEW OR USED - I just have bitcoin and not cash - wont sell my gold
Newbie Bitcoiner asks advice in r/Bitcoin and the most upvoted answer is "**Don't assume you'll be making any kind of profits** with bitcoin though. It's much **more likely that you'll lose all your money** if you're going to chase them." .... Proving that light can reach even the dimmest of places
I’m interested in purchasing online with bitcoin. No huge purchases, not looking to invest at this time. Just want the option to use bitcoin as a form of currency. Is there a best app or service for this?
Seems like more sites are offering a bitcoin option as payment. Some offer addition savings if crypto is used. Just looking for the simplest ‘one stop shop’ to convert USD to bitcoin as a consumer, not an investor. I have used Circle in the past and it wasn’t painful. Guess I’m searching for something similar...
Would really appreciate some help figuring how to pay for online shopping with bitcoin.
I'd like to pay for my online shopping with bitcoin but I've never converted money into bitcoin before. The bill for my shopping is £54 and I'm wondering if it'd cost anything to convert it to bitcoin? Also what's the quickest way online to convert the money from my bank account into bitcoin? I'd like to pay for the shopping as soon as possible but I'm not too sure what I'm doing exactly. Cheers :)
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