I finally purchased something from after setting up their software many times and browsing non stop. I purchased a simple SATA cable, I believe from China. Let’s see how well this process works!

I am not sure why I haven’t purchased anything previously. Maybe it was because of the high fees that Bitcoin has. It now supports Bcash, Zcash and Litecoin now. I used Litecoin. I think if I used Bcash, crypto twitter might find out and I’ll be forced to leave the platform due to harassment!

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It may have also been my reluctance to trust the shops on the network. I used the Haven app. This makes the whole process seem much cleaner which may have subconsciously convinced me that it is more trustworthy now.

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I basically never have to pay more than a few cents in fees in Bitcoin ... everyone seems to have gotten stuck on late 2017, it hasn't been like that for years.
For sure I wouldn't use it for very small payments, generally. We have LN and I even buy groceries via that, but somehow people think it doesn't exist/work.

Feel free to go with other coins but this idea that Bitcoin "is too slow" "is too expensive" "doesn't innovate" is just lazy and wrong.

@rumblestillskin Another piece of extreme laziness that just spreads is "oh bitcoin is 1MB", but the block size increased by around 100% in late 2017 (took a while for segwit to get adopted but it's like 50% or more adopted now).
It isn't about good or bad it's about people just choosing to believe a lie because they can't be bothered to check the facts. Segwit's blocksize compromise was huge.
It doesn't matter how many times I explain it, people always just go back to "it's 1MB".

@rumblestillskin Here's a simple visualization of the real-time reality (there are many others):

anduck.net/bitcoin/fees/

Notice how the blocks cluster around 1.2-1.3MB; they often spike to 1.7-2.3MB when people dump a large number of txs at once.

Notice the red color basically means most txs are sub 10 sats/b; taking 5 sat/b ave, a typical 250b tx is like 1250 sats or 12 cents.
Will it stay like this forever? I doubt it! That's why we have a very active and working Lightning Network.

@waxwing I am a huge fan of Bitcoin. In this case Litecoin had a lower fee than Bitcoin.

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