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Bitcoins, Hosting, Voluntary Subscriptions and Donations.
« on: January 26, 2014, 02:27:01 AM »
Hello,

Bitcoin is the world's most widely used alternative currency with a total market cap of approximately $9.5 billion.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/Um63OQz3bjo

I've had a Bitcoin wallet for years now but never had the opportunity to use it, either to receive or send money. Bitcoins are getting very popular though and have increased in value from $17 to more than $800 in one year! They are gaining "official" recognition, hence the increase. Whether they will remain stable and in use remains to be seen. After all, it is a virtual currency... That said I like the concept and would like to see it succeed.

The company that hosts Radio Preppers actually accepts Bitcoins. You will notice that I placed a Bitcoin subscription button on the front page. This is purely voluntary. As you know I am maintaining this site alone and every little bit helps to stay online. So, if you ever thought about getting into Bitcoins, now might be the time. An easy way to get started is via Coinbase. Click on the following link: https://www.coinbase.com/join/52e4a32bf9e4e681e10000a6

Then you can send a one-time donation to the following Bitcoin address: 1CE9UfWJcHBYkWPns7iqBqZgKhd5xfqEaM thanks!

You don't necessarily have to use Coinbase either, you can also install a Bitcoin wallet on your computer (http://bitcoin.org/en/), which I strongly suggest you do anyway. It makes your wallet absolutely anonymous and secure. On my Mac I use MultiBit, and Mycelium on my phone. Be careful about who you buy your coins from however. Better use a well established and reputable web site...

In any case, you might want to learn about this currency now, because it looks like it is here to stay and is probably the most promising one for the future, other than precious metals...

Thank you,

Gil.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2016, 06:41:51 AM by gil »

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Re: Bitcoins, Hosting, Voluntary Subscriptions and Donations.
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 06:54:23 AM »
Hello,

I have set up a subscription option for forum members willing to help the site stay online. Subscribing is voluntary and gives you extra privileges:
  • Post polls.
  • Add a poll to any topic.
  • Add a poll to a topic you created.
  • Request notification on replies.
  • Request notification on new topics.
  • Post attachments.
  • Remove your own topic.
  • Lock your own topic.
  • Move your own topic.

Your membership will also be upgraded to "Patron."

Go to Profile >> Summary >> Actions >> Paid Subscriptions.

Thank you very much.

Gil.

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 11:16:16 AM »
Done!
Almost didn't cuz it sounds like I'll go from Hero Member 8) to Patron.  I've never been a Hero before ::)

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 07:12:07 PM »
You are both Bob!

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Re: Bitcoins, Hosting, Voluntary Subscriptions and Donations.
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2016, 10:36:31 AM »
I tried to pay but the PayPal link directs me to a French version - well, what I'm assuming is French since I don't read French - and I can't see how to get to a U.S. version.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 12:05:26 PM »
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I tried to pay but the PayPal link directs me to a French version - well, what I'm assuming is French since I don't read French - and I can't see how to get to a U.S. version.

Ah darn! Thanks! I'll see if I can change the language.. Much appreciated :-)

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2016, 12:05:50 PM »
Hey, I just noticed that my post above was my 1,001st post!


Kinda feels right; post 1,000 times on this great forum and pony-up so I'm not a free-loader 8) ;D

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 12:23:07 PM »
LOL, it's unbelievable how fast it goes.. Imagine having to write them all at once! It goes to show we could all write a book!

Well, I spent some time in Paypal, and there are no settings on my side that I could find to change the language. All I do on my account is in English and my preference is indeed set to English, go figure... Bob, were you presented with an English Paypal form?

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 01:52:24 PM »
Well, despite my complete lack of literacy in the French language I managed to muddle through the process and I now have a one year subscription. Once I figured out where the pay with PayPal button was - actually I sort of accidentally stumbled onto it - it was back to English which I at least have a passing knowledge of.  :o  The core group of us regulars will no doubt make the effort to figure it out but it might just put some people off and they decide it's not worth the trouble. Although honestly it will probably only be us regulars subscribing anyway. Just my two cents worth.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 12:46:28 AM »
Well, despite my complete lack of literacy in the French language I managed to muddle through the process and I now have a one year subscription. Once I figured out where the pay with PayPal button was - actually I sort of accidentally stumbled onto it - it was back to English which I at least have a passing knowledge of.  :o  The core group of us regulars will no doubt make the effort to figure it out but it might just put some people off and they decide it's not worth the trouble. Although honestly it will probably only be us regulars subscribing anyway. Just my two cents worth.
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it looks like, from the French format, that regular credit card subscription is allowed.  As I have no Pay Pal account, will it work to enter just my card information?
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 06:29:43 AM »
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Well, despite my complete lack of literacy in the French language

It's still in French!? Darn, I thought I fixed that. There should be a way to change the language...

Thanks!

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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 10:43:49 AM »
Gil, I just renewed :), a few months late.  I'm always late with this kind of thing unless I'm sent a reminder ???.  If there's any way to set things for reminders when the subscription is about to expire that will help.

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 01:28:04 PM »
Thanks again Bob, it sure does! I had just received my hosting invoice. I paid the bill with Bitcoins! It hasn't registered yet because I chose to pay a very small fee; keeping an eye on it now...

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2018, 09:42:42 AM »
Thanks!
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