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[–] Fact_Checking_Alien 0 points 103 points (+103|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It may be advisable to begin investing in to any service which agrees solidly with freedom of expression, and supports them likewise. Currently it would appear the best solution is Bitcoin, which is rather ironic because they're pushing an increasing number of persons into its use through censorship. In other words, ironic because they're killing themselves with their ideological rulings.

Perhaps the best thing I can say about Voat and people who've been attracted by it: We don't want your god-damn ideology. We want your service. Let us decide what we want to say with it. If there are any other services on the internet who sides by this, though admitting restrictions forced by law, I would fully support their using Voat to advertise themselves.

Edit: If anyone knows of any such service fitting this description, please respond with it. Maybe we can make a compilation and see where we go from there.

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[–] Wellhungguy 3 points 46 points (+49|-3) ago 

I know reddit doesn't like bitcoin because lol pyramid scheme hur dur hur, but i've been using it quite happily for awhile. It had a bubble last year, but it's been steady for some time. Useful to have a stash..

Up to you guys though..

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[–] edgelord 1 points 41 points (+42|-1) ago 

Bitcoin a pyramid scheme? I don't see this as being plausible in the slightest.

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[–] j_ 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

reddit doesn't like bitcoin

In what way? As far as the users go, Changetip is a popular bot/service. Reddit itself as a company accepts Bitcoin for gold.

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[–] uberdoober 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Most reddit users understand that Bitcoin is not a pyramid scheme. What I routinely see on Reddit is sockpuppet or shill accounts that actively discourage any person from moving away from the established retail banks or paypal. Credit union and bitcoin is the best combination one could ever need right now.

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[–] DoucheBagMcGee 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Arguments about it being a ripoff aside, unless you are running a business and already received buttcoins as payment, It's a pain in the ass to get them, and a pain in the ass to spend and keep them, not to mention converting them to real money is pretty damn hard.

The last part is important, because for those guys that pump and dump to leave, they need new blood to cash out. Gotta leave somebody holding the bag. It's just a matter of time before another big pump and value loss, or until one group of people own enough miners so that they can start generating their own bogus transactions. Either way the currency is eventually screwed.

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[–] sniper98g 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

Still Bitcoin, but Circle makes bitcoin really easy to send.

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[–] xlx 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Something something all exchanges are Mt Gox

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[–] SamHH 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What's best between Circle and Coinbase or alternatives? I haven't followed Bitcoin for around a year and a half now and all this stuff is new to me.

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[–] arrggg 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That is a good list. Here are a few more that work. Skrill, OKPAY, PerfectMoney, work good for transferring money. Coinomat.com does visa to bitcoin, which would be good for donations. Coinpayments.net is a great way for websites to accept many different coins, and then automatically convert them to USD or EUR. (so the price fluctuations do not affect you)

If you keep your donations in bitcoin then you are in control, no one can take them from you.

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[–] BlackBetty 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sounds like Skrill might be the viable option to paypal. I'm looking in to canceling my account right now.

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[–] ezen 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It's going to push the fee on the buyer, though. It makes it harder to purchase as they'd have to open a Circle/Coinbase account, etc. It's a lot of hassle to support a site like this. Consumer adoption of bitcoin has always been hampered by it simply taking more effort to use day to day.

There has to be a payment provider or plugin to easily accept donations that's not PayPal.

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[–] Fact_Checking_Alien 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Unfortunately part of that problem are financial regulations in the U.S. because it's terrifying for anyone to do anything illegal with the funds.