I post LF content on here & they are always my most popular posts + receive the most comments saying content was super informative or useful, or just saying thanks and they learned something new.

LF content can definitely look weird on SN if not done correctly. The key is breaking up the content into smaller chunks and adding in images and different text formats (i.e. larger titles, quotes, etc).

Below is my most recent LF post, which you can see is broken down into easier bite-sized chunks of info. Additionally, at the top of the article, I always first put the estimated read time.


Overall, IMO the benefits of LF content are:

- Richer and in-depth information - Enhanced discussion quality - Encourages diverse content creation - Promotion of expertise and thought leadership

Some kind of long form pinned article sub?


Individual blogs where members can post and collect their own prior posts?

Good - it would give writers a stronger sense of identity and ownership over their contributions.

Some sort of a signature footer for message replies, like a canned email signature response, where a few prior posts are linked?

50/50 on this. Could be valuable, but would need to be implemented correctly - to avoid appearing cluttered or from the feature being misused for spamming.

Creating long-form posts can have both advantages and challenges. Some key points to consider are:


  1. Depth and detail: Longer posts allow for a more thorough exploration of a topic and provide additional details, helping readers gain a better understanding.
  2. Comprehensive analysis: With more space, in-depth analysis, extensive research, and well-founded opinions can be included on a particular subject.
  3. Greater context: Longer posts offer the opportunity to provide a broader context and encompass different perspectives related to the topic.


  1. Reader attention: In the age of quick information and online reading, capturing and maintaining readers' attention in long-form posts can be challenging. It's important to ensure the content is engaging and well-structured.
  2. Reading time: Longer posts require more reading time, and some readers may prefer shorter and more concise content.
  3. Format and presentation: It's crucial to present the content in a visually appealing and organized manner to facilitate reading and comprehension.

Ultimately, the choice to create long-form posts on news platforms depends on the content, target audience, and communication goals. Some stories or topics may require a more extensive narrative to convey all the necessary information. The important thing is to adapt to the context and effectively present the content to provide a valuable reading experience.

At the Bitcoin meet-up I attended, the energy and excitement in the air were palpable from the moment I walked into the room. There were people from diverse backgrounds, ranging from enthusiastic newcomers to seasoned cryptocurrency veterans, all eager to share their knowledge and experiences. During the presentation sessions, speakers discussed a wide range of topics, from the underlying blockchain technology to investment strategies and the latest trends in the cryptocurrency market. I was impressed by the passion and enthusiasm with which they shared their insights and answered audience questions with patience and clarity.

After the presentations, I had the opportunity to engage in informal conversations with fellow attendees. It was fascinating to hear the stories of how Bitcoin had transformed the lives of some individuals, from successful investments to using cryptocurrencies to send remittances to their families abroad. Conversations flowed freely, and passionate debates emerged about the future of cryptocurrencies and their impact on the global economy.

In addition to the valuable discussions, I also had the chance to interact with innovative projects and startups present at the event. I met entrepreneurs who were developing blockchain-based applications, as well as representatives from companies accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. This direct interaction provided me with practical insights into how Bitcoin technology was being implemented in the real world.

Overall, my experience at the Bitcoin meet-up was enriching and stimulating. I learned a great deal, made valuable connections, and left with a deeper understanding and enthusiasm for the disruptive potential of cryptocurrencies. These gatherings serve as a reminder of the power of community and the impact we can achieve when we share knowledge and collaborate around a common vision.

I use 1Password for Families.

My wife and kids have accounts. I think it is super important kids become familiar with a password manager and using it from the day they first log online.

Even though I have the technical know-how on how to run keepassxc and other open source solutions like BitWarden to keep them in sync my wife and kids don't. 1Password for Families manages all the infra and the security model which frees up my time. And I'm happy to pay them to do that too.

Sure, we all know of the mis-steps that 1Password has done however they have listened (mostly) to their clients and implemented solutions accordingly. They are turning their strategy to passkeys which is the future and leading the way like this shows innovation.

And not only do I use them to store passwords but also notes, passports, licenses, server creds, crypto wallets phrases and even PINS for the myriad of physical locks at my workplace.

I have a Visionary Protonmail membership and they have given me access to their ProtonPass offering. It looks good so far, however, are years behind 1Password. I'm sure they will catch up over time and I will certainly consider it in the future yet at this moment they are not quote there yet.

Hi, thanks for having tried out the app already!

This is indeed a work in progress that I just started in my free time a couple of weeks ago. So it is correct, until now it only generates a mnemonic. This weekend I added logic to derive a seed for the ldk_node from the mnemonic following the unified wallet approach as described in the docs of ldk. This way the same mnemonic can be used for both the lightning node wallet as for a separate bitcoin on-chain wallet that can be used for savings for example.

I also worked on structuring the LightningNodeRepository and lightning node BLoC better. The idea here is to abstract all ldk_node internals into the LightningNodeRepository and expose different streams there, like payment stream, channel stream etc. This way a general lightning node bloc can exist, which has general configurations like the network, nodeId, alias etc and can be used to configure, start and stop the node, and other blocs can exist like a wallet or payment bloc and a channel bloc, that can all use the LightningNodeRepository.

I will try to finish this setup as soon as possible and try to get the ldk_node running at least.

Also, every feedback and help is welcome, since I am doing this OpenSource you can always make pull requests so we get this demo app finished sooner and other devs or companies can use it as a starting point or import the repository packages and create their own blocs easily.

it's been more than 4 weeks since I tried opening a channel with very low fee. The docs say that channels need to be confirmed within 2 weeks after they are initiated or else they will not become active and will have to be force closed. Should i proceed with this bumpfee or do i need to force close - i'm confused!

142 sats \ 1 replies \ @Hopeful_Sat OP 6h Thanks for the input! I would like to address some points made to clarify some statements made in my post:

your mention about leveraging the third party's marketing tools to help boost occupancy: I 100% agree. For this particular client, most of their revenues come from bookings made through the third party, so I didn't recommend they stop using them at all, I was trying to put more focus on recurring customers and trying to systematically increase the number of international customers that book directly, rather than cease using the third party, which wouldn’t be an option for them. For example, they have a large group of people from Germany that come every year, but they always book through the third party. If they could incentivize them to book directly and pay with Bitcoin, they would increase their margins for the group (and they have many recurring, international customers like this that have their contact details, but can’t make a direct payment) the agency and upfront payment: that’s true, it is a convenience, but in my opinion the

Thank you, it is a great idea. I’ll try it, but it looks more difficult than appear 😅

There were a lot of things that brought me to Bitcoin only.

But the key moment and eye opener was experiencing what happened with the STEEM token and platform. (I held a big bag of STEEM Tokens at that time)

There should be articles on the web with more details about that.

This Blockchain was based on DPOS (Delegated Proof of Stake) I could delegate my “STEEM Power” ( a sub token or whatever. To get them, I had to lock the same amount of STEEM.)

The more STEEM Power someone had, the bigger was someone’s voice and power on that platform.

Important to know here is that everyone who held STEEM could convert them to STEEM Power. And because most people back then held their STEEM on exchanges like Binance, Huobi and Poloniex, that was a big threat. (But at that time I was too dumb to realise this)

Soooooo, then Justin Sun from TRON wanted to buy the STEEMIT Inc., a social platform build on the STEEMIT Blockchain. (This social platform was the only use case of that Blockchain) With this he bought the ninja-mined STEEM Tokens from the foundation as well. Which was a huge bag and so with a huge power on the platform.

Then a war between Justin SUN and the STEEM Community started.

The Community collected their STEEM Power together to do a fork and to lock all STEEM Tokens from Justin Sun that he freshly got from the acquisition. (Again I was curious that just a few could change the rules when a lot of STEEM was delegated to them)

Justin did not like that at all and got together with Binance, Huobi and Poloniex. In the end together with this exchanges he had more STEEM and so more Power to change the rules again and unlocked his Tokens again.

The last thing that the community could do here was to hard fork out.

So the HIVE Blockchain was created with their social platform Hive.io. (In general it was a copy of STEEM)

What happened to me here? Now I had STEEM Tokens and the same amount HIVE Tokens. I don’t know why, but I think at that time the HIVe token had almost the same value as the STEEM token at that time.

So my FIAT Value doubled as I had STEEM and HIVE tokens. I then dumbed my STEEM bag and put it in BTC.

I have to confess that I still have my HIVE Tokens (0€ invest) because I get staking rewards here which I then convert to BTC.

But when that happened I had some sleepless nights as my STEEM were locked and I needed time to unlock them and get them out.

Even that I got lucky in the end and had no financial losts here I started to think about it and how stupid that shit show was. And the fact that someone with a lot of money can come and destroy the whole thing and cause me sleepless nights.

Then I totally realised the value of proof of work and Bitcoin. After that I sold every shitcoin (except of my HIVE bag, which is a shitcoin too I know :) ) but since then I only buy Bitcoin and spend my time reading, listening and watching only Bitcoin related stuff.

Sorry for the long post. May be that I got something mixed up as some time past already when that happened and maybe I could not show in my writing how important that experience for me was, but this was a huuuuge thing towards Bitcoin for me

Have a nice day you wonderful plebs. <3

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