I don’t know if I’m making a mountain out of a molehill, but after I discovered just how widely used the BTC Lightning Wallet is used, I kinda felt more relaxed about money. Initially, I was slogging it out by redeeming my steps for sats and reading BTC articles on sMiles and BitcoinMagazine respectively.
Then, I discovered Stacker News, Vestly, Apollo, Tweetoshi, Slice, and Zebedee - all of which allow me to earn sats. Of course, my packed-like-sardines life doesn’t allow me to use all these apps and websites every day, but it’s comforting to know that when I have “in-between” time, I can just hop over to one of these avenues to try to get some sats. My Muun wallet seems to agree. Right now, the sats inside it have exceeded $5 - certainly not slower than collecting tips on Publish0x.
Then, there are promotions involving Bitcoin. An Australian exchange, Independent Reserve, obtained the in-principle approval from my country’s central bank to set up operations here last year. It dangled a welcome carrot. Anyone who set up an account with it would be given $10 worth of Bitcoin. Guess who went to set up an account with it promptly?
After that, I never used Independent Reserve anymore. But it seems that I was still fondly regarded because I received a letter (snail mail, no less) during Chinese New Year. 🧧
Get $20 worth of Bitcoin for trading $50 worth of Bitcoin. Seems like our Aussie mates are super determined to capture a slice of the crypto market share in Singapore. I wonder why they are spending so much money and energy on us Singaporeans. Are they even earning anything after giving out all this Bitcoin?
But hearty thanks to Independent Reserve. I think I will take advantage of this promotion and make my first ever trade with you. Coupled with such seize-by-all-means initiatives by crypto exchanges, I guess the growing demand for Lightning Network payments helps me have an abundance mindset. It’s ironic if you think about it. Bitcoin’s supply is fixed at 21 million, with the last one being mined in the year 2140. Yet, I don’t feel bothered by its scarcity. I feel confident that there will always be individuals and companies who will be eager to spend their sats to advance their agenda. I also think that the more I know about Bitcoin, the more poised I will be to take advantage of upcoming promising opportunities. In any case, I am content with stacking as many sats as I can these days.