An incredible experiment is unfolding before our eyes in El Salvador. Adopting Bitcoin was focused on how we make this experiment a success.
The day before Adopting Bitcoin, I did some more Lightning payments to various merchants around town and had some misadventures with a Chivo Bitcoin ATM.
The day where I find a new version of Chivo that accepts Lightning payments with minimal issue and hike a volcano.
On day 4, I visited the Palacio Nacional, explored the marketplace in Centro Histórico, and went to the mall.
I started the day off with a breakfast of huevos revueltos, with tortillas and frijoles refritos, then ventured out into the city. I decided to head over to Starbucks to get some work done on my laptop and checkout the Bitcoin UX there.
I’ve participated in several discussions in the Bitcoin Design Community about hiding wallet balances. The Basic Summary By default, most wallets display the bitcoin balance very prominently on the home screen of the app. This could be a risk to the user, as they may not want anyone peeking over their shoulder and seeing their… Continue reading Hiding Wallet Balances
One trend I am beginning to notice is that some businesses who accept Bitcoin treat it as a special edge case. I call this the “designated bitcoiner” approach.
A recap of my first day in El Salvador: my first payment with Bitcoin as legal tender, Mi Primer Bitcoin, and learning about the country.
I’m typing this out while flying over the Gulf of Mexico, about halfway between Orlando and Cancun. I’ll be landing in San Salvador in a little less than 2 hours. I’ll be in the country for about 2 weeks. I’m using the Adopting Bitcoin conference as my excuse for visiting, but I have been itching… Continue reading En route to El Salvador