We are happy to continue our weekly discount digest.
This time you will find discounts on some luxury goods, exotic travel tours, narrowly-focused but very important generics and unusual stylish-looking calendar!
If you missed our first digest, you can find it here!
Lola Luna is a unique luxury lingerie manufacturer from france. They use high quality laces and embroidered tulles. Recently, Lola Luna was featured in a CoinDesk article about bitcoin usage among merchants.
PrEP is an online pharmacy, which offer customers worldwide much better value for their buck. Truvada generic and Anti-HIV drugs prices are based on retail price in India. And many medicines in developing countries are more than 20 times cheaper comparing to the Truvada price in the U.S, the U.K., Australia, or Europe. This pharmacy may look very narrowly focused, but, in fact, around 0.8% of world’s population is HIV-positive. In some countries, people experience shortage of Anti-HIV drugs or just can’t afford the due to state regulations. …
Dogecoin, which was created as a less boring jokey alternative to Bitcoin in 2013, is more than just a gag 6 years after its conception. Nowadays, DOGE is a fully-fledged cryptocurrency with a market capitalization over $380 million and daily volume around $180 million. DOGE is a living proof that even a mock currency can be pretty livable if its holders have trust in it.
There is a little paradox. On one hand, everyone is saying you should hodl Bitcoin and never spend it on your whims as when the mass adoption comes, it will be worth times more than it is now. On the other hand, it’s generally agreed that the mass adoption will only be reached when people should start using Bitcoin for everyday purchases. On top of that, for small purchases BTC fees could be too costly and Lightning isn’t widespread yet, so it’s easier to just pay in fiat.
Some merchants have also noticed this problem and suggested a compromise — a discount on crypto purchases. Usually, a modest discount of 5–10% is enough to both cover a buyer the transaction fee and slice off a couple of bucks as a bonus. …
The phrase “mass adoption” has already become a cliche in the crypto community. Whenever someone unironically mentions it, we now automatically take the statement with a grain of salt. At first glance, this skepticism sounds quite justified — so many talks about mass adoption, but it doesn’t seem to get a single iota closer and remains as unreachable as the skyline.
We created Accepted Here to prove the skepticism wrong and show that mass adoption isn’t a myth on the example of a growing number of real companies accepting cryptocurrency.
Ideally, Accepted Here should become another reminder for HODLers that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were conceived to be not only store of value, but also a mean of exchange and now, a decade since creation of Bitcoin, they can really be spent on a multitude goods and services without a need to convert it to fiat. …