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Bull Bitcoin’s Dollar-Cost Averaging tool for Canadians: a detailed overview

Hello fellow Canadian Bitcoiners!
I'm Francis Pouliot, CEO and founder of Bull Bitcoin (previously known as Bitcoin Outlet) and Bylls.
I haven't been active on Reddit for a while but I thought I'd pop back here to let the community know about our new dollar-cost averaging feature, "Recurring Buy"
This post is a copy of my most recent medium article which you can read here if you want to see the screenshots. https://medium.com/bull-bitcoin/bull-bitcoins-dollar-cost-averaging-tool-for-canadians-the-right-time-to-buy-bitcoin-is-every-day-82a992ca22c1
Thanks in advance for any feedback and suggestions!
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The Bull Bitcoin team is constantly trying to reduce the frictions ordinary people face when investing in Bitcoin and propose innovative features which ensure our users follow Bitcoin best practices and minimize their risks.
We are particularly excited and proud about our latest feature: an automated Bitcoin dollar-cost averaging tool which we dubbed “Recurring Buy”.
The Recurring Buy feature lets Bull Bitcoin users create an automated schedule that will buy Bitcoin every day using the funds in their account balance and send the Bitcoin directly to their Bitcoin wallet straight away.
We put a lot of thought in the implementation details and striking the right trade-offs for a simple and elegant solution. Our hope is that it will become a standard other Bitcoin exchanges will emulate for the benefit of their users. This standard will certainly evolve over time as we accumulate feedback and operational experience.
In this article, I cover:
The problem that we are trying to solve
Recurring Buy feature details, processes and instructions
The rationale (and tradeoffs) behind the main feature design choices
Bull Bitcoin is only available to Canadians, but non-Canadians that wish to have a look at how it works are welcome to make a Bull Bitcoin account and check out how it works here. You will be able to go through the process of create the schedule for testing purposes, but you wont be able to fund your account and actually purchase Bitcoin.
What problems does Dollar-Cost Averaging solve?
The most common concern of Bitcoin investors is, not surprisingly, “when is the right time to buy Bitcoin?”. Bitcoin is indeed a very volatile asset. A quick glance at a Bitcoin price chart shows there are without a doubt “worse times” and “better times” to invest in Bitcoin. But is that the same as the “right” time?
Gurus, analysts and journalists continuously offer their theories explaining what affects the Bitcoin price, supported by fancy trading charts and geopolitical analysis, further reinforcing the false notion that it is possible to predict the price of Bitcoin.
Newbies are constantly bombarded with mainstream media headlines of spectacular gains and devastating losses. For some, this grows into an irresistible temptation to get rich quick. Others become crippled with the fear of becoming “the sucker” on which early adopters dump their bags.
Veterans are haunted by past Bitcoin purchases which were quickly followed by a crash in the price. “I should have waited to buy the dip…”
Many Bitcoin veterans and long-term investors often shrug off the question of when is the right time to buy with the philosophy: “just hodl”. But even those holding until their death will recognize that buying more Bitcoin for the same price is a better outcome.
Given the very high daily volatility of Bitcoin, a hodler can find himself in many years having significantly less wealth just because he once bought Bitcoin on a Monday instead of a Wednesday. His options are either to leave it up to chance or make an attempt to “time the market” and “buy the dip”, which can turn into a stressful trading obsession, irrational decisions (which have a negative impact on budget, income and expenses) and severe psychological trauma. In addition, trying to “buy the dip” is often synonymous to keeping large amounts of fiat on an exchange to be ready for “when the time comes”.
There must be a better way.
Bitcoin investors should be rewarded for having understood Bitcoin’s long-term value proposition early on, for having taken the risk to invest accordingly and for having followed best practices. Not for being lucky.
Overview of features and rules
In this section I go into every detail of the Recurring Buy feature. In the following section, I focus on explaining why we chose this particular user experience.
The user first decides his target investment amount. Ideally, this is a monthly budget or yearly budget he allocates to investing in Bitcoin based on his projected income and expenses.
The user then chooses either the duration of the Recurring Buy schedule or the daily purchase amount. The longer the better.
The frequency is each day and cannot be modified.
The user must submit a Bitcoin address before activating a Recurring Buy schedule. By default, every transaction will be sent to that Bitcoin address. It’s the fallback address in case they don’t provide multiple addresses later.
Once the user has filled the form with target amount, the duration and the Bitcoin address, he can activate the Recurring Buy Schedule.
The user is not required to already have funds in his account balance to activate the schedule.
We will randomly select a time of day at which his transaction will be processed (every hour, so 24 possible times). If the user insists on another time of day, he can cancel his Recurring Buy schedule and try again.


The Recurring Buy feature as displayed on bullbitcoin.com/recurring-buys
The schedule is then displayed to the user, showing the time and date at which transactions that will take place in the future. The user will be able to see how long his current balance will last.
He can follow the progress of the dollar-cost averaging schedule, monitor in real time his average acquisition cost, and audit each transaction individually.
At this point, the user can and should change the Bitcoin address of his next transactions to avoid address re-use. Address re-use is not forbidden, but it is highly discouraged.
After having modified the Bitcoin addresses, there is nothing left for the user to do except watch the bitcoins appear in his Bitcoin wallet every day!
The Bitcoins are sent right away at the time of purchase.
Bitcoin transactions using the Recurring Buy feature will have the lowest possible Bitcoin network transaction fee to avoid creating upwards pressure on the fee market impact other network users.


What users see after first activating a schedule
The Recurring Buy schedule will be cancelled automatically at the time of the next purchase if the balance is insufficient. He can add more funds to his balance whenever he wants.
The Recurring Buy schedule will continue until the target amount is reached or until the account balance runs out.
The user can cancel his Recurring Buy schedule whenever he wants.
If the user wants to change the amount or duration of the schedule, he can simply cancel his current schedule and create a new one.
Each schedule has a unique identifier so that users can keep track of various schedules they perform over time.
Once a schedule is completed, either fully or partially, a summary will be provided which shows the number of transactions completed, the average acquisition cost, the total amount of Bitcoin purchase and the total amount of fiat spent. Useful for accounting!


A partially completed Recurring Buy schedule cancelled after 9 days due to insufficient funds
Though process in making our design choices
Recurring Bitcoin Purchases vs. Recurring Payment/Funding
The first and most important design choice was to separate the processes of funding the account balance with fiat (the payment) from the process of buying Bitcoin (the purchase). Users do not need to make a bank transaction every time they do a Bitcoin purchase. They first fund their account manually on their own terms, and the recurring purchases are debited from their pre-funded account balance.
Another approach would have been to automatically withdraw fiat from the user’s bank account (e.g. a direct debit or subscription billing) for each transaction (like our friends at Amber) or to instruct the user to set-up recurring payments to Bull Bitcoin from their bank account (like our friends at Bittr). The downside of these strategies is that they require numerous bank transactions which increases transaction fees and the likelihood of triggering fraud and compliance flags at the user’s bank. However, this does remove the user’s need to keep larger amounts of fiat on the exchange and reduces the friction of having to make manual bank payments.
Bull Bitcoin is currently working on a separate “Recurring Funding” feature that will automatically debit fiat from the user’s bank accounts using a separate recurring schedule with a minimum frequency of once a week, with a target of once every two weeks or once a month to match the user’s income frequency. This can, and will, be used in combination from the “Recurring Buy” feature, but both can be used separately.
The ultimate experience that we wish to achieve is that users will automatically set aside, each paycheck (two weeks), a small budget to invest in Bitcoin using the “Recurring Funding” feature which is sufficient to refill their account balance for the next two weeks of daily recurring purchases.
Frequency of transactions
The second important decision was about customizing the frequency of the schedule. We decided to make it “each day” only. This is specifically to ensure users have a large enough sample size and remain consistent which are the two key components to a successful dollar-cost averaging strategy.
A higher amount of recurring transactions (larger sample size) will result in the user’s average acquisition being closer to the actual average Bitcoin price over that period of time. Weekly or monthly recurring purchases can provide the same effectiveness if they are performed over a duration of time which is 7x longer (weekly) or 30x longer (monthly).
It is our belief that the longer the duration of the schedule, the more likely the user is to cancel the recurring buy schedule in order to “buy the dip”. Dollar-cost averaging is boring, and watching sats appear in the wallet every day is a good way to reduce the temptation of breaking the consistency.
We do not force this on users: they can still cancel the schedule if they want and go all-in. We consider it more of a gentle nudge in the right direction.
Frequency of withdrawals (one purchase = one bitcoin transaction)
This is one of the most interesting design choices because it is a trade-off between scalability (costs), privacy and custody. Ultimately, we decided that trust-minimization (no custody) and privacy were the most important at the expense of long-term scalability and costs.
Realistically, Bitcoin network fees are currently low and we expect them to remain low for the near future, although they will certainly increase massively over the long-term. One of the ways we mitigated this problem was to select the smallest possible transaction fee for transactions done in the context of Recurring Buy, separate from regular transaction fees on regular Bitcoin purchases (which, at Bull Bitcoin, are very generous).
Note: users must merge their UTXOs periodically to avoid being stuck with a large amount of small UTXOs in the future when fees become more expensive. This is what makes me most uncomfortable about our solution. I hope to also solve this problem, but it is ultimately something Bitcoin wallets need to address as well. Perhaps an automated tool in Bitcoin wallets which merges UTXOs periodically when the fees are low? Food for thought.
When transaction fees and scalability becomes a problem for us, it will have become a problem for all other small payments on the Bitcoin network, and we will use whatever solution is most appropriate at that time.
It is possible that Lightning Network ends up being the scalability solution, although currently it is logistically very difficult to perform automated payouts to users using Lightning, particularly recurring payouts, which require users to create Bolt11 invoices and to convince other peers in the network to open channels and fund channels with them for inbound capacity.
These are the general trade-offs:
Send a Bitcoin transaction for every purchase (what we do) - Most expensive for the exchange - Most expensive for the user (many UTXOs) - Increases Bitcoin Network UTXOs set - Inefficient usage of block space - Most private - Zero custody risk
Keep custody of the Bitcoin until the schedule is over or when the user requests a withdrawal (what Coinbase does) - No additional costs -No blockchain bloating - Same level of privacy - High custody risk
Batch user transactions together at fixed intervals (e.g. every day) - Slightly lower transaction costs for the exchange - Same costs for the user - Slightly more efficient use of block space - Same level of UTXO set bloating - Much lower level of privacy - Slightly higher custody risk
Single address vs multiple addresses vs HD keys (xpubs)
The final decision we had to make was preventing address re-use and allowing users to provide an HD key (xpub) rather than a Bitcoin address.
Address re-use generally decreases privacy because it becomes possible for third-party blockchain snoops to figure out that multiple Bitcoin transactions are going to the same user. But we must also consider that even transactions are sent to multiple addresses, particularly if they are small amounts, it is highly likely that the user will “merge” the coins into a single transaction when spending from his wallet. It is always possible for users to prevent this using Coinjoin, in which there is a large privacy gain in not re-using addresses compared to using a single address.
It is important to note that this does not decrease privacy compared to regular Bitcoin purchases on Bull Bitcoin outside of “Recurring Buy”. Whether a user has one transaction of $1000 going to a Bitcoin address or 10x$100 going that same Bitcoin address doesn’t reveal any new information about the user other than the fact he is likely using a dollar-cost averaging mechanism. It is rather a missed opportunity to gain more privacy.
Another smaller decision was whether or not we should ask the user to provide all his addresses upfront before being able to activate the schedule, which would completely remove the possibility of address re-use. We ultimately decided that because this process can take a very long time (imagine doing Recurring Buy every day for 365 days) it is better to let the user do this at his own pace, particularly because he may eventually change his Bitcoin wallet and forget to change the addresses in the schedule.
There are also various legitimate use-cases where users have no choice but to re-use the same address . A discussion for another day!
Asking the user to provide an XPUB is a great solution to address re-use. The exchange must dynamically derive a new Bitcoin address for the user at each transaction, which is not really a technical challenge. As far as I can tell, Bittr is the only Bitcoin exchange exchange which has implemented this technique. Kudos!
It is however important that the user doesn’t reuse this XPUB for anything else, otherwise the exchange can track his entire wallet balance and transaction history.
It is worth noting that not all wallets support HD keys or have HD keys by default (e.g. Bitcoin Core). So it is imperative that we offer the option to give Bitcoin addresses. We believe there is a lot of potential to create wallet coordination mechanisms between senders and recipients which would make this process a lot more streamlined.
In the future, we will certainly allow users to submit an XPUB instead of having to manually input a different address. But for now, we wanted to reduce the complexity to a minimum.
Conclusion: personal thoughts
I have a somewhat unique perspective on Bitcoin users due to the fact that I worked at the Bitcoin Embassy for almost 4 years. During this time, I had the opportunity to discuss face-to-face with thousands of Bitcoin investors. One of my favourite anecdotes is a nocoiner showing up at our office in December 2013 with a bag full of cash attempting to buy Bitcoin, “I know how to read a chart”, furious after being turned away. Many people who went “all-in” for short-term gains (usually altcoins) would show up to the Bitcoin Embassy office months later with heart-breaking stories.
This isn’t what I signed up for. My goal is to help people opt-out of fiat and, ultimately, to destroy the fiat currency system entirely.
This instilled in me a deep-rooted concern for gambling addiction and strong aversion to “trading”. I do not believe that Bitcoin exchanges should blindly follow “what the market dictates”. More often than not, what dictates the market is bad habits users formed because of the other Bitcoin services they used in the past, what other people are used to, and what feels familiar. Running a Bitcoin company should be inseparable from educating users on the best practices, and embedding these best practices into the user experience is the best way for them to learn.
Another important anecdote which motivated me to build a dollar-cost averaging tool is a person very close to me that had made the decision to buy Bitcoin, but was so stressed out about when was the right time to buy that they ended up not buying Bitcoin for a whole 6 months after funding their Bull Bitcoin account. That person eventually gave up and ultimately invested a large amount all at once. In hindsight, it turned out to be one of the worst possible times to invest in Bitcoin during that year.
Investing in Bitcoin can, and should be, a positive and rewarding experience.
Buying Bitcoin every day is the right strategy, but it is not necessarily lead to the best outcome.
The reality is that the best time to buy Bitcoin is at when market hits rock bottom (obviously). Sometimes, the upside from buying the dip can be much bigger than the risk (e.g. when the price dropped below $200 in 2015). But these are exceptions rather than the rule. And the cost of chasing dips is very high: stress, investing time and mental energy, and the very real psychological trauma which results from making bad trading decisions. Ultimately, it’s better to do the right thing than being lucky, but it’s not always a bad idea to cheat on your dollar-cost averaging from time to time if you can live with the costs and consequences.
Yours truly,
Francis
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"Newbie guide" on front page of /r/Bitcoin with MASSIVE amount of anti-BCH FUD and complete gloss-over of all negative points of BTC - unbelievably sleazy

I won't link it because of brigading, but right now it's in the top 10 on /Bitcoin hot and begins with "For all the newbies here."
Here are some direct quotes:
....(the real Bitcoin, not Bcash) [in reference to buying]
Implying that Core is the "real" Bitcoin substantiated by nothing but its age and price. If we went off of how much of the whitepaper the different coins fulfill instead, which is a more important metric, BCH or even one of the shitforks like BCD come out far ahead.
Stick to the real Bitcoin through all the 'forks' and 'splits' that accomplish nothing but new mediocre, unsafe and centralized altcoins
This is probably the most insidious sentence in the whole writeup. The entire idea of Bitcoin being decentralized and open-source is that, if the "main" coin gets fucked or the dev team becomes corrupt, we can just hard fork to fix it - this is implying that hard forks inherently cannot be successful and that Core will always and forever be the "real" Bitcoin.
We got to where we are with centralized banking because the banks spread massive FUD against anything that challenges them, on nothing but the premise that it's new and different and thus automatically worse than their great selves, which have existed for centuries and fucked up for just as long. I'm seeing a LOT of parallels with Core in its present state.
Furthermore, this sentence makes full implicit usage of all the shitforks like BTG and BCD that have been created with skeleton code and designed intentionally to fail, by lumping BCH (an actual attempt at a fork that makes serious improvements) in with them. In fact, one of the graphics included in the post even implies that BTG is somehow better than BCH, despite processing far fewer transactions, having a much smaller community and MUCH smaller dev base, and being documented nowhere near as extensively. This is likely just because it sticks to 1MB blocks with Segwit, which obviously means more stability and full nodes, which are completely necessary under the intended design model (/s).
Bitcoin is a Moneybadger that get's [sic] stronger and immunized with every new attack [includes graphic that depicts BCH as one of the supposed 'attacks']
I can't see how BTC is getting "stronger" except by price. Adoption is dropping for the first time in recorded history and there are no Core-backed scaling solutions set to be implemented for at least another year. BTC is completely impractical for any transaction under at least a few hundred dollars (recently, there was a post on the FP of here where someone paid a twelve dollar fee and still didn't get his tx confirmed in time). And if there's no organic interest in the concept itself, the price can only go up if more and more people buy into it, i.e. a massive decentralized Ponzi - so even the price isn't really getting "stronger," it's just going up.
The portrayal of BCH as an "attack" is flawed - going back to the concept of decentralization and open sourcing, if something is wrong with the main chain, we fix it with a hard fork. That's not an "attack," that's an attempt to repair Bitcoin and restore it to its original, usable, organically growing state. Besides, in order for it to really be an "attack," we would have to wish wrong on Core holders and supporters, which we don't (except those that actively damage and attack Cash supporters themselves). BCH does make Bitcoin stronger, but by repairing flaws in the concept, not by providing a supposed "attack" for Core supporters to rally against.
Stay away from fake "Bitcoin" stuff like "btc", "Bitcoin".com (Bitcoin.org is the legit site), Bcash ("Bitcoin" Cash/BCH)...
More repetition that Core is always going to be the "real" Bitcoin no matter how bad it fucks up and how far it goes from the original concept, just because it was first and its price is highest, and condemnation of anything that isn't Core just because, well, it's not Core. This attempt to drive people away from anything outside of the sanctioned Core sources is particularly insidious because any unbiased reader that takes five minutes on this sub or on Bitcoin.com will notice that Core is completely fucked and Cash is a better implementation of the policy. When you don't have strength in concept, all you can do is maintain your strength in numbers by obsessively keeping your supporters away from anything that would tell them the truth, or just discrediting those sources as hard as possible with massive FUD. Again, giant decentralized Ponzi.
Now here's some of the stuff the post DOESN'T talk about.
In conclusion:
This post is honestly sad because a lot of it is valid points and information and it could have been a very good piece of writing if the author had taken a bipartisan stance by leaving the pro-Core FUD out and taking a bit to talk about Bitcoin's intended use case and some downsides. The universal positivity and bullishness is scary - no one in their right mind would tell you to ignore all negative news about something or blindly stay away from any groups involved with the same concept that don't parrot what the primary group is saying. Single party dictatorship much?
This is why we need to grow our subscriber base and media/trading/transaction presence as fast as possible. At present, it's easy enough for someone who reads a post like this to blindly trust the information and avoid BCH and all sources pertinent to it, because after all we do have a smaller community presence, we process less volume and fewer merchants accept us. But if even half of the places that currently took BTC would take BCH, it would be almost impossible for any casual BTC user to ignore us completely (especially considering we're objectively a much better choice for both seller and buyer). Same goes for articles written on BTC vs. articles written on BCH (that aren't just Core FUD), and trading websites with BTC pairs vs. trading websites with BCH pairs.
We can defeat this kind of thing and move towards nonpartisan Bitcoin news, but it's going to be a long way, and obviously this community is not innocent of anything. In our fervor to grow BCH, we can easily ignore negative things about BCH or positive things about BTC to further our own interests, which is something humans are inherently guilty of but that we can obviously take steps to avoid. And just the fact that we realize this and we're not censored in any major way already puts us ahead of /Bitcoin.
Thank you for reading, if you got this far. Criticism, corrections, or discussion on the post is obviously welcomed.
EDIT: Happy cakeday to me!
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[WTS] Temp Control Box Mods, Tanks, Ejuice, Batteries and more

Everybody who put in orders should have a short update in their emails
This round is closed
This listing will be open till August 17th and items should get to me around the 20th and I plan to ship everything out on Friday the 21st. Payments accepted will be Paypal and Bitcoin only. If using Paypal I'd prefer using friends and family but I have no problem using goods and services as long as you pay the 4% PP fee.
I will be using USPS Priority for shipping. Small flat rate is $6 and Medium is $13. Payment for the items will be due by the 17th and shipping costs will be due before I ship the items
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Features:
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Specifications:
Sigelei 150w Temp Control Box Mod - $82 http://imgur.com/a/6te9a From Sigelei comes an update to their venerable 150w box mod, the 150w TC, now with temperature control. Featuring a two battery serial design, the 150w TC provides 150w of power, as well as temperature control functionality. The 150w TC also provides a magnetic battery door for easy access, spring loaded 510 to accommodate a wide variety of tanks and atomizers, as well as a 90 day warranty.
Tesla Invader II Dual 18650 Mechanical Box Mod $35 http://imgur.com/a/rn5qg Overview: The Invader 2 Box Mod is truly a natural beauty. With a body shaped to fit your hand, you won't find another quite like it except of course it's predecessor, the Invader Box Mod. With MOSFET internal protection, added 3pcs MOSFET, making the mod with low internal resistance & low loss & recoverable fuse. The improved support for lower resistance, you can't go wrong with this one. Features and Details:
Tesla Invader II Dual 26650 Mechanical Box Mod $35 http://imgur.com/a/K7nYR Overview: This new take on the invader box mod features a sleek, modern, minimalist design that exudes elegance. If you're looking for a powerful box mod that you can just press a button and fire, this is the one for you. The Invader 26650 can fire atomizers with as low as 0.1 ohm resistance, allow for big clouds with sub-ohm atomizers. The aluminum body is durable and reliable. Features and Details:
E-Juice!!
2-Puffs Premium E-Juice http://i.imgur.com/kLnm8MT.jpg $15ml - $10
Flavors:
Abek E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/d1QU7 30ml - $18
Aisle 7 E-Liquid http://imgur.com/a/PzG3G 15ml - $10 30ml - $18
Beard Vape Co. E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/CbpNh 15ml-$11 Available in 0, 3, 6mg
Flavors:
Boss Sauce E-Liquid http://imgur.com/a/mXnI6 15ml - $10 30ml - $18
Flavors:
Cerealogy E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/oJa3a All flavors available in 0,3,6,9 mg 30ml $18
A premium line of breakfast cereal-flavored e-juices. Wake up in the morning with one of four delicously sweet and creamy cereal flavors.
Flavors:
Charlie's Chalk Dust E-Liquid http://imgur.com/a/VUmx5 15ml - $10 30ml - $18
Charlie's Chalk Dust is one of the hottest e-juice lines to hit the market. With it's rich, sweet and fruity flavors and creative names, these liquids has quickly become certified fan favorites.
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The Cloud Company E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/dGT8N 30ml - $20 60ml - $38
From the makers of the world-renowned Suicide Bunny line of eliquids comes The Cloud Company, an ejuice line inspired by Pip the Bunny’s desire to craft a Max VG, high-performance line of eliquids that did not sacrifice flavor. The ejuice line was specifically designed for sub-ohming and dripping, but still maintains the exceptional flavor, quality, and complexity that has become synonymous with the Suicide Bunny e-liquid line. Flavors:
Cosmic Fog E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/Noe9L 15ml $10 30ml $18
Cuttwood http://imgur.com/a/ASKnd 15ml $10 30ml $18
Lost Fog by Cosmic Fog http://imgur.com/a/k9Y40 30ml $18
Streak only available in 30ml bottles 0,3,6,12,18mg From the makers of one of the most popular e-liquids comes a brand new line. The Lost Fog Collection is a premium collection of juices hand crafted by the experts at Cosmic Fog.
Ethos Vapors http://imgur.com/a/Z3skW 15ml - $11 Vape like a God! Ethos is a premium e-liquid line that uses rich flavors in carefully crafted juices that are worthy of the gods themselves. Flavors:
Glas E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/ZGjVm 15ml - $11 30ml - $18
HoldFast Vapors http://imgur.com/a/Bj7Yl 15ml - $10 30ml - $18
An ultra premium, pirate themed ejuice line out of Orange County, California. Available in 30ml bottles Flavors:
King's Crown E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/2KI9n 15ml - $12 30ml - $19 120ml - $65
Lost Art Liquids http://imgur.com/a/KLkST 15ml $10 30ml $18
All flavors available in 15 or 30 ml - 0,3,6,12,18mg
Monarch Premium E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/5V8jW 15ml - $11
Flavors: * Citadel: A mix of fresh blueberries and bananas topped with a light scream. * The Prince: A bowl of your favorite fruitey cereal covered in sweet creamy milk. * The Warden: Juicy sweet strawberries balaced with a watermelon and kiwi tart.
Mystique Premium E-Liquid http://imgur.com/a/yxE9S 30ml-$21
Flavors:
Nightmare On Vape Street E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/wdY4O 30ml - $18 All of our premium e-liquids are pre steeped for a minimum of 30 days.
Nitro Labs E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/UfnRg 30ml - $16
Obsession E-Juice http://imgur.com/Y654Hu6 15ml - $9
From the same Orange County, California based e-liquid mixmasters that brought you Space Jam E-Juice. Flavors:
One Hit Wonder E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/WECwl 6oz - approx 180ml $58
Ruthless E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/2haLl 15ml $10 30ml $18
Available in 15ml and 30ml 0,3,6,12,18mg
Flavors:
La Dolce Vita by Ruthless E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/yV8Z7 20ml $12 Available in 0,3,6mg only
The newest flavor La Dolce Vita will come in a LIMITED EDITION 20ML bottle. It is a Vanilla Pistachio Italian Gelato. La Dolce Vita represents all the sweet things in life. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
The Schwartz E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/9sX7a 15ml - $10 30ml - $18
The Schwartz is the innovative e-juice company based out of Torrence, California that introduced the vaping world to the yogurt flavor profile.
Flavors:
Seduce Juice http://imgur.com/a/DT0Kf 15ml - $8 30ml - $15
Flavors:
Space Jam E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/XrxRX 15ml $10 30ml $18
All flavors except Solstice available in 0,3,6,12,18,24mg Solstice available in 0,1.5,3,6,12,18mg
Suicide Bunny E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/Rb5JR 15ml - $12 30ml - $19 120ml - $70
Taste Vape E-Juice http://i.imgur.com/nJFWxAW.jpg 30ml - $15
Flavors:
Triumphant Platinum Label E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/A0lz5 15ml - $11
Flavors:
Vape Storm E-Juice http://imgur.com/a/nsXAY 15ml - $10 30ml - $18
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Here Is a Summary of the Most Popular Payment Gateway Solutions

We recently posted a question about what payment gateways you used and why (you can see that Q here ), and wanted to follow up with a summary of some of the most popular ones out there should you be looking to compare solutions:
Braintree
Braintree has become a competitive payment gateway since its launch in 2010. Eventually getting acquired by PayPal, Braintree now operates as a “PayPal Company” and could be one of the most progressive movers in the payment industry.
They accept payments from PayPal, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Venmo, and even Coinbase (bitcoin)! And, of course, they process traditional online payments as well. What’s notable about the company is their expansion into alternative payment methods. If your target demographic purchases through one of these alternative methods, you might consider Braintree as your payment gateway.
Supported Platforms: Bigcommerce, Magento, Spree Commerce, WooCommerce, Shopify (See other integrations here )
Processing Rates
Contract
There are no contract requirements with Braintree, and you get to take all of your customer data with you for free!
Clients: Bonobos, Airbnb, Uber, Casper, and more
Stripe (what we prefer to develop with)
Stripe began with a simple purpose: make it simple for businesses to do business online. They have a bit of a different appeal in that they build for developers, not merchants. This is an interesting approach for the company and shows their true vision is in the future.
By listening to and working with developers first, the company can be on the forefront of building progressive payment solutions. This was the case with their recent launch of Relay for Stripe.
If it is important for your company to be on top of capturing sales in a “non-traditional way” (through a third-party app, via marketplace, through subscriptions), then Stripe could be the right solution for you.
Supported Platforms: Bigcommerce, Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, Spree Commerce (see other integrations here )
Processing Rates
Contract
There are no contract requirements, but you must have to agree to the Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.
Clients: Harry’s, Fitbit, Task Rabbit, Lyft, and more
Authorize.Net
Authorize.Net has been in the payment processing space for a while – since 1996. Because of its seniority in the space, this provider has maintained a decent portion of the payment gateway market share. Like the above-mentioned gateways, Authorize.Net provides similar fraud protection services, subscription capabilities, and simple checkout options.
The downside is that if you need to transfer your data, you cannot do it as seamlessly as Braintree’s free migration service. If you want to eventually leave Authorize.Net you will have to redo the entire process of collecting payment information from your clients for recurring billing and payment method. Not fun for you or for customers. On the bright side, Authorize.Net has a friendly interface and allows you to get fairly granular with your security settings so this is a nice plus for your development team (learned this from blk_slp)
Supported Platforms: Bigcommerce, Shopify, Volusion, WordPress, Magento (see other integrations here )
Processing Rates
Contract
Authorize.Net has a month-to-month option with no early termination fees, but if you choose to go through a reseller, you may encounter a contract and termination fees. Here is a detailed list of the “fine print” of their services agreement.
PayPal
The name “PayPal” is synonymous with online payments because they spearheaded the movement back in the late 90s – and they’re still going strong today. As mentioned above, they’ve acquired Braintree and now have that and Venmo under their belt. PayPal has also since separated from eBay, so they are one powerful and progressive entity on their own.
PayPal is a great alternative or “back up” solution to any other gateway solution you may have on your site. You can, of course, use it as your sole solution, but many brands have it as an alternative choice at checkout. Why? It’s a time saver and an alternative to people who do not wish to dole out their credit card info to every retailer they are purchasing from.
With over 165 million users it’s definitely a trusted platform, and chances are a good portion of your demographic has a PayPal account. This could be a good “backup” gateway for you to implement and do some A/B testing on your checkout experience. It could be the difference in making or losing a sale.
Supported Platforms: ALL. Since PayPal usually redirects to its own site, no platform integration is necessary. If you want to integrate with PayPal Express, the redirect is skipped entirely and the necessary information is provided by the Express API.
Processing Rates
Contract
Paypal does not have a contract obligation and you can cancel at any time. You do have to comply with the PayPal user agreement which you can read in full here.
Clients: You can see an exhaustive list of PayPal’s store directory here.
Amazon Payments
Amazon Payments launched in 2007 with the goal of providing users the same checkout experience they recieve from Amazon.com on other sites. Like PayPal, your customers’ transaction(s) can be conducted through Amazon Payments without leaving your website (conducted “inline”).
A plus about Amazon Payments is that your customers can have access to their 1-click shipping options, which is a feature of the Amazon.com checkout that highly increases conversions. If your customer base shops on Amazon, introducing this feature could greatly speed up your checkout process and, therefore, increase conversions.
Supported Platforms: Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce, Volusion (see other integrations here )
Processing Rates
Contracts
Amazon Payments does not operate on a contract and you can cancel your account anytime. Read more about cancellation here.
Clients: Patagonia, Jockey, Honest.Co, Blick, and more
Orbital Payment Gateway by Chase Paymentech
Chase is quite a big name to be moving in the payment gateway space. Naturally, it comes with pros and cons. One of the pros of choosing Orbital Gateway as your solution is that you may be able to get a much lower processing rate than offered by any company listed here (more on that below).
The main con stems from dealing with such a large entity. When companies are this large, they have problems maintaining customer service and providing a high quality product. Don’t expect the level of customer service from Chase that you’d get from PayPal. So, the processing rate is attractive, but it comes at a cost. Additionally, reviews of this gateway show that Orbital is very good at tailoring their pricing to the business versus a flat-rate for all types. If you are looking to lower your cost on processing rates, Orbital may be the right solution for you.
This solution has, however, racked up a lot of negative reviews.
Supported Platforms: Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce
Processing Rates
Contract
Orbital Gateway has now moved away from a contract agreement (though if you purchase through a reseller you may still encounter this) and is now on a monthly model. However, if you sign up to receive equipment from Orbital, you will probably encounter a 24-month service agreement.
World Pay
Another one of the original online payment providers, WorldPay started processing online payments in 1994. They are a global solution and have over 150,000 clients in the U.S. alone. However, because they are such a large company their customer service suffers.
Additionally, there may be some cancellation fees depending on what your WorldPay rep sets you up with in the beginning (more on that below). WorldPay is attractive in its lower rates, but it seems to be laced with fees and charges. Like Orbital, if you are looking for a lower processing rate, this gateway could be the right solution for you – but it’s going to come with a tradeoff. Overall, this solution seems outdated in both interface and pricing model. Our advice would be to read as many reviews as possible before using this solution.
Supported Platforms: BigCommerce, Magento, Spree Commerce, Shopify, WooCommerce
Processing Rates
Contract
With WorldPay, you have a contract of 3 years. Should you choose to cancel early, your fees can be anywhere from $95 – $295. You can read more about their contracts and cancellation fees here, and also take a look at the actual Terms & Conditions on their site.
That wraps it up! Thanks to the users who gave feedback in the original question - your insight helps so much. Especially from a developer's perspective as many people in this sub are owners/biz devs so it helps to have the technical perspective.
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BITCOIN GOLDEN CROSS CONFIRMED!! ARE THE BULLS BACK?? Bitcoin crazy move to the upside or downside - YouTube Bitcoin at $12,000! Protect your downside!!!! Crypto & Bitcoin Target for downside, Why XRP will 4x to BTC Bitcoin Live - Episode #8 Dont Fear the Downside Targets!! Tom Crown

“Bitcoin is exciting because it shows how cheap it can be. Bitcoin is better than currency in that you don’t have to be physically in the same place and, of course, for large transactions, currency can get pretty inconvenient. The Customers we were talking about are trying to be anonymous, they are unwilling to be known, so the Bitcoin ... Regarding downside moves the situation is similar. 6 out of the 10 largest downside moves happened in 2011. Only 2 of them occured in 2013. This does not say the ups and downs of spring 2013 were small, it just means that the basis for volatility, daily returns, were even more extreme in 2011.When we talk about figures, they have more meaning if we relate them to other comparables. Only then ... But what about the downside? Is it always a synonym of losses or also a potential venue for gains? The answer is that downtrends can be a significant money-making opportunity for investors thanks to shorting. Shorting an asset simply means betting on it to go down from a pre-determined entry price. In the case of stocks, the person who “goes short” borrows the stock from an owner, sells it ... Synonyms for downside in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for downside. 9 synonyms for downside: drawback, disadvantage, snag, problem, trouble, minus, flip side, other side of the coin, bad or weak point. What are synonyms for downside? The term wallet can have two meanings: it can either be a synonym for a Bitcoin client (although the terms are in practice used slightly differently, “client” referring more to fully fledged desktop clients and “wallet” more to lightweight browser-based and online managed services) or it can refer to a file which stores bitcoin addresses and the private keys needed to use them.

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