In 2012, Bitcoin Black Friday was launched as a way for Bitcoiners to hack the mainstream consumerism holiday and promote their favorite technology as a killer tool for payments and encourage merchant adoption. Thousands of merchants have participated by offering discounts for customers who pay in BTC, but the celebration fizzled in 2017 as the Bitcoin community became embroiled in debates over block size and Bitcoin for payments became conflated with arguments over scaling.
But this year, Bitcoin Black Friday is back with brand new deals that help Bitcoiners make the most of their HODLings. To celebrate, we’re sharing our list of the definitive equipment for your Bitcoin Black Friday wishlist this year.
Being a Bitcoiner is as simple as owning any amount of BTC, and that’s that. But as you go further and further down the rabbit hole, you’ll see how much more this revolutionary technology has to offer, and you’ll be eager to get your hands on everything that can help you Bitcoin better. There are so many fascinating products and services out there that enhance the experience of using Bitcoin in multiple different ways, that you’ll never see this magic internet money the same way again.
To help new and seasoned Bitcoiners alike round out their BTC gear collections, we’ve compiled the below list of must-have equipment to help you participate more fully in the Bitcoin network, better protect your BTC HODLings and generally become a better Bitcoiner.
1. Hardware Wallets
Hardware wallets are absolutely essential for every Bitcoiner to have, no exceptions. Why? Because if you keep your coins on an exchange where you do not control your own keys, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. If you don’t control your private keys, then someone else does, and you don’t really own those coins.
Claim your financial sovereignty by obtaining a hardware wallet for which you control the keys and, therefore, the coins. The other benefits to maintaining a hardware wallet…