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SN user since item #166 Early adopter (2012 class), old bitcoiner (toxic) maximalist, trying to onboard to Bitcoin as many nocoiners I can, by doing guides and give them support 24/7.
Shitcoiners - prove yourself you are worth it, otherwise HFSP. Contact - read the "About" section on my free Bitcoin and LN guides substack In English | Español | Deutsch | Dutch | Français | Italiano | Hrvatski | Hindi
I am testing BTC/LN solutions all the time from the POV of a normal user just to be able to teach noobs into that BTC solution they need for each case.
I also write here my Citadel Story - building my own homesteading citadel.
Yes, hate me if you want, for my writing tone, for my way to express myself... I don't fucking care! It's your problem not mine, if you are too snowflake for my way of talking. You find it offensive? I found it funny. And that's why I am happier than you. Important is the message and content I wrote not the way I say it.
The legend of DarthCoin:
In 2012 this old wise friend of mine (is older than me and literally like ObiWan), that was mining Bitcoin, he told me about Bitcoin.
And he literally told me: "if somebody will want to strike down Bitcoin, it will make it even stronger than we can imagine."
That made me think and study deeply into Bitcoin and that's how DarthCoin was born. I never "leave" Bitcoin, always staying on the same path, never shitcoining. Shitcoining it's a sin.

A list of my Bitcoin / LN guides (most important ones, not all, that are over 60):

General GuidesLN Nodes / LiquidityWallets / Security / Privacy
21 Reasons Why Bitcoin Will Save The WorldRecommendations for LN users₿itcoin - Be your own bank, think like a bank
21 ₿itcoin Orange Pills for nocoinersWhat Bitcoin LN node software can I run?Deposit-only Bitcoin wallets
21 Rules of a Bitcoin MaxiLightning Network is awesomeBuild your HODL BTC cold wallet
The 5 stages to become a real BitcoinerUmbrel Bitcoin / LN NodeElectrum to Sparrow
Users questions about BitcoinLightning Node MaintenanceMove your BTC to Taproot address
The Bitcoin Myths debunkedLightning Routing Fees ExperimentGetting started with Blixt Mobile Node
A Bitcoin Adoption StoryUmbrel BTC/LN node - SHTF scenarioOBW - Open Bitcoin Wallet
₿itcoin - The 2nd Fire DiscoveryUsing Tailscale tunnel with your nodeBlixt BTC LN Node & Wallet
Natural Law and ₿itcoinPrivate banks over The Lightning NetworkBitcoin LN wallet - how to fund it
Living with BitcoinPrivate Lightning Network NodesBluewallet - connect to LN funding sources
How Bitcoin will save the world?Dunder LSP and Lightning Box ProviderGetting started with Green Wallet Lightning
₿itcoin CommandmentsManaging Lightning Node LiquidityThe Bank of LNBits
Umbrel + LNDHub + Bluewallet
Beginner GuidesMerchantsWhat mobile device should bitcoiners use?
From where can I get some bitcoins?"Orange Pill" with Bitcoin TPoS ATMOperating with LN as a merchant
Pay utility bills with ₿itcoinManaging Lightning Node LiquidityBitcoin and privacy
How to start with BitcoinStart your NOSTR-Market with LNbitsLightning Network Submarine Swaps
Lightning Wallets ComparisonLNBits for small merchantsLightning Cleaning Machine
Quick Guide for Bitcoin HODLersFirst steps to accept Bitcoin as small merchantNode Liquidity Guide
Getting started with Lightning NetworkBitcoin for Merchants
Be paid in Bitcoin using Bitwage₿itcoin Lightning IRL examples
Newbie - Bitcoin is hard to obtainBuild your own LNbits app serverA dedicated section DC memes
The Lightning Network and the airport analogyHow to use LNbits Streamer Copilotshort stories based on Darth memes
Getting started with Lightning AddressGetting started with LNbits
How to use Lightning AddressUmbrel node + LNBits
Can vouch for Darth's helpfulness in the Umbrel community ⚡️🙌
100 sats \ 0 replies \ @aoeu 1 Jun
Thanks for your contributions to SN and within the bitcoin field! Just started reading your guides. Thanks for writing those! I'm doing combo of private nodes on Blixt and CLN (on Embassy Pro device) and an LND routing node that I'm having fun managing (also on Embassy Pro). While I would prefer to have clearnet support (this is supposedly coming in 2023), Tor only seems to be working okay for the moment. I'm not running a routing node to get rich but rather to contribute to decentralization of the LN network and support better liquidity.
I have had quite a few force closures on me lately, however. I've reached out to the node operators and the theme is that they are running their nodes on Umbrel and did not initiate the force closures or even know why they are happening.
My "best" channels are the big players (like c=) to be honest. Great flow both directions with that. I'll have to be more selective in choose channels to open in the future.
Thanks again for your work!
Fucking Legend.
Grant me the privilege, @DarthCoin, to be your devoted student, to absorb your knowledge and embrace the power of Bitcoin. I stand here, ready to embrace the teachings of Bitcoin, ready to become your devoted apprentice.
You're a legend thank you so much for your contribution to community.
Could you please help me out with set up my own cold wallet??
Sorry for asking too many questions but l have a question regarding build your hodl btc wallet guide when l want to upgrade tails to the lastest version l should connect to Tor but shouldn't we never connect to internet when using tails and our wallet should never touch the internet
Thank you l already gone through the guides but wondering the option B generate wallet from machine PC and connect to internet and then set up a mobile app watch only wallet?? What different that from set up my own cold wallet
The definition of a cold wallet: a wallet that you will not expose it to online. A wallet from which you cannot send/move funds, you only can receive without even "open" it.
That means you will need to use a MPK (master public key) to generate new BTC deposit addresses and also check the balance of the wallet if you want. WITHOUT EXPOSING IT TO THE WILD WEST ONLINE.
I got you, however create a watch only wallet there are two options, options B tell you to create new wallet although l already create it when l used other guides " create my own cold Wallet" What l don't get it options B which created a entire new seed but it supposed to be import MPK!!
And remember: the goal is to FUCK THE BANKS, not to fuck each others...
had me laughing, well said
Thanks. Also I open a substack newsletter with all the guides: https://darthcoin.substack.com/ Here are some of the latest guides on Umbrel Community Forum (will come more) https://community.getumbrel.com/c/guides/14/l/top/all
0 sats \ 1 reply \ @td 6 Nov
Do they address currency/money in Star Wars?
it's the force?
Me explota la cabeza con todo esto.Gracias por las guías
Today I was doing the dishes and listening to a podcast here in Brazil (Bitcoin Area) and during the podcast I had a thought that I would like to share with you, if you want to answer I will like it :)
' If bitcoin is constructed in such a way that it is impossible to hack (X).
Does it mean that hackers (Y) together with the +(Y) of all of them, 'starting today' would start their workprojects for improvement'adoption' of bitcoin?
Thinking about it, I started to believe that: It is impossible to Hack (X).
With the birth of bitcoin, you can't doattack (X) it means that it was polished by several (Y,Y,Y) + '
I'm terrible at expressing myself, using a translator, it's not even spoken. But if you don't understand I'll come back to 'ask' in the best possible way for me
Welcome back!
Since you noticed my post, I'll write one too. A couple of days ago I created the Elektrum wallet. All according to the instructions, as in your blog. Tailc. I think it's a good option, better than Ledger. Of course the BIOS is a bit disturbing, but the chance of infection is negligible. Now I want to open a channel. I didn't see such an article on your blog. If you don't mind, give me a link to some good material. I want to tie the channel to the "Blue Wallet". It, by the way, is what I use to view my cold storage. My English is very bad, so there are some inaccuracies.
Welcome aboard!
i see your node is slowly dying?
Yes, I let it die. Soon will be shut down. As I said many times now, I stop running routing nodes. I run only private nodes.
Also as a side note... latest Umbrel update is a TOTAL MESS! Never thought it will became such garbage.
yeah umbrel is trash. i will try unbrel soon
Care to say what is specifically bad about it?
I think that for any serious node one should start from a bare bones linux installation.
Can't see myself holding serious amounts (e.g 1BTC for my risk-tolerance) in something that's early phase, node.js, abstracts everything away and etc.
It's a good opportunity to dip your toes.
you say it. barebone linux + bitcoind + lnd/cln, not docker-container from questionable sources