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#bitcoin #reddit BitPay is f*cking up bitcoins adoption

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I tried to buy a simple domain with bitcoin today on namecheap.com using BitPay just to check out how smooth the whole payment process is.

After clicking on namecheap's 'PURCHASE NOW' button, a mysterious looking BitPay popup occurred. I entered my email just in case I needed a refund, clicked on continue and this is what I got: https://imgur.com/Q9xMIYR

Well, I was using the blockchain.info wallet in a google chrome OSX Browser and I had no way to scan this QR code. They just fapped a QR Code right into this shit hole and thought it was okay to let the desktop users rot in hell. Seriously, WHY IS IT SO HARD TO PROVIDE AN ADDRESS? Fuck off with your 'Make it simple and intuitive' approach. B*tch just give me an address so I can quickly copy it in my wallet. Who in his right mind thought it was okay to ship a product like this to the mass? AHHHH....

Anyways, I clicked on the 'Open in Wallet' button, checked my blockchain.info tab and nothing happened. I repeated this step numerous times, but the result was always the same and it was clear to me that I had to download the blockchain.info mobile app to scan the QR code, because yeah, bitgay wants to be smart and thought adding a simple address is not good enough.

At this time I was already pissed but I downloaded the mobile app anyways just to try it out. Scanned the code and an error occurred. Well, after researching a bit, I found out that bitpay only accepts 'Payment Protocol-compatible' wallets and blockchain.info, one of the biggest or even the biggest wallets, is not one of them. Why did nobody tell me this? Bitpay, why is it so hard to tell this to your customers? Why do I have to waste my fucking time and destroy my joy of using bitcoin?

I ended up purchasing the domain with paypal. This took me 5 seconds.

Thanks for fucking this up BitPay.

#BoycottBitpay

tldr;

bitpay sucks

forces users to use specific wallets that comply with their bullshit

newbies don't know shit and are getting annoyed af

f*ck them up

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