How it works
About the site
This site allows you to ask me about Bitcoin, programming or related topics and paying me for the answer with Lightning Network. The main goal is to experiment with Lightning Network and do something useful while doing so.
The payments incentivize me to reply and to do so in a professional way. They give you assurance that I'm motivated to do my best - I will lose customers if I don't. At the same time, they allow you to express that you actually value my knowledge and experience. Such feedback is useful for me to know whether myself educating people is actually a good thing for society.
Getting a Lightning wallet
Since the main point of this is to experiment with Lightning Network, I'm only accepting Bitcoin over Lightning Network. If you want to try this out, you will need a Lightning Network wallet. My preferred wallet is Bitcoin Lightning Wallet, but you may find Eclair more user-friendly. Unfortunately, Eclair doesn't support receiving now, so I won't be able to refund you in case of a problem. Sorry. If you're an iOS user, you might be out of luck as, to my knowledge, there's no stand-alone LN wallet for iOS. There are some thin wallets, but they require you to run a Lightning node on your server. Alternatively, there are desktop applications, but I didn't try any yet.
After installing and initializing the LN wallet, you'll have to send some bitcoins to it. Some wallets impose 300000 satoshi lower limit on opening channel and opening a channel requires paying on-chain fee, so I highly recommend sending at least 400000 satoshis to the wallet.
Once the funds are confirmed, you can open a lightning channel. If you want to save on fees, you can open a channel directly to my node by clicking Lightning symbol in the bottom right corner of this site. I have a channel with ACINQ node, so I can forward your payments.
Using the site
When you type in your question and click Ask! button, a Lightning invoice for 30000 satoshis will be generated for you and displayed. You need to pay it with your Lightning wallet in order to send the question.
When I read your question and determine it's not a spam, I will write an answer. You'll be able to access the answer from the same browser you asked the question. In case you want to read the answer on another device, just copy the link. It is recommended to backup the link anyway, in order to not lose access to the answer, since there is no other identifying data.
Speaking of identifying data, I don't collect any data besides your question. Your browser only gets the identifier of the question and the server will just return the answer when asked, without logging any identifying data (like an IP address).
Similarly, since LN is private by design and by default, I can't learn who you are by observing the payment information.
In other words, I don't know anyting about you except what you voluntarily write in the question. Be smart about what you write! I remove questions and answers 30 days after they were last accessed. In case you didn't read an answer, it will stay available for at least one year. I may decide to publish any question and answer after removing all identifying information (name, location...)
If you still have concerns or don't trust me, just use Tor Browser to mask your identity and don't tell me who you are..
While I try to provide information that is as accurate as possible, I don't offer any guarantees of correctness, usefulness or any other property of my answers. Especially, but not only, I don't offer any financial advice when it comes to investing in Bitcoin or anything else. Anything I write is just my opinion even if argumennts behind the opinion are provided.
I do NOT answer personal questions (e.g. "How many bitcoins do you have?") and I do NOT offer price predictions! Questions related to price will (almost) always be replied with "I don't know". I'm open to do fundamental analysis, though.