We Accept Bitcoin!

We believe in the future of cryptocurrencies. We see the same power in decentralized money systems as we do in decentralized food systems. At Atitlan Organics, we want to stay on the cutting edge of anything regenerative and we feel that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum, are a possible technical solution to the current finance system. We want to do our small little part in promoting their use and interest.   

Don't have bitcoin? 

What are you waiting for?

“Bitcoin represents a fundamental transformation of money. An invention that changes the oldest technology we have in civilization. That changes it radically and disruptively by changing the fundamental architecture into one where every participant is equal. Where transaction has no state or context other than obeying the consensus rules of the network that no one controls. Where your money is yours. You control it absolutely through the application of digital signatures, and no one can censor it, no one can seize it, no one can freeze it. No one can tell you what to do or what not to do with your money. It is a system of money that is simultaneously, absolutely transnational and borderless. We’ve never had a system of money like that.”
— ― Andreas M. Antonopoulos, The Internet of Money

Lets try to apply that to Permaculture and Food systems:

Just to play around, I have copied the above quote and replaced 'Bitcoin' with 'Permaculture', 'money' with 'food', 'network' with 'environment or ecosystem', 'digital signatures' with 'local energy capture and storage strategies', . Lets see how it reads:

“Permaculture represents a fundamental transformation of food. An invention that changes the oldest technology we have in civilization. That changes it radically and disruptively by changing the fundamental architecture into one where every participant is equal. Where transaction has no state or context other than obeying the consensus rules of the ecosystem that no one controls. Where your food is yours. You control it absolutely through the application of local energy capture and storage strategies, and no one can censor it, no one can seize it, no one can freeze it. No one can tell you what to do or what not to do with your food. It is a system of food that is simultaneously, absolutely transnational and borderless. We’ve never had a system of food like that.” 
— Shad Qudsi, adapting from Andreas M. Antonopoulos
 

When I read the last line, "We've never had a system of food like that," it challenges me to think about how Permaculture is different from ancestral and indigenous farming and land use practices. 

I also do not know how to adapt or interpret the descriptive words of "simultaneously, absolutely transnational and borderless." Is Permaculture Transnational and Borderless? If not, what is the meaning of these words through the Permaculture framework?

What if money could be created without authority? What is money could be created through use? Dunbar number is the maximun number of people in a tribe. 

 

at 6 minutes on talk:

"Money as pure information, on an open network that is simultaneously uncensensorable, opne to anyone, neutral and global. There are no boarders on this new technology just like there are no boarders on the internet. Everyone can access it because it is not a product. It is not a company. You do not need to register for an account. You simply download the client. And a bitcoin client is very much like a web browser. It is the user interface that speaks the protocol to other bitcoin clients out there. and as as soon as you downlaod that one application, you can join a global economy. And that global economy is open to anyone of any race religion creed ethinicity. age anywhere in the world. "


How to Buy your First 0.02 Bitcoin

* Why 0.02 BTC? In this current market, that is worth about $180 to $200 USD. You do not have to buy a whole Bitcoin (BTC). You can buy a small fraction of a coin and it is all the same. Our Intro to Permaculture course costs $575 or about 0.064 BTC. We would happily accept 0.06 BTC as well.

Honestly, while it may sound intimidating (you're about to make the jump into the world's first global, borderless, decentralized economy), the process of buying your first 0.02 BTC is not much different from making a new account on Instagram or FB.

To start, just click this button and follow the process:


Questions about the sign up process

The process of signing up for coinbase is pretty straightforward but here is a step by step guide:

1) Go To Coinbase.com

***NOTE: Please use the link above, or click any of the Buy Bitcoin Buttons. Full transparency. This is my referral link. If you use it to start your Coinbase account and buy some BTC, I get 0.001 BTC, (from them, NOT from you).

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2) Click 'Sign Up' 

Click the 'Sign Up' button in the upper right hand corner. Then, add your name, primary email, and a good unique password. Accept the Terms and Conditions, (prove you're not a robot, beep bloop blop, and click 'Create Account'.

3) Verify your email

by clicking the link in the email that Coinbase just sent you (check your spam folder if you dont see it in your inbox)

4)Now you're in! Most likely, you'l want to select an Individual Account.

5) add your phone number 

Its ok if your phone number is in a country that is not supported by Coinbase. For example, my phone number is Guatemalan and Coinbase does not support Guatemala. But they will accept a Guatemalan phone number. I will just have to prove that I am citizen of a support country. There is more info here, https://support.coinbase.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2019554-how-do-i-change-my-country-or-state-, on how to do that, when you need too. 

6) Select payment method

Actually, they will show you this option, but they wont let you do it until you...

7) Personal Identification (Dont worry, you're almost there!!!)

Before you can enter a payment method, they want to know who you are. (Bitcoin is not anonymous, in case you were wondering. Decentralized and uncontrollable, but not anonymous). You can use a Driver's License, Passport, or Photo ID to prove you are you. Select the document you want to use and then upload a photo of it. Coinbase has this nifty feature that allows you to do this from your mobile, even if you are on a desktop. Look for the Mobile Upload option, which opens a window on your phone and allows you to take a pic of your passport and send it straight to them.

8) Select Payment Account

Once you are verified, you can select a payment method that you will use to buy Bitcoin. Enter the details of the bank account. To verify this, Coinbase will make two small, instant deposits into your account. You will then have to enter the amount of each deposit, to prove that Coinbase made the deposits to your account. If you haven't done this before, don't worry. Its safe and easy. 

9) Buy Bitcoin

Now you are ready to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin. By using your debit card, it is instant, but there are about 6% in total fees. You can also make a deposit to coinbase from your bank, which is free, but takes about 7 days to arrive. When I am patient, I deposit into Coinbase, but when I really want to make it happen fast, I buy with my debit card and pay the fee.

Easy, Right!


What if your account thinks you are in Guatemala?

Well maybe that is because you are in Guatemala. Perhaps you are from the USA and travelling in Mexico when you try to create an account. Most likely, Coinbase will read your IP address and automatically assume that you are a citizen of the country you are in. If that happens, no worries! Click here, and go through the process to change the country associated with your account. 

What countries are currently supported by Coinbase?

Click here to see which countries are currently supported. Basically, its the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and mostly all of Europe.



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Our first product that can be purchased with cryptocurrency

It doesnt matter the size of your free range. Even if they have no fence at all, if the hens have a stationary house and unlimited access to range, they will over-use the area all around the house, and under-use all the far lying sweet spots. 

But rest assured. The Super Sweet composting chickens Comic eBook has everything you need to get right with the chickens. Simple principles of the chicken ninjas, long forgotten, can be yours again! 

The Composting Chicken Comic eBook and accompanying resources provides THREE alternatives to free range, that enable people anywhere, to keep happy healthy hens. 

The Free Range Alternatives provide solutions for
- The homesteader looking to improve their chicken set up and integrate it more richly into the other activities
- The suburban or urban ninja who cant provide any outdoor access to hens
- Anyone who is also interested in compost. And come on, who isnt? 
- Super fun for kid or adults of any age. print it out and share it around! 

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