Popular Streamer Steve Lookner (AgendaFreeTV) Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations

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Steve Lookner is the host of AgendaFreeTV, a YouTube channel I follow for years for the news reporting and investigative journalism Steve delivers with his live streams.

Recently I discovered Steve was accepting donations in crypto. I checked the donations page, hoping I could donate with Bitcoin Cash but felt disappointed to find BTC, ETH, LTC, and Doge, but no Bitcoin Cash QR codes.

I decided to email Steve and asked him to add a BCH donation address, hoping he would consider that option as well. I didn't expect to receive a response just minutes later!

Steve responded, and it seems he already understood quite well what Bitcoin Cash was. And now, he also accepts Bitcoin Cash on his website for donations!

I don't expect Steve Lookner to advertise or discuss Bitcoin Cash in his channel. I genuinely wanted to tip as a token of appreciation for the countless hours I spent on my screen watching AgendaFreeTV.

Who is AgendaFreeTV?

Probably some of my followers already know and follow the newscaster behind AgendaFreeTV.

Steve Lookner is a Harvard graduate with previous work experience in the entertainment sector as a writer on popular TV shows like Saturday Night Live, Seinfield, The Weird Al Show, and MADtv (IMDB).

AgendaFreeTV is a YouTube channel (also on Twitch) with 220 thousand followers, focused on reporting news unbiased with an investigative approach.

Steve Lookner is live-streaming daily with hot topics and world news.

The channel attracts hundreds of thousands of viewers on YouTube. Steve Lookner manages it perfectly and now also accepts Bitcoin Cash as donations!

Frankly, the integrity and values Steve represents are exemplary. He has been amazing all this time with his independent approach. Steve has what it takes, and perhaps not being a professional journalist in mainstream news media is an advantage in this case.

The donations page for AgendaFreeTV is at this address: agendafreetv.com.

As explained, I was hoping to see a BCH address, and when I didn't, I felt BCH deserved to be right there, and after my request, Steve added a Bitcoin Cash wallet for donations as well!

Bitcoin Cash is a fast and reliable network with low transaction fees.

Of course, exchange wallets may ask for multiple block confirmations, leading to delayed payments that could take hours. This is how some exchanges or wallets select to use cryptocurrencies. It is not the Bitcoin Cash network, though. I feel this is required to explain to readers that may be newcomers in this field.

A centralized exchange controls the funds when for example Coinbase is used as a wallet.

On the contrary, non-custodial wallets provide absolute control of the funds to the user.

For BTC deposits, some exchanges (Coinbase, Kraken) have adopted the policy of 6 confirmations before releasing the funds to the users' accounts.

For BCH deposits, these exchanges ask for fifteen confirmations. Binance, on the other hand, waits for two confirmations, so the deposit time of Bitcoin Cash in centralized exchanges differs according to the preferences and policy of the exchanges.

However, transactions on the network are instant (0-conf), while some wallets may request only one confirmation (~10 minutes).

There is a message I'm trying to convey. It doesn't matter if someone doesn't accept Bitcoin Cash. Go ahead and ask them!

On this occasion, it was a popular YouTuber I follow for years, another time, it was Proton mail, but there wasn't a response from it yet, so I'm going to try again.

I doubt I will ever use that service (Proton) paying with any other option besides BCH but will move to alternatives instead.

My email

So this was part of the email I sent to Steve.

I also explained that I was going to present AgendaFreeTV to my followers on read.cash and Medium and shared some details about myself.

To be clear, I don't consider it as onboarding since Lookner already had a Bitcoin Cash wallet, which he explained in his email response.

Steve was excited a fan of the show asked to donate in BCH, and after my message, he added the Bitcoin Cash wallet on the AgendaFreeTV website for donations.

I donated a small amount as promised and will probably donate again to encourage the content creator of this news stream I often enjoy watching.

The use case of BCH in this instance is this. With fees of $0.00, I donated (0.01BCH) to a YouTuber that kept me company with his reporting of news for years.

In Conclusion

(map.bitcoin.com)

I ask to pay with BCH, whenever possible and when proper circumstances appear.

What matters is the adoption and acceptance of Bitcoin Cash.

I will keep trying to find opportunities, although online acceptance seems easier to achieve. Prompt.cash, for example, can be integrated into any WordPress website to start accepting BCH immediately.

Ask any service you are using, any online or physical shop to adopt Bitcoin Cash.

Using BCH is easier and more secure than handing over the details of our credit/debit card to a random website.

This time, a popular YouTuber and freelance journalist recognized Bitcoin Cash and accepted it as a donation option upon my request.

Steve can sell for dollars immediately or perhaps hold the BCH and try to use it in one of the locations BCH is accepted in the US (map.bitcoin.com), especially with menufy, and order a pizza for the night!

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I could hardly understand the different terms in cryptocurrency. I am still exploring here in the platform. But somehow this article helps me a lot.

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2 years ago

Using BCH as payment method is always one of the best I recommend to my friends and family, especially sending money. Because if it's in BCH it may take 6-10 hours from other wallets to be cashout but still way more lesser fees.

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2 years ago

I should confess that bitcion cash is the best, though it was introduced to me newly by my friend and I didn't quickly believe it until I decided to give a try, now I can boldly boast about it, and I am also introducing it to others friend all over.

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2 years ago

This is really a big addition to the promotion of Bitcoincash and of a truth, BCH transactions are of very low gas fee which would encourage more people to make donations without any hitch

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2 years ago

Nice! Another step in adoption. Tiny steps, but we'll get there. Too bad we have to ask before they accept it. The dismissive narrative spouted by the anti-BCH movement seems to have taken hold and is accepted at face value. I've seldom come across real negativity from people that don't take BCH but they'd never considered BCH, I'm beginning to think that having Bitcoin in the name of the coin is THE thing that is holding back BCH adoption. The reflex thinking seems to be why to consider a spin-off coin and not the "real" coin.

Which is exactly the opposite of the reality.

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2 years ago

Not sure, but it is a brand and the more the newcomers see it they they get accustomed to it eventually. Back in 2017 when Bitcoin Cash was announced, like in August 2017 with the Bitcoin fork, as a beginner I didn't feel bad about the name. As some time passed, the only confrontation against the use of Bitcoin was by some maxis that were acting as stupid and weird as they do today.

The propaganda works though, as I've seen plenty so far dismissing BCH for actually no other reason but their ignorance and the anti-BCH comments they keep reading. It is probably something psychological, like having something to consider something as a standard to avoid.

Don't really understand how everyone thinks, but I've met far too many on many forums/platforms/social media having an impression that BCH is something they should avoid and laugh at.

A case of Dunning Krueger, right at the top of mount stupid: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_Effect_01.svg

Seems the maxis want to exploit this graph approaching the clueless and convincing them they should spam against Bitcoin Cash.

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2 years ago

Feel proud of you. Keep continue like this and spread about Bitcoin Cash all over the world. 👏💪

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2 years ago

Another achievement.. Congratulations...it's a big help to BCH..

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2 years ago

I feel it is small steps that can help BCH, and everyone can ask their favorite artists, streamers, or businesses to adopt Bitcoin Cash.

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2 years ago

Good afternoon to you friend. What a good work

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2 years ago

Hi, jen, thanks!

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2 years ago

Welcome pantera

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2 years ago

True that using BCH is easier than giving our debit cards details and it's way safer too.

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2 years ago

The details of most bank cards are sold for pennies in the darknet. Every bank card ever released is a threat to their owners. It is an outdated system while crypto is way better alternative.

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2 years ago

glad we have Bitcoincash way safer to transfer money online

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2 years ago

👏🏻 Nice work indeed, Pantera!

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2 years ago

Thanks, Omar. I have some more options in mind that I think they should adopt BCH, and will try to contact.

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2 years ago