I powered up a lot of Hive today, I'm in Hive for the long term, I'm not pulling out funds and I really do appreciate votes to get my latest proposal back into funding.
This is a value for value post: see the explanation in the footer.
Where can you use Lightning?
Here's a non exclusive list of some of the places you can use Lightning and any place you can send or receive Lightning.... is somewhere you can use with v4v.app and your Hive and HBD.
Bitrefill has hundreds of partner merchants where you can buy gift cards or vouchers to use online. They accept Lightning payments which is by far the cheapest way to pay them.
Put an item in your cart, checkout with Lightning and use v4v.app on your phone or desktop to pay the Lightning Invoice with Hive or HBD.
Download The Bitcoin Company app to start earning bitcoin back on all your purchases. Use my referral code: 8G5L8E. I've used the Visa cards and I regularly pay for my Voltage Lightning node via this app.
I've not tried FixedFloat.com but I see people using it. It's a crypto swapping service that does take Lightning and swaps into many other cryptos.
If there are other services you think I should put on this list, let me know! Especially local ones: maybe your local pizza place accepts Lightning. I know that a few people are buying food local to them and paying direct from v4v.app in the Hive Keychain browser!
Value for Value
For the last few months while building @v4vapp I was generously supported by the DHF. Going forward I have a much more modest support which covers direct server costs and a little of my time.
If you appreciate the work I do on and around Hive, you can express this directly: upvoting posts on Hive is great. Also consider a direct donation (there's a Tip button on Hive or a Lightning Address) on all my posts.