https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

Buying A Pizza with Lingots

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How many Lingots would you want in exchange for a pizza?

I run a YouTube channel ((Esperanto Variety Show)) and I've decided it would be a fun idea for publicity to try to buy a pizza with lingots. The details are yet to be worked out, but I've decided to go public with the idea here before posting my first video about it.

The story about the first real purchase with bitcoin was that it was for two pizzas. I just want one. (As a side note, the bitcoin spent on those two pizzas is now worth $100,000 - but I don't expect my lingots to inflate to that much.)

I'm looking for feedback, suggestions, and even clever comments. The idea is that buying a pizza with lingots will be fun for those involved and make for good YouTube. My general idea would be to contact a few local pizza places in the hopes of finding one willing to keep my address on file, then I would start looking for someone willing to order a pizza for me in exchange for some lingots.

Edit: It has been brought to my attention that actually succeeding in buying a pizza with lingots may be a violation of the terms of service. It is not my intention to violate TOS. Any discussion to such an end is for entertainment, educational, and enrichment purposes only. And man, I still do want that pizza.

P.S. When I say "enrich", I mean in the same way that knowing a second language enriches our lives.

1 month ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Davey944676

If you want to make Lingots worth real money (briefly), just start spreading the word that they are illegal to buy and sell.

"Psst., Mate, don't tell anybody - just between you and me - but I can get hold of those Lingot things for you...."

Human Nature 101

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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Awesome. I'll need to work that into my routine.

Here's a lingot. Don't tell anybody.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Davey944676

"See? You've just doubled your money already, my mate. Plenty more where they came from an' all. You've just got to hold your nerve and think big........"

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I don't want those! They're illegal!

Here are four back!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Davey944676

hehe Happy new year :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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If people don't stop such flagrant giving of lingots, we're going to be found out for sure!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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It's not illegal to have lingots, it's "illegal" to buy or sell them.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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My indignation is for entertainment purposes only.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@Davey lol!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Davey944676

Cheers Usagiboy! It probably has you even busier than usual but Happy New Year! :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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A bit haha. Happy New Year Davey! ^_^

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells
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I think it is a great idea, but perhaps it might work better to choose a non-perishable food item? Something that could be sent in the mail? A book perhaps.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RaulJGarcia
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Well, if the buyer calls a pizza place near salivanto then it shouldn't be an issue. I guess time zones could be a bit of an issue, but I don't think a pizza place would have a problem delivering something at a specific time even if it meant waiting a few hours. It might require a reminder call from salivanto, but I'm sure he'd be willing to do that ;-) Hopefully that call doesn't need to be a long-distance call :O ...US-Americans, looks like the bell tolls for thee... or Canada or Mexico if you have the right phone plan lol.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I didn't think about long distance. Can't people order by web page these days? Things to think about. Of course, I chose pizza because that was the first purchase by bitcoin.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells
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What if you did an honour system and had people donate to their favourite charity? Or you could choose a charitable organization and create a virtual drive, like how people do for marathons and such? Most charities make it easy to donate online, from anywhere in the world.. and people might be more inclined to open their wallets for a good cause. (not that pizza is not a good cause ;) ).

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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Hmmm. Maybe that could be the second project. I like it.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells
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You could start a trend, the Duolingathon! I have often wished there was a way to donate my hard earned lingots to charity. (I really like the concept behind websites like freerice.com and beanbeanbean.com, where you can answer trivia questions to donate to charities, and always thought it would be cool if Duolingo could be used do something similar)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda
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@MissSpells I love that idea so much!!!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mei.David
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MissSpells , my current duolingo Chinese lessons involve fruitcake. There’s a non-perishable food.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WitlessBittern
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It'll come down to the details and timing, but I'm definitely interested in this.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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Buying, selling, or eating?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WitlessBittern
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Buying. I make a good pizza but I don't think it would keep.

Edit: Wait, or would it be selling? I want the lingots.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMira_
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I'm down for eating if someone else pays ;) (i'm completely kidding lol)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yuri768370
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I have 9666 lingots, and I want a pepperoni pizza!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cat4343

Oh wow that's a ton!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I've got 9193. Quite a few are from this thread.

I don't care what kind of pizza. They're all good.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cat4343

How did you acquire so many? Have you been saving them up for a long time?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I think I mostly get them from maintaining my streak - but I post a lot of (usually helpful) comments, so people give them to me to say thanks.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cat4343

Cool :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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I only have 1836, but I give people almost all of the lingots that I get. I don't receive very many from other users.

Edit: Thanks for the 3 lingots!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cat4343

I've been saving them and yet I only have 206 so don't feel bad haha

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinBullo1

Have you posted this idea on Amikumu?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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Just did. Thanks for the suggestion.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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Not yet. This is my first post anywhere about it - but I did post the link to my YouTube community page.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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Maybe you should post on Lernu. I found your account: https://lernu.net/en/uzanto/281321/profilo

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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Good thing Chrome remembered my password.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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Sounds like you need an actual password manager...

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I know in the past someone tried to sell their Duolingo account and Duolingo took action (banned or deleted) for it being a violation of the Terms of Service. So, just a heads up on that. I'd double check the ToS before proceeding. :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMira_
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Hi! I'm not trying to be like Mills-David at all, but I have a couple questions, completely out of curiosity, I don't mean to disrespect AT ALL--

Wouldn't this be a little different since it's lingots and you can give them away? Would that also be conflicting with the EULA laws? (It's the EULA, right?)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Hi xMira_!

I don't know. Terms of Service are much more the purview of staff. So, I don't have a lot of experience interpreting them, except for Article 5. It is a steep risk for Salivanto not to get clarity though. Having such a high streak, being a host, being well-recognized with the current account, and having made progress with courses, all of that will be lost if action is taken against the account. I recommend Salivanto contacts their GA branch staff member to ask for clarity, and perhaps put a note in the top of their OP (top of this discussion post) that they are doing so. That way, when a staff member sees this post, if it is a violation of the ToS, the staff member knows Salivanto is checking in.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mei.David
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Usagiboy7, I’ll vouch for any participant in this line to be engaging in a light-hearted discussion of the topic. Besides, if they closed out his account, what would happen to all his lingots? The IRS would be all over them, and all of us would probably join the Paris riots and burn our lingots in protest. That would really debase the currency!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Mills-David, I think you think we are in debate and you need to persuade me of something. However, you responded to my comment where I had hoped to clarify there is not a call for me to make/not make on this matter. Therefore, there is no situation in which you can persuade me of one position or another. I do not hold a position of sway on authority about this. Several of your comments in this discussion seem aimed at stirring something up. I'm not interested. Take care. :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mei.David
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Sorry usagiboy7, I didn’t mean anything hostile or provocative, just having fun and maybe I seem to have taken my comments on this wonderfully creative idea too far. Hope we can all keep having fun with the idea of using lingots as coin (maybe make up a surf shop on Maui where you can use lingots for as discount on shark proof surfboards....) but we should both problems get back to work or play or practice! No hard feelings here nor I hope there!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMira_
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Just so you know... You can call me Mira if you want, you don't have to add the x or the _ in there :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mei.David
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XMira, wattya mean, trying not to be like Mills-David? Hey, let’s be civil or maybe I won’t invite you to my next lingot party. The more I think about it, duolingo may be sitting on a gold mine. All you need is a bank to allow lingot accounts and pay lingot interest and make lingot loans. Then some government will get involved. Once we have to pay lingot taxes, their value will never go away....

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMira_
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Ahahhahaha xP

I was mainly being play-passive-agressive, I didn't mean any offense. I'll half think of you all the time as being the Louis XIV of Millenial Duolingo... ha... whoever gets on your good side is rich, basically, and whoever is on your bad side is out of luck-- "Why, let them eat cake!" (Well, ok that's the French Revolution Marie Antoinette-- and she never really said that but, oh well, oh well, I bet Louis XIV would've said that if he could) And you would, too. Let them eat pizza if you will.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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Unless that person was a Duolingo employee, I don't see anything wrong with selling their account. Also the proposed system would not involve selling accounts, it would just involve selling/exchanging lingots.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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Thanks for the heads up, Usagiboy7


Edit: Well, there's this:

The transfer of Virtual Items is prohibited except where expressly authorized in the Service. Other than as expressly authorized in the Service, you shall not sell, redeem or otherwise transfer Virtual Items to any person or entity, including but not limited to Company, another user, or any third party.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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I'd suggest you first find someone willing to 'sell' you a pizza for lingots, contact DL saying 'this would make a great publicity stunt!' and see if they are willing to make an exception. It would probably help if the vendor's L1 is some other language that DL teaches, and you order your pizza in said language, etc. If you can imagine it making a good press release then DL might allow it to happen; we all know how much DL likes free publicity.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I would be happy to do something like that. FWIW, I think they'd be doing me the favor as far as publicity goes, not the other way around.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@salivanto, well phewy. ty for that tidbit!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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Where is the list of the authorized situations when you can transfer "Virtual Items"? Considering that that term is capitalized and that "lingot" is not the same as "Virtual Items", I do not think that lingots are "Virtual Items". However, saying that will result in someone pointing out the following rule from the Guidelines:

Please don't waste your time looking for loopholes; we will remove any content that violates the spirit of these guidelines and you will risk losing partial or full access to Duolingo without warning.

Edit: The Terms (section 8) appear to suggest that "Virtual Items" are gems (not lingots).

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I would say that clicking on a "give lingot" link to show that "you love this comment so much" counts as an authorized situation.

In the Service, you may purchase, with “real world” money, a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to use (a) “virtual currency,” including but not limited to virtual gems, solely for use in the Service, and (b) “virtual in-app items” (together with “virtual currency,” “Virtual Items”). You are allowed to purchase Virtual Items through the Service, and not in any other way.

So - Lingots are included as "virtual items" - and you're not allowed to buy them with pizza.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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They are not included because you cannot buy lingots, but you can buy gems.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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It says explicitly that "virtual items" refer to either " “virtual in-app items” or "virtual currency."

What is virtual currency?

Lingots are Duolingo's virtual currency.

https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204980630-What-is-a-Lingot-

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cat4343

Ok I don't know if that will work but it's an awesome idea. Good luck!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I think it's already working. It will only get better from here. Lots of great material for the video.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cat4343

Great!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/antonmo
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Lingots are hard earned for me. I’ve never had over 200. In fact I’ve probably worked as hard for them as any other currency :D

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cat4343

Who is giving everyone on here lingots? If it's a specific person, thanks!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewHul18

I would give all of my Lingots for a slice to be honest..

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RaulJGarcia
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Ah, the ol' barter system! Never goes out of style. These days it's the next best thing after cold, hard cash.

Well, for anyone considering this, I can say that salivanto is a trustworthy individual. He will certainly send you the lingots if you order the pizza first.

I guess we're about to find out what the going rate is for a pizza. Though maybe this is a bit more like ebay than a regular barter.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I'm "salivanta" just thinking about it.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EGfxXv

I gave you a lingot just for that "tasteless' pun. ;)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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Here's one lingot for your pizza (as if that's going to help at all). Edit: Whoever gave the lingot back, thank you, but I really don't need it. I really hope that you're not salivanto...

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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You hope THEY aren't Salivanto? I'm Salivanto all day long. How do you think I feel? :-)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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I meant that I hope it wasn't you who gave me the lingot.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/merkavar

i guess the first hurdle would be to find someone who uses duolingo and has a pizza they want to sell since lingots can only be transferred to and from duolingo accounts.

then since the value of lingots seems to decrease to zero after about the first 200 and even then the first 200 don't even have much value.

So I estimate you would have to give someone over 3,821,641 lingots for a pizza. Because the lingots are of little value but being a user in the top 10 richest lingotaires might be of some value.

https://duome.eu/lingots

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I never said it would be easy. It ill be fun trying.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMira_
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I'm happy to contribute to the cause, here are some lingots :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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That should be good for a peperoni or two. Thanks.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HorseCrazyGal

Okay, that is hilarious! :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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I sure hope so. We'll see.

"Hello, I'd like to talk to someone about ordering a pizza with lingots... yeah ... lingots... well, you see... hello? hello?"

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HorseCrazyGal

It just seems interesting to me!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FredrikVC

Unlike bitcoins, there is no limit to the number of lingots in circulation. They are inherently inflationary.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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So... you're saying "buy now before the price goes up", right?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pikachu025
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^ Economist spotted.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mei.David
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FredrickVC, not really, as long as duolingo requires everyone to earn ingots. The supply of gold is limitless (if you consider the millions of tons dissolved in the oceans), but extracting the gold is never free. Even stealing gold requires some effort. But gold is considered an extremely representation of fixed value, a standard.

1 month ago

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Excuse my question, but since when does gold dissolve in the ocean?

1 month ago

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Maybe it would be a good idea for Duolingo to allow users to buy/sell lingots and directly transfer them between users more easily than clicking the "Give lingot" button hundreds of times.

1 month ago

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Only hundreds? Trying to give away thousands of lingots one at a time is part of the humor of the idea.

1 month ago

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I know, but I am thinking about how it would work in reality.

1 month ago

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Salivanto, you could have a game show as part of your variety show and use lingot as prizes. Duolingo could charge a small fixed annual lingot fee and see if this challenges lingolites to maximize their own generation of lingots, or (hope not) discourages participation. They would have to keep it from being either earnings- or asset-based, though maybe anyone with only a small number would be taxed a very few lingots....

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/meysam_wt

100000 may be

1 month ago

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I'm a little short. Can I pay in installments?

1 month ago

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According to my interpretation of the Terms, I think that it would be allowed to sell lingots as long as these transactions are planned outside of Duolingo.

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1 month ago

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Maybe duome.eu could operate a lingot transaction planning system.

2 weeks ago

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Jen lingotoj. Mi deziras al vi bona(j)n pico(j)n. Se vi sukcesas, mi simbole manĝos picon por la unua Internacia Esperanto Pico.

1 month ago

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@salivanto so what's Bitcoin got that Lingots aint? You can send flowers anywhere online, why not pizza--or books, or a line of language tapes, even subscriptions to sites like duolingo--with Lingots? Amazon, watch out! And as long as duolingo limits the expansion of the Longot supply we can avoid inflation or debasing the currency so to speak. Hmmm....

1 month ago

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I believe one of the differences is that Bitcoin solves the prisoner's dilemma and thus does not require a bank to add trust to the transaction. Duolingo lingots do not, so there would be far less security for the transaction. (aka there is no guarantee that all participants will uphold their end of the deal.)

1 month ago

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(Ok, ok, I know I'm asking a lot of questions today but I'm a curious bumblebee-- think of me as your sidekick. Your apprentice who sometimes disagrees with you if you will-) Is that not the problem with regular money, too, though? (Again I don't mean to be a smart aleck at all, just curious)

1 month ago

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By "regular money" I think you are referring to centralized currencies like cash and credit cards? Centralized vs decentralized currencies both come with pros and cons. I don't actually know a ton about bitcoin, so, a google search might be best for filling in the rest of the details you might be curious about. :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aster985737

oh god this is hilarious

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ramaimarvin

This is great. I can order a pizza to be delivered to my mom, so it should be easy. What is your favorite kind of pizza?

3 weeks ago

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Saluton, tio vere estas interesa ideo, sed mi opinias, ke vi komplikas vin la vivo. Mi aĉetus tiun picon per la tradicia maniero(pli facila).

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