4: Freedom Tool to Accept Payments – Pavlenex

4: Freedom Tool to Accept Payments – Pavlenex

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BTCPay Server is a freedom tool to accept bitcoin payments.

In this episode you’ll get a comprehensive understanding of BTCPay Server and an admiration for a bitcoin builder. If you’re an online merchant, what do you do if PayPal closes your account? If you’re an entrepreneur, how can you crowdfund your idea if Kickstarter won’t allow your product? What if Patreon closes your account because they find your political opinions objectionable? If you’re a freelancer living in Iran, how can you get paid while the the US enforces its economic embargo? The solution to all of these questions is BTCPay Server, an open source bitcoin payment project. In this episode we speak to Pavlenex, an entrepreneur and prolific contributor to BTCPay. He explains how BTCPay helps you route around financial censorship. With BTCPay server, you can accept bitcoin, create invoices, crowdfund, accept donations, accept Lightning Network payments, create a secure wallet, and set up an alternative to Patreon.


  • Comparing PayPal to BTCPay Server
  • How to use BTCPay to accept bitcoin payments
  • Other BTCPay apps: Invoicing, accepting donations, crowdfunding, micropayments, and an alternative to Patreon
  • Using BTCPay as a secure wallet
  • Advantages of open source software and decentralized projects versus closed source and centralized companies
  • The story of evil BitPay and the genesis of BTCPay Server
  • How to contribute to BTCPay Server’s funding, development, testing, and usage