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Reply to “emphasis” on Bitcoin concerns.

Member to Lotte`: “…your apparent emphasis on Bitcoin concerns me a little bit. 

I’m sure you’re aware that one of the main Bitcoin exchanges – Mt Gox in Japan – recently went bankrupt after discovering that something north of $400 million dollars in Bitcoins went missing and about five million in cash was seized by the FBI.

If you haven’t seen the excellent article in The Guardian, everyone should check it out:”…

Lotte` reply: Thanks for the comments – and no worries on the discouragement – I’ve learned to feed on it!

…of course I’m very aware of Mt Gox.

I’d like to point out a couple of lines simply to keep from scaring anyone away from the meetup for this event.

Please keep in mind there is NO “emphasis” on bitcoin – This is simply a meeting that can help introduce Bitcoin to those interested in learning what it is. No different than describing merchant services for Paypal, Visa, Auth.net or anyone else running a small business in exchange for a currency of any sort. It is simply another payment option that is gaining traction QUICKLY.

Also – Please note the date of this article to be more than a month old – so I want to let everyone locally know that we NOW have 4 Bitcoin ATM’s RIGHT here in Austin!

Just to note a few lines for those who don’t actually read the article.

” its name, Mt Gox, stands for Magic the Gathering Online Exchange, where users traded cards for the game, giving bitcoins a place in the fringe-culture Venn diagram between Dungeons & Dragons and Renaissance faires. Fun stuff, but not really the stuff of mainstream legitimacy.”

That said – It seems clear to me how his argument becomes more compelling as it is described.

“This is why Mt Gox’s collapse is a boon for bitcoins. It clears out another attic full of ethical cobwebs from Bitcoin’s past. There are plenty of other bitcoin exchanges – who declined to bail out Mt Gox, according to Tim Fernholz at Quartz.”

Of course for all fellow artist out there – It is required that you do your own research when making any business decision.

 I hope that some of the information I provide will assist you all in either beginning or improving sales!

I personally handle a very small amount of transactions using bitcoin. I simply chose to become educated about it and have also chosen to open my doors to the slew of customers just waiting to spend their bitcoins on my products – any bitcoins in my account are exchanged into USD cash deposited into my bank daily. What’s to loose? 😉

Finally ~ I do hope to gain a group crowd over time – a permanent location for Happy Hollow will assist in that No Doubt! I am on a mission to find a permanent location and hope to host annual – recurring meeting and classes!

For now – I will continue trying to gather fellow Meetup artists and members at current meetings that – as a local small business and studio owner – successfully operating 4 online stores dedicated to glass alone – I find VERY valuable and worthwhile.

Please Join me! EVERYBODY! 😀

Join me at Sholz Garten – Working Artist – Let’s Meetup & Learn Alternative Currencies

Learn about Bitcoin – What it is? Should you accept it?


Decentalize all the things!This is an annual meeting held every Sunday. If that changes the above  link will reflect that information. I will RSVP to the meetings that I am attending to meet fellow artist and anyone interested in learning more.  Below is a brief description of my Meetup post explaining details of this event.

Who says you can’t teach an old dog NEW tricks?

Cryptocurrencies are fairly new and can be intimidating at first mention. This meetup will introduce you to Bitcoin – one of many cryptocurrencies in use today. You can learn very quickly how to start accepting the digital currency immediately for your goods or services. 

You will also learn who else accepts it so you have a place to spend your hard earned bitcoins! There are so many MORE options than I ever expected to have available! (INCLUDING FOOD TRUCKS that accept it!)

You will have an opportunity to “take the stage” (when you’re ready) to SHARE your business, site, music – product – service, whatever it is that you do with bitcoin.


Copyright PeteLongworth.com - 2012
Copyright PeteLongworth.com – 2012

A message from Lotte`: I’m usually lingering towards the front tables with new comers because I like to learn the new stuff and hear what others bring up that I may not have thought of yet. I always take advantage of the 30 second – 1 minute mic time offered to locals businesses to let everyone know what we’re doing with bitcoin – You’ll find me then… or look for some etched glass sweet leaf tea bottles on a table! I’ll be around them 🙂 See ya later!

YOUR NAME HERE – Etched Glass – Up-cycled Water Bottle for your Glass for Good donation.

Going for the Personalize Etched Water Bottle? YOU ROCK that Happy Glass!

This is one of many ways that I am trying to introduce bitcoin to customers and fellow artists as well as share the project which I intend to solely fund with it. 

Sweet Leaf Glass Bottles - Upcycled - Personalized and etched by Happy Hollow Glass ATX (11)ANYBODY who donates a minimum of $50.00 to the Glass for Good project will receive a “YOUR NAME HERE” permanently etched – Local – Up-cycled – glass Sweet Leaf bottle!!!! USA – shipping included so fill in the info!

Why I choose Sweet Leaf Tea Company &  Buddha’s Brew local Kombucha bottles.

[Sweet Leaf] is the producer of ready-to-drink organic teas and lemonades made with 100% pure cane sugar, headquartered in the Penn Field Business Park in the South Congress area of Austin, Texas

Upcycled Etched Glass Buddha's Brew Bottle By Lotte` Happy Hollow Glass (7)

“Buddha’s Brew Kombucha is born from the farmer’s markets of Austin, Texas.”

…and with “PEACE in the bottom of every bottle”, how could I resist that AWESOMENESS?

Little Lotte - what's tyhis google glass stuff How about Happy Hollow Glass Glasses
International donors please contact me for shipping if interested  😀

 What I see as a Zero Waste Glass Artist.

  • Glass <3
  •  “Grannyism” sayings under the cap  (Sweet Leaf):-)
  • PEACE on the bottom (Buddha’s Brew) <3
  • Both are Local
  • Bottles are 100% Up-Cycled
  • Sanitized and permanently etched.
  • With your $50 bitcoin donation you will receive a personalized Sweet Leaf glass bottle by Lotte`.
  • shipping included (USA & Puerto Rica okay).

Raw Material Donations  ~ “Glass for Good” is a project offering local non-profits high quality art glass goods for their fundraising efforts! Each is individually handcrafted by Little Lotte`.

Donate Now and I’ll send your bottle within the week! (min $50 to receive etched bottle) Scan the code or enter any amount below – BTC conversion will be done for you.