Forgot to thank @Maryjane for the Paid with Smoke graphics!!! Thank you!!
Operation "Paid With Smoke" is a Success!
Ok. Before we get started. Let me just acknowledge that I initially planned to use my SMOKE power to buy these seeds, and I began testing the process of powering down.
Somewhere along the line, I decided that I wanted to keep my SMOKE power, and I had about 15k SMOKE that I bought after joining smoke.io. So I decided to use that.
1 ) Selling my SMOKE on Rudex
Ok. Another disclaimer. When I want to do something, I usually dive right in. If I make mistakes, I consider it a learning experience. So with that in mind (insert "I have no idea what I'm doing" dog meme), here's me selling my SMOKE for BTS and some USD I think? And eventually getting it over to BTC.
Weee!! I'm a Whale!!
Exchanges (and market prices) seemed so complex to me at first. But I remember the first time I bought SMOKE tokens on Bitshares. I made a big green candle, and watched as the price went up as I continued to buy more.
It was such a simple illustration/ example of how the price of a coin (or anything traded) gets moved.
In this case, I could see that there were only a limited number of buyers willing to pay a decent price for SMOKE.
So around 0.7 BTS / SMOKE became 0.6 BTS/SMOKE. Then 0.5 BTS/SMOKE. And by the time everything was said and done, the price dipped into the 0.4s!!
Then as the price went down, I could see that orders on the buy side were getting executed and the price would jump back up a little bit.
Very fascinating stuff.
2 ) The Shopping Cart
I ended up using GYO seedbank because they sell 1 packs, and it allowed me to get a lot more strains.
3 ) Amount due: 0.04121123 BTC
I really don't want to try to do the exact math, but I'm going to estimate that I spent about 7000 SMOKE to buy this. I think I posted all the transactions above if anyone wants to try to verify this.
It's a lot more than I thought it would cost, but I honestly couldn't be happier. It's so amazing that I am actually earning SMOKE that I can use to buy things.
I also missed a pic here, but there was just a little box saying to transfer the BTC with a 20 minute timer.
After I successfully transferred the BTC, the box updated to this ->
4 ) Success!! The Thank You Page!!!
And here's my list of seeds
And I hope I don't become the guy who paid 7000 SMOKE for seeds (like the BTC pizza guy) lol.