Bitcoin News 31 January 2017

Bitcoin today – the price suddenly woke up and pushed past $950 for the first time in weeks! Other news headlines – Japan Could See 20,000 Bitcoin Accepting Merchants in 2017 as adoption is on full speed and regulation imminent; Bitcoin payments startup BitPesa has raised $2.5m in a new Series A funding round; Czech Republic’s Ministry of Finance Enforces Cryptocurrency KYC Procedures; Microsoft announced a new partnership for internal decentralized identity initiative; Is buying bitcoin a good hedge against fiat currency; 2017 will be year of blockchains; Thailand is…

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Bitcoin News 30 January 2017

Bitcoin Today… and the Bitcoin price is still doing the sideways jive. Is the price getting ready for another run? We would love to hear your thoughts. Other Bitcoin news headlines – Ransomware alive and well in Austria – A luxury hotel just paid a bitcoin ransom to unlock the rooms of hundreds of guests who could not get in or get out; London Scene Roundup: Most Sexy ICOs, Blockchain-upon-Thames and Irishmen; Bitcoin, the technology that just won’t die; Peer2Cash, a new online cryptocurrency buying service based in Switzerland; 10…

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Bitcoin adoption in Venezuela

Venezuela is famous for its beautiful tourist attractions, such as Angel Falls which is the largest waterfall in the world, and La Isla Margarita. Venezuela is one of the world’s top oil producers, its major export.  Bitcoin adoption is on the rise!   In 2015, Venezuela had over 100% inflation which was the highest in the world and the highest in the country’s history up until then.  The rate increased to nearly 500% by the end of 2016 losing 45% in November 2016 alone. Venezuela has spiraled into hyperinflation while the poverty…

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What is a Bitcoin Mining Pool?

What is a Bitcoin Mining Pool… as Bitcoin mining has become increasingly difficult, individuals join mining pools. You would be required to invest in your own mining equipment and then join a pool to share hashing power and the rewards.   Do your due diligence and calculations to ensure profitability. Find a mining pool that suits your requirements – Click here Is Bitcoin Mining profitable – Click here Click here to learn how to calculate mining profitability Watch this short explainer video to learn more     Get your copy…

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News Review 25 and 29 January 2017

Happy Lunar New Year to all our Chinese friends – Year of the Rooster! The Bitcoin price has been sideways moving since mid January and consolidating around the $920 level.  Nice going..! In the Bitcoin news today – Venezuelan authorities are cracking down on Bitcoin mining facilities and are focused on “weakening” these mining operations within the region; Ethereum at a crossroad as corporate interest grows; Last week at the World Economic Forum 2017 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the technology firm Bitfury announced the formation of the Global Blockchain…

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Exclusive Interview with Bobby Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of BTCC – London Blockchain Week 2017

An exclusive interview with Bobby Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of BTCC based in Shanghai China. Recorded at the London Blockchain Week January 2017, Bobby Lee discusses his Bitcoin journey as well as his new product Mobi. Bobby Lee was born in the Ivory Coast, educated at Stanford, and worked as vice president of technology of Walmart before taking leadership of BTCC in 2013. BTCC Products:- Bitcoin USD Exchange Bitcoin Pro Exchange Bitcoin Mining Pool Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Engraving Mint Physical Bitcoins Developer Platform Download your Mobi here Taken from the…

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Bitcoin News 24 January 2017

Bitcoin today – the Bitcoin price is hovering around the $916 mark now after movement over the weekend after the President Donald J Trump inauguration on Friday 20 January 2016. Headlines in the news – Markets Update: Upward Trends As All Eye Trump and China; Decline in Empty Blocks Has Increased Bitcoin’s Transaction Capacity; ICOs Are the Future Of Funding Says Co-Founder of Platform That Just Raised €2 Mln; Grayscale to Launch Ethereum Classic Trust, Modeled After Bitcoin Investment Trust; BBVA Report Cites 7 Regulatory Challenges Facing Blockchain Technology; Zero-fee…

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Bitcoin compared to the Laws of Nature

Bitcoin is a new technology that has the potential to change the world.   Bitcoin is disruptive, innovative financial technology. Bitcoin is the Internet of Money in the new Digital Economy. In a three-part series by Mike White has compared Bitcoin and Fiat Currency to the Laws of Nature. “Although it is on the cutting edge of technology bitcoin might be more closely aligned with nature than we think. This series of 3 articles compares how bitcoin and the legacy financial systems stack up against the laws of nature.” bitcoin.com…

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Bitcoin News 19 January 2017

Bitcoin today – The Bitcoin touched $900 and now flitting around the high $800’s. Geo Politically we are in uncertain times. The inauguration of President Donald J Trump; possible trade wars between China and the USA which should concern emerging markets; China investigating and regulating Bitcoin organisztions and capital flight woes; upcoming French elections, expected Hard BREXIT and not forgetting Chinese New Year on 28 January. A lot going on. Other Bitcoin news headlines – Chinese capital flight and investing in bitcoin; Malaysia Focuses on FinTech, Gives Alibaba Founder Jack…

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Plan, Invest and Retire with Bitcoin

Growing old is a privilege that some of us will achieve but in order to enjoy our retirement, we must find the best way to provide financial security for the future.   We have all been indoctrinated to start saving or investing in retirement plans while young.  Some of us are serious about providing for our future and we think our first step is to invest in traditional investments like Retirement Annuities, contributions to an Employer’s retirement or provident plan.  While others wait for the government to look after them…

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