Bitcoin Nonprofit BitGive Launches GiveTrack 1.0

  GiveTrack empowers the Bitcoin community to donate and track funds in support of four charitable causes this holiday season   Santiago, Chile — December 5, 2018 — BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has announced the launch of GiveTrack 1.0, the latest version of the flagship Bitcoin donation platform designed to enhance transparency in the donation process and empower donors to give more through direct, evidence-based reporting. Launched at the Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference in Santiago, Chile, GiveTrack 1.0 offers numerous technical upgrades from the beta product,…

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The Driving Force of South Africa’s Growing Appetite for Bitcoin

  Bitcoin is a currency that is known worldwide, especially in South Africa. The issues surrounding the country’s economic state has led to the people to rely on Bitcoin to get by. Luckily, Bitcoin’s influence is massive in South Africa, which has made daily lives for South Africans easier.     South Africa and Bitcoin   Over the years, the relationship between South Africa and bitcoin has expanded, with a recent surge in popularity in early 2018. Besides the trust South Africans have for bitcoin, there are certain factors to…

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RAILROADED – Ross Ulbricht seeking Justice and Clemency

This is the last episode of the series “The Targeting and Caging of Ross Ulbricht”.  Ross was dealt a a double life sentence + 40 years without parole for all non-violent charges, for what prosecutors claim was his role in the Silk Road website.       Ulbricht’s life sentence won’t deter others from giving Americans access to the drugs they want. It won’t ‘protect’ society. It won’t ‘serve justice’ in some moral or cosmic sense. It will just waste another life behind bars and cost non-incarcerated taxpayers about $2 million…

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Massive SEXSTORTION scam linked to Bitcoin laundry site BitBlender.io

  November 13, 2018 – Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT): A massive “sexstortion” scheme that has been raking in millions of dollars in Bitcoins from terrified victims has been traced to the Bitcoin money laundering site Bitblender.io.     All the Sextortion emails follow a similar sinister formula: a message is sent from a supposed hacker who’s compromised your computer and used your webcam to record a video of you while you were watching porn! The email threatens to release the video to all your contacts unless you pay…

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RAILROADED – Ross Ulbricht, Double Life for a Website

Ross Ulbricht is serving a double life sentence for a website, namely Silk Road.  Jeffrey Tucker, Editorial Director, American Institute for Economic Research believes:-   Ross’s case is so important to our country’s future and the future of Liberty itself. When somebody has been singled out the way Ross has been, to be made an example of, for a purely political case, that’s a serious problem.”     Clemency from the President is my only hope of breathing free air again. Please get this petition to as many people as…

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24 Fun Bitcoin Facts And Figures (That Will Make Your Head Spin)

  Bitcoin (BTC) has revolutionized digital payments in a massive way. Since its introduction in 2009, it has advanced technological processes through the blockchain network. Its initial developer remains largely anonymous since they use the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. It is believed they could be an individual or a group of developers.     During 2009, BTC’s first year of existence, the value was technically $0 and was yet to trade on any exchanges… In 2010, the highest recorded price was $0.39. This has continued to fluctuate over time and peaked…

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Law and Regulation of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies in South Africa

Nowadays, Bitcoin or cryptocurrency is no longer fresh new news to many people around the globe however, it is still has a difficult concept to understand, especially for newbies. As a basic understanding, digital currencies exists solely online and therefore it is intangible. Also, it is a decentralized currency that means, the value of the virtual currencies rely solely on the user’s networks or through ledger technology such as Blockchain which serves as a Public Financial Transaction Database. Consequently, the legality and regulation for digital currencies will depend on the…

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Bitcoin’s 10th year anniversary – New era of Technological Innovation and Global Disruption

  Enthusiasts and critics alike analyse blockchain’s evolution: from its inception and tremendous rise to the current state of the industry — one that is faced with challenges including regulatory uncertainty, security concerns, and issues with scalability.   What the future holds for decentralised technologies and crypto-assets?  Industry leaders comment on the rise and fall of bitcoin over the past decade, what systemic problems have contributed to the rise of blockchain technology, where we stand in terms of mainstream adoption, and an insight into what the future could hold for…

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A beginners guide to Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

Cryptocurrency transactions are verified by the process known as mining. Miners are nodes that solve complex mathematical problems to enable the transaction to happen.     Although you could once mine your own cryptocurrencies using a standard PC, this isn’t viable any longer; the quality and quantity of hardware required to mine cryptocurrencies effectively is directly proportional to the volume of people deciding to mine. The physical components that are needed for mining involves specialized or consumer hardware and a combination of your graphics cards and CPU.    First of all…

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RAILROADED – The Corruption, Cover-Up and Prejudice against Ross Ulbricht

  Ross Ulbricht is facing a double life sentence for the creation of the website, Silk Road.      Judge Katherine Forrest said she would give Ross “the severest sentence possible.” Restrained by law from issuing the death penalty, she gave him a walking death sentence instead. Ross’s appeal points out “grotesque disparity” between Ross’s life sentence—which is unheard of for a young man with no criminal history and all non-violent charges—and the sentences of other Silk Road defendants.”   In the news:   Great news: @realDonaldTrump now backs criminal…

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