eToro: LTC Primed For Retail Adoption, Massively Undervalued — New Research Paper from Mati Greenspan

  eToro, the world’s largest social investing platform, just published a market research report on Litecoin, the cryptocurrency originally created as a fork from Bitcoin that has become one of the most established networks in the crypto space.     The report concludes that Litecoin is a fast and adaptable network with the potential for widespread adoption and use for small transactions. Litecoin’s fast network speed, complementary price to Bitcoin, and the recent purchase of a stake in a German bank all position the cryptocurrency to become the best for…

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Breaking News – Facebook Bans Bitcoin and ICO Ads

Facebook Bans Bitcoin and ICO Ads.   CNBC reported earlier today that Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people from advertising what the company is calling “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.”   That means no advertiser will be able to promote bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, or initial coin offerings — ICOs for short — this will also extend to binary options, according to a Facebook blog post.   Facebook further mentioned that ads that violate…

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Pay for Language Courses on LinguaTrip.com with Bitcoin

LinguaTrip.com has launched Bitcoin payments – Now you can pay for language courses with a cryptocurrency.   LinguaTrip.com is the first booking company in the world to accept payments via Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency payment became available at Linguatrip.com in January. The first payment was made on January 9th — a client from the United States paid for an English course at a school in London.   LinguaTrip.com — an American technology company with Russian roots. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, USA. The founders are Marina Mogilko, Dmitry Pistolyako, and Dmitry Kravchuk. Rusbase called…

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How to Bitcoin #4 – Storing Bitcoin

NEW ZEALAND – Guest Writer –The fourth in the series of “How to Bitcoin” articles introducing you to Bitcoin and what you can do with the cryptocurrency.  Here is an overview of how to store your Bitcoin.   You can store Bitcoin or altcoins in the following ways:   Paper Wallet Offline Online Encrypted Hardware Device Encrypted Software Wallet   Each method offers both pros and cons.   A paper-wallet is just that, a special code (address + keys) that is then printed out on a piece of paper. You…

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CryptoBridge review – Trade EOT and Popular Altcoins

CryptoBridge is a decentralized exchange (DEX) in the hands of BridgeCoin owners.  BridgeCoin is a scrypt-compatible coin that was created in July 2017 in order to finance the development of the decentralized exchange. You can start using the decentralized exchange now at https://wallet.crypto-bridge.org/     The difference between Centralized and Decentralized   With a centralized exchange, the exchange holds the private keys to your assets, and therefore you are at risk from anything that happens to the exchange. Look at what happened with Mt. Gox, for example, where it was hacked…

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Who is Buying Bitcoin?

The Bitcoin price and value continue to rise and this week has seen Bitcoin drive past the $5000 level, a new all-time high. Interesting to note that Japan leads the current 24-hour ranking.   #1 Japanese Yen – 54.54% #2 U.S. Dollar – 26.64% #3 Chinese Yuan – 8.23% #4 South Korean Won – 6.11% #5 Euro – 3.01%   In 2016, reporting showed that most of the trading was coming from China, however, since the People’s Bank of China imposed strict regulations on the crypto exchanges in the country, the percentage…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash – Which are the best?

There are over a 1000 cryptocurrencies / crypto assets in circulation and it is important to understand the differences as well as use cases before making a decision to invest.  Crypto’s are not equal – Some are “me too’s”, some have specific uses and some have Unique Selling Points.     #1 PAYMENT SYSTEM AND DIGITAL CASH BITCOIN – A digital and global payment system that allows people to send or receive money across the internet to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Store of Value, Backed by mathematics and Proof vs trust…

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Mainstream Media, Influencing Bitcoin Price and Adoption

Mainstream Media is getting behind Bitcoin in a big way – daily reporting by Media giants such at Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC and BBC.  Mainstream Media adoption plays a significant role to introduce Bitcoin and cryptocurrency to the greater community, whether the news is sensationalist, good or bad.  The more consumers see information forthcoming from these media giants, the more Bitcoin adoption will grow.   The good news is that the core proposition of Bitcoin is… Democratization of the financial system Financial Independence Freedom from banks and government   But, it…

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World Money in Perspective – How Big is Bitcoin now?

How big is Bitcoin in relation to the rest of the world’s money?  Have you missed the opportunity if you haven’t invested yet?  It’s time to put things into perspective.   Bitcoin is just over 8 years old and much of the world still has no idea what Bitcoin actually is.  Considering the fact that Bitcoin has just begun and started at zero value, the growth in the cryptocurrency has strengthened year on year as more acceptance and adoption takes place.  Interesting to note, the current market cap of Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin News 19 June 2017 – Bitcoin drives down Remittance costs

Bitcoin News Today – The Bitcoin price seems to be consolidating over $2500 during the past few days and Ethereum seems to be consolidating over the $350 mark. Both have had enormous growth over the past month with the market cap for all cryptocurrencies being over $110 billion.     Other news headlines:-   Blockchain in France: A Primer on an Emerging Market How to start a Fake Cloud Mining business, Easy and Risk-free – Uncle Scam Chinese Explore Future of OTC Trading at Bitcoin Meetup Venezuelans Are Seeking a…

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