When discussing Bitcoin in general, many people believe it’s only for those anti-government libertarians who want to engage in illegal activities, but there’s simply no truth in that statement. Bitcoin is simply a money transfer system backed by a public ledger and quantifiable technology. Have you ever used a pre-paid card? A payday loan? Or a currency exchange booth? Chances are, you have, and if so—well Bitcoin has the potential to offer a cheaper version of all of these currency services if used to its full potential. Shawn Wilkinson, the founder of Storj (a cloud storage service) advocates its massive potential especially in online microloans. He thinks that cryptocurrency as a whole has a lot of power to change the way even the most impoverished communities use money, regardless of race.
Edwardo Jackson is perhaps one of the most notable black Bitcoin enthusiasts out there. In fact, he is so passionate about the currency, he currently runs a blog called Blacks in Bitcoin. Jackson is a Las Vegas resident and professional poker player, but found his love of Bitcoin while he was a writer for Upworthy in 2013. Jackson believes Bitcoin is still in the early adoption phase and thinks that now is most definitely the time for anyone who is thinking of getting into it to buy in. Currently, Jackson has developed his own blockchain based technology known as CD3D which is a decentralized app-based token which you can use in a game where instead of betting on sports, or the outcomes of elections, you vote on actors and actresses and win money based on their box office performance. This game is still under development and you can check the CinemaDraft websites for updates on when it may be opened for play. Jackson prides himself in his Bitcoin knowledge and wishes to educate everyone about it, so much so, he even hands out his personal phone number to anyone who asks so they can call him if they have questions.
You read that right, Richard Sherman, NFC Championship playing defensive back, is a Bitcoin fanatic! Sherman was born in Compton; California and it became clear early on he was destined to be a sports player. He achieved many high school records not only in football, but also as part of his school’s track team. Sherman received a scholarship to attend Stanford university where he played on their team from 2006-2010. In 2011, Sherman was signed by the Seattle Seahawks and played with the team for many years until 2018 when he signed a 39-million-dollar contract with the 49ers. He is very public about his love of cryptocurrency and his many investments in the technology field, so much so, he even takes Bitcoin for payment in his online store for all of his Seahawks and 49ers merchandise.
Reggie Middleton is an American entrepreneur and CEO of Vertiseum. Middleton’s claim to fame began in the early 2000’s as a financial writer for the Huffington Post. In 2011, he left his job there to start his own company and blog, Boom Bust Blog. He was an early adopter of Bitcoin, citing that its ability to be quickly, and largely, transferred making it one of the best methods of currency currently on the market. He also advocates how safe and cheap it is to transfer Bitcoin as opposed to using cash or the banking system, which has many caveats and difficulties as well as rising costs. Just think, to make a transfer from one bank to the other you either need to withdraw cash and physical drive it from one bank to another to avoid massive fees. If fees don’t scare you, you can wire the money, but this still takes gas, time, and often times there are limits on the amount you can transfer. Bitcoin solves all of these problems. Middleton loves crypto currencies so much, he founded Vertiseum, an Ultracoin technology. Although the legalities of his ICO are currently under scrutiny, Middleton still stands behind his advocacy of cryptocurrencies and posts many YouTube videos educating the public on the many uses of them in everyday life. https://preview.redd.it/awat63so54851.jpg?width=1200&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=0b99941873b4cc3d57b47c9c0ab908010c3c13ae
Black Influencers to Follow
Want to learn more about Bitcoin before you dive right in? Understandable! There are many influencers of color who know a lot about the cryptocurrency world! Check out Dr. Boyce Watkins, a financial scholar who offers numerous courses in cryptocurrency for beginners as well as an internet club for investors. He also runs Financial Juneteenth, a cryptocurrency group specifically for black investors and it is currently one of the largest cryptocurrency-based communities on the internet, so make sure you pay it a visit! Lamar Wilson is another notable influencer, widely known for building his own blockchain company Hijro, as well as a cryptocurrency wallet, back before it was even cool! He contributes abundantly to the Financial Juneteenth group listed above, as well as teaches a class about investing in cryptocurrencies on the Black Business School site. Also follow Ian Balina, a man famous for his unique approach to ICO’s thanks to his analytics background and former employment at IBM. He currently leads a global cryptocurrency investor syndicate, and posts content on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Balina’s content is so revolutionary that he has been featured in numerous articles in many different magazines, most notably Forbes and Huffington Post. If after following all of these people you are still a little lost when it comes to cryptocurrency, don’t worry! It’s a confusing field at first. Just remember that cryptocurrency is for everyone and it make take time to learn about the ins and outs of the high-level technology. There are many websites which offer free guides you can take advantage of to help you find your way. So, subscribe to a few of them, investigate your questions, and you’ll be a cryptocurrency pro in no time!
Can this be my last NBA bet or actually my last bet in life?! Please read
I haven't posted here yet, well, at least haven't posted a detailed story that accounts part of my gambling as I don't think I can describe it all here. I'm 33 years old, married+2, and unfortunately I think I've been gambling since I was 15 or 16. I mostly place bets on sports, sports betting, looking for an edge, but this "edge" is a myth, gambling is a myth, the only ones making money from it are the websites who take cut from each bet or their affiliates promoting their sites - the gamblers are in the bottom of the chain, but yet the addictive behavior is not something that is easy to overcome. Long story, short, this week I even purchased a pick from a website, I know paying for picks is the WORST thing you can ever do to yourself ... the game on Sunday 5 days ago was OKC @ BOSTON in the NBA, the line was 226.5, I took the under, before the game started it was 228.5 - I was basing the bet on the fact it was the day of the Super Bowl, and all games ended early to allow time for people to watch the Super Bowl ... there were only 3 games in the NBA, 2 went under and this only one went with 250 points or something like that ... I put around $2,500 on this one, after losing $2,000 before then, approx. I installed Gamblock on my laptop after this, in fact I did it whilst the game was still played as I saw no way the under is going to win ... Gamblock is a very powerful software but I could still access gambling in my phone and I'm very reluctant to install it in my phone, especially because it blocks too many links, even if the site has just gambling in the domain name - it automatically blocks it - I'm thinking of formatting my laptop because of it as I don't think these blocks will help me long term, not sure anyways .... let's keep on moving with the story. So today is Friday in my time zone (Thursday evening in the US), I used my phone to check the NBA games being played tonight and noticed LA Lakers play @ Boston, when I checked the line like 16 hours before the game, just when the lines went out - the line was 221.5 - and then it went up and up and up and up - to 227.5 ... I told myself this is weird, why the oddsmakers raise the line by so much before the game even started, I was thinking about it throughout the day, wasn't sure if I should take an action or not ... but the more I thought about it the more I was so sure this will hit the under .. I told myself the Lakers don't score well like OKC and this is the same line I had on Sunday. So I even paid $30 for a pick from someone who only had a pick for the total for this game, and unlike the pick on Sunday that was from someone who had 18-2 run in the NBA - this one was moderate, I preferred someone moderate, the pick was said to be coming "straight from the vegas oddsmakers" and this and that ... so I paid for it and then I saw .... yes, he is calling the under too... so I felt this sense of urgency - I have to make this bet, I just have to, I would get lots of my losses back! And here comes the twist: I was about to transfer $4,200 from the Business PayPal account to convert it to Bitcoin and then deposit this Bitcoin to this gambling website ... when I was about to make the transfer PayPal showed the fee for the transfer would be $84 (to send it as "Mass Payment" so the other recipient won't pay a fee). Don't ask me why, I felt on that moment a STOP ... I told myself no, you know what, I won't make that transfer, I am not going to risk another $4,200 from my hard earned income. So somehow I managed NOT to make that deposit - the "sad" or "happy" thing in this story? I had $70 left in my Bitcoin account, I told myself - well, this bet still gotta win so let's put $70 and that's it ... I told myself I would probably feel so sad for not taking that BIG action risking the whole $4k. A gambler's mind .... what can you say. The game is happening now, I woke up around 3am in my time zone to watch the odds, I don't even watch the game itself, I just watch the odds in a popular betting site, I mean I watch the scores/odds with my phone, from time to time I go to other sites, like I don't follow up with every little second of the game ... long story short - I was kinda "sad" in the beginning, LAL and Boston barely scored at the beginning of the 1st quarter, the live line went to 219.5, twice with timeouts - I felt like "oh, you see, too bad you didn't risk the whole $4k on this one, this is going way under" (PS that's how the OKC-BOS game started too, with low scoring in the beginning). Well, the last time I checked the odds was at half time, the live line was 234.5 - they scored much more, that's 7 points more than what I had bet on, and honestly I don't know how it will end - but I do somehow "appreciate" it - that you really cannot tell how these games will go by, and in some way in the 2nd quarter I actually wanted this $70 bet to lose or to be on the way there, I was rooting for them to score as I wanted to be proven, that no matter how I try to approach this - the randomness and the unpredictability of these events along with the bookies' "juice" - is simply not worth it - makes it a game of losers! In fact, I calculated that if I would have to use Bitcoin and then convert it back to PayPal or cash or whatever - the odds I would get won't even be 1.96 - it would be 1.80 or so - because PayPal takes fees, Bitcoin exchanges take fees and what's not!! The only thing that annoys me in all this is that Bitcoin made it possible to bet more easily - before Bitcoin I could have self-excluded myself from a site and that's it - I cannot place bets anymore, and it worked perfectly for me, it was truly a cure for me - this self exclusion. But with Bitcoin you can bet anonymously, no one cares if you had 5-6 previous closed accounts or even if you used the same IP address, you can just deposit again and again ... the only "motivation" out of this is that to buy Bitcoin you have to pay fees - and those fees make the bookies' juice unattractive - so that's the only light at the end of the tunnel for me - because for me if the bet has no value then I have less motivation to place it - but you know what? NO BET HAS ANY VALUE when I come to think about it!! The best value you can find is by not betting at all. Thanks for reading and feel free to respond or share or express what you think.
Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191027 (Market index 50 — Neutral state)
https://preview.redd.it/bgj3hxy1u6v31.png?width=400&format=png&auto=webp&s=d2fbdee5918290e79b62010dabb94148c761439d Video Lessons Targeting Blockchain Technology Go Live On CCPPD’s Platform Following the news that XI Jinping, Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, addressed the importance of blockchain in making technological breakthroughs at the eighteenth group learning event organized by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee Oct 24, the Xuexi.cn platform led by the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, or CCPPD, announced Oct 26 the launch of the video lessons targeting the blockchain technology. The videos with a total of 25 lessons mainly include the preliminary introduction to the blockchain technology, the consensus agreement, Bitcoin, Ethereum and smart contracts, blockchain performance improvement, blockchain security, the basic knowledge of big data, in-depth analysis of blockchain instances, as well as the concrete programming code examples. The Bitcoin Financing Case Accepted By Chinese Court For The First Time A loan dispute caused by the Bitcoin pledge has been put on file in Wuchang District People’s Court, Hubei Province (lying in central China). According to the indictment, the defendant pledged Bitcoin to borrow money from the plaintiff to bet on the rise of the king coin. During the Bitcoin decline cycle in 2018, the plaintiff took measures to liquidate the position forcibly, but still suffered some losses. The defendant does not acknowledge the loan relationship, falling to a material breach. Lawyer SUN Jun from Shanghai SHENHAO Law firm indicated that the financial attribute of Bitcoin would be recognized for the first time in China. For New Cryptography Law, China Took A Big Step In Right Direction, CZ Comments ZHAO Changpeng, also known as CZ, founder of Binance, reposted an article released by CoinDesk and titled “China’s Congress Passes Cryptography Law, Effective Jan. 1, 2020.” Regarding the issue, ZHAO commented, “This is big! The country with the biggest population on Earth, and one of the highest GDP growth in recent years, just took a big step in the right direction. What is your country gonna do? Follow or get left behind?” Baidu Search Index For Blockchain Up By 894% In Past 7 Days Amid President XI Highlighting Blockchain Citing data by Baidu Search Index, in the past seven days, daily average searches for the word “Bitcoin” were 31,955, which was 108% more than that of the previous year and 60% more than that of the previous week; daily average searches for the word “blockchain” was 42,444, which was 349% more than that of the previous year and 894% more than that of the previous week. As previously reported by CoinNess.com, Chinese President XI Jinping said on Oct 24 that China would put more focus on blockchain development. Note: Data offered by Baidu Search Index shows recent popular topics/trends in China.
Encrypted project calendar（October 27, 2019）
ICON (ICX):27 October 2019 Money 20/20 USA Event Money 20/20 USA in Las Vegas from October 27–30.Aeternity (AE):and 5 others 27 October 2019 CoinAgenda ConferenceCoinAgenda conference in Las Vegas from October 26–28.Electroneum (ETN):27 October 2019 KRON-TV Interview “… You can watch Richard Ells interview with Jane King on KRON-TV in San Francisco, 6:30am October 27th.”Hype Token (HYPE):27 October 2019 Token Voting Event Voting for HYPE Token’s burning % and daily freezing rewards % for November is now live! Freeze tokens to vote & receive daily rewards.
Encrypted project calendar（October 28, 2019）
LTC/Litecoin:Litecoin (LTC) 2019 Litecoin Summit will be held from October 28th to October 29th in Las Vegas, USABTC/Bitcoin:Mt.Gox changes the debt compensation plan submission deadline to October 28ZEC/Zcash:Zcash (ZEC) will activate the Blossom Agreement on October 28thStellar (XLM):28 October 2019 Protocol 12 Upgrade Vote Horizon v0.22.0 has been released, which supports Protocol 12. This gives everyone ample time to prepare for the Protocol 12 upgrade voteCelsius (CEL)and 3 others: 28 October 2019 Litecoin Summit “…The Litecoin Summit offers two fun, jam-packed days with something for everyone.”XFOC (XFOC):The IDAX platform will be online XFOC and will open the XFOC/USDT trading pair at 13:00 on October 28.MEDIUM (MDM):The IDAX platform lists MDM and will open MDM/BTC trading pairs on October 28th at 15:00.ZB/ ZB Blockchain:The “2019 Hamburg Intercontinental Dialogue Conference” hosted by ZB.com will be held from October 28th to November 9th at the Four Seasons Hotel Hamburg, Germany.BQT (BQTX)：28 October 2019 Down for Maintenance BQTX.com will be down for maintenance on the 28th of October from 7 to 12am UTC.
Encrypted project calendar（October 29, 2019）
BTC/Bitcoin:The 2nd World Encryption Conference (WCC) will be held in Las Vegas from October 29th to 31st.ICON (ICX):29 October 2019 Decentralization “As a result, the decentralization schedule of the ICON Network has been changed from September 24, 2019 to October 29, 2019.”Ark (ARK):and 10 others 29 October 2019 WCC 2019 Second annual Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Technology event, World Crypto Conference (WCC), October 29th — October 31, 2019.Insifa (ISF):29 October 2019 Prototype Alpha “We from Insifa have decided to be more open. Our Prototype will be developed in scrum. This means new releases every two weeks.”Enjin Coin (ENJ):29 October 2019 EnjinCraft Stress Test “Join us Oct. 29 at 7:00pm GMT for a stress test. Let’s try to break #EnjinCraft!”IOTA (MIOTA):29 October 2019 IOTSWC Barcelona IOT Solutions World Congress Digitalizing Industries conference in Barcelona from October 29–31.
Encrypted project calendar（October 30, 2019）
MIOTA/IOTA:IOTA (MIOTA) IOTA will host a community event on October 30th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on the topic “How to store data on IOTA Tangle.”TRON (TRX):30 October 2019 SFBW19 Afterparty “TRON Official SFBW19 Afterparty from 7–10:30 PM in San Francisco.”Horizen (ZEN):30 October 2019 Horizen Quarterly Update Join our first Quarterly Update on October the 30th at 5 PM UTC/ 1 PM EST. Deeper look into Engineering, BD, Marketing, and more.Aeternity (AE):30 October 2019 Hardfork “The third hardfork of the æternity Mainnet is scheduled for October 30, 2019.”Valor Token (VALOR):30 October 2019 Transaction Fees Resume “It’s September and the SMART VALOR Platform is still waiving transaction fees for all members, until October 30th!”Aragon (ANT):30 October 2019 Singapore Meetup “Aragon on DAOs and DeFi” from 6:30–8:30 PM.Kambria (KAT):30 October 2019 Outliers Hashed Awards Outliers Hashed awards from October 30–31.Ethereum Classic (ETC):30 October 2019 Cohort Demo Day “ETC Labs hosts it’s 2nd Cohort Demo Day. Learn about the companies and project being accelerated through the Ethereum Classic ecosystem.”
Encrypted project calendar（October 31, 2019）
Spendcoin (SPND):31 October 2019 (or earlier) Cross Ledger Mainnet “Cross Ledger Mainnet Release and SPND Token Swap,” during October 2019.Spendcoin (SPND):31 October 2019 (or earlier) Blkchn University Beta “Blockchain University Beta goes live,” during October 2019.Stellar (XLM):31 October 2019 (or earlier) Minor Release “We will have 6 Minor Releases in 2019; one each in February, March, May, June, August, and October.”Bitcoin SV (BSV):31 October 2019 (or earlier) BSV Conference Seoul No additional information.Seele (SEELE):31 October 2019 (or earlier) Public Network Mainne launch has been moved to Oct 31 .Howdoo (UDOO):31 October 2019 (or earlier) Howdoo Live on Huawei Howdoo begins its exciting partnership with Huawei with listing as a featured app starting in October.Chiliz (CHZ):31 October 2019 (or earlier) App Soft Launch Soft launch of Socios App by end of October.Dent (DENT):31 October 2019 (or earlier) Loyalty Program “Afterburner loyalty program launch for all 21,6 Million mobile #DENT users will be in October!”IceChain (ICHX):31 October 2019 (or earlier) Wallet Release IceChain releases wallet during October.Chiliz (CHZ):31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Partnerships New sports and new teams joining Socios (+more updates and events) will be announced in the upcoming weeks.Horizen (ZEN):31 October 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.PCHAIN (PI):31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Website No additional information.IOST (IOST):31 October 2019 (or earlier) New Game on IOST “Eternal Fafnir, a new role-playing game developed by INFUN is coming to you in Oct.”Achain (ACT)：31 October 2019 Mainnet 2.0 Launch “… The main network is officially scheduled to launch on October 31.”Mithril (MITH)：31 October 2019 Burn “MITH burn will take place on 2019/10/31 2pm UTC+8. “Aergo (AERGO)：31 October 2019 (or earlier) Aergo Lite V1.0 Release AergoLite, which brings blockchain compatibility to billions of devices using SQLite, released during October 2019.TE-FOOD (TFD)：31 October 2019 (or earlier) Complementary Product “Development of a new, complementary product with a new partner, which we hope to be launched in September-October.”Edge (DADI)：31 October 2019 (or earlier) Full Open Source Code base for the network fully open-sourced in September or October.BlockStamp (BST)：31 October 2019 (or earlier) ASIC Miner Prototype In orderr to ensure BlockStamps continued decentralization, we will release a BST ASIC miner for testing.Perlin (PERL)：31 October 2019 (or earlier) SSA Partnership “Perlin has partnered with the Singapore Shipping Association to create the International E-Registry of Ships (IERS)”Skrumble Network (SKM)：31 October 2019 (or earlier) Exchange Release “3rd dApp: Exchange Release,” during October 2019.EDC Blockchain (EDC)：31 October 2019 (or earlier) Blockchain Marketplace “As you already know, our ECRO blockchain marketplace is ready for release, and will open to the global community in October!”BlockStamp (BST)：31 October 2019 (or earlier) ASIC Miner Prototype In orderr to ensure BlockStamps continued decentralization, we will release a BST ASIC miner for testing.XinFin Network (XDCE)：31 October 2019 Homebloc Webinar “XinFin — Homebloc Webinar 2019” from 9–10 PM.Akropolis (AKRO)：31 October 2019 (or earlier) Alpha Release “Delivers the initial mainnet implementation of protocol. All building blocks will be united to one product.”Hyperion (HYN)：31 October 2019 (or earlier) Economic Model The final version of the HYN Economic Model launches in October.
Encrypted project calendar（November 1, 2019）
INS/Insolar:The Insolar (INS) Insolar wallet and the redesigned Insolar Block Explorer will be operational on November 1, 2019.VeChain (VET)：”01 November 2019 BUIDLer Reunion Party BUIDLer Reunion Party in San Francisco from 8–11 PM.uPlexa (UPX)：01 November 2019 Steadfast Storm — PoS/PoW split (Utility nodes ie. master nodes) — Upcoming Anonymity Network much like TOR — Privacy-based DApps — Reduced network fees.Enjin Coin (ENJ)：01 November 2019 MFT Binding “ICYMI: On Enjin Coin’s 2nd anniversary (November 1), Enjin MFTs will be bound to hodlers’ blockchain addresses…”Auxilium (AUX)：01 November 2019 AUX Interest Distribution Monthly interest distribution by Auxilium Interest Distribution Platform for coinholders. Also supports charity.Havy (HAVY)：01 November 2019 Token Buyback “Havy tokens buyback, Only in 1 exchange between Idex, Mercatox & Hotbit. The exchange depends on the most lower sell wall.”Egretia (EGT):01 November 2019 Global DApp Contest SF 2019 Egretia Global DApp Contest in San Francisco.
Encrypted project calendar（November 2, 2019）
Kambria (KAT)：02 November 2019 VietAI Summit 2019 Kambria joins forces with VietAI for the annual VietAI Summit, with top experts from Google Brain, NVIDIA, Kambria, VietAI, and more!
Encrypted project calendar（November 4, 2019）
Stellar (XLM)：04 November 2019 Stellar Meridian Conf. Stellar Meridian conference from Nov 4–5 in Mexico City.Cappasity (CAPP)：04 November 2019 Lisbon Web Summit Lisbon Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal from November 4–7.
Encrypted project calendar（November 5, 2019）
Nexus (NXS)：05 November 2019 Tritium Official Release “Remember, Remember the 5th of November, the day Tritium changed Distributed Ledger. Yes, this is an official release date.”NEM (XEM)：05 November 2019 Innovation Forum — Kyiv NEM Foundation Council Member Anton Bosenko will be speaking in the upcoming International Innovation Forum in Kyiv on November 5, 2019.TomoChain (TOMO):05 November 2019 TomoX Testnet “Mark your calendar as TomoX testnet will be live on Tuesday, Nov 5th!”aelf (ELF):05 November 2019 Bug Bounty Program Ends On Oct 24th, 2019 aelf’s biggest bug bounty will launch with a large reward pool. The event will run for almost 2 weeks.
Encrypted project calendar（November 6, 2019）
STEEM/Steem:The Steem (STEEM) SteemFest 4 conference will be held in Bangkok from November 6th to 10th.KIM/Kimcoin:Kimcoin (KIM) Bitfinex will be online at KIM on November 6, 2019 at 12:00 (UTC).
Encrypted project calendar（November 7, 2019）
XRP (XRP)： 07 November 2019 Swell 2019 Ripple hosts Swell from November 7th — 8th in Singapore.BTC/Bitcoin:Malta The A.I. and Blockchain summit will be held in Malta from November 7th to 8th.
Encrypted project calendar（November 8, 2019）
BTC/Bitcoin:The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th.IOTX/IoTeX:IoTex (IOTX) will participate in the CES Expo on November 08
Encrypted project calendar（November 9, 2019）
CENNZ/Centrality:Centrality (CENNZ) will meet in InsurTechNZ Connect — Insurance and Blockchain on October 9th in Auckland.HTMLCOIN (HTML):09 November 2019 (or earlier) Mandatory Wallet Update Mandatory Wallet Update: there will be a soft fork on our blockchain. This update adds header signature verification on block 997,655.
Encrypted project calendar（November 11, 2019）
PAX/Paxos Standard:Paxos Standard (PAX) 2019 Singapore Financial Technology Festival will be held from November 11th to 15th, and Paxos Standard will attend the conference.Crypto.com Coin (CRO):and 3 others 11 November 2019 Capital Warm-up Party Capital Warm-up Party in Singapore.GoldCoin (GLC):11 November 2019 Reverse Bitcoin Hardfork The GoldCoin (GLC) Team will be “Reverse Hard Forking” the Bitcoin (BTC) Blockchain…”
Encrypted project calendar（November 12, 2019）
BTC/Bitcoin:The CoinMarketCap Global Conference will be held at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore from November 12th to 13thBinance Coin (BNB)and 7 others: 12 November 2019 CMC Global Conference “The first-ever CoinMarketCap large-scale event: A one-of-a-kind blockchain / crypto experience like you’ve never experienced before.”
Encrypted project calendar（November 13, 2019）
Fetch.ai (FET):13 November 2019 Cambridge Meetup “Join us for a@Fetch_ai#Cambridge #meetup on 13 November@pantonarms1.”Binance Coin (BNB)and 5 others: 13 November 2019 Blockchain Expo N.A. “It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events…”OKB (OKB):13 November 2019 Dnipro, Ukraine- Talks Join us in Dnipro as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour on 11 Nov.Centrality (CENNZ):13 November 2019 AMA Meetup “Ask our CEO@aaronmcdnzanything in person! Join the AMA meetup on 13 November in Singapore.”OKB (OKB):13 November 2019 OKEx Cryptotour Dnipro “OKEx Cryptour Ukraine 2019 — Dnipro” in Dnipro from 6–9 PM (EET).
Encrypted project calendar（November 14, 2019）
BTC/Bitcoin:The 2019 BlockShow Asia Summit will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from November 14th to 15th.
Cryptocurrencies posting moderate gains as Japan’s FSA officially recognizes self-regulating cryptocurrency industry body
Coinbase has been granted approval from New York State regulators to offer cryptocurrency custody services in New York, per an announcement on Tuesday. The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) granted authorization for Coinbase to offer custody services to New Yorkers for cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Ripple (XRP), and Litecoin (LTC). Coinbase’s custody services, launched this past July, utilizes measures like on-chain segregation of digital assets, offline multi-signature verification, and cold storage auditing and reporting to ensure cryptocurrency assets are secure.
Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) officially recognized and approved the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association as a self-regulating industry body on Tuesday. The Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association is comprised of 16 licensed Japanese cryptocurrency trading platforms and was created in the beginning of 2018, shortly after the USD$530 million hack on Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Coincheck. In the past, the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association has taken action by imposing regular audits on cryptocurrency exchanges and setting limits on margin available to crypto traders. With the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association's new ‘certified fund settlement business association’ status, the self-regulating body will be legally allowed to set rules for Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges and take action if said rules are violated.
Novatti Group, an Australian online payments processor, announced at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday that it is launching a new Australian dollar (AUD)-pegged stablecoin on the Stellar blockchain on November 19th, 2018 -- the stablecoin will be collateralized 1:1 by AUD held in a trust. Stablecoins have traditionally been used to move money quickly between cryptocurrency exchanges, however, Novatti Group aims for this token to be for more common use cases, including purchases and remittances. Peter Cook, a Managing Director with Novatti, said in an interview with Coindesk, “We think that people will use them [stablecoins] to help purchase goods for Australian enterprises. And we think that [people] will also use them for the payment of bills or for services inside of Australia.”
People Capital, the venture capital division of People’s Daily Online, China’s largest newspaper, has officially entered an agreement with Xunlei Limited to leverage blockchain technology for innovation and to empower the Chinese economy -- this agreement is part of a larger global partnership agreement signed earlier in 2018 at the People’s Daily Online’s China-US Entrepreneur and Investment Summit hosted in the US. As part of the agreement, People Capital and Xunlei Limited will build a blockchain laboratory to explore how blockchain technology can be implemented in various business sectors across China. The laboratory will fall under the jurisdiction of People Capital’s Blockchain Research Institute, a research platform focused on distributed ledger technology.
Police officers in Bangalore, India have shut down and taken possession of a cryptocurrency ATM set up by cryptocurrency exchange, Unocoin, just weeks earlier. According to a report by the Times of India, Harish BV, co-founder and CTO of Unocoin, was arrested by police while attending to the cryptocurrency ATM on Tuesday. In a news report by Bangalore Mirror published Wednesday, Alok Kumar, commissioner of the Bangalore City Police, said that Unocoin did not have a license from the Reserve Bank of India, the Securities Exchange Board of India, or any other agency allowing Unocoin to conduct cryptocurrency transactions. This arrest comes as India’s Supreme Court is deliberating on the legality of the Reserve Bank of India’s outright cryptocurrency ban in India, which came into effect on July 6th, 2018.
The Chinese Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium (FISCO) is set to present its coinless blockchain, FISCO BCOS, at the Singapore Fintech Festival that takes place from November 12th through November 14th -- Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei, and Chinese tech company, Tencent, are among the largest companies in the consortium. FISCO BCOS is a platform of various applications designed to serve the general public. FICSCO BCOS reportedly utilizes the Byzantine fault tolerance protocol and has a transaction volume capability of over 1,000 transactions per second.
Unikrn, an esports company that received USD$15 million in funding from its initial coin offering (ICO) pre-sale last year, has been awarded a sports betting license in the Isle of Man -- Unikrn's ICO attracted notable investors, including Mark Cuban, Ashton Kutcher, and Elisabeth Murdoch. The sports betting license awarded to Unikrn will allow users to place bets on esports teams, events, and players in popular esports games like Fortnite, League of Legends, and Dota 2 after the platform launches. UnikoinGold (UKG) will be the native cryptocurrency of Unikrn’s platform -- the token will be used to bet on esports and give users exclusive benefits. Unikrn hopes to become the default esports wagering platform in more than 20 countries and has the ability to process more than 9,000 bets per second.
While interviewing with Cointelegraph on Tuesday, Dash Core Group’s CEO, Ryan Taylor, expressed that he believes central bank-issued cryptocurrencies are the “inevitable future”. Taylor went on to state that he thinks global cryptocurrency regulation is coming very soon, adding, “the smaller nations will move first as the risks [for them] are lower.” Taylor believes central banks stand to benefit from issuing their own cryptocurrencies, but he is not sure how markets would react, saying, “I do think it’s inevitable. They [governments] all are going --through either competitors’ pressure or through their own desires -- to launch their own cryptocurrencies. But I don’t think it is where the greatest innovations will occur.”
General info and list of exchanges for FantasyGold
Sports Betting and Esports Cryptocurrency FGC SPECS WHY FGC? MASTERNODES BUY FGC WALLETS OUR TEAM NEWS EXPLORER WHITE PAPER AFFILIATE PROGRAM CONTACT BITCOIN MEETS FANTASY SPORTS & ESPORTS FANTASY GOLD Fantasy Gold is the official crypto currency for the $7 Billion Fantasy Sports industry with decentralized Masternodes to power InstantSend and PrivateSend functions. FANTASY GOLD SPECS PEER TO PEER CRYPTO FANTASY SPORTS THE PROBLEM Daily Fantasy Sports sites earn a 10% commission for each contest, however credit card processing is as high as 5%…cutting profits in half. Player Deposits can be frozen or worse stolen. Combined with the risk of Fraudulent Deposits & Charge Backs, a more secure and cost effective solution is needed. THE SOLUTION To solve these & other problems we have created Fantasy Gold. Our coin is more secure for both the end user & fantasy sports sites. Transaction costs are drastically lowered. With our Blockchain & open ledger, players can be confident their deposited funds are safe & are used only to payout prize pools. Ticker FGC Algorithm NIST5 Type POW / POS Max Coin Supply 21,000,000 Target Spacing 90 Seconds Block Reward 47 FGC What is Fantasy Gold? Fantasy Gold is a peer to peer crypto currency and blockchain serving the $7Billion fantasy sports industry in both the B2B and B2C spaces as well as the $1.5 billion competitive eSports industry. Fantasy Gold acts as in-game currency used to enter contests and pay prizes as well as a payment processing network. Fantasy Gold Coin is more secure for both the end user and fantasy sports sites. Transaction costs are fractions of a penny and our blockchain and open ledger players can be confidant their deposited funds are safe and used only to pay out prize pools. Unlike using traditional centralized payment processing the Fantasy Gold project does not charge any addition transaction or service fees to use the payment network. Senders pay a small transaction fee that is awarded to miners who process the transactions and Masternodes who verify the transactions. Anyone with access to standard desktop graphics cards can act as a miner and anyone who holds 10,000 Fantasy Gold coins can run a Masternode on a basic VPS server or even a Raspberry Pi. Fantasy Sports Fantasy Gold will host daily fantasy sports contests on its own branded site DraftDaily.com using the Company’s proprietary Daily Fantasy Sports (“DFS”) platform. DraftDaily.com allows users compete against one another to win prizes awarded in Fantasy Gold Coin (FGC). The site currently offers daily and weekly fantasy sports contests for the following sports leagues: NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. We anticipate lunching Fantasy Cricket in May 2018 followed by Fantasy Soccer. Esports eSports tournaments and 1v1 contests will be hosted on the Company’s proprietary eSports platform, FGCArena.com. Fantasy Gold will hold monthly live tournament events starting in May 2018 in Las Vegas with a minimum of 300,000 expected viewers per event. Fantasy Gold Coin will be the in game currency used for tournament entries and prize pools. Live events may also include additional cash prizes provided by sponsors and from crowd sourcing. FantasyGold has partnered with Millennial eSports to organize the events to be held at their eSports Arena in Las Vegas. FantasyGold Masternodes Masternodes help secure the Fantasy Gold network by making it more decentralized, providing a consensus for every transaction. Masternodes are nodes (servers) that run the Fantasy Gold wallet software that provide additional services to the network including instant and private transactions. However the one of the more important features are decentralized community governance and budgeting systems and the ability to publish immutable proposals to the community with the means to vote on proposals. For providing these important services, Masternode owners are rewarded a portion of each block. Block Rewards will be split between POS and Masternodes as follows: 20% POS / 80% Masternodes The block reward is 90% to Masternodes and 10% to Miners. After block 43200 the reward is split 80% to Masternodes and 20% to staking. Buy FGC & Download a Wallet “Now is the time to buy Fantasy Gold” Fantasy Gold acts as in-game currency used to enter contests and pay prizes as well as a payment processing network. — FANTASY GOLD TEAM Windows Wallet Mac Wallet Linux Wallet FANTASY GOLD DEVELOPMENT TEAM Meet Our Awesome Team Members! Nicolas Hernandez FGC COIN LEAD & DEVELOPER Jason DraftDaily SR. VICE PRES. BUSINESS OP. Alok Kumar Saxena CTO & LEAD WEBSITE DEVELOPER Mark Petrozzella DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Steven Spooner COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Craig Williams COMMUNITY DIRECTOR Tim Baker FGC Coin Developer Spencer W. 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Bitcoin Investing 101: Trading, Gambling, and Real Estate
Bitcoin Investment Strategy Comparison Chart Bitcoin has been a sound investment since 2012, offering over a 1000% return on investment through this year. While there have been more market peaks than valleys during the past 5 years, some Bitcoin holders are seeking a more efficient way to receive even higher returns on their BTC. Bitcoin Forum members post daily asking about and commenting on the best strategies for Bitcoin investing. In this post we will discuss three popular ways to invest Bitcoin. Where to Invest BTC? Cryptocurrency Trading The cryptocurrency world is expanding with the creation of new altcoins and app tokens almost every day. Altcoins and app token are typically created for a purpose or project that accomplishes a goal that is more specific than a general cash equivalent like Bitcoin. If Bitcoin is comparable to cash, altcoins and app tokens are comparable to gift cards; they can only be used at one store, but may become more valuable if that store offers a limited supply product with a high demand. Using this analogy makes it easier to understand why investing in altcoins and apptokens could be a lucrative venture. Altcoins have no intrinsic value, like a plastic gift card. But if the cryptocurrency project develops an innovative service or product for consumers, then the altcoin will become valuable enough to exchange with Bitcoin, a cash equivalent. Investing Bitcoin into an altcoin project when the initial value is low, and selling the altcoin for Bitcoin when the value rises or project is successful, is how cryptocurrency traders make returns on their Bitcoin investments. The risks of cryptocurrency trading should also be considered. What happens if the project ceases operations? What happens if the altcoin or app token is not distributed to investors as the developer promised? What happens if there is an unforeseen event that causes investors to dump their altcoins? Most altcoin and app token projects, like any startup, offer tons of potential for success in the long term but are risky investments in the short term. A new altcoin initially valued at $5 could jump to $8 or $9 in its opening weeks. However, if the project lacks momentum, consistency, or credibility then coin investors may become dissatisfied and cause the valuation to stagnate or decrease to $2 or $3 per coin. The cryptocurrency trading market is as free as any capitalist could hope for, but deregulated open markets can be a two-edged sword for altcoin and app token traders. Trading Discussion Casino Gambling and Betting Gambling and betting are probably society's oldest ways to make "quick" money and this holds true for the modern day as well. The premise of Bitcoin gambling sites is almost self explanatory. If there is a Bitcoin balance in your wallet you can signup for an online casino to gamble slots, card games, table games, and sports bet with your coins. Winning payouts are distributed in Bitcoin back to your wallet. Some casino sites have their own altcoin or app token that must be used to gamble or bet; think of it as buying tokens to play games at Dave & Busters. Gambling and betting are the quickest ways to earn high returns on your Bitcoin. You may remain anonymous and do not need to go to Las Vegas to play poker or tip the server for your drinks. If you are good at sports betting, then a small Bitcoin fortune can be made after every game. One thing that should be noted is that there is a standard for online casinos called Provably Fair. Make sure that the Bitcoin casino you choose is Provably Fair. Gambling and betting are also the quickest ways to lose all of your Bitcoin. They have the highest risk of all Bitcoin investments, just like a real life casino or maybe even worse. There actually may be better chances of winning by going to Las Vegas and gambling in person. At least a real casino is not controlled by one person, or computer, or whomever may be operating the site on the other side of the screen. And how can a casino website really be "Provably Fair"? The point of the casino is to make money, right? And there is little to no recourse for online gambling...so, please be careful and only wager Bitcoin that you can afford to lose. Gambling Real Estate According to Capitalism.org, capitalism is defined as, "a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned." Capitalism, Bitcoin, and real estate share synergies that form the most stable and secure returns of any cryptocurrency investment strategy. Property ownership is a staple of generational wealth; it is an asset that provides financial security now and in the future. Real estate investing with Bitcoin allows investors to diversify their portfolio with a traditional asset in the property, and new age asset in the Bitcoin itself. In this case, both assets have an intrinsic value and a market value that appreciates over time. While the returns on real estate investing may not be as high in the short term as cryptocurrency trading or gambling, in the long term they are by far the most secure and consistent out of the three options. Real estate is the only investment that is tangible and can be insured for the full amount. Bitcoin real estate investing is even more secure than putting Bitcoin in a cold storage, offline vault (wallet). A Bitcoin vault may be lost or stolen, but if the Bitcoin is invested into a property, the property cannot be lost or stolen if it is insured. If you ever need to know where your coins are invested, you can visit the property in person. A Real Estate Coin with a Real Address
Many sports betting sites use cheap marketing tactics like bikini-clad women and flashy banners to try and lure people in. But let’s face it: there are better sites out there for bikini-gazing. What you want is gimmick-free sports betting with Bitcoin. We get it. Built by Bitcoiners and sports betters, NextBit.co is a new Bitcoin-based gambling site that offers a simple and secure sports book. No bikinis. No flash. Just fair, fun, and anonymous sports betting that starts and ends with Bitcoin. But enough about banner-babes, let’s talk about something even sexier to online gamblers. That’s right—security. Other sports books claim they are secure, but are they really? Some sites use weak code and cut corners in infrastructure, making them as vulnerable to theft as a Las Vegas casino with no surveillance. What makes NextBit different? NextBit is designed by a team of security experts and programming gurus, so you can rest assured your winnings will always find their way into your wallet. NextBit security infrastructure includes:
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Independent Bitcoin wallets that allow you to openly track bets in the blockchain.
Not only is NextBit one of the most secure sports books on the web, but we’re also one of the easiest to use. Being sports bettors ourselves, we were tired of gambling sites that looked as cluttered as a hoarder’s garage, which is why we created NextBit: a clean, clutter-free, and easy to navigate betting site. At NextBit, just pick your event, enter a wager, review the odds, and send your payment. That’s it. Four clicks and you’re done. Remaining true to the spirit of Bitcoin, all betting with NextBit is anonymous. No emails. No accounts. No Facebook login links. We believe your identity is your business. Like the uninterested doorman at your favorite bar, NextBit waves you on in without ever asking for an I.D. And finally, in solidarity with the Bitcoin community, NextBit.co is proud to be a 100% Bitcoin-based sports book. We pay our employees and only do business in Bitcoin. So come place a wager with NextBit today. And stay tuned for all the new features and updates we’ll be regularly rolling out. Cheers and may the betting gods guide your next wager. -Team NextBit Ps. Yes, it’s NextBit.co—.com is so passé
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