Bitsquare on LocalBitcoins’ Trail in Global Weekly Transaction Volumes

Bitsquare on LocalBitcoins’ Trail in Global Weekly Transaction Volumes

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Global weekly transaction volume on Bitsquare’s decentralized platform is gradually picking up, as the latest figures from Coin.Dance show. However, there is still a long way to go when compared to Bitcoin’s largest online trading marketplace, LocalBitcoins. LocalBitcoins is an open-source desktop application that allows the trading of Bitcoins for national or alternative cryptocurrencies, which recently hit a global average of $32,000 weekly volume in the week of Dec. 10. The weekly volume in Europe has the record for the highest amount of transactions – about €40,000. This did not come as a surprise to the platform, according to a statement made to Cointelegraph, because people are uncovering the potential of its app and they want to support it as an open-source project with huge potential. OpenBazaar and BitMarkets mirror Bitsquare’s principles, however, BitSquare maintains that no other project fits its definition of a decentralized Bitcoin exchange. Decentralized Bitcoin exchanges Regarding what has changed or is changing in the user’s perspective that is drawing their interest to the platform, Bitsquare’s Ken Shishido says: “We are seeing more hacks on centralized exchanges and regulatory environments in some parts of the world are forcing exchanges to turn some of their customers away. …

So, You Want to Use a Blockchain for That?

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Antony Lewis is a bitcoin and blockchain consultant and blogger, who previously served as the director of business development at bitcoin exchange itBit.  In this article, Lewis attempts to break down some of the more misunderstood questions circulating among institutions seeking to adapt distributed blockchain tech for alternative uses. There are good reasons and bad reasons to use blockchains. In conversations with people considering blockchain use cases, I have noticed common confusions arising from certain words. At issue, is that they were initially used in a narrow context (usually to describe bitcoin’s blockchain), and are now being interpreted more generically for other blockchains, in cases where they may no longer apply. In this post, I hope to untangle some of these common misconceptions. Theme: Blockchains are secure Writing data Bitcoin has specific security features for writing data due to the burden of proof-of-work consensus. That is, in order to add blocks of transactions to the blockchain, you have to validate all the transactions within the block (easy) and then perform repeated calculations (called hashing) to find a magic number that makes your block valid and acceptable to the other participants according to the rules of the network (easy, but computationally expensive, therefore …

Save Money with Bitcoin Using Airbitz – How TO Get 20% of Every Starbucks Purchase! – #HowIUseAirbitz

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Getting huge discounts at major retailers just got a whole lot easier. Now with Airbitz, you can enjoy discounts for Target, Starbucks, and other huge retailers (coming soon).   If you already own bitcoin, the process is super easy: Download the Airbitz app from your app store (Android or iOS), or just click here. Click this image to download Airbitz now! Set up an account with a username, password, and PIN. Don’t forget your username and password! Tap “Request” and transfer bitcoin to Airbitz with a payment request via email, SMS, bluetooth and NFC, or simply by scanning the QR code shown on the “Request” screen. You can also find a big green “Request” button on the transaction history screen. Open the slide-out menu and select “Discounted Gift Cards”. You can also open the menu by swiping your finger left (iOS) or right (Android). Select the retailer of your choice among Starbucks (20% discount) or Target (up to 10% discount). Other major retailers coming soon! See those new additions on the right? Coming soon! Tap “Buy” next to the gift card denomination of your choice, $5, $10, $25, etc. This is where the magic begins… Your card will appear in a matter of seconds and is ready for …

P2P Bitcoin Lending Platform Review – BTCpop Review

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QUICK TAKE BTCpop offers the best default protection in the market – insurance up to 50% of the loan, a borrower’s collateral mechanism, and partnership with an international debt collection agency.   Acquisition of Ardeva allows the outsourcing (insourcing?) of account verification, which is thoroughly done, while protecting borrower privacy. Internal flotation of shares allows for collateralization of debt APRs are very high for borrowers, which discourages the most quality profiles from using the platform. Third higest loan volume in the market and growing. Try BTC-POP Today Summary BTCpop has hit the bitcoin lending ground running, introducing a number of novel concepts that will must likely become standard in the wider market.  Debt collateral, which had not made an appearance in the p2p bitcoin lending, is introduced utilizing a clever method of crowdfunding directly through the btcpop platform.  And despite some of their previous controversies, the acquistion of Ardeva, a company that has been solely focused on account verifications, lends more professional airs to the process, though it does also make it a bit more intensive.  We are also fond of the loan insurance concept, but its current form – in which this is a small premium added as a …

Bitcoin Awareness Campaign Launches Across Major U.S. Cities

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I often sit and consider what I would do on the off chance that I had a million dollars. When I chat with people about Bitcoin, they understand very little about it. The more I teach them on the benefits, the more they appreciate its value. Giving the regular person an “elevator pitch” on the benefits of Bitcoin technology is time well spent. It really doesn’t take long to enlighten someone on something so innovative and needed, worldwide. The average Joe is accustomed to the media telling them bad news about Bitcoin. Whether it is investigating its drop in relative worth versus the U.S. Dollar, or concentrating on the occasions like Silk Road or Mt. Gox. TV is still the predominant medium of North America and the world, and they call it “programming,” as they should. But perhaps the time has come to change channels when it comes to Bitcoin? Back to having a million dollars. Since Bitcoin is my primary concern right now, I think helping the world see exactly how it will change the world for the better is a noble thought. Why not make a bundle of TV advertisements that would highlight its numerous advantages? Why not …

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How To Land The Best Housesitting Gigs Around The World Posted: 04/11/2015 7:52 am EDT Updated: 06/11/2015 5:59 am EDT By Yvonne Bauche,InternationalLiving.com This article comes to us courtesy ofInternationalLiving.com, the world’s leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas. Do you want to travel and sample different retirement lifestyles, but have a limited budget? Housesitting may be your answer. Our first housesit was three years ago. Since then we have lived rent-free in Tuscan farmhouses, French vineyards, Spanish casitas, English heritage homes, luxury Costa Rican villas, and a jungle retreat inBelize. In exchange for looking after the house, garden, pets, and pool, my husband Michael and I have saved around $24,000 in accommodation costs. Whether you want a dream vacation or to sample a retirement destination, the trick to being successful is to stand out from the crowd. Competition is fierce, with many homeowners receiving 20 to 60 responses to their “house sitter needed” advertisements. Here’s how you can join this group of savvy travelers and score the best housesitting gigs around the world. First, register on at least one house sitter site. We useHouseCarers.com and TrustedHousesitters.com. These online sites allow you to build …