KIM DOTCOM JUST WARNED ABOUT A SIGNIFICANT GLOBAL STOCK MARKET CORRECTION ON TWITTER, TELLS FOLLOWERS “GET SOME #BITCOIN”

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Kim Dotcom, the outspoken founder of Megaupload, Mega and other firms, recently tweeted about the Chinese Stock Market. The Chinese stock market experienced turbulence in late July and early August and since global stocks have taken a slide.    In the tweet, he suggests his Twitter followers “Get some #Bitcoin.” Dotcom, a German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur, businessman and political activist, was accused of criminal copyright infringement and other charges by the US Department of Justice. He is fighting etradition proceedings in New Zealand. Having founded the file hosting service Megaupload, and Mega, authorities charged that he enabled the file sharing of copyrighted material. His home was raised in 2012 by US authorities.   His next business venture after Megaupload, Mega, launched in January 2013 – one year after Megaupload was closed down. Mega is a cloud storage service using encryption. When PayPal ceased serving Kim Dotcom’s Mega, he tweeted about Bitcoin. Dotcom has long supported Bitcoin, as can be seen here.

TREES CEO MARSHALL HAYNER: “CANNABIS WILL BE A BIGGER INDUSTRY THAN BIG TOBACCO… AND IT NEEDS BITCOIN”

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The San Francisco-based dispensary, Trees, wants to hook you up with a cannabis kit, so all of your needs are taken care of in one place. The company acknowledges that – with technology like vaporizers, dabs, and so on, cannabis has become pretty complex (especially after a dome straight to the head). So for that reason, Trees stocks the latest tech and glassware for your blazing pleasure and packages in a convenient form. Medicinal use of cannabis in California has been legal since 1996. While in Colorado and Washington cannabis is recreational, in California, the legalization of recreational is on the ballot for next year. The medical industry have allowed a booming medical marijuana industry to grow. Trees unique product is “the original craft cannabis box.” The company offers a beginner model for $99 and two boxes for $149, each containing flower, extracts, and accessories. CEO of Trees, Marshall Hayner, garnered much press for his idea about delivering the craft cannabis box via drones. The idea of delivery by drones, popularized by Amazon, has come across some issues in the US with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), NASA and Verizon citing safety concerns. But, in the near future, your Trainwreck …

INVESTOR MICHAEL TERPIN ON BITCOIN CONSUMER ADOPTION: “THE CONSUMER MARKET IS RESPONDING”

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Well-known Bitcoin investor Michael Terpin believes Bitcoin is now at the point in its evolution where Bitcoin firms can reach out directly to the consumer, citing Purse.io as an example of success in this pursuit.  “I think now we are the moment in Bitcoin where enough of the infrastructure has been built up we can serve the consumer,” Terpin said. “In January 2014, I said at a conference that you could not have the Google of Bitcoin until you have the Yahoo, and you can’t have the Netscape until you have the Cisco. Cisco is the mining equipment and brick-and-mortar of the Bitcoin system.” In Terpin’s opinion, Bitcoin has evolved in numerous ways quickly, allowing for Bitcoin to start reaching out to the consumer. “Today we are dramatically further ahead in terms of quality of wallets and security and Two-Factor Authentication and multi-signature. This is all the stuff that didn’t exist or was very nascent when I first got into Bitcoin in the first part of 2013,” Terpin said. “We’re now at the point with companies like Purse.io and some other companies that are beginning to touch the consumer market and the consumer marketplace is responding and are having success.” …

SABR.io Identifies Illegal Activity on Blockchains, Willing to Work With Law Enforcement

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Blockchain analytical tools and services are both a blessing and a curse, according to Bitcoin industry experts. The Bitcoin community is divided into two camps: those who embrace the transparent aspect of the blockchain and financial transactions, and those who want to use anonymizing services to cover their tracks. Unmasking Bitcoin transactions could throw a monkey wrench into the plans of that second category of users, and Sabr.io aims to do exactly that.   SABR.io – Identifying and Locating Criminal Activity The business model associated with the Sabr.io service is noble and honorable, as the company wants to eliminate any criminal activity associated with virtual currencies. Achieving that goal will not be easy, yet Sabr.io is confident in their ability to monitor multiple blockchains and detect any discrepancies or strange behavior. But that is not all, as SABR will also integrate data from public and proprietary sources. All of this is made possible thanks to the company’s unique and strategic partnerships in the digital currency world, which provide SABR with information that would otherwise be inaccessible. Collaboration with law enforcement to track down illicit Bitcoin users will be a major step forward towards legitimizing digital currency. Gathering all of this …

Our Mixing Services Compounding Bitcoin’s PR Problem?

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Many people are drawn to Bitcoin and virtual currencies for the illusion of being able to move funds around in an anonymous way. However, with the blockchain acting as a transparent ledger, there is no such thing as anonymity in the Bitcoin space. Unless Bitcoin users actively use mixing and anonymizing services, that is. But do these services harm Bitcoin’s public image, or are they beneficial to the ecosystem?   Bitcoin Mixers and Anonymizing Services: Even More PR Problems The transparency associated with Bitcoin and other virtual currencies is something companies are more than happy to embrace. Accounting becomes a lot easier, and there is no way to hide any illegal activity on the blockchain. Plus, there is still a certain level of pseudonymity, as all Bitcoin users are identified through a wallet address, without publicly exposing any personal information. Despite all of these positive features, Bitcoin still has a public relations problem, as most people see the virtual currency as a safe haven for money laundering, fraud, and illegal trading. Such a train of thought is quite odd, as Bitcoin is not anonymous and is one of the worst possible options to launder money. Additionally, there is no chance …

E-Coin Launches Bitcoin Debit Card Affiliate Program

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E-coin specializes in bridging the gap between the traditional financial institutions and Bitcoin by allowing Bitcoin users to store Bitcoin safely with its multi-sig wallet service, as well as allowing users to load Bitcoin onto debit cards that can be used at any POS terminal that accepts VISA cards — in USD, EUR, and GBP.   “Inspired by blockchain decentralized technology, the company dedicates a great part of its efforts in growing the popularity and usability of cryptocurrency while trying to make transactions simple, safe, and hassle-free.” The E-coin debit cards work like their traditional counterparts; simply load funds into an account that can be managed on the web and the E-coin mobile app. To date, 1,800 Bitcoin debit cards have been shipped and are readily available to order and use. E-coin ships to 173 countries, and the cards can be used in any country. Since the E-coin debit card works like a VISA card, support for it has already been built in, with over 30 million ATMs and 25 million merchants accepting VISA worldwide. “For a currency to gain adoption it needs to circulate. Although already quite popular, bitcoin is still not very easy to get and spend for an average Joe. Our bitcoin debit …