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Cryptocurrency News & Your Guide to the Blockchain Economy After most of the major cryptos peaked in late 2017/early 2018, it has been a rough ride for crypto investors. Now bitcoin prices have sold down to the $6000 USD level, and there are numerous commentators calling the bottom of the bear market. No one knows for sure if this is it, but there are some factors that could drive bitcoin prices even lower over the rest of 2018. According to multiple credible reports, Mt. Gox is getting ready to return around 160,000 BTC to former investors. All that BTC is worth more than a billion USD at present market rates. The people who have been waiting for the return of their BTC may be in a hurry to cash some of their holdings out, which could create heavy selling pressure in the market.
January 17, 2019 2:37 PM

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Chelan County PUD Proposes Higher Electricity Rates for Bitcoin Miners
Cryptocurrency News & Your Guide to the Blockchain Economy Washington?s Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) has created a new electricity pricing structure proposal for Bitcoin miners in the county, supposedly meant to shift the cost of the increased demand on power to be passed to miners. The proposed rate will see an increase in the variable and the fixed costs being lumped together in a new electricity rate structure. According to a report on Washington based radio station KPQ, which quoted the Customer Utilities Rate Adviser for Chelan County PUD Lindsey Mohns, there isn?t much difference between the current rate and the proposed rate.
January 17, 2019 2:36 PM

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Time Aspect Of Bitcoin Transfers - How Long Do They Take | CaptainAltcoin
Or how long should my Bitcoin transaction take? The digital currency Bitcoin allows users around the world to make low-cost, peer-to-peer payments with a faster processing time than international bank transfers. But how fast are Bitcoin transactions? Simple answer would be that Bitcoin transfers from one wallet to another depend from transaction to transaction. When you make a payment using Bitcoin, your transaction needs to be confirmed by the Bitcoin network before the payment can be completed. First, your transaction goes into the ?unconfirmed transactions pool,? a list of all the pending Bitcoin transactions. From there, it is picked up by participants in the peer-to-peer Bitcoin network who then use their computing power to validate your transaction.
January 17, 2019 2:34 PM

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Bitcoin Diamond (BCD) - A Friendly BTC Hard Fork | CaptainAltcoin
Bitcoin, the revolutionary cryptocurrency, had another Hard Fork. This was the third fork of Bitcoin, after success in the Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold. Here are some of the basic questions that usually arise when a fork is done: Bitcoin did another hard fork, and the coin created this time is Bitcoin Diamond and is dubbed as BCD. According to their official website, this new Bitcoin hard fork happened on 24th November 2017 at about 1:20 am Pacific Standard Time at block height 495866. It is a friendly fork. This means that it is not being done to compete with original Bitcoin. This new fork is done for reasons that I will explain further in this post.
January 17, 2019 2:33 PM

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BitQuick Review Legit Place to Buy Bitcoins | CaptainAltcoin
BitQuick is a global bitcoin exchange that provides unrivaled transparency and lets customers buy Bitcoins with cash via cash deposit. BitQuick was founded by Jad Mubaslat in 2013 and has carved out a strong niche in the global crypto scene. The company is based in Cincinnati, US, and operates as a global bitcoin exchange platform that provides full proof of reserves, including full disclosure of total bitcoin transactions and average selling prices. One of BitQuick?s primary objectives is to streamline the Bitcoin purchasing process, and it does this by enabling cash-to-bitcoin transactions. In its simplest form, BitQuick is a digital currency exchange used for buying and selling Bitcoins. The platform takes much of the confusion out of bitcoin trading by focusing on cash-only deposits. It essentially acts as a third-party escrow agent that links buyers and sellers, holding both Bitcoin and fiat currencies, while buyer and seller complete the necessary steps for a successful exchange.
January 17, 2019 2:32 PM

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Trade Instantly Amazon Gift Cards for Bitcoins | CaptainAltcoin
Believe it or not, I bought my first bitcoin using a certain amount of USD on my Amazon account. And I did not earn it, that was my friend?s birthday gift. Yeah, Amazon gift card! Before I thought I might do some web search, and search engines listed several sites that were selling bitcoins for real cash at that time: CoinGate, LocalBitCoins, UnoCoin, Cex etc. Then I learned there are some online services where one can exchange gift cards for bitcoins. Basically, I found seven: Gyft, FoldApp, Purse, Cryfter, eGifter, InstaGift, YesToBitcoins. And both Purse and eGifter are linked with Amazon, connecting buyers and sellers on one platform. Just by random selection I decided to trade on Purse, to change my gift card for my first bitcoins, which I want to show you step by step:
January 17, 2019 2:32 PM

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What Is a Bitcoin Brain Wallet and How to Create One for Yourself | CaptainAltcoin
If you have trust issues with third-party services for securing your Bitcoins, perhaps it?s time you considered a more secure solution. Exchanges are vulnerable to attacks, fraud and other forms of illegal activity, smartphones can die, and you may lose your hardware wallets. For the ultra-paranoid and those who lose their sleep due to the safety of their Bitcoins, there?s only one storage option that?s impregnable to all known attack vectors ? the brainwallet. Bitcoin is a digital currency that?s not tied to a bank or government, but unlike a credit card or PayPal, it?s equally suited to the analogue world. It?s impossible to spend Bitcoin offline. However, it can be stored in the form of a paper wallet (by writing down your passphrase or key on a paper). If you take that approach one step further, by removing the paper, then you are left with a brainwallet. Brainwallets, as apparent from their name, refer to the concept of storing Bitcoins in one?s own mind by memorizing a mnemonic recovery phrase. A brainwallet is where a user remembers their mnemonic phrase/private key and never writes it down, and it?s the only Bitcoin wallet that?s 100% impervious to phishing or hardware failure. However, it?s important to note that in some cases, if a user forgets the mnemonic phrase or goes into a coma or dies without telling anyone, then the associated Bitcoins or crypto-coins are lost forever.
January 17, 2019 2:31 PM

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Bakkt's Bitcoin Futures Trading Will Arrive on December 12
Cryptocurrency startup Bakkt, heralded by many as the gatekeeper to wider cryptocurrency adoption, has announced that it will bring its Bitcoin futures trading into operation from December 12, 2018, subject to regulatory approval. The news has been met with excitement, following much anticipation from the crypto community about when the operation would precisely begin. A notice released on October 22 reveals the launch date, with the listed details offering no surprises as far as the specifics of trading are concerned. ICE Futures U.S., Inc. will list the new Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily Futures Contract for trading on Wednesday, December 12, 20181 . The Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily Futures Contract is a physically-settled daily futures contract for bitcoin held in Bakkt LLC, ICE?s Digital Asset Warehouse, and will be cleared by ICE Clear US, Inc. Each futures contract calls for delivery of one bitcoin held in the Bakkt Digital Asset Warehouse, and will trade in U.S. dollar terms. One daily contract will be listed for trading each Exchange Business Day.

How to Buy Bitcoin with a Credit Card - CoinCentral
According to this LendEDU survey, one-fifth of crypto buyers are using credit cards. And the most popular coin, Bitcoin, is no exception. For those who don?t want to link their bank account to an exchange, buying bitcoin with a credit card can seem like a safe bet. So how do you purchase crypto with a credit card? Are there any downsides? Here?s what to expect once you?ve drawn your credit card from your wallet: A lengthy KYC process if you?re completely new to the platform. The process, of course, depends on the exchange. Generally, for a US citizen, your driver?s license should more than suffice. But just in case, it?s good to keep a scan of your passport ready. If the exchange can?t read your PDF or JPG file, be prepared to send it directly to their staff. If there is an issue, they?ll email you.
January 17, 2019 2:16 PM

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Bitcoin Is Not Only For Investing - You Can Have Fun Spending It Too!
When Satoshi revealed his infamous whitepaper back in 2008, he didn?t expect Bitcoin to earn the name of digital gold. That?s because bitcoin was never meant to be an investment vehicle, but a peer to peer version of electronic cash. It was meant to send money worldwide between two parties without the intervention of a financial authority. Things were meant to be bought with bitcoin and sold in bitcoin. It wasn?t destined to end up in the hands of fresh-faced investors HODLing their stash of coins. There are few advisers out there who would tell you to go spend your stash right now. But if you want to buck the trend and actually use it as a currency, here are seven of the coolest things you can buy right now.
January 17, 2019 2:13 PM

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Down 80 Percent, Is It Time to Buy into the Bitcoin Dip
At this time last year, Bitcoin was approaching its all-time high price. However, this year, its price is anything but appealing, down 80 percent since then. The currency has been constantly battered all year and has broken through every resistance level. After the $6,200 support level held for two months, it was breached mid-November and currently, Bitcoin is under $4,000. While a lot of investment has been wiped out, the downward spiral has presented new opportunities. For those that missed out on the 2017 price hike, this seems like the best opportunity to jump in. If Bitcoin hits its former levels, investors could make quite a fortune. However, the currency could also regress further, wiping out billions more.
January 17, 2019 2:13 PM

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Allianz CEO Calls for Bitcoin Banning, Here's Why That Won t Happen
The year was 2009 and the world was just beginning to recover from the 2008 global financial crisis. The lead perpetrators of the crisis were the legacy financial institutions. People were losing faith in the banks, and the banks were shutting down. The world was in turmoil. It was during this chaos that Satoshi Nakamoto launched possibly the greatest invention since the internet: Bitcoin. The peer-to-peer currency was developed to give back to the people power over their currency. Bitcoin was controlled by mathematics and computer programming. For the first time, the government had no right to dictate the currency market.
January 17, 2019 2:13 PM

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Bitcoin Price Data Guide - Coinbase Developers
Prerequisites: Local development environment Objective: The Coinbase API offers a variety of useful bitcoin-related data. One simple datapoint that is often of interest is the price of bitcoin. In this guide we?ll walk through how to make a request to Coinbase?s prices endpoint in order to retrieve current bitcoin price information. The prices endpoint is part of a broader category of unauthenticated, read-only endpoints called Data Endpoints. As a result, authentication is not required to retrieve price information. Before jumping into the code, know that there are three different prices available from the prices endpoint:
January 17, 2019 2:09 PM

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Coinbase Buy & Sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more with trust
Coinbase is the easiest place to buy, sell, and manage your cryptocurrency portfolio. Coinbase has a variety of features that make it the best place to start trading Buy and sell popular digital currencies, keep track of them in the one place. Invest in digital currency slowly over time by scheduling buys daily, weekly, or monthly. For added security, store your funds in a vault with time delayed withdrawals. Stay on top of the markets with the Coinbase app for Android or iOS. Here are a few reasons why you should choose Coinbase We store the vast majority of the digital assets in secure offline storage.
January 17, 2019 2:09 PM

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How To Buy Bitcoin - Coinbase
Please note that Coinbase no longer supports this browser. We recommend upgrading to the latest Google Chrome or Firefox. Coinbase makes it easy to convert your local currency into and out of bitcoin. On this page, you'll learn how to buy bitcoin and store it securely in a wallet. This first step is to sign up for a Coinbase account. This will give you a secure place to store your bitcoin, and easy payment methods to convert your local currency into or out of bitcoin. After you sign up, connect your bank account. You'll need to complete some verification steps before you can use the account. Once the verification steps are complete, you can start a purchase.
January 17, 2019 2:09 PM

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Buy Bitcoin/Ethereum In Canada - Coinbase
Please note that Coinbase no longer supports this browser. We recommend upgrading to the latest Google Chrome or Firefox. Coinbase is the easiest way to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, & Litecoin in Canada Coinbase makes it easy to exchange Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin in Canada. We operate in 42 different countries around the world. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin wallet Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin conversion ?Coinbase, headquartered in San Francisco, has become one of the most prominent businesses, allowing people to buy and store bitcoins and developing deals with merchants to help them carry out bitcoin transactions.?
January 17, 2019 2:08 PM

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Getting Started with Accepting Bitcoin | Coinbase Commerce
Cryptocurrencies have dramatically lowered the barrier to accepting payments on the web. Coinbase Commerce makes it easier than ever to accept cryptocurrency in the way cryptocurrencies were designed to be accepted: in a truly peer-to-peer fashion. Coinbase Commerce allows you to be your own bank with all the benefits of a hosted service. It's no longer necessary to build and maintain infrastructure to monitor the blockchain; stay focused on running your business and leave the rest to us. Using public keys created on signup for each cryptocurrency, we're able to generate payment addresses on your behalf and continuously monitor the blockchain to detect when payments are made.
January 17, 2019 2:08 PM

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Accept Bitcoin Payments within Minutes | Coinbase Commerce
We'll have you set up with hosted checkout pages, payment buttons, and multiple ecommerce integrations Accepting cryptocurrency payments is easy and free ? just the way internet payments should be. We don't hold your crypto. You do. We give you all the benefits of a hosted platform while you maintain ownership. As the world?s leading cryptocurrency company, security is always our number one priority. Receive payments from anyone in the world.
January 17, 2019 2:07 PM

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Buy Bitcoin/Ethereum In United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Coinbase
Please note that Coinbase no longer supports this browser. We recommend upgrading to the latest Google Chrome or Firefox. Coinbase is the easiest way to buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, & Litecoin in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Coinbase makes it easy to exchange Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin in United Kingdom. We operate in 42 different countries around the world. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin wallet Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin conversion ?Coinbase, headquartered in San Francisco, has become one of the most prominent businesses, allowing people to buy and store bitcoins and developing deals with merchants to help them carry out bitcoin transactions.?
January 17, 2019 2:07 PM

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Buy Bitcoin/Ethereum In Singapore - Coinbase
Please note that Coinbase no longer supports this browser. We recommend upgrading to the latest Google Chrome or Firefox. Coinbase is the easiest way to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, & Litecoin in Singapore Coinbase makes it easy to exchange Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin in Singapore. We operate in 42 different countries around the world. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin wallet Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin conversion ?Coinbase, headquartered in San Francisco, has become one of the most prominent businesses, allowing people to buy and store bitcoins and developing deals with merchants to help them carry out bitcoin transactions.?
January 17, 2019 2:07 PM

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