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Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Belgium Expands List of Fraudulent Crypto Platforms, Plot to Kill Vinnik Uncovered in Greece

The Daily In Monday’s Bitcoin in Brief, Belgium’s financial watchdog, which earlier this year published a warning about potentially fraudulent platforms promising fast and easy profits to crypto investors, has just expanded its blacklist. In Russia, reports have surfaced of a plot to assassinate Alexander Vinnik in Greece, where he fights an extradition request from US authorities accusing him of laundering billions of dollars, including funds from the hacked Mt. Gox. Elsewhere, Australia allocates budget for blockchain research, and Dubai-based exchange Bitoasis suspends dirham withdrawals. Also read: This Week in Bitcoin: Ghost Scares Markets, Facebook Mulls Coin Belgium Expands List of Fraudulent Crypto Platforms Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority has expanded its list of unauthorized and potentially fraudulent crypto companies operating in the country. The financial watchdog has recently published a new warning noting that “the FSMA is receiving an increasing number of consumer complaints regarding investments in cryptocurrencies [and] once again warns the public about these platforms, often operated by fraudsters who are now resorting to cryptocurrencies to swindle consumers.” The regulator also said that people who have invested through these platforms often complain they never recover their funds. In March, the FSMA published its …

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The Tatiana Show – Distributed: Markets (Chicago) multiple interviews with the top minds from Zen Protocol, Republic Crypto, Kraken, VeriBlock, Torus Alliance, Leverj Exchange, Bond.One, Vulcanize & Blockdaemon

Click to download audio version Link url: https://tinyurl.com/y85w8j8j Topics include: — Blockchain technology, coding, scaling, programming, cryptocurrency, financial regulations, investing, trends, analysis, products and services and more! About the Guests: Adam Perlow (CEO of Zen Protocol) is a finance grad from the IDC, an Israeli army reservist, and an old hand in Bitcoin. He’s known it was going places since the day he first heard about it, way back in 2011. Ayesha Kiani is the Managing Director at Republic Crypto – A trusted presale token fundraising platform for all types of investors. She was previously at SingularDTV – A Consensys company. She’s a Venture Partner at NextGen Ventures and a Board Member for Ventures for America. She has a Bachelor’s in Finance from Stern, a JD from NYU Law School, and previously worked at Skadden. She likes House Music. Ryan Andersen, (Kraken) Technology headhunter with a successful track record within financial, banking, high frequency trading, crypto and technology markets. My studies and early career path were technology based and now I apply that to the technical recruiting realm while staying current with trends in technology. Experienced as a consistent top producing agency recruiter and corporate recruiting. I have international experience …

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Roger Ver | “Bitcoin Jesus” Predicts ETH and BCH will Reign Over BTC

Ethereum (ETH), and Bitcoin Cash could outplace Bitcoin (BTC) soon due to their superior technology and higher adaptations. Roger Ver – who has earned the moniker “Bitcoin Jesus” for his advocacy of Bitcoin from the early years, believes that Bitcoin could lose its leading position in the cryptocurrency sphere. He says cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) have better technologies and are well positioned to generate substantial gains in the days to come. Ethereum coins currently trade around $700 USD with the market capitalization of $69 billion. Its price and market cap is substantially lower than Bitcoin’s price of $9,000 USD and market cap of over $149 billion. Bitcoin Cash stands at the fourth spot in cryptocurrency ranking – with its price of $1,500 and the market cap of $24 billion. How Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash Outshine Bitcoin Although Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash price appreciated at a faster pace than bitcoin over the last month, both coins are still standing far behind bitcoin. Roger Ver says Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash will generate massive gains in the days to come compared to Bitcoins modest gains. This movement will allow ETH and BTC to outshine BTC. He said, “I see it …

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Bitcoin as a Payment System

Debates over the suitability of Bitcoin as a payment system continue. Last week, CFTC chairman J. Christoper Giancarlo stated he does not believe Bitcoin to be an “ideal” payment system. The chair has this mentality despite also saying Bitcoin has similarities to gold. This week, the Bank of America CTO joined the conversation. Bitcoin as a Payment System On Thursday, Catherine Bessant, Bank of America CTO, stated that Bitcoin as a payment system is very “troubling.” Not just Bitcoin, however, Bessant referred to the use of other cryptocurrencies as payment systems as well. Many recognize that the crypto sector comes with risk, with cryptocurrencies acting in illegal activity, such as money-laundering. The payment systems industry also has its trouble, with criminals using it for illegal purposes. Now, Catherine Bessant has said that virtual currencies are getting in the way of law enforcement closing in on the criminals using payment systems this way.  UK Central Bank to Tackle Issues Like Crypto Money Laundering In an interview with CNBC, Bessant said that Bitcoin as a payment system is “troubling” for one reason, in particular. According to Bessant, cryptocurrency is designed to not be transparent – and this is a problem. Why? Because this makes …

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Who Accepts Bitcoin? | Check Out These Places That Accept Bitcoin!

Bitcoin is the, without doubt, the biggest cryptocurrency. Many major companies around the world are now accepting bitcoin payment for online goods and services (in Denver, you can even use Bitcoin to pay for your parking!) An aggressive campaign led by Coinbase (where $1 million worth of transactions were processed for free) prompted large companies to start accepting bitcoin by using third-party services like Bitpay & Cryptopay. As the trend has been started it appears to be growing, so who accepts Bitcoin? There are some surprising companies and we’ve listed them below.  Who Accepts Bitcoin? KFC Canada – The world’s largest chicken franchise – KFC, is allowing customers in Canada to pay for “The Bitcoin Bucket” using bitcoins for a limited time. “The Bitcoin Bucket”, a themed container can be purchased for $20 CAD, and is delivered to customers. The digital currency is accepted only via BitPay – an online payment mode and does not encourage customers to pay crypto at the cash counters. Overstock.com – This large online retail store sells electronic products at minimal prices due to excess stock. Overstock.com allows customers to buy using bitcoin. It is the first major retailer to accept bitcoins and other major …

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Warren Buffett Criticism | Bulls Response to Warren Buffett is Surprising!

Warren Buffett criticism: Warren Buffett, the legendary investor, has frequently been criticizing the cryptocurrency markets. The chairman of Berkshire Hathaway doesn’t have any enthusiasm in the emerging market. He believes cryptocurrencies are neither an asset nor a currency. And thus, he thinks it shares similarities more towards gambling and not investing.     The major reason for his rejection lies behind the concept of fair value. Stock market investors always prefer to gauge the fair value of the asset before placing any investment.    During the annual shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway on Saturday, Buffett called Bitcoin (BTC)“rat poison squared.” The world’s third wealthiest investors also promised that he will never invest in the cryptocurrency market. Bulls are Angry About Warren Buffett Criticism Bulls are blaming Warren Buffett for the collapse in price and of hindering the bull-run that almost hit the $10K mark during the weekend.  Bitcoin and other digital currencies were in the red on Monday, while the total cryptocurrency market capitalization crumpled from $465 billion to $435 billion. Bulls consider Buffett’s cynicism is unfair. DeVere Group founder and CEO, Nigel Green said, “What I do find monumentally baffling is that two of the world’s most successful investor cannot …

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Tatiana Show – Maxwell Sanchez & Michael Vogel

Click to download audio version     Topics include:— Promoting widespread adoption of crypto currency by providing access.— Navigating regulations in different countries when it comes to cryptocurrencies.— The value of proof-of-work in blockchain tech.— Overcoming censorship efforts utilizing blockchain. About the Guests:– Michael Vogel is the founder of Netcoins and creator of the Virtual Bitcoin ATM (TM). Netcoins’ software turns any device into a Bitcoin ATM, and provides over 7000 retailers a free and convenient way to sell cryptocurrency without a physical ATM machine. In March 2018, Netcoins became the first Bitcoin Exchange / ATM company to be publicly listed ($NETC on the Canadian Stock Exchange). Netcoins has also enabled a new category of of peer-to-peer users; mobile agents / resellers that can use the Virtual ATM to sell Bitcoin within their networks without needing to hold any Bitcoin inventory (or be exposed to price fluctuation). The company is able to cater to institutional / investor buyers through its Private Brokerage division. Michael’s background is in engineering and he has been involved in many product launches at various tech companies prior to founding Netcoins in 2014. The Netcoins team is based in Vancouver, Canada. – Maxwell Sanchez is Co-Founder …

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Warren Buffett on Bitcoin | Still Not a Fan

Warren Buffett on Bitcoin (BTC) Now Warren Buffett has never shown himself to be a fan of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Buffett still isn’t jumping on the crypto train. Buffett told Yahoo Finance that he doesn’t see Bitcoin as an investment. Instead, he believes it’s a gamble. He continued to explain that there isn’t anything wrong with that, per say, but that it’s important not to treat Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as anything more than a game. You can’t expect it to behave like an investment, because it isn’t an investment. Buffett explained: “If you buy something like a farm, an apartment house, or an interest in a business… You can do that on a private basis… And it’s a perfectly satisfactory investment. You look at the investment itself to deliver the return to you. Now, if you buy something like bitcoin or some cryptocurrency, you don’t really have anything that has produced anything. You’re just hoping the next guy pays more.” He continued to explain that “You aren’t investing when you do that. You’re speculating. There’s nothing wrong with it. If you wanna gamble somebody else will come along and pay more money tomorrow, …

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