Coronavirus Renews Retail Interest In Bitcoin

When In Doubt, Buy Bitcoin

Many new investors may have been scared off by the plunging market, wondering whether this thing can actually be a hedge against the rest of the crazy market. But those who did buy that day, if they bought the bottom (almost as low as $4,100 that day), they’ve nearly doubled their investment by now. Of course, it’s difficult to get up and running on an exchange, along with bank account and such, in a day.

It would seem we can therefore thank coronavirus for one thing: there are new Bitcoiners, spurred into action as a result of changing external events.

Said events may be unique, but they demonstrate one thing: in times of distress, people quickly lose faith in fiat currency.

To be fair, the same might be said of Bitcoin, but there’s a lot that goes into that. To make the statement about fiat, we look to the evidence that on March 13th, searches greatly spiked for “buy Bitcoin.” Look at the chart below.

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Definitive list of Popular Bitcoin Payment Gateways

If your thinking of adding Bitcoin & other Cryptocurrency payments to your store, or maybe your not happy with the one you're already using. We've put together a definitive list of popular Bitcoin Payment Gateways to help you find the best one for your business. Merchants who are running an online business on WordPress or Shopify or anything similar online platform can now start accepting Bitcoin. But Bitcoin is not only limited to online businesses, offline business should also start accepting Bitcoin as payment. To do this, you will need to know about Bitcoin payment gateways. So we've put together a definitive list of popular bitcoin payment gateways. Please note the list below is in no particular order. Triple A are helping companies increase their sales by providing the technology to offer Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payments seamlessly. Free bitcoin transactions Noncustodial wallet Easy setup No hidden fees: only 0.8% fee upon cash withdrawal in local c…
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Plant Seeds & Now Merchants with Changeangel

Changeangels new interactive map

The amazing company behind the Swap Exchange & Plant Crypto Seed map have now launched an additional feature to their interactive map, to allow users to plant markers to show where merchants accept Crypto! Changeangel are leaders in helping Crypto Mass Adoption and now even more so with this new map feature. Go check it out https://plantaseed.changeangel.io

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Have You Met the Bitcoin Family?

Didi and Romaine Taihuttu were leading a fairly normal life in the Netherlands with their three children. In 2015 and 2016, both of Romaine’s parents passed away. This shocking memento-mori convinced them that they weren’t making enough of their lives. They sold everything that they had and hit the road.

Their blog, The Bitcoin Family, originally Yolo Family Travel, chronicles their adventures. Earlier posts focus mainly on their experiences travelling. They talk about where they go, what they do and where they stay in different places, and occasionally review gear that they use. The site was also a prime example of the “minimalism” movement. Blog posts focused on getting rid of things that you don’t need and how it can make you happier.

At some point in 2017, they started trying to make the website make money to help support them. They found some partners and invested in crypto.

The next step will be to invest all of the money that we receive …

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Plant your Crypto Seed with Changeangel

The amazing company behind the successful crypto to crypto swap exchange service, 'changeangel', have now taken crypto awareness to a whole new level! Recently the changeangel team launched a very special interactive map which allows users to plot where they have planted/found a 'Crypto Seed' card.

Seed cards can be downloaded from TricksTreats.net and printed out on your printer at home. The idea is then to leave them somewhere prominent, where perhaps someone who's not heard of crypto before, will see it and become interested and want to know more by scanning the QR code on the card. Hence 'planting the seed'.

Once your seed cards are planted around a destination of your choice and hopefully picked up by a passer by. Yourself or the person that found the card can head over to the changeangel 'Plant a Seed Map' and let other users know what type of seed card they've planted/found and where, just by clicking on the map and entering a few details.

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Austrian Telecom Giant to Accept Cryptocurrency thanks to Salamantex!

One of the largest mobile providers in Austria is planning to accept cryptocurrency for payment at certain store locations. 

A1, which services some 5.1 million mobile and 2.1 million fixed lines across Austria, is testing cryptocurrency payments at store locations across Austria. Dash, ethereum, litecoin, stellar and XRP will be available for payment, according to a report by Austrian tech news site Futurezone. 

Founded in 1881, A1 serves 5.1 million of the current 6.2 million Austrian mobile phone users.

The pilot program will also host payments for Alipay and WeChat Pay by the end of August. As of now, Futurezone listed seven initial locations accepting cryptocurrency payments across Austria.

“Cash is a discontinued model,” said the head of A1’s business marketing Markus Schreiber to Futurezone. “With our pilot operation in the A1 shops, we will test demand and acceptance …

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Coinbase Added 8 Million New Users in 12 Months

America’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has signed up 30 million users since launching in 2012.

New user signups slowed after Bitcoin price peak

Over the past 12 months, Coinbase has registered eight million new users, according to data revealed by Bitcoin (BTC) investor and entrepreneur Alistair Milne in a tweet on July 22.

Based on the chart above, the rate of new users sign ups has slowed compared to the second half of 2017, in particular, right before Bitcoin price hit its all-time high of $20,000. Nevertheless, Coinbase added about 8 million new users in the past year despite the bear market. 

According to the Coinbase website, the number of users on the crypto exchange is now over 30 million to date with over $150 billion traded in cryptocurrency.

Coinbase stopped disclosing public user stats in November 2017

Coinbase stopped disclosing precise details on the number of users…

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BitcoinPeople made the News!

Recently Bitcoin.com featured us on their news page and we were over the moon!!If you haven't read the full story heres what they had to say......

Bitcoin People Directory Lists Crypto-Friendly Merchants

The number of businesses accepting cryptocurrencies for goods and services has been growing, particularly for P2P coins such as bitcoin cash. Finding places where you can spend your digital cash is easy thanks to platforms such as Bitcoin People.

Bitcoinpeople.online is a merchant directory listing companies that support payments in bitcoin cash (BCH) and several other major coins and tokens. It’s useful for both potential customers who want to find places to spend their digital currencies and for businesses that are willing to accept digital assets for their products.

If you are a crypto entrepreneur, you can sign up and list your businesses for free. To do so, you need to register with the platform. Creating an account requires you to…

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Salamantex Crypto Payment Service

Over the years there has been many Crypto payment services come and go. The larger companies who make it charge high fees and their customer service can be non-existent at the best of times. The smaller companies who appear when Bitcoin is on a high usually fade away when it's at its low.

So who can you use that offer a great solution for your Cryptocurrency payment needs?

Have no fear we've found a very promising company that offers an all round solution called Salamantex.

Salamantex, an Austrian startup, offering an all round payment solution for online and in-store payments. In the few months since their launch, big brand clients such as Opel & Renault have opted to use their payment terminal system.

So what's so good about Salamantex I hear you ask? Well apart from their simplified process of crypto payments, ease of use, easy integration, automatic conversion from cryptocurrency to fiat, and their awesome customer service…

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About That Orange B… The History of Bitcoin’s Logos

Can a logo symbolize the ethos of a project? An industry? An entire movement?

This is perhaps too much meaning to attribute to any one design, but if any logo has come close to the task, it’s that of bitcoin.

Belonging to no corporation, no in-house graphic design team at a shiny Silicon Valley startup, bitcoin’s logo has given the faceless project’s many adherents an image to hold on to. And not only to hold on to – but to emblazon on shirts, stick to laptops and stamp on physical coins – giving the digital project a material existence that has been crucial for its propagation.

Perhaps more importantly, the collaborative development of bitcoin’s unofficial logo framed its encounter with the rest of the world.

In creating a symbol that resembled those of other currencies, bitcoin was visually introduced to newcomers as money. And in elaborating this symbol into a logo that could reside alongside Visa and Mastercard stickers on shop wi…

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