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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School Supplies purchased with Bitcoin Donated from Redditors

School children in Venezuela recently received a large bundle of much needed school supplies all paid for in Bitcoin and donated from the amazing community over at Reddit.Check out the video of some very excited school children receiving their school supplies from Santa.

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