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Coinstar Crypto; Thai Stock Exchange Bitcoin; Stellar Investment Trust; Bitpay $1 Billion

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Coinstar Crypto; Thai Stock Exchange Bitcoin; Stellar Investment Trust; Bitpay $1 Billion

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Coinstar Crypto; Thai Stock Exchange Bitcoin; Stellar Investment Trust; Bitpay $1 Billion

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Coinstar Crypto; Thai Stock Exchange Bitcoin; Stellar Investment Trust; Bitpay $1 Billion

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Just got a bunch of Water Pipes in stock. We accept Bitcoin! 10% discount if you use the promo code 'bitpay'

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The Decade in Blockchain — 2010 to 2020 in Review

2010

February — The first ever cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin Market, is established. The first trade takes place a month later.
April — The first public bitcoin trade takes place: 1000BTC traded for $30 at an exchange rate of 0.03USD/1BTC
May — The first real-world bitcoin transaction is undertaken by Laszlo Hanyecz, who paid 10000BTC for two Papa John’s pizzas (Approximately $25 USD)
June — Bitcoin developer Gavin Andreson creates a faucet offering 5 free BTC to the public
July — First notable usage of the word “blockchain” appears on BitcoinTalk forum. Prior to this, it was referred to as ‘Proof-of-Work chain’
July — Bitcoin exchange named Magic The Gathering Online eXchange—also known as Mt. Gox—established
August —Bitcoin protocol bug leads to emergency hard fork
December — Satoshi Nakamoto ceases communication with the world

2011

January — One-quarter of the eventual total of 21M bitcoins have been generated
February — Bitcoin reaches parity for the first time with USD
April — Bitcoin reaches parity with EUR and GBP
June — WikiLeaks begins accepting Bitcoin donations
June — Mt. Gox hacked, resulting in suspension of trading and a precipitous price drop for Bitcoin
August — First Bitcoin Improvement Proposal: BIP Purpose and Guidelines
October — Litecoin released
December — Bitcoin featured as a major plot element in an episode of ‘The Good Wife’ as 9.45 million viewers watch.

2012

May — Bitcoin Magazine, founded by Mihai Alisie and Vitalik Buterin, publishes first issue
July — Government of Estonia begins incorporating blockchain into digital ID efforts
September — Bitcoin Foundation created
October — BitPay reports having over 1,000 merchants accepting bitcoin under its payment processing service
November — First Bitcoin halving to 25 BTC per block

2013

February — Reddit begins accepting bitcoins for Gold memberships
March — Cyprus government bailout levies bank accounts with over $100k. Flight to Bitcoin results in major price spike.
May —Total Bitcoin value surpasses 1 billion USD with 11M Bitcoin in circulation
May — The first cryptocurrency market rally and crash takes place. Prices rise from $13 to $220, and then drop to $70
June — First major cryptocurrency theft. 25,000 BTC is stolen from Bitcoin forum founder
July — Mastercoin becomes the first project to conduct an ICO
August — U.S. Federal Court issues opinion that Bitcoin is a currency or form of money
October — The FBI shuts down dark web marketplace Silk Road, confiscating approximately 26,000 bitcoins
November — Vitalik Buterin releases the Ethereum White Paper: “A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform
December — The first commit to the Ethereum codebase takes place

2014

January — Vitalik Buterin announces Ethereum at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami
February — HMRC in the UK classifies Bitcoin as private money
March — Newsweek claims Dorian Nakamoto is Bitcoin creator. He is not
April — Gavin Wood releases the Ethereum Yellow Paper: “Ethereum: A Secure Decentralised Generalised Transaction Ledger
June — Ethereum Foundation established in Zug, Switzerland
June — US Marshals Service auctions off 30,000 Bitcoin confiscated from Silk Road. All are purchased by venture capitalist Tim Draper
July — Ethereum token launch raises 31,591 BTC ($18,439,086) over 42 days
September — TeraExchange launches first U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved Bitcoin over-the-counter swap
October — ConsenSys is founded by Joe Lubin
December — By year’s end, Paypal, Zynga, u/, Expedia, Newegg, Dell, Dish Network, and Microsoft are all accepting Bitcoin for payments

2015

January — Coinbase opens up the first U.S-based cryptocurrency exchange
February — Stripe initiates bitcoin payment integration for merchants
April — NASDAQ initiates blockchain trial
June — NYDFS releases final version of its BitLicense virtual currency regulations
July — Ethereum’s first live mainnet release—Frontier—launched.
August — Augur, the first token launch on the Ethereum network takes place
September — R3 consortium formed with nine financial institutions, increases to over 40 members within six months
October — Gemini exchange launches, founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss
November — Announcement of first zero knowledge proof, ZK-Snarks
December — Linux Foundation establishes Hyperledger project

2016

January — Zcash announced
February — HyperLedger project announced by Linux Foundation with thirty founding members
March — Second Ethereum mainnet release, Homestead, is rolled out.
April — The DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) launches a 28-day crowdsale. After one month, it raises an Ether value of more than US$150M
May — Chinese Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium launches with 31 members
June — The DAO is attacked with 3.6M of the 11.5M Ether in The DAO redirected to the attacker’s Ethereum account
July — The DAO attack results in a hard fork of the Ethereum Blockchain to recover funds. A minority group rejecting the hard fork continues to use the original blockchain renamed Ethereum Classic
July — Second Bitcoin halving to 12.5BTC per block mined
November — CME Launches Bitcoin Price Index

2017

January — Bitcoin price breaks US$1,000 for the first time in three years
February — Enterprise Ethereum Alliance formed with 30 founding members, over 150 members six months later
March — Multiple applications for Bitcoin ETFs rejected by the SEC
April — Bitcoin is officially recognized as currency by Japan
June — EOS begins its year-long ICO, eventually raising $4 billion
July — Parity hack exposes weaknesses in multisig wallets
August — Bitcoin Cash forks from the Bitcoin Network
October — Ethereum releases Byzantium soft fork network upgrade, part one of Metropolis
September — China bans ICOs
October — Bitcoin price surpasses $5,000 USD for the first time
November — Bitcoin price surpasses $10,000 USD for the first time
December — Ethereum Dapp Cryptokitties goes viral, pushing the Ethereum network to its limits

2018


January — Ethereum price peaks near $1400 USD
March — Google bans all ads pertaining to cryptocurrency
March — Twitter bans all ads pertaining to cryptocurrency
April — 2018 outpaces 2017 with $6.3 billion raised in token launches in the first four months of the year
April — EU government commits $300 million to developing blockchain projects
June — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Ether is not a security.
July — Over 100,000 ERC20 tokens created
August — New York Stock Exchange owner announces Bakkt, a federally regulated digital asset exchange
October — Bitcoin’s 10th birthday
November — VC investment in blockchain tech surpasses $1 billion
December — 90% of banks in the US and Europe report exploration of blockchain tech

2019

January — Coinstar machines begin selling cryptocurrency at grocery stores across the US
February — Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork is released, part two of Metropolis
April — Bitcoin surpasses 400 million total transactions
June — Facebook announces Libra
July — United States senate holds hearings titled ‘Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain”
August — Ethereum developer dominance reaches 4x that of any other blockchain
October — Over 80 million distinct Ethereum addresses have been created
September — Santander bank settles both sides of a $20 million bond on Ethereum
November — Over 3000 Dapps created. Of them, 2700 are built on Ethereum
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r/Bitcoin recap - June 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 30th monthly Bitcoin news recap.
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com
A recap of Bitcoin in May 2019
Adoption
Development
Security
Mining
Business
Research
Education
Regulation & Politics
Archeology (Financial Incumbents)
Price & Trading
Fun & Other
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American Cancer Society Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations Through BitPay

The American Cancer Society (ACS), a non-profit organization committed to funding cancer research, is now accepting bitcoin donations through BitPay.
“Cancer affects people from all walks of life, so it’s not surprising that we draw support from a broad cross-section of donors,” ACS exec Brant Woodward told CoinDesk. “Our mission is urgent and in order to accomplish it, we need to engage donors where they are.”
Founded in 2011 as a bitcoin payment solution, BitPay says it has handled more than $50 million in donations since 2017 with partners such as the Tony Hawk Foundation and the American Red Cross.
Over the same period, the average crypto donation has hovered around $10,000, according to BitPay statistics. BitPay processes donations at a 1 percent flat-rate fee, which can be picked up by donors as well if they wish.
Working similarly to stock donations, crypto donations are acknowledged for tax purposes, as heralded during this year’s rendition of Giving Tuesday.
“In accepting bitcoin donations, charitable organizations attract new donors without ever having to hold bitcoin,” BitPay CEO Stephen Pair said. “BitPay verifies the funds and accepts the bitcoin on behalf of the organization and settles the transaction in USD or the preferred fiat.”
The ACS relies mostly on grassroots fundraising, particularly among people in their forties and fifties, Woodward told CoinDesk. As crypto is a nascent financial technology, the ACS hopes working with BitPay brings younger donors into the fold.
“The reality is that more and more people are utilizing cryptocurrency,” said Woodward. “This allows us to be relevant with younger donors and provide frictionless giving opportunities for them and for us to meet them where they are.”
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American Cancer Society Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations Through BitPay

The American Cancer Society (ACS), a non-profit organization committed to funding cancer research, is now accepting bitcoin donations through BitPay.
“Cancer affects people from all walks of life, so it’s not surprising that we draw support from a broad cross-section of donors,” ACS exec Brant Woodward told CoinDesk. “Our mission is urgent and in order to accomplish it, we need to engage donors where they are.”
Founded in 2011 as a bitcoin payment solution, BitPay says it has handled more than $50 million in donations since 2017 with partners such as the Tony Hawk Foundation and the American Red Cross.
Over the same period, the average crypto donation has hovered around $10,000, according to BitPay statistics. BitPay processes donations at a 1 percent flat-rate fee, which can be picked up by donors as well if they wish.
Working similarly to stock donations, crypto donations are acknowledged for tax purposes, as heralded during this year’s rendition of Giving Tuesday.
“In accepting bitcoin donations, charitable organizations attract new donors without ever having to hold bitcoin,” BitPay CEO Stephen Pair said. “BitPay verifies the funds and accepts the bitcoin on behalf of the organization and settles the transaction in USD or the preferred fiat.”
The ACS relies mostly on grassroots fundraising, particularly among people in their forties and fifties, Woodward told CoinDesk. As crypto is a nascent financial technology, the ACS hopes working with BitPay brings younger donors into the fold.
“The reality is that more and more people are utilizing cryptocurrency,” said Woodward. “This allows us to be relevant with younger donors and provide frictionless giving opportunities for them and for us to meet them where they are.”
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I trained an AI to generate /r/bitcoin post titles, and it said: "I am mining in the future."

Since I was getting bored in my holidays, I figured it might be funny to train an AI on Bitcoin post titles and the results are amazing.
Seeing this thread, I thought it would be funny to do the same thing with here. I trained the AI (using textgenrnn)
Some highlights:
When you ' re not holding your keys ; you are in the us government
I've been surviving off ramen the past few days ago .
Bitcoin cash will not take over bitcoin .
Hey, coinbase and other people to buy bitcoin .
How i feel great ! i ' m fast being priced out of it
Bitcoin is a tool for freeing humanity from oligarchs and tyrants , dressed up as a first time ever - bbc news
I just bought my first bitcoin investment has finally doubled ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
I ' m a low level bitcoiner . . . .
Bitcoin is a " firmware problem "
We are now being sold for bitcoin
I ' m a ucla student who started a blog explaining to millennials why bitcoin is a good idea
Bitcoin is going to eat my dick if wrong .
I ' m not going down !
Owning 1 bitcoin = 3 ounce of gold ! if they should rebrand to anti - bitcoin will be able to pay my waiter his tip in btc
i am a proud son .
A reminder why bitcoin is going to be a part in my mind . . . . .
We are now actively contributing code and communicated on the bitcoin network .
I am finally in the us senate want to sell bitcoins
Bitcoin is still an extremely risky and speculative investment.
Can we please activate segwit faster .
Bitcoin is at $ 3000 all time high , everyone is acting like their dog just died .
What if the bank runs out of the latest , and whom i ' m upgraded to be shitting himself so hard about bitcoin
Welcome to the bitcoin vs stocks vs gold vs silver
Reminder : hard fork
20 mining bashing on unlimited way to ukraine
Former fed employee fined for installing bitcoin mining
A shilling to time we got here in japan
This scam is unacceptable . Let's getting out of that's to this subreddit whenever bitcoin is signalling
Secure , stable and efficient smart contracts
Don ' t believe , these numbers aren't fuck more than 200 crypto atms in united states vs coinbase inc.
Bitcoin is a shitcoin.
Woke up after 4 - years of people need to worry about ?
Iran just officially stopped accepting dollars for oil payments .
Wow , andreas is intelligent .
Bitcoin core dev will support segwit . maybe next time
Good news - the fighting phase has started painting bitcoin art themes , i hey yesterday , be honest .
Hence bitcoin is now signalling segwit
I just lost one third of my whole day of work function
Biggest venezuelan exchange announces its banking situation is resolved , fiat transactions
Breadwallet becomes bread , a tad bit drunk and just laughing my ass off
Spent this afternoon creating a generation of people that write the code by accident
Yesterday was my birthday and i think my neighbour is a big deal
Up 800 % this year # btc ? lol
Sessions : trump directed law enforcement and regulatory agencies
The pump has never been more obvious , and we wouldn't give a student some good investing advice - bitcoinity usd $ 11 , 000
Segwit locked in the philippines !
Bitpay just did this ?
Thank you.
The b2x developer does not cut it anymore .
Bitcoin is a good idea
Dumps:
I will upload Dumps soon

AI seems to like bitcoin, not sure about the US government though.
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Bloomberg explains the halvening perfectly

Bloomberg explains the halvening perfectly submitted by Anderol to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Bitpay processing $1 million dollars a day

Bitpay processing $1 million dollars a day submitted by sidazhang to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Bitpay just fired most of it's employees.

https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/3m6sd4/bitpay_api_problems_causing_customer_purchases_to/cvco18f
Or maybe not, it's impossible to tell if that guy really worked at bitpay but he's at least got a long con going on it and leaked the 1% fees thing 20 days before it was announced.
https://www.reddit.com/usewhatthefuuuuuu
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Tony Gallippi on Twitter: "Incredibly bullish on technical pattern right now"

Tony Gallippi on Twitter: submitted by metamirror to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Evidence Gathering - Libel & Defamation

Well, Craig & Calvin are pretty busy guys so I figured I'd turn an empty hour of my weekend to save them some time and gather some evidence of those trolls defaming Craig or Calvin, because some men just want to watch the world get sued.
Feel free to add in your own evidence in the comments.
BTC Sessions:
"#WeAreAllHodlonaut | CSW Is A Fraud | Julian Assange Arrested" https://youtu.be/T25cjaNYJIU?t=88
"Fraud Craig Wright Twitter Ban? | Continue to #DeleteCoinBase | Samourai Tor Support" https://youtu.be/P8063hIi4Yg?t=542 "Craig Is the laughing stock of the crypto market" "Has 0 credibility"
"Bitcoin Price Pumps | Bitpay Fail | Craig Wright Still A Fraud" https://youtu.be/bes3wSkzJQQ?t=468
The Naughty Investor "Fraud Craig Wright ATTACKS Ripple XRP and Ethereum ETH (DEBUNKED)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNBPsVfdyyM "Craig is public enemy #1, he attacked my two favorite cryptos" "The man know as faketoshi, which he is" "This man makes the bitconnect guys look honest....the biggest fraud in the industry"
Roger Ver "Bitcoin Cash is free of Faketoshi! - Jonald Fyookball Essay on Medium " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ85CIDF6eM
CryptoZombie Bitcoin Pumps!!! Ethereum Leads 📈 FAKEtoshi Strikes Again! Crypto at “Attractive Entry Point” https://youtu.be/6z1SJR1JMmA?t=663
Dobe4ever "Be aware of Craig's (Faketoshi) obsession with porn & kids (compilation of tweets)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDjdLVcgVdQ
SkrillaKings "Who Is Worse: Justin Sun or Craig "Faketoshi" Wright? Also, Ethereum Classic Vision Was A Scam. Duh." https://youtu.be/JfR1xbWBRTc?t=371
Fake-Toshi" Craig Wright Crashing The Market? 💥 Is Crash Short-Term? New Ripple Partnership" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GtpdFgir90
Chico Crypto Craig Wright Satoshi? No Way! Here Is Proof...Bitcoin Founder Is Still Anonymous. Bitcoin News https://youtu.be/UD9KnvcTJyw
Creepy Calvin Ayre! Underage Girls? Hoskinson “Chico=TMZ” Crypto Movie? Crypto News W/ Chip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LehJwxJYIHo
MGTOW Lifestyle "Fuk faketoshi Bitcoin cash sv looks like onecoin to me" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50giORoHO5k
Bitboy Crypto We Now Have a Super Villain in Crypto | His Name is Craig Wright aka Faketoshi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyE3OnxYNAw
Justin Sun Gives Out 2 Teslas After Backlash | IOST Pump | Calvin Ayre Wants to Sue You https://youtu.be/OzqeVKgDWZA?t=3310 The Martini Guy Internet IDIOTS Trigger me! Bitcoin and Forex Traders EXPOSED (Calvin Ayre) https://youtu.be/57eyVE7ae6c?t=249
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BitPay announces +500% growth in Latin America - draws parallels between LatAm and Greek financial crises

BitPay announces +500% growth in Latin America - draws parallels between LatAm and Greek financial crises submitted by bitsmash to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

A letter to the IDW regarding Patreon and other social media CEO ideologues.

These past 3-4 years or so I've seen social media morph into something complete opposite of what they once were. Today I'm seeing it being pushed hard in coding and in the video game industry, all the way out to comics now. There is currently a war on social media (which is the obvious one), linux (which is an open source operating system), and in the online video game community. Linux could have huge repercussions depending on the outcome, as a lot of stuff we use is built with linux and a lot of businesses use linux because it's free.
Social media is obvious, so I'll spare sources on those.
Linux -- https://itsfoss.com/linux-code-of-conduct/
https://lulz.com/linux-devs-threaten-killswitch-coc-controversy-1252/
https://archive.fo/LogtF
Video if you don't want to read -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5VvJiNUCIA
Gaming -- https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2018/05/battlefield-v-has-gone-full-sjw-and-gamers-hate-it-spawning-notmybattlefield/59548/
https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/464567-battlefield-5-launch-party-criticisms
http://www.wolfsheadonline.com/blizzard-jumps-on-the-social-justice-and-identity-politics-bandwagon/
https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/04/blizzard-ceo-mike-morhaime/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh0mKpzXf5A -- blizzard video
Luckily the gamer market is handling the SJW game developers
EA -- https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/ea ($148 in July, $80 today. Almost a 50% drop)
Activision/Blizzard -- https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/atvi ($83 in October, $47 today. Same as above)
All of this is beside the point, but i just want to give everyone a feel for how far this is spreading.
Now lets discuss what I came here to talk about which is blockchain technology. In my opinion, the issue we're seeing is centralized entities slowly evolve with or without the consent of the general public. What ends up happening over time is these companies begin to lose touch with their consumers and it begins to go unchecked essentially due to the attention economy arms-race. So at best, we have a system that will cycle and repeat itself via centralized entities. New company starts, slowly turns into ideologically driven company, turns into something user base doesn't like, new company starts to compete with ideologically driven company, repeat. Centralization is at the core of most of the issues we see today. This is why decentralization may be the only real long term solution, which is what blockchain technology offers in many areas.
When most people hear the word blockchain they think of bitcoin, which was the first blockchain that went live back in 2009. Bitcoin is a transfer of value from A to B, or digital cash. Since its inception it has been self-sustaining and publicly governed via the bitcoin Proof of Work protocol. In a nutshell, anyone can buy mining hardware and start mining for the blockchain. Miners validate transactions and provide security for the network (more hashpower = more expensive 51% attack ). Their incentive to do so is being rewarded with bitcoin. Every block they mine they get rewarded with a number of bitcoin. Thus creating a decentralized transfer of value with no corporation or government oversight, all the work is done by the public including updates to the protocol. Miners get to vote on BIPs with their contributing hashpower to the network.
The next step we've seen in the blockchain space was Ethereum which used the underlying blockchain technology of bitcoin, and create their own decentralized world computer essentially by adding in smart contracts/programming languages into the blockchain. This allows decentralized applications (dapps) entirely to be built on top of the blockchain, creating their own self-sustaining publicly governed applications. The most valuable things Ethereum has to offer are DApps and DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations). What this allows is for the Ethereum network to have layers, the Ethereum protocol will have its own rules and protocols as far as governing/validating transactions for it, which is the layer 1. The DApps/DAOs will then have their own rules and protocols for the same things which is the layer 2 which is all determined by the DApp/DAO itself. I would like to give some DApps I think the IDW should look into certainly, then other stuff that's currently unusable or has a cool concept.
The first one is BAT Basic Attention Token/Brave Browser which is targeting the ad/attention economy, as well as patreon inadvertently. The brains behind all of this is Brendan Eich -- creator of javascript and founder of Mozilla Firefox. SJW culture had also already infected firefox which led to him getting fired.
Here is Brendan Eich giving the new decentralized attention economy rundown -- https://vimeo.com/209336437
The Brave Browser and the Basic Attention Token will work in a duo to get the current ad model back to sanity. Brave Browser blocks all ads/trackers natively. There is also very big emphasis on privacy beyond that built (or being built) into the browers. It is a fork of the Chromium (Google Chrome) software which will incentivize developers to build on it, while also allowing compatibility with addons -- though vetting process will not be the same. They have private tabs, TOR (Onion browser) tabs, and are currently working on a built in VPN for maximum privacy. Here are my Brave stats for ~1 year of use -- https://imgur.com/a/t3pWBP3
The BAT token comes in as the value for the decentralized ad ecosystem. Consumers will have the choice to opt in or out of ads on their system. If they choose to allow them, they will be rewarded with BAT tokens. The browser will help learn about what ads would specifically be valuable to you but not mine your data. Users will then give BAT back to their favorite content creators. I have personally participated in 5 separate payments throughout the year, right now they offer a lot of free promo BAT to give away so if interested definitely check out the Brave Browser and look in >Settings >Payments and you can mess around and earn free promo BAT tokens. You can send directly to websites, including specific YouTube channels.
List of all verified publisher websites -- https://batgrowth.com/publishers
Getting started on becoming a verified publisher -- https://brave.com/publishers/ -- The only two who I support that are verified are Bret Weinstein and Dave Rubin. I still send to other IDW channels though because they will be notified when they hit 100$ worth of tokens.
Whitepaper for much more technical overview -- https://whitepaperdatabase.com/basic-attention-token-bat-whitepape
E-commerce
The next area I want to talk about is e-commerce and blockchain. There are a couple I recommend looking into for invoicing on the blockchain. BitPay for bitcoin payments (not decentralized but usable today) and Request Network for Ethereum and dapp token payments. What they offer is decentralization and basically a "Pay with PayPal" button for cryptocurrencies. They also track all the backend stuff like date, time, how much was spent, etc. Standard invoice/auditing but on the blockchain. So you don't have to deal with all the hassle of tracking and organizing your payments for tax purposes. In the future a lot of the accounting work will be automated by Request Network or other alternatives via smart contracts. Bitcoin sadly doesn't offer smart contracts but we might see some interoperability in blockchain very soon. The REQ token will be used for governance of the protocol and processing Request Network transactions. Giving the people who are invested in it say in what happens with the protocol.
Detailed rundown of Request Network -- https://coincentral.com/request-network-beginner-guide/
Whitepaper -- https://request.network/assets/pdf/request_whitepaper.pdf
Both of these could be tools utilized today, though adoption is still in its very early stages. Now I will list other concepts that haven't fully emerged as usable but are either in alpha/beta/propriety closed development until done.
SingularDTV -- https://singulardtv.com/ -- Tokenize yourself. Make your own token that represents your work and have the public value it accordingly. Aimed to be a decentralized entertainment industry, it could impact anything from YouTube to Record/label companies in music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQJeAE0KTnY -- YouTube video explaining the essence of this platform.
They will have a lineup of applications for different functions but the SNGL token will be used as the governance token. Tokit is the first application where you can hold a sort of crowdfund for yourself, which you are able to do today -- https://tokit.io/
Peepeth https://peepeth.com/welcome -- Censorship resistant blockchain based twitter alternative
Steemit https://steemit.com/ -- Value based posting reddit alternative
Aragon I've heard Dr. Peterson speak about an autonomous education system and I believe he could potentially build one with proper developers. There is a DAO that is dedicated to DAO startups called Aragon, which is what I immediately think of when I hear him talk about a new education platform. Something self sustained and self governed. I'm not nearly smart enough to try and solve any game theory behind this but it could definitely be a starting point. They have already assisted multiple successful DAO startups such as district0x which is a DAO where people vote on developments. One of the first developments voted for was Decentraland which is a blockchain based VR world where you own the in-game property via tokens. So if nothing else is appealing in this list then I would suggest starting to build a DAO of your own!
TLDR; Centralization bad, decentralization good. Blockchain offers tons of decentralization.
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Bitcoin Never Sleeps.

One thing I love about Bitcoin and crypto is that it trades even when every other major electronic exchange for stocks, FX and futures is closed.
That is an advantage because if a company or anyone in general needs to hedge risk at 10pm on Sat. They are able to.
Not so in old wallstreet.
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r/bitcoin recap - August 2017

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the eight monthly Bitcoin news recap. What an eventful month!
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com
A recap of Bitcoin in August 2017
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Beardo: Grossing $30k/mo selling beard hats

Hi /Entrepreneur, this is Pat from Starter Story, excited to share this new interview with Jeff from Beardo.
TLDR:
Here's the interview - hope you enjoy:

Hello! Who are you and what are you working on?

Hi, my name is Jeff Phillips and I am the inventor of the Beardo beard hat. We started out with one product which is our patented hat with a detachable beard (the Beardo), but have since launched hundreds of unique products and have even moved into branded promotional products.
Beardo really started out as a bit of a gamble and we never really took it that seriously. I knew the Beard hat was fun and functional and that I really liked it, but my friends weren’t so convinced that others would feel the same and actually purchase it.
I really just trusted my gut and went for it. I am glad I did because within the first 25 days of launch we had sold out of our entire years stock of 1,000 units, and pulled in over $40,000.
What our product looks like

What's your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?

I suppose I get my creativity from my Dad and Grandpa. They both were always looking for ways to improve things and generally just liked working with their hands. I’ll never forget the day my dad designed a ‘can crusher’ so that our recycling didn’t take up so much space. He never wanted to put it to market or anything like that, but just wanted it for himself. When he saw that someone had released one a few months later and was probably making millions on it, he was pretty annoyed!
Like Dad and Grandpa, I am constantly thinking of crazy inventions and edits around the house to make life simpler. It’s not something I can turn off, so I started writing my ideas down in a journal. I guess it was just a matter of time until one of us went into mass production with a crazy invention!
The Beardo came about organically and out of sheer necessity.
At the end of 2006, I was snowboarding in Whistler, and it was an absolute chiller of a day. We had made our way to the top of a run called ‘7th heaven’ and I was certain that the wind was going to be the end of me.
I had this old brown knit scarf in my bag and had tied it around my face to stay warm. About halfway down we stopped on the side for a bit of break and instead of taking off the scarf, I just spread a hole in the knit and popped my water bottle through to take a drink… one of our group cracked up laughing because it looked like a real beard!
I got back to where we were staying, cut the scarf up to refine the beard a bit and the first Beardo beard was born! I used it a few more times until I got some better prototypes knit, and the true form took shape into the World’s only hat with a foldaway, detachable and adjustable beard! I did keep the original though and I have been meaning to get it framed to hang on my wall!

Describe the process of designing, prototyping, and manufacturing the product.

Though I didn’t have any design experience, I had run a few small businesses before and knew a little about graphic design as well. I also had a couple degrees (B.A and a film and TV diploma) that gave me a lot of great experience and the know-how to do things myself. All of these experiences really came in handy while designing the beard hat because it helped limit the startup budget.
When this really started to take off, I was living in a friends garage to save a bit of money. We had no internet and things were pretty tight. Getting Beardo off the ground with trademarks, patents, and web design was costly, so again I did a lot of it myself and leaned on friends for help when needed.
I remember that I used to drive around the suburbs with my laptop open trying to find a wireless internet signal that was unlocked! Most of the designing, patents, and trademarks were created in my wagon. I remember one house must have picked up on what I was doing because I had been in front of their place for a week when they started to peer out the window and the next time I went back the free wifi was no more.
The design process was pretty straightforward though, it was easy enough to get an actual knit prototype made and from there I went off looking on Google for manufacturers. My early focus was to stay in Canada, but after seeing the quality issues with the first round of samples and a price tag of more than I could sell them for, I had to look elsewhere. I ended up finding some great companies in asia who specialize in knitwear and went back and forth for a while before deciding that they were a great company to work with.
After getting the patents, trademarks, website design and the first batch of beard hats, I had spent about $8,000 and was ready to launch. I still wasn’t sure what would happen, but I figured that at worst case, I could take the beard out of these really nice knit hats and sell them to a store for cost. That was my backdoor if the whole thing crashed and burned.

Describe the process of launching the online store/business.

I’ve seen a lot of changes since I started Beardo and there are definitely a lot more people launching sites and small brands. I think it’s great and it makes things that much easier to get going, but it also means you have a lot of competition and you need a point of difference. Luckily for me, I had created a unique product so I didn’t have to contend with any similar businesses.
The best advice I can give is that before launching you need to have a rollout plan in place. A lot of people think that getting the site and product made is the hard part and that all you have to do is wait for orders to roll in. In reality, the launch and promotion are the hard parts. Before going live, you should be ready to contact media (local and otherwise), start advertisements, run promotions, send out free samples to bloggers and influencers and keep pushing and expanding your reach every day.
For example, one major undertaking was to search for direct email contacts for all the magazine, Newspaper, TV, and University newspaper editors that I could find. Then one by one, I hit them up and try to get a story, collaboration or even a paid ad.
Below is a short list of some of the neverending projects I would also work on in those early days:
Now I am not saying that you need to have everything ready to go before you launch, but you need a rough plan. Truth is you’ll never launch if you try to get everything all lined up. it’s going to be messy and constant and that’s ok. Just roll with it and keep planning and pushing.
I had a pretty good plan in place but was really surprised when the first order came in - it was from South Korea! It seems my planning had worked and Beard hats were quickly picked up by global bloggers and the media, which was unreal! The best part was, after only one live-to-air interview on the Canadian news, it quickly went viral and more and more bloggers and ‘cool product’ sites started listing the Beardo.

What has worked to attract new customers?

Without a huge media boost, it can be tough to get new customers. I would always keep a list of ideas I had, or things I saw that other brands were doing that seemed to work. That pretty much became my neverending to-do list.
The MOST exposure and returns we have seen were directly resulting from being featured by the big fish like ‘Good Morning America’, our Kickstarter, or our appearance on ‘Dragons Den’ and also having exposure from celebrities.
A company called FAB (daily design deals) liked our product so much that they used it in their online campaign in 2011/12 which resulted in HUGE social media growth and a lot of sales. One thing leads to another though, so the more exposure you can get will almost certainly lead to more and more. It’s kind of a snowball effect, and that’s what you want.
Out of everything we do, social media and SEO are consistently the best returns for us.
When you set up your website, the first thing you should think about is SEO, and making a list of all your top keywords is just a small part of that. There are some really great google SEO guides out there and I recommend that anyone starting out should take night classes or online course for the basics, like: SEO. blogging for business, HTML, photoshop, photography.
A good place to start for SEO are on the guides that Google provides.
SEO is constant and you need to keep on top of it. Not only in terms of your site changes, but also google is constantly changing their own algorithms and with that, suggestions to improve your strategy. One thing I would recommend everyone do is to start following @SEOMOZ and even signing up for a trial. You’ll learn alot about SEO really quickly and it’s a great way to look into what your competitors are doing too.

How is everything going nowadays, and what are your plans for the future?

I joke with friends that I thought Beardo would be a short-lived business, and beard hats would be a fad that would be dead in 12 months. I don’t think anyone thought it would do so well, or be around so long. As long as I am still meeting people who have never seen it yet, there is always room to continue.
Today, Beardo has warehouses in 5 countries and has a range of over 140 fun and functional winter headwear products and we are always coming up with new ideas! We do have plans for new products, but they are top secret!

Through starting the business, have you learned anything particularly helpful or advantageous?

As I said earlier, I have seen a lot of changes in the e-commerce space and I think the number one regret I have is not blasting Facebook ads more.
When I first started advertising beard hats on facebook it was just to grow the fanbase as the objectives today simply didn’t exist. I started out with about $10-20 a day and at a cost of about $0.01- 0.02 per fan - it grew really fast!
Back then I thought $70-140 a week was quite a lot of money to spend on advertising, and kinda thought things would stay the same… I was dead wrong. Facebook changed their algorithm and cost per reach, which basically means to get that same fanbase growth you would have to spend thousands a day.
It’s also now nearly impossible to speak to your own fans through organic reach with your posts without paying, so that’s a big bummer. Back when we had 10k fans, we would get 500-1000 likes per post. Now we have 330k and are lucky if we get 10 likes. We should have been focused more on channeling our fans into email subscription as it allows for a direct method for contact.
I think there is no real model for success that covers all brands and products, you really never know what will work and what will fail and just because something works for one brand doesn’t mean it can be reproduced.
You should try everything and don’t be afraid of failure and definitely don’t get hung up on failure. Move forward and try your next idea. If you are out of ideas, Google, follow others or ask around. I think a major attribute of a successful entrepreneur is not just driven but creativity and the ability to think outside of the box, so trust your weird ideas.

What platform/tools do you use for your business?

We now use Shopify because it is nearly impossible to crash it! We have tried and have even had hundreds of thousands of concurrent visitors on the site with no issues. Not even a flicker.
One of my friends just had her bikini site crash last night because she wasn’t prepared for a big rush of visitors and it’s been down for nearly 15 hours now. Do yourself a favor and go with Shopify.
We also use the Product Upsell App through Shopify as well as discounts, reviews, and BitPay which allows people to pay using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. We also accept Paypal and Shopify payments too.

What have been the most influential books, podcasts, or other resources for your business?

I really liked the 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris. It’s a bit of fiction, but gets you thinking out of the box!
Besides that, I don’t really look for business motivation. I am more interested in design inspiration, so I just look at lots of strange art, and try to travel as much as possible to open my mind to new ideas.

Advice for other entrepreneurs who want to get started or are just starting out?

If you are looking to start out online, you should remember that simple is better. When designing your website try to make it as streamlined as possible. That goes for product design, packaging and ads as well! Simple is better and trial and error is the key, so keep testing.
Some issues I see are things like spending too much money before you have even started. These days you can start with an idea and turn it into millions before you even have product!
Just look at Kickstarter.com. It’s a perfect place to launch and trial your product or idea to see if others are even interested. If it gets funded, perfect! If not, you hopefully haven’t spent too much and can move to the next idea. We did a kickstarter of our own in 2013 and it was the reason we were able to launch our line of ski masks!
You can also start out on the cheap by selling on a platform like Etsy and try to grow a fanbase and revenue that way before blowing your paycheque on a fancy website.
Things like patents and trademarks are important but easily done without spending tens of thousands on legal fees. Trademarks are especially easy, so before getting a lawyer, check it out yourself!
The most important thing is to trust your gut and go with it. There are lots of people out there with great ideas but who are too afraid to start.
Interview at https://www.starterstory.com/beardo-beard-hat
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Lets have a discussion...am i wrong?

Okay, so.. december was a retail bubble or "Dumb" money being invested. The next bull run will be driven by institutional investors. Seeking an uncorrelated, emerging asset class..all the institutional investors know that we are headed towards the end of a credit cycle..and what they usually invest in is emerging markets, and gold, and defensive stocks, etc...but there has been so much loose monetary policy globally that almost all currencies are weak (i.e. turkey, venezuela, etc.)..pretty much the u.s and the west has the strongest..but even then we are increasing out debt a trillion a year for the forseeable future, and europe monetary policy has been fucked..so fiat is dying, and that is a FACT..as well as everything going digital..Money is next, I mean im almost embarassed to use cash these days..like why are you using cash?🤔..plus the growing popularity of apple pay, cashapp, alipay, etc...Cashapp especially, i mean celebrities are now cashapping fans as p.r (travis scott and others), and guess what? the founder of cashapp is into bitcoin..on top of that the bakkt news..I mean potentially HUGE..and all of these products that are catering towards institutional investors (etf, custody solutions, etc.)..this market is maturing people..a bullrun is absolutely coming!! But be careful.. alot of people will also lose money..there is no more getting into bullshit projects, hodl to the moon even when its clear you own a shitcoin..not anymore. Be smart..invest in a reputable team looking to make a difference in the world..invest in partnerships and corporate interests in using these instruments..understand how your project works, and how it will disrupt, because when you look at these "unicorn" startups and successful startups..its all about DISRUPTION (Uber, netflix, tesla, I mean FAANG stocks pretty drive the stock market and they have all been disruptors)..also invest and promote in adoption, start a business and accept crypto(bitpay, coinbase merchant services)..setup a charity and accept crypto..have your friends pay you back in bitcoin (again cashapp uses bitcoin!)..vitalik is right, we have to increase adoption, not what some etf is going to do..because just like the last couple of months it will go up quickly off of hype and fall just as quickly..so if your cool with making maybe a quick idk couple of grand..cool take it and go..but I and the real ones are looking for freedom..financial freedom..freedom from tyranny..freedom from the damn rat race people! And lastly making the world a better place.
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